New Hampshire poised to link 1,000 miles of ATV trails

Publish Date: 
Mar 19, 2013

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. – Connections that will turn 1,000 miles of disjointed ATV trails into an interconnected trail network are expected to finish in time for the summer riding season.

The North Country Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Coalition has set June 15 as the official opening date in Coleman State Park in Stewartstown, a major hub in the network.

Coalition members believe joining the trails will help bring riders from across the Northeast to 7,500-acre Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, as well as to county commerce centers. Club president Harry Brown told the New Hampshire Union Leader the new network should boost small businesses such as restaurants, motels, gift shops,and small-engine repair services, as well as encourage startups.

New Hampshire's Bureau of Trails and 15 recreational vehicle clubs have been part of the construction effort. 

The bureau has provided much of the project funding.

Posted by Holly Wagner