Libby’s is located in the heart of the North Maine Woods, home to some of the most remote and wildest snowmobiling in the United States. If you want to get away from busy trails, find lots of snow and no people, Libby’s is the perfect spot for you. Our region averages 120 inches of snow per year, so lack of snow is never a problem. We have it when most others don’t. The North Maine Woods is 3.5 million acres of private timberland, with 3500 miles of logging roads interspersed throughout. The logging roads are only plowed if the landowner is actively logging in that area, all other roads a fair game for the powder enthusiasts. Landowners only require that you stay off all plowed roads and when crossing plowed roads, do so in a safe and prudent manner. Libby’s groomed trails give you easy access from Patten and Ashland areas to the vast North Maine Woods.
Libby’s offers down home cooking that is the best you will find anywhere. Jess’s hearty soups, sandwiches and desserts will have you stopping in on the way back for more. American plan lodging is available on site as well as four housekeeping cabins within a short snowmobile ride. Libby’s has gas available as well as a small shop with oil and snowmobile parts for those emergencies that may occur while in the deep woods.
Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily off a full menu. Beer and wine will also be available.
The North Maine Woods is known for its superb ice fishing. Libby’s is located on Millinocket Lake where you can literally fish for Brook Trout and Landlocked salmon right outside your cabin door. Prime Lake Trout waters such as Millimagassett Lake are a short snowmobile ride away. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is also just a short distance.
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing
For years, friends and guests have come to visit us at Libby’s on cross country skis or snowshoes. The opportunities for these sports are endless in the wilderness surrounding Libby’s. Come visit us to explore the woods and maybe see some wildlife on the way.
Come joins us for our annual Ice Harvest. Every year we gather the troops together to cut 450-550 100 pound blocks of ice from the lake to store for our summer season. The ice is cut with a special chain saw, hauled to the ice house by snowmobile and packed under sawdust. The sawdust insulates the ice so it lasts through the hot summer months. Call for prices and availability.
In an area that would easily be considered “the middle of nowhere,” there is not much that is “local.” However, with a snowmobile, “local” becomes an enormous area. Scenic views abound on any trail you ride and many destinations are easily reached. These include, the trains at the Tramway on Eagle Lake in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, the top of Norway Bluff (the prettiest views in northern Maine), Chesuncook Lake House, Shin Pond Village, and Mattagammon Lake the entrance to Baxter State Park.
How do I get there?
Libby Pinnacle Sno Riders will be maintaining groomed trails that will connect you to the ITS trail system. From Oxbow, take 71D south to the Libby Pinnacle Loop on your right (about 20 miles). Follow this 6 miles to camp. From the Patten/Shin Pond Area, take ITS 85 south to 71D on your right. Follow this until it connects with the Libby Pinnacle loop. Feel free to call or e-mail for directions.
Open for Business
For the 2014 snow season, we will be open January 17 for our ice harvest weekend until March 15th. We will be serving lunch and selling gas from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those who are with us on American plan, breakfast and supper will be served as well.
Libby Pinnacle Sno Riders
Libby Pinnacle Sno Riders is in charge of maintaining our groomed trail network. State aid is very limited and asking for your help to keep these trails maintained as well as adding new trails to our network. We are now accepting members to our snowmobile club. Just $35 gets you membership in our club, as well as Maine Snowmobile Association membership with all of its benefits including MSA insurance. Current MSA members can become members of our club for just $20. Please contact us to become a member or if you would like to make a donation to the club.