NH ATV Trails & Rentals
NH ATV Vacations OHRV Riding, Trails, Clubs, Dealers & Rentals
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 ATV riding right from your cottage or cabin! Ask us about ATV vacations, or share reviews.
ATV Riding & Trails: NH Vacations
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. The New Hampshire Off Highway Vehicle Association is a major source of ATV club and trail information. Reach at the address below.
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 trailhead. 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 availability.
The Cabins at Lopstick, 45 Stewart Young Road, Pittsburg, New Hampshire 03592 | 603 538 6300
Located in New Hampshire's Connecticut Lakes Region, we offer cozy, housekeeping cabins on First Connecticut Lake, Back Lake and on the River. Cabins have fully equipped kitchen, one, two and three bedrooms, satellite TV, outdoor grills in the summer and private porches with great views. Fishing, hunting, snowmobiling on New England's BEST trail system. Moose watching on "Moose Alley", and birding are favorite activities. We offer motor boat, kayak and canoe rentals as well as snowmobile rentals in the winter.
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