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Within Massachusetts state parks, reservations, and forests, OHVs may be legally operated only on:

  • Designated trails and…
  • During specific riding seasons and conditions.

Operators should be familiar with Massachusetts trails restrictions.

  • Vehicles over 1,000 lbs. (such as RUVs, pickup trucks, and SUVs) are prohibited from all OHV trails at all times.
  • To be sure trails are open before you go riding, call the Department of Conservation and Recreation at 617-626-1250.
  • Designated trails are marked with a sign at the trailhead and with orange or yellow trail blazers.

To find a list of state trails that allow OHVs, visit http://www.mass.gov/dcr and click on “Activities.”

The U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and other federal and state land managing agencies determine where OHV use is permitted on their lands. The operator is responsible for knowing which routes are open to OHVs.