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ATV Rider’s guide to the best places to ride in Massachusetts.

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Rocktober Mountain is a more popular moniker for October Mountain. Sadly, there is no LedZeptember Mountain in the state. The Ross Ballot

January Mountain State Forest

It is what?

One of the state parks in Massachusetts that allows ORV enthusiasts to ride the trails is October Mountain State Forest. It’s an interesting spot to ride since there is a wide variety of scenery and sights for visitors on routes that range from easy to tough, depending on the season and weather. It is Massachusetts’ biggest park.

Where is it?

Deep in the woods and close to the New York border, October Mountain is located in the western part of the state. Pittsfield is the nearest major city with accommodations, and adjacent Lenox, Stockbridge, and Great Barrington all provide a traditional New England experience. The closest airport having flights from a distance is either Albany, New York, or Bradley International in Connecticut. Only the nearby Massachusetts parks in Beartown, Pittsfield, and Tolland have additional trail networks.

Is it open when?

Depending on the weather, October Mountain is often open from mid-May until mid-October.

What is the price?

A permit is necessary to ride at October Mountain. For nonresidents, a one-year permit costs $33, while for residents of the state, a two-year permit costs $44. Parking is an additional expense ($8 for residents, $30 for non-residents), but there is no additional day rate.

Could you remain there?

At October Mountain, lodging is offered on-site. Though staying there is only permitted during the open ATV season, there are numerous designated campsites. For $17 per night for residents of Massachusetts and $54 per night for non-residents, guests can camp on the property in a tent or RV. There is no electricity at the RV campsites. Additionally, there are small and big yurts in the park that can be rented for $45 for residents and $120 for non-residents, and $55 and $140, respectively, for non-residents. People who want to stay close by can do so in Pittsfield or at a number of different nearby campgrounds.

What is hip?

Due to its continuous bombardment of rocky terrain, October Mountain, often known by park regulars as Rocktober Mountain, is a great area to ride that stands out from some of the other Massachusetts parks. All of the paths in the park require some rock crawling, even though some of them are more like fire roads.

What size is it?

There are around 27 km of paths within the park’s overall 16,500 acres.

What else exist?

All the typical outdoor activities found in Massachusetts, such as hiking and fishing, are available here. Apart from the campground and park itself, October Mountain’s campus doesn’t actually have any further amenities. Pack up and leave.

Riding is difficult in Beartown. It’s magnificent. The Ross Ballot

Beartown State Park 2.

It is what?

One of Massachusetts’ less visited parks is Beartown. Even though it is less attractive than some, it provides excellent riding for those who want to test their limitations.

Where is it?

South and west of the other state parks in Massachusetts. The borders of New York and Connecticut are not far from Beartown. Great Barrington or Lee, two nearby attractive small towns with lots to do, are both able to provide food, amenities, and somewhere to stay. Fortunately, all of the riding places in the western portion of the state are close enough to one other that they can all be reached by hubbing out of one location.

Is it open when?

Beartown State Park is open from May through the final weekend in November, depending on snow and trail conditions, like all other Massachusetts state parks.

What is the price?

Beartown’s annual admission prices are the same as those of all Massachusetts parks: $33 for nonresidents for a one-year pass and $44 for residents for a two-year pass. Parking at Beartown costs $8 for citizens of the state and $30 for non-residents from May 14 to Labor Day, but there is no additional day rate.

Could you remain there?

There is a small amount of camping available at Beartown. Black bears frequent the primitive places where camping is practiced.

What is hip?

The lonely and secluded atmosphere of Beartown, which is suggested by the slightly menacing name, makes it cool. In contrast to other state parks, Beartown gives you the impression that you are always attempting to escape the beast’s belly. The routes’ complexity is what really caught people off guard, though, as Beartown features some of the state’s most tough terrain and obstacles for ATVers. This place is not for beginners, even if the majority of the routes are simple enough for riders with some experience. To be clear, several of the major challenges are so challenging that they have alternate routes.

What size is it?

About 16,000 acres make up Beartown State Forest. About 16.5 miles make up the entire trail.

What else exist?

The full list of “all activities” that are permitted in Beartown may be seen on the park’s website.

Amazing paths in Pittsfield State Forest are enhanced by the fall foliage. The Ross Ballot

Pittsburgh State Forest 3.

It is what?

The shining example and face of the Massachusetts parks that permit ATV riding is Pittsfield. There are many beautiful sites to see along the paths, which are appropriate for all ages.

Where is it?

Pittsfield State Forest is situated close to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as suggested by its name. It is located directly on the New York border, northwest of the city. There isn’t much close besides Pittsfield; little New England communities dot the countryside, but you’ll need to travel a fair distance to go to an airport.

Is it open when?

In the months of May through what is typically the last weekend in November, Pittsfield is open from sunrise to sundown. Check the DCR website often as snow and muck can result trail closures early or late in the season.

What is the price?

Pittsfield’s annual rider fees are the same as those for all Massachusetts parks: $33 for nonresidents for a one-year pass and $44 for residents for a two-year pass. From May 14 through Labor Day, there are daily parking costs that are $5 for Massachusetts citizens and $20 for nonresidents.

Could you remain there?

Yes. Berry Mountain features numerous camping spots, Berry Pond, Parker Brook, Bishop Field, and Lulu Brook. The information regarding sites that can accommodate individuals as well as groups of up to 50 people can be found here. Residents of Massachusetts pay $17 per night while non-residents pay $54 per night. Group camping is $35 per night for residents of Massachusetts and $100 per night for non-residents.

What is hip?

The pathways and breathtaking views in Pittsfield State Forest are perfect for exploring the Massachusetts woods. A vast diversity of terrain, including mud, loose pathways, towering trees with amazing foliage in season, and beautiful landscapes make up the landscape. The view from Balance Rock is really beautiful: Rock weighing 165 tons perched atop bedrock.

One of the Northeast’s most absurd optional hill climbs is located at the top of Potter Mountain Road. To believe it, you must see it.

What size is it?

ATV riders can use the roughly 16 miles of trails in the 11,000-acre Pittsfield State Forest.

What else exist?

Pittsfield offers about any outdoor activity you can think of, including hiking, camping, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, swimming, nonmotorized boating, fishing, hunting, riding horses, and more.