Trail Notices and Updates
Off Highway Motorcycle trails at F.Gilbert Hills, Franklin and Wrentham State Forests will open on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
Off Highway Motorcycle trails at Freetown State Forest will open on Monday, May 9, 2011. Motorized trail recreation in this property is traditionally delayed by one week to accommodate an annual Native American celebration in the forest.
DCR is postponing the opening of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails at Beartown State Forest, Tolland State Forest and October Mt. State Forest until Saturday, May 14th, 2011 due to wet trail conditions in these Berkshire county forests. Heavy snows this past winter and rains this spring have created wet trail conditions. Operating recreation vehicles under these conditions contributes to trail damage and environmental degradation.
Pittsfield State Forest will be operating a limited OHV trail system again in 2011. The trails will open on Friday, May 27, 2011. For more information about reserving your free OHV permit for Pittsfield trails, please see information below.
We appreciate your help in protecting these trails and the natural resources in our public parks and forests.