Places to ride an atv in PA.

Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:30 pm

I'm just old school, I never had to pay to ride atv's and am looking if their is a place that is free :D ? I'm in northern berks co. , possably in sckull co. ? In my younger days , we rode at the kernsville dam on the coal silt, now it's a nature study :shock: , noth'in growen their but scrap in my opinion :P . I hear of rauch creek and reading coal , but they charge and I have kids I would like to take, I would not mind paying for a day and trying it out, but I can't see paying hundreds a year.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: wlape3 On: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:38 pm

When I lived in Berks there were two places that looked like ATV parks. One was on rte 183 just north of the Blue Marsh Canteen and the other was near Birdsboro between rte 422 and Lincoln road.

There is also a lot of State Game land in the area which may or may not allow ATVs.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: mwcougar On: Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:02 pm

State gameland is a big no no....unless you like fines...I border 12000 acres of it
Dcnr have places to ride for free if insured and registered....
Go. To dcnr sights for atv ...hope this helps
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: coal berner On: Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:38 pm

AA130FIREMAN wrote:I'm just old school, I never had to pay to ride atv's and am looking if their is a place that is free :D ? I'm in northern berks co. , possably in sckull co. ? In my younger days , we rode at the kernsville dam on the coal silt, now it's a nature study :shock: , noth'inin growen their but scrap in my opinion :P . I hear of rauch creek and reading coal , but they charge and I have kids I would like to take, I would not mind paying for a day and trying it out, but I can't see paying hundreds a year.

Lots of area in & around the Pottsville area to ride Reading does not own all of the land all tho most of it is leased from the county .

Saint Clair area New Philadelphia area has lots of land to ride Just stay out of the active mine areas they will be posted
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: cuttingman423 On: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:05 am

I'm the same way man 10 yrs ago I had a dirtbike and used to ride at Blackwood,Mt Carmel,Suedburg, and Towercity, before it closed and reopened as a pay to ride.
I live in Lebanon County and even though there's tons of people with property and trails trying to get in with them to ride seems impossible and now I bought a 400EX with a 440 big bore kit I can't find anywhere to ride here in Lebanon county and since I don't have a title for it I can't register and get insurance on it ( guy moved to Arizona and didn't have time or want to bother getting replacement title so I could transfer it over to be 100% legit as DCNR wants).In desperate search of people with property and or places to go ride for free without worry of prosecution for trespassing. I just want to enjoy my quad instead of it sitting in the garage. Anyone out there hook a fellow ATV rider up.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: cuttingman423 On: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:14 am

does anybody here know what the park is called at the Birdsboro quarry I rock climb there and everytime there have seen dirtbikes and quads riding on the opposite side from the climbing area but all my climbing friends hate the riders (I don't know why) but I wanted to get more info on the riding there before I drive that far to ride. guessing I might have to try to stop a rider for info next trip there if no one has info here.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:31 am

This is the sad reality of overpopulation. :(

When I was 12 I used to be able to venture out 3 towns over, right from my backyard. Now with all the mansions that have gone in, you'd probably have the SWAT team called on your ass by these whiners. :x

At least you have places to ride there. In MA there are like 4 state forests - each with a whopping 10 miles of trails :roll: - that you get to burn half a tanks worth of fuel to get to. The ones with more trails are nothing but rocks & roots. Great riding if your looking to get on the kidney transplant list a bit quicker. :|

But if you ride a mountain bike .... or hike ... there's a 2 million dollar paved trail right along the Blackstone River .... while us off-roaders get the shaft, as usual.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: cuttingman423 On: Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:13 pm

we have the same problem here in Pa with population when I was kid I too could ride almost all the way across the county only having to cross a few roads but now developments fill fields that farmers didn't care if you rode on.I'm noit sure if blame should fall to greed or the fact that our local farmers were left out to dry by the large corporations making it unaffordable to raise dairy cows and such. I have places I could go but I'm still having a hard time swallowing shelling out $355.00 at Rausch Creek Trail Riders but I'm sure I will as soon as i get enough Overtime to pay for it. as for nice expensive trails we have Rails to Trails spending a lot of money to but nothing for the ATV riders.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:16 pm

Up here in Susquehanna County folks just ride em on the roads. :lol:
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: Schaarschmidt On: Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:39 am

There are a lot of free places to ride legally in PA. Most of them are DCNR lands. If you go to <removed dead link>, there is a complete listing of places to ride in Pennsylvania. All of the DCNR sites (listed near the bottom of the listings) are free, legal, and maintained. Definitely worth a look.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: Schaarschmidt On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:19 pm

We've added user comments and user photos to <removed dead link>. If you've ridden at any of the DCNR trails, or any of the other ATV parks in Pennsylvania, be sure to come over and leave your comments and submit your photos.
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Re: Places to ride an atv in PA.

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:01 pm

cArNaGe wrote:Up here in Susquehanna County folks just ride em on the roads. :lol:


Not much different in Sullivan County :shifty:
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