You can ride on trails that are clearly signed and designated for the type of vehicle that you are operating, or on land where you have received written landowner permission to ride. Contact the N.H. Bureau of Trails or a local club for more information. See maps on OHRV Trail Map and Snowmobile Trail Map.
When purchasing or renting an OHRV or snowmobile, all riders are required to be familiar with the rules and regulations as they pertain to operation, prior to sale or rental.
Unless you are on an approved trail system or you have obtained permission for the specific piece of land, you are in violation of the law. All land, whether public or private, requires landowner permission. Over 80% of the snowmobile and other trail systems are on private property. Respect the wishes of the landowner and stay on designated trails.
Posted Land and Duty of Care
Landowners are not required to post their property against snowmobile or OHRV use. The absence of signs prohibiting snowmobiles or OHRVs does not imply that they are welcome or allowed. Landowners are not responsible to keep their land safe for use by others who may hunt, fish, trap, camp, hike, sightsee or operate snowmobiles or OHRVs.
For more information on landowner liability, go to: wildnh.com/landshare/landowner-liability.html.
It is recognized that OHRV and snowmobile operation may be hazardous. Therefore, each person who drives or rides an OHRV or snowmobile accepts the dangers inherent in the sport and shall not maintain an action against an owner, occupant or lessee of land for any injuries which result from such inherent risks, dangers or hazards. (RSA 215-A:5, RSA 215-C:55)
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.