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Madison Snowmobile Club to Keep Trails Open
10/23/2013 10:44 AM ET  

The Abnaki Sno-Riders Snowmobile club says it's no longer in danger of closing, and will be able to keep maintaining about 50 miles of trail, including one highly-traveled section.

MADISON, Maine (AP) _ A central Maine snowmobile club that maintains part of a statewide trail system is no longer in danger of closing after an influx of new members.

The Abnaki Sno-Riders Snowmobile Club of Madison said earlier this month that a lack of members meant it was in danger of not being able to keep up maintenance of about 50 miles of trails, including a section of the highly-traveled Interconnected Trail System.

Outgoing club secretary Bonnie Moore tells the Morning Sentinel  more than 50 people showed up at this week's meeting, about half of whom were new to the club. She says a typical meeting draws about 10 people.

Last year, snowmobiling generated about $350 million of economic activity in Maine, according to the Maine Tourism Association.



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