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Explore New Hampshire’s Trails!

Welcome, trail riders! New Hampshire has lots of beautiful country to see, and the view is spectacular from more than 7,000 miles of snowmobile trails and 1,000 miles of OHRV trails criss-crossing the state. Whether you are touring by snowmobile or hitting the trail on your ATV, UTV or trail bike, we know you are looking forward to good times with friends and family in New Hampshire’s outdoors.

A few changes to note: With the start of the 2014-2015 registration year, OHRV and snowmobile registrations will be issued electronically by the agent. In layman’s terms, we are switching from a cumbersome outdated paper system to a more efficient computer-based electronic system. For the customer, the process of getting your machine registered at an agent will still be the same.

We’re also offering online OHRV/Snowmobile Safety Courses for the first time this year. We will continue to offer traditional classes at no charge. These classes would not be possible without our 150 dedicated volunteer OHRV Safety Education instructors and staff that annually certify about 1,500 students.

Recent years have seen a significant increase in riding opportunities in New Hampshire’s North Country for ATVs and other OHRVs on the Ride the Wilds system, a 1,000+ mile interconnected trail system that runs through New Hampshire’s Great North Woods. It’s one of the largest off-highway vehicle trail systems in the nation. Enjoy this resource, but I want to remind riders to use great caution when riding on approved roadways, to stay on designated trails and respect landowners who generously allow trails on their property.

I encourage you to become active in your sport and join a local snowmobile or OHRV club. The success of New Hampshire’s trail systems rests on our partnerships with state and local clubs and with landowners. Don’t forget — more than 80% of the state’s trails are on private lands, so please stay on the trails, wear protective gear, and ride responsibly.

Glenn Normandeau

Executive Director

NH Fish and Game Department

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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