New Hampshire outlines snow and off-road regulations, trails

Publish Date: 
Nov 5, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire snowmobile and off-road trail riders have a new resource available: the 2013-2014 N.H. OHRV & Snowmobile Digest of Regulations published by the state's Fish and Game department.

The new 16-page publication covers need-to-know information on rules of the trail road, riding responsibly and registering OHVs and snowmobiles, as well as trail maps and where to find more detailed trail guides.

Riders can see the new digest online at, or pick up a free copy at any Fish and Game office or at many registration agents, dealers and businesses throughout the state.

One section of particular interest details the license and age restrictions for riding. New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials note that a number of new rules are in place for minors operating OHVs, but snowmobile youth requirements remain unchanged.

In his introduction, Fish and Game executive director Glenn Normandeau welcomes riders to New Hampshire and promotes safe riding, safety classes and proper gear.

The new digest is a joint publication of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the state Bureau of Trails. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is responsible for OHRV and snowmobile registration, as well as safety education and enforcement. The N.H. Bureau of Trails (, within the N.H. Department of Resources and Economic Development, manages and administers many trail systems, provides grants to local clubs for equipment and trail maintenance activities.

Posted by Holly Wagner