New 1,000-mile trail system in New Hampshire opens June 15

Publish Date: 
Jun 14, 2013

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. – New Hampshire will open a new interconnected ATV trail system spanning more than 1,000 miles with a kickoff event from noon to 3 p.m. June 15 at Coleman State Park.

The Ride the Wilds, Coos County system gives riders to access more than 1,000 miles of interconnected trails, from Berlin, Gorham, Milan and Errol on the eastern side of the county, through Millsfield and Dixville in the middle, to the Connecticut River towns of Pittsburg, Stewartstown, Colebrook, Stratford, Groveton and Lancaster on the west.

ATV dealers will join in the grand opening celebration to show their products and services.  “ATV riders are going to love the ‘connectivity’ of the trails – and will be able to head out for a day or more, with opportunities to stop and stay along the way,” said Harry Brown, president of the North Country OHRV Coalition.

Included in the trail system are the 8,000-acre Perry Stream Land and Timber Company holding in Pittsburg, the 7,500-acre Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, and more than 120 miles of trails across 30,000 acres in Stratford.

The event will feature a traditional ribbon cutting, several keynote speakers, lunch, and guided trail tours.

Ride the Wilds, Coos County was made possible through the efforts and hard work of many people throughout Coos County, including 16 OHRV clubs and their members, local business leaders, boards of selectmen, the Coös County commissioners and the County Legislative Delegation. In addition, two state agencies were working partners in the development and implementation of Ride the Wilds — the NH Bureau of Trails of the Department of Resources and Economic Development and the NH Fish and Game Department.

The grand opening is presented by the North Country OHRV Coalition and the NH Bureau of Trails. The coalition is about to launch its new website at www.ridethewilds.org. ATV club and trail information is available at www.nhstateparks.org.

Posted by Holly Wagner