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New Hampshire State Recreational Trails Open for Riding on May 23rd

(Concord, NH) Riding on state recreational Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) trails will officially open for the season tomorrow, May 23. Most of the state’s trail network will be opening on time, though a few trails may be closed from heavy rains earlier this spring.

With over 1,200 miles of riding throughout the state and trailheads located in every region, trail enthusiasts will find plenty of riding. Coos County has the largest network of trails available with approximately 1,000 miles available for riding. Most trails are open by the grace of local landowners and they expect their property to be cared for by the riders. Many trails now lead to local services and we encourage riders to visit local businesses while in the area. For more information about the trail systems go to For information about registration requirements, safety education, and laws visit

“We appreciate the hard work our volunteer clubs do in the spring to get the trails ready for the riding season,” stated Chris Gamache, Bureau of Trails Chief. “Riders and trail users should also remember to stay on established trails, be mindful of other trail users, to pay attention to posted signs, and to ride responsibly.”

For ATV trail status and information on openings, closures, reroutes and other news visit our ATV Trail Trail Information webpage: