Tolland State Forest For Dirt Biking
The 4th most popular offroad motorcycle trail in Massachusetts.
Friday 1 July 2016 04:30 GMT
Near Otis in the southern Berkshires, the Tolland State Forest has 15 miles of trails near Otis Reservoir open to dirt biking. These trails are maintained through a partnership with the Bershire Trails Council.
To reach the trailhead from the Mass Turnpike US90, use Exit 3 for Westfield. Follow Route 10/202 South to Route 20. Proceed west on Route 20 for approximately six miles. Turn left on to Route 23 west. Follow Route 23 west through Blandford into East Otis. Approximately one mile past the East Otis town line turn left onto West Shore Road, then left on to Tolland Road. Follow signs.
Note: Massachusetts law requires that all ORVs (ATV and dirt bikes) must be registered and display a registration plate on the back of the vehicle. All ORVs must weight less than 1,000 pounds. More information on registration can be obtained from the state Div of Environmental Law at (617) 626-1610. ORV use is permitted only on designated ORV trails within the forest management. Designated ORV trails will be marked with trailhead signage and/or orange or yellow trail blazes. All other state parks, reservations and forests are closed to ORV use at all times. ORV use is permitted only on designated ORV trails within the forest management. Designated ORV trails will be marked with trailhead signage and/or orange or yellow trail blazes. The state requires that all riders have a helment and you must be at least 14 years old to operate alone.
Overall, Tolland State Forest is the 4th most popular dirt bike trail of all 9 dirt biking rides in Massachusetts.