Summary of Massachusetts Off-Highway Vehicle Safety Laws
The following are some examples of prohibited operation:
- Operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Operating on public ways or upon or across a controlled access highway.
- Failure to come to a complete stop when crossing an approved public way (must yield to motor vehicle traffic).
- Operating at an unreasonable, improper, or unsafe speed for existing conditions.
- Operating on land of another without written permission of the owner.
- Operating within 150 feet of a residence without permission of the owner.
- Operating a vehicle which emits noxious fumes or makes excessive noise.
- Operating in a manner that causes damage to public or private property.
- Operating on an ocean beach or sand dune in a manner so as to destroy, damage or break down any beach, dune or dune grass.
- Operating in a manner so as to harass or chase wildlife or domestic animals.
- Operating on any public property not designated for recreation vehicle use.
Where to Ride ATVs, UTVs and/ or Side by Sides in Massachusetts
Please Note: While searching for locations to ride ATVs, UTVs, and/or Side x Sides in Massachusetts we came across the following places. The following places to ride all terrain vehicles, utility vehicles, and side by sides in Massachusetts is a list we have come up with by researching, we are not affiliated with any of these places and/or locations and highly recommend contacting and confirming information before planning a ride. We make every effort to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and true. However, we cannot be held responsible for inaccurate information provided by outside sources.
October Mountain State Forest
Location: 317 Woodland Road, Lee, MA 01238
Phone Number: (413) 243-1778
With 16,500 acres, October Mountain is the largest state forest in Massachusetts. ATVs are permitted during daylight hours and on designated trails only. ATVs must be on a trailer while in the campground.
Off Road Vehicle (ORV/OHV/ATV) riding season: May 1st-last Sunday in November, weather permitting.
No ORV/OHV/ATV operation allowed in the campground.
Free recreational Trail permit required to operate ORV/OHV/ATV at this location.
Daily Parking fees- MA resident: $8; Non-Massachusetts resident: $30 (determined by license plate)
October Mountain is one of DCRs recreation areas for ATVs and OHMs.
Read more at: Off Highway Vehicle page or call (413) 358-2172.
Beartown State Forest
Location: 69 Blue Hill Road, Monterey, MA 01245
Beartown State Forest in Massachusetts welcomes ATVs with 16.4 miles of designated trails, which will challenge you with muddy, loose rocks, tree roots, and technical obstacles as well as mud pools and steep climbs and descents.
Daily Parking Fees – Massachusetts Resident: $8; Non-MA resident: $30 (determined by license plate)
Off-road vehicle, off-highway vehicle, and all-terrain vehicle use is not allowed in the campground.
Pittsfield State Forest
Located at 1041 Cascade St., Pittsfield, MA 01201
This sprawling, 11,000-acre forest includes Berry Pond and 30 miles of trails. Whether hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing, or exploring the mountain range to Berry Pond, you’re sure to find the perfect outdoor adventure.
Daily Parking Fees- MA Resident: $5; Non-MA resident:$20 (determined by license plate).
Restrictions for OHV/ATVs are as follows:
- OHV’s must be registered in Massachusetts in order to ride.
- ATVs must be kept on a trailer or vehicle at all times when not in use.
- No ATV or OHV parking at Balance Rock State Park
- No ATV parking at Lulu Brook
- No ATV parking or riding on park roadways
- Parking is available at Potter Mt. Road Trailhead.
- Parking Area on Rt. 20 in Hancock is available for ATVs and OHVs
Located at 219 Brookfield Road, Charlton, MA
22 Acres of secluded forest setting in Massachusetts, Easy access being 10 minutes from the Mass pike and is nearby food hotels and campsites! For More Information visit there site HERE
UTVS: Off Roading/MX/Mud Bog/Rock Crawls