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Ride the Wilds, Coos County!

Imagine hopping on your ATV and riding for miles and miles and miles under a wide blue sky across the rugged forested landscape of northern New Hampshire. Towering pine trees, burbling streams, open meadows, pristine lakes, craggy ridges, majestic mountains and outstanding panoramas beckon with the promise of a day — or a weekend! — of unparalleled riding that is as close as the nearest trailhead.

The 2014 season opens on Friday, May 23 (depending on trail conditions), and the Ride the Wilds, Coos County trail system ensures the ATV riding experience of a lifetime. 

The 1,000-mile+ interconnected ATV trail system across Coos County ― the largest ATV trail system in the Northeast ― delivers a riding experience that you have only just long imagined. Riders can access more than 1,000 miles of interconnected trails, from Berlin, Gorham, Milan and Errol on the eastern side of the county, through Millsfield and Dixville in the middle, to the Connecticut River towns of Pittsburg, Stewartstown, Colebrook, Stratford, Groveton and Lancaster on the west, all without trailering their rigs from one location to another.

The connectivity of the trails allows riders to head out for a day or more, with opportunities to stop and stay along the way. To accommodate riders, all the towns within the Ride the Wilds trail system allow ATVs on certain town roads to access services like food, gas and lodging, or to connect with other sections of trail. Look for ATV Permitted Signs on open sections of highway.

Included in the trail system are the 8,000-acre Perry Stream Land and Timber Company holding in Pittsburg, the 7,500-acre Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, and more than 120 miles of trails across 30,000 acres in Stratford.
ATV club and trail information is available at www.ridethewilds.org or www.nhstateparks.org

What are you waiting for? Head to New Hampshire’s Grand North and get out and Ride the Wilds!