ATVing in New Hampshire

If you've driven an ATV (all-terrain vehicle), UTV (utility terrain vehicle), trail bike, or other OHRV (off-highway recreational vehicle), you know that this mode of transportation sure beats your regular commute. And if you've never gone ATVing, New Hampshire is the place to unleash your inner adrenaline junkie.

Coos County, New Hampshire's Ride the Wilds is the longest OHRV trail system in the country, with more than 1,000 miles of interconnected trails.

At Jericho Mountain State Park, you can rumble along 75 miles of trails, then pull right up to your cabin, RV, or tent site for the night. The annual Jericho ATV Festival attracts thousands of ATVing enthusiasts to New Hampshire each summer for three days of demos, shows, and mud-pit and obstacle-course runs.

The New Hampshire Bureau of Trails' OHRV map reveals the surprising number of places across New Hampshire where you can ride an ATV. Scenic pockets of trails are open to riders in every corner of the state. Some of your best bets in southern New Hampshire include the 18 miles of tree-shaded trails at the Hopkinton–Everett Reservoir and the Hillsborough Recreational Rail Trail, a relatively smooth and laidback 8-mile ride that’s a visual delight.

Don't own a recreational vehicle? You can find outfitters that rent OHRVs statewide. Or go ATVing in New Hampshire with Moose Poop ATV Tours and you may have the good fortune of accomplishing two life goals—off-roading and moose viewing—in one trip.