New Hampshire State Recreational Trails Opened For Riding On May 23rd
The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation’s Bureau of Trails announced that state recreational Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) trails had officially opened for the season as of Monday, May 23rd. Trail networks that are not state maintained could have different opening dates.
With over 700 miles of riding throughout the state and trailheads located in every region, trail enthusiasts will find plenty of riding. The Great North Woods Region has the largest network of trails with over 500 miles available for ATVs. Some lodging properties even have trailside lodging available. On May 23rd, Jericho Mountain State Park, in Berlin, had 70 miles of riding open and available. Riders can travel from Jericho Mountain State Park to the Success Trail, which provides the opportunity to fuel up and eat at local restaurants in downtown Berlin.
“Riders should remember that volunteer clubs have worked hard to get the trails ready for the season,” stated Chris Gamache, Bureau of Trails Chief. “They should find some good riding available. Riders and trail users should also remember to stay on established trails, be mindful of other trail users, and to ride responsibly.”
The Bureau of Trails is one of four bureaus in the Division of Parks and Recreation. The Division is comprised of the Parks Bureau, Bureau of Historic Sites, Bureau of Trails, and Cannon Mountain. The Division manages 92 properties, including state parks, beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, trails, waysides, and natural areas.