From our trails
in Beddington you can connect with other clubs' trails
and travel to Madawaska, Grand Lake Stream, Machias, the
Down East Sunrise Trail and many trails leading north
and in all other directions.
Our meetings are held 2nd Sat. in season at
The Beddington Fire, House/ Town Building located on
Rte. 193 in Beddington. Meetings begin at 6 pm and everyone is welcome.
For any questions
please call any of the numbers listed and someone will
Pres. Frank Janusz - 454-8133
V. Pres. Peter Poors - 460-4474
Sec/Treas. Maryann Janusz - 454-8133
Co- trailmasters - David Bridges and Peter Poors - 460 -4474
Club business - Maryann Janusz, 154 Lakeview La,
Crawford, Maine 04694
Sharon Poors, 23 Poors Way, Ellsworth,
- CLUB MEMBERS NEED TO GET OUT AND DO SOME BRUSHING! OUR TRAILS ARE BECOMING
SERIOUSLY OVERGROWN. PLEASE START HELPING
last seasonal meeting of the Swamp Donkeys will take place
on Oct.10, 2020.
be holding it at the groomer shed by the ranger station on
Rte. 9. There are a couple of projects that still need doing
including taking down the green canvas shelter still at the
Snack Bar and some bridge repairs from people breaking them
to get their oversized machines over them. Notices will be
sent out when we find the time to get on these projects.
10th will also be the first of the season meeting for the
Airline Snowmobile Riders. We need to get things organized
and paperwork done for it.
questions please call Pete at 460-4474 or Frank at 454-8133.
Welcome to the web
page for the Airline Swamp Donkey ATV Club!
The club was
formed in 2009 as the Airline Snackbar ATV Club. When a
visitor from New Jersey saw a moose walking down the Stud
Mill Road when out for a ride, he asked his uncle if that
was a donkey. With a laugh his uncle replied, "Yes, we call
them swamp donkeys." This is not an uncommon nickname for
the moose family, and the club members thought it was pretty
funny. It was decided to use the phrase as a nickname for
our club, and we have since shortened it up, and ďThe Swamp
Donkey ATV Club" was born! People really remember that name.
We maintain over
100 miles of trails in the Beddington area on Rte. 9 here in
Maine, mostly on the lands of AFM forestry company. The
company has asked us to maintain the bridge at a maximum
width of 60 inches. You should keep this in mind when
planning your ride. The trails combine dirt roads through
blueberry barrens, over mountains and hills, through
forested lands and by scenic lakes and rivers. Wildlife
abounds; deer, moose, beaver, coyote, eagles, turtles, bears
and so much more.
We are kept busy
working on the trails, brushing, clearing, signing and
building bridges. It is important to stay on marked trails
in order to keep using them.
ALL OF OUR TRAILS ARE NOW OPEN.
WE HAVE JUST HEARD THAT THE BLUEBERRY GROWERS ARE WITHIN A WHISKER OF
CLOSING THE TRAILS ON THEIR FIELDS. WHEELERS HAVE BEEN RIDING OVER THEIR
PROPERTY AND DAMAGING AND TEARING UP THE FIELDS. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO
REASON FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. IF YOU THINK ITíS HARD TO FIND PLACES TO RIDE
AROUND HERE NOW, WAIT TILL THEY CLOSE THEIR TRAILS AND TRY TO GET
ANYWHERE. IF YOU ARE DOING THIS - STOP!! IF YOU SEE IT HAPPENNIN - REPORT IT !!
The land owners want the club to do more
in the way of trail maintenance than we have done in the
past, while adding more restrictions on how it is carried
out. This is all going to make it harder to get the required
work done and we will be looking for more help in that area
in order to keep the trails open.
Enclosed you will find your application
for this year. Any questions please contact Frank at
454-8133 or Pete at 460-4474.
HATS ARE IN!
Our club hats have come in! They are
charcoal gray in color, with our Swamp Donkey logo on the
The cost will be $12 if you pick them up
or $15 if we need to send them to you. They will be
available at meetings, the next one is Aug. 10, at the
Beddington town building/fire station, 6p.m.
Please make checks out to Airline Swamp
Donkeys and mail to Sharon Poors, 23 Poors Way, Ellsworth,
Maine,04605 - 207-667-2052
I WOULD BE WILLING TO MEET WITH
CLUB MEMBERS IN ELLSWORTH TO GET A HAT. CALL AT 460-4073.
PLEASE, NO LATE NIGHT CALLS. YOU CAN LEAVE A MESSAGE IF YOU
NEED TO. SHARON.