Riverside Golf Course is a 30 hole facility located on 200 acres on the outskirts of Portland. Riverside provides a great winter layout for cross-country skiing, two large outdoor ice skating rinks, snowshoeing, fat tire biking and many hills for sledding. Riverside is a great destination for outdoor activities with the whole family or just the leisurely workout. Please stay out of roped off areas. No rental equipment available.
NEW TRAILS FOR THE 2019-2020 WINTER SEASON
Please be on the look out for new ski trails and signage (see below) this season. This season we are grooming two trails side by side in hopes for better trail conditions. One trail will be strictly for cross country skiing only, no other activities and no skiing with dogs. The second trail will be for all other activities including skiing with dogs. We have signs posted at the trail entrances and throughout the trails for directional and reminders for which trail to use.
Dogs at Riverside Golf Course. Dogs are only allowed during the off-season of the golfing season (winter months). In ordnance with the City of Portland all dogs at Riverside must be on an 8′ leash (https://www.portlandmaine.gov/156/Leashed-Areas). And remember to please pick up after your pets.
Updates throughout the winter on ski trail and ice rink conditions will be posted to Facebook.
Cross Country Ski Trails – Riverside has groomed cross-country ski trails throughout our 200 acres. For easy access to our trails, there are two starting points, one at Riverside South Course by pro shop building and second at the Riverside North Course located by the maintenance building at the end of the parking lot. Our trail measures 8k groomed for both classic and skate skiing with great scenery and wildlife to see. Whether it’s for the experience or beginner skier, the trail is groomed with a 20-foot wide skate lane or the 2 classic tracks for all to enjoy. The trails are open to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Dogs are allowed on the South Course ski trails and must be leashed at all times. We ask that no dogs are on the North Course trails. Please clean up after your pets.
Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks – The two large ice rinks are great for the whole family or pickup games of hockey. We make ice as needed throughout the winter for a more enjoyable experience. The ice rinks are located on the North Course using the access road by maintenance building at end of parking lot. The ice rinks is open to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day with one rink light nightly.
Fat Tire Biking – The new sport is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, typically 3.8 in or larger designed for low ground pressure to allow riding on soft unstable terrain, such as snow. Fat Biking is allowed on the skate lanes of the cross-country ski trails.
Snowshoeing – Snowshoeing is available throughout golf course and is open to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. out of roped off areas.
Sledding – Sledding is available throughout the golf course and is open to the public 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. out of roped off areas.