Donkey ATV Club
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,
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 “The 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.
UPDATE FOR TRAILS AS OF MAY
We will be opening our trails this afternoon.
There are still some areas that will be closed due to water in the road,
washouts or soft , rutted up areas. Please watch for these signs and do not
go on these trails. The more you ride on closed trails, the longer they are
going to stay closed. There is a tremendous amount of time and work needed
to get them back to safely passable as per request of the landowners.
There may still be some trails closed north of the stud mill road. Check
with the clubs in that area to be sure.
THANKS, THE AIRLINE SWAMP DONKEY ATV.
Be aware that the club will need time to get out
there and clear downed limbs and mud holes, you can help by just
picking up branches if you see them and getting them off the trails,
brushing back and avoiding water holes so we can get them drained
off. We cannot stress enough that riders MUST stay off the blueberry
fields at all times. There is no faster way to lose a trail than to
run over the crops!
This page is still a work in progress. Thanks for your patience.
More will be coming. We will post as soon as we hear the trails have
Sharon, for the Swamp Donkeys!