Policies and Safety

We are an outdoor enthusiast’s dream playground! We encourage you to explore all the trails but please bear in mind that you are responsible for your own safety. Common sense and personal awareness can help reduce the element of risk to you and others.

COVID-19 Pandemic Guidlines

Unfortunately, due to the current situation with the Covid-19, we have closed the Lodge to general use and are following CDC guidelines to prevent illness in our community as we do not have the personnel to sanitize surfaces after everyone’s visit.

However, we are pleased to still be able to provide outdoor recreational opportunities to our community and visitors. We encourage everyone using our facility to adhere to the following CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Recreate Responsibly

Everyone Should:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, and stay home if you are feeling ill.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 6ft between yourself and other people.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces daily.
  • CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings and when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Pet Policies

We know that being able to bring your pet along is often the best part of exploring the outdoors, so we welcome your four legged companions; however, we do have a few simple rules to keep everyone and their animals safe and happy.

Dogs must be on a leash and under your control at all times, and please be prepared to clean up after your pet.

Summer Policy:

During the summer months, leashed pets are welcome on all trails, but we ask that pets stay off the paved trails as much as possible to minimize conflicts with other trail users.

Winter Policy:

Pets are welcome on all snowshoe trails, provided that they are on a leash and under their handler’s control at all times.

Except during scheduled winter events, members and trail pass holders are welcome to use our three pet-friendly ski trails: Volunteer Way, Mickey’s Way and the Acadian Loop. These trails can be accessed from the FKOC trailhead or the Red Barn trailhead.


Green Bean Trailhead

The Fort Kent Outdoor Center is on the Paradis Circle Road located 1.6 miles south of the traffic light at the center of town on Route 11. Look for the Fort Kent Outdoor Center sign on the right.

Red Barn Trailhead

Red Barn access point is located at the end of the Fort Kent Village Road 0.7 miles west on the St. John Road from the traffic light at the center of town. Those who wish to ski with a dog may begin at this trailhead.

Violette Settlement Trailhead

The Violette Settlement Access point is 1.8 miles west from the traffic light at the center of town on the St. John Road (Route 161). Turn left onto the Violette Settlement Road. Park at the plowed garage parking area on the right.

  • Violette settlement
  • Open
  • Comments/Updates: Getting better all the time, groomed from red Barn to the bridge skate and classic
  • Greenbean
  • Open
  • Comments/Updates: Groomed this evening first time, quite good
  • Lodge trails
  • Open
  • Comments/Updates: Groomed skate and classic 8pm, should be great skiing today!
  • Red barn
  • Open
  • Comments/Updates: Groomed skate and classic 8pm should be great skiing today!

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