Places to Ride ATVs in Minnesota and New Hampshire
August 1, 2017
Looking to new places to ride ATVs? Here are a few hidden gems that you may not have considered:
Iron Range OHV Park
Nestled in the Iron Range mountains in the arrowhead region of northern Minnesota, Iron Range OHV Park operates on former minelands near Gilbert. This off-highway vehicle park has 36 miles of trails and several fenced-off areas for dirt bikes. The trails are well-marked with DOT-style signs that mark difficulty levels and maps of the park are posted throughout the area. There is a nice mix of trails, from densely forested to open glens, and a basin which offers a sand and mud pit.
The campground has an access trail to the park, and a wash area is located deep inside the park, with six stalls to clean your machine and porta potties. But be forewarned – there is native red iron ore in the area, which might make a stainy mess of your ATV. For more information on ATV trails in the Iron Range area, visit here.
Jericho Mountain State Park (via nhstateparks.org)
Jericho Mountain State Park
Every spring after the snow melt is prime ATV season in northern New Hampshire. Depending on how far north in the state you travel, the mud season begins anywhere from April to late May and can last into June.
Berlin, NH, located in the most northern area of the state, often still has snow on the ground well into June. The region is becoming an ATV mecca since the opening of Jericho Mountain State Park in 2006. The park has over 60 miles for riding and is in continuous expansion, with more trails being added every year. There are also many primitive campgrounds in the area and New Hampshire private land owners are generous when it comes to ATV and snowmobiling, as it is part of the culture of the region.
And sure to have an extra set of ATV Tires on hand for your trip, you don’t want to end your riding day early!