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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 help you.


Officers:
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

Mailing Information:
Club business - Maryann Janusz, 154 Lakeview La, Crawford, Maine 04694

Membership:
Sharon Poors, 23 Poors Way, Ellsworth, Maine 04605


A REMINDER - CLUB MEMBERS NEED TO GET OUT AND DO SOME BRUSHING! OUR TRAILS ARE BECOMING SERIOUSLY OVERGROWN. PLEASE START HELPING

Update for October, 2020.

The last seasonal meeting of the Swamp Donkeys will take place on Oct.10, 2020.

We will 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.

The 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.

Any 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.

Trail
Conditions

Weather Report

ALL OF OUR TRAILS ARE NOW OPEN.
RIDE SAFELY.

 A HEADS UP !!

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 front.

Swamp Donkey Hat

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.

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