On that beautiful day of August 20, 1988, The Bowlin Matagamon Shin Pond Snowmobile Club was organized. We were 49 members strong as the first meeting gathered at Bowlin Camps.
It is history now, but the opening of a 16-mile trail from Whetstone Bridge to Bowlin Camps was the beginnings of the club’s trail system. Jon and Betty Smallwood, previous owners of Bowlin Camps, had been dragging this 16 mile stretch with a 1972 MS-18 Moto ski and a bedspring drag! In the fall of 1990, the we completed a 122 foot suspension bridge across the East Branch of the Penobscot River and then a continuance to the ITS trail system to Shin Pond and then on to Matagamon, where a 50 mile loop was completed.
Today we have over 45 members and groom over 100 miles of trail. Since our first Tucker was ruined by a devastating fire, we now groom with 3 Pisten Bully Groomers. Two out of Shin Pond and one out of Matagamon.
We promise to carry on this tradition of unsurpassed trail grooming and dedication to snowmobiling in Maine.