When you were a kid – regardless of whether your preferred mode of transportation was a bicycle, go cart or even a motorized dirt bike – there’s a good chance you enjoyed the thrill of cruising over a wooded trail with friends, kicking up clouds of dirt, getting jostled as you leapt and dropped over rocks and bumps.
Today, you likely have a job, a mortgage, maybe even kids of your own. But there’s probably a part of you that never truly outgrew that love of speed and adventure.
Arguably the best place to ride is up in northern New Hampshire, where you can enjoy more than 1,000 miles of interconnected ATV trails known as the Ride the Wilds trail system.
As the largest ATV trail system in the Northeast, the Ride the Wilds trails offer something for every kind of rider, whether you’re a novice looking to enjoy a gentle ride or an experienced driver seeking the adrenaline rush of challenging trails and rugged climbs. The trails are open each year from Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September.
Communities along the trail system allow ATVs to use many town roads to access services or connect to other trails, making it easy for riders to fuel up or get something to eat when they need to.
If you don’t have your own ATV, don’t worry. You can still enjoy the trails thanks to several local businesses that rent ATVs. Among them are Bear Rock Adventures in Pittsburg, and Let’s Ride Rentals in Stewartstown.