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You may operate your OHRV or snowmobile:

  • On approved trails that are open and designated for your type of vehicle
  • On other public land or on private land if you have the landowner’s written permission and carry the written permission with you while you are operating

Public Land

OHRVs: An OHRV trail map is available from the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails website. You may not operate on state-owned or leased land from the end of snowmobile season until May 23 each year (“mud season”). For specific dates, contact local clubs.

  • The Ammonoosuc, Rockingham, and Sugar River trails are open all year long.
  • The following width restrictions apply to UTVs and OHRVs.
    • OHRVs over 50 inches wide are prohibited on state-owned trails in southern New Hampshire.
    • OHRVs, including UTVs, up to 65 inches wide may be operated on approved state-owned trails in Coos and Grafton counties.

Snowmobiles: An interactive online snowmobile trail map is available on the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails website or the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association website.

  • This map is designed to help you find local trail systems and is not a trail riding map.
  • For regional maps, contact local snowmobile clubs.

Private Land

You may operate an OHRV or a snowmobile on private lands only if you have written permission from the landowner.

  • Over 80% of the snowmobile trails in New Hampshire are on private property.
  • Landowners are not required to post their land to keep out OHRV and snowmobile operators.
  • Landowners are not required to keep their land safe for use by OHRV or snowmobile operators or other outdoor recreational users.
Asking a landowner for permission