One of the fastest growing sports is ATV riding - or ATVing. Quad riding, ATV or OHRV riding (off highway recreational riding) is a booming nationwide outdoor sport. Many New Hampshire ATV clubs exist with the mission of promoting the safety and use of ATV riding and vacationing. New Hampshire is a great choice for your ATV adventure vacation. Many of our suggested vacation rental lodges offer ATVing right from your cottage or cabin!
New Hampshire ATV Trails & Rentals
NH ATVing, OHRV Riding, Trails, Clubs, Dealers, and Rentals
ATV's ( All Terrain Vehicles) are a relatively recent invention - the early ATV machines first appeared to the consumer market in the early 1970s. The machines have made several major safety advancements in recent years. ATVing can be quite safe if proper speed and caution is used. Major ATV manufacturers include: Bombardier (Can-Am), Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Kymco, Polaris, Suzuki, Yamaha and others.
ATV Riding Safety
Many common ATV injuries can be prevented with the use of proper protective equipment. Most ATV manufacturers recommend at least a suitable DOT-approved helmet, protective eyewear, gloves and suitable riding boots. Extreme ATV riders should opt for a motocross-style chest protector and knee/shin guards for further protection. Proper tires (suited to a particular terrain) can also play a vital role in preventing injuries. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the CPSC recommends that no children under the age of 16 should ride ATVs.
New Hampshire ATV Laws
For digested versions of the OHRV laws, contact NH Fish & Game, Law Enforcement Division at OHRV@wildlife.state.nh.us . Wetlands information is available from the NH Department of Environmental Services, Wetlands Bureau, Email to: email@example.com
New Hampshire ATV / OHRV Registrations
All OHRV's must be registered if operated off of the owner's property. There are no trail user fees in New Hampshire. Most ATV trails are located on private property to please respect the land and bring out only what you take into the woods. New Hampshire OHRV Registrations may be purchased by mail from Fish and Game Department Headquarters in Concord or in person at any one of 200 Registration Agents located statewide. NH Statutes Pertaining to the use of ATV Trails
New Hampshire ATV Clubs
The ATV Clubs listed will provide information about ATV trail conditions, recent trail updates and local ATVing information. If you would like to include updated information about NH ATVing please contact us. The New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association is a major source of ATV club and trail information. Reach at the address below. Contact us to include your NH ATV Club in NHLiving.com.
New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association
75 South Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
New Hampshire ATV Rentals
Most ATV riders use their own ATV. Many trailer the ATV and haul it up to the trail head. If you are new to ATVing or simply would like to try the sport there are some ATV rental shops available in New Hampshire. Contact the shops in advance of your visit to assure rental availabilities.
Out Back Kayak
Absolute Adventure Tours
461 Main Street
Dalton Mountain Motor Sports
475 Main Street
232 Jericho Road