Being from Ma. Ive ridden the park From that spot off rt 119 in Hinsdale I believe thats the only place to access the park with atv's in summer There is other places to access the trails during winter though The trail was very rough in the spring i could not imagine going up it with a trailer. hope this helps
Try the NHTrails.org web site and search around to find the NH Parks listed. That should give you a map. Sorry I can't be of more help. Not familiar with any other parks except for Jericho and Success Trails.
Can someone tell be which are the two better places to stay Town & County Inn and Top Notch Inn both are in Gorham, can you get on the atv trails from there parking lots and if not how far is the atv parking lot from these two hotels. I’m driving from a distance and want to know what to expect. THANKS TO ANYONE WHO CAN TELL ME.
Both motels are excellent and a search of motels in Gorham will provide with more once spring/summer season opens. There is even a few campgrounds. Unfortunately, no motel in Gorham has an atv trail that is accessible from their parking lot. That was one of the ideas when the Presidential Rail Trail was proposed and has since been withdrawn by the State. Your only entrance into Jericho Park is a parking lot at Jericho Motorsports, or the main parking lot at the Park itself and the main parking lot at Success Trails. Go to avatvclub.org for directions to both. Gorham is 9-10 miles from Jericho Park. Hope this helps.
Hi, one more question I stayed at lopstick cabins and down the road from there is a parking lot by the Poloris dealership to get on some trails, is this trial run by a club, is there any places to stay on the trial, is the Blueberry inn on ths trail? Lots of question I know but Im trying to get a sense of these areas. Again THANKS
Not sure where you are referring to. Don't know of any "lopstick cabins" in the North country area. The only dealerships in this area where direct access to trails are Jericho Motorsports across the street from Jericho park and I.R.S. sports near the Success area. Both areas are maintained by Avatv club and the State in the summer and snow trails are maintained by local area snowmobile clubs. No trails have sleeping accomodations, however there is accomodations in Errol, Colebrook, Pittsburg. Search other parts of this forum and you might find more info. This "Gorham Trail to Berlin" doesn't even exist yet.
Thanks for all the good info. I probably should have stated that Lobstick cabins was in Pittsburg. And it sounds like the trials close to the cabins are not connected to any ATV trails but they are the snowmobile trails. I rode them last year “in the summer”, they are for atv’s because the green signs are their. Its a long ride to Pittsburg, so this summer I will try Berlin it should be a little closer to me (southern NH) and I can try my brand new CAN AM 400 XT. I have upgraded from my Polaris Hawkeye 300.
This connector trail from Jericho to Gorham is certainly not a dead issue. I have gathered a lot of information and am "getting my ducks lined up". The reason that the State withdrew this proposal was "no support". The support from the ATV community simply was not there in comparison to the "support" from many citizens of Randolph and other "big name groups". The information that they received was altogether different from what the State has proposed. I won't get into details here, but I can assure all atv'ers that I won't give up on this. I have worked on this for 5-6 years. I will need the support of all of you if this is to happen. More to come in the coming months/weeks. Please fell free to e-mail me personally at email@example.com with any thoughts or ideas. I will always answer you. And don't believe what the local newspapers say. They get most everything wrong and edited as this above article is wrong.
Selectmen to talk with state before taking position on A.T.V. use on rail trail BY CRAIG LYONS Berlin Daily Sun April 22, 2010 GORHAM — The Board of Selectmen remains steadfast in its decision to not take a position on the proposal to open the Presidential Rail Trail to summer all terrain vehicle use despite a resident’s request to revisit the issue. Resident Henry Sanschagrin met with the board Monday night asking it to send a letter of support to the Bureau of Trails so that the state could possibly begin to implement the first phases of the project to open the rail trail to Atv use. “Right now the state is waiting for an answer from board as to which way it’s going to go,” said Sanschagrin. Chairman Paul Robitaille said the board is waiting for the state to come before it to discuss the proposal before taking a position on the state’s proposal. “We’re not prepared at this time to send a letter until the state comes to us,” said Robitaille. After the public hearing held in October, Robitaille said the state never contacted the board to come back and talk about opening the rail trail to Atvs. Robitaille said the board has some reservations about the proposal, and would like to see someone from the state come in to discuss some of the concerns. He added once the board gets those answers and some of the concerns are met, it would revisit taking a stance on the proposal.
The proposed Atv route would run along the existing rail trail along the east side of the Androscoggin River, crossing over the old rail trestle, crossing the Jimtown Road and ending up in Moose Brook State Park. The expanded use would help connect Gorham to the newly created route that connects both the Jericho Mountain State Park trails to the Success trails. The state’s proposal was withdrawn this past winter, but the state may revisit the proposal at a later time. In a letter to the Board of Selectmen, B.O.T. Chief Chris Gamanche cited conflicting input on the project and no comments from the board as the primary reasons why the state chose to withdrawn the proposal. There are several misconceptions about the state’s proposal to open the trail, said Sanschagrin. First, he said the entire proposal would only affect Gorham, and not extend outwards into Randolph or Jefferson. Secondly, Sanschagriin said the trail would not run through the Moose Brook State Park, but offer enough access for Atv riders to get to their campsites. The state initially proposed three phases of the project to open the trail systems in Gorham to Atv use. The first would open the portion of the trails from the gravel pit, across Route 16 and the river and eventually connect with the Berlin trails near the Big Apple. The second phase would open the trail from the gravel pits west towards the Jimtown Road, and connect to Moose Brook State Park. Sanschagrin said these are the most feasible phases to undertake at this time. The third phase would involve opening the existing snowmobile trails to Atvs, which would allow people to access the downtown. Sanschagrin said because this would involve additional landowner permission, it wouldn’t be able to happen as quickly as the other proposed phases. While the Board of Selectmen is waiting to hear from the state and discuss some concerns before taking a position, resident Glen Eastman said there is another step the state might need to consider before moving ahead with the proposal. Eastman said the state formed a Presidential Rail Trail Committee to determine proper rules for management and use. He added a major finding of the committee was that the state would not allow Atv use along the trail, and the state accepted that finding. “I think the ruling still stands,” said Eastman. The state should considering revisiting or revoking the committee’s findings before moving forward with the proposal.