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I am curious if there are any New Englanders in here besides me. I live in rural northeast Connecticut and 80% of my riding is done in the Berkshires in Massachusetts. We ride Pittsfield State Forest, October Mountain, Savoy State Forest, Beartown State Forest, and Tolland State Forest. We also ride here in Connecticut where I live. We try and ride at least every weekend and sometimes during the week. I started New England ATV Association back in 1995 with twelve of my close riding buddies. Now N.E.A.T.V.A. has over 500 members with at least 150 or more active members. I no longer am the President of the club but I remain active as a lifetime member.

If you live in New England or ever plan on visiting here give me a shout via email, maybe we could do a ride together. I always enjoy meeting new folks and in the past I have made many new friends from this sport we all enjoy. Looking forward to hearing from you. thanks...
 

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i live in west virginia. i ride mostly through the woods and usually do group rides, not another grizzly 660 i have seen around here. lol
 

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Thats how it is in my area. They are ALL honda and a few polaris. I am the ONLY girzzly owner i know of. I keep looking when I am riding for another one but have failed so far. Most everyone are die hard honda fanatics for no apparent reason other than that is what their friends and parents have told them is the best...bah!!! people need to get a mind of their own and try new things...i did, and WOW....go YAMAHA! hehe
 

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ha blue, i live in southern nh. do all my riding in northern nh, although this summer while riding we ran into 2 people from rhode island, and he talked about riding in the berkshire's in mass. said it was great riding.


i think we might go check it out this summer.
 

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Whitemtns,

Only one word to discribe The Berkshires, "awesome". Out of the five state forests, I love Savoy, then Pittsfield, October Mountain 3rd., Tolland 4th, and Beartown I never ride anymore because it's just not big enough(lacks trails).

Let me know when you plan a trip there and we can make some plans to ride. Welcome to the Grizzly site!
 

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thanks for opinion, but not to be to much of a pain in the butt, where are all those parks located. i have no issues traveling, always looking for new places to ride.

i will definately let you know when the time comes to riding in mass.

again, thanks
 

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Whitemtns,

Savoy Mountain State Forest (Savoy, Florida) - Approximately 32 miles of ORV trails and old logging roads suitable for motorcycles and ATVs in this remote, high elevation area. Phone: 413-663-8469. Directions: From Rt 9 to Rt 8A North, Rt 8A to Rt 116 South, Rt 116 to Central St. (Savoy Fire Station on left), left onto Central St., Follow signs to parking area. From Rt 2 summit, south on Central Shaft Rd, follow signs. Alternatively, many members meet at the Staples parking lot, off Rt 91, Greenfield at 7:30 and proceed from there, on Rt 2 West. Look for signs.

Pittsfield State Forest (Pittsfield, Hancock) - Approximately 45 miles of ORV trails and old logging roads suitable for motorcycles and ATVs along the Taconic Range on the Massachusetts/New York border. Phone: 413-442-8992. Directions: Mass Pike to exit 2, Rt 20 west toward New York, follow signs.

October Mountain State Forest (Lee, Lenox, Washington, Becket) - Approximately 30 miles of ORV trails and old logging roads suitable for motorcycles and ATVs in the highlands of the central Berkshires. Phone: 413-243-1778. Directions: Many members meet at the Ludlow Plaza on Mass Pike. Take Mass Pike to exit 3, Westfield, follow Rt 20 west to Rt 8 north, follow signs. Alternatively, Mass Pike to exit 2, Rt 20 west toward Lee, right on Central St, follow signs. We no longer meet at the Ranger Station, meet at Four Corners instead.

Beartown State Forest (Lee, Great Barrington, Monterey) - Approximately 25 miles of ORV trails and old logging roads suitable for motorcycles and ATVs in the southern Berkshires. Phone: 413-528-0904. Directions: Mass Pike to exit 2, Rt 20 east, Rt 102 west, Rt 7 south, Rt 23 east, left on Blue Hill Rd, follow signs.

Tolland State Forest (Tolland, Sandisfield, Otis) - Approximately 15 miles of ORV trails and old logging roads suitable for motorcycles and ATVs near the Otis Reservoir. Phone: 413-269-6002. Directions: Mass Pike to exit 3, Rt 10/102 south, Rt 20 west, Rt 23 west (ignore all state forest signs), to Rt 8 south (ignore all state forest signs) to the large parking area on left, beside the river.

Hope this helped in your question.
 

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Doolin64,

Welcome aboard the site and looking forward to riding with you seeing that you live so close to me here! My wife's uncle lives in Oxford across from old Manny's club off of Rt.12. We are located in northwest Woodstock and we do alot of riding from here into Breakneck. When you get your new machine we will have to do a ride here. keep me informed
 

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I'm familiar with Breakneck as well. I've wheeled there with my Samurai in the spring and summer months. Manny's isn't too far from me. I live down near Moscoffians right next to Buffumville Dam. I can't wait to get my quad so I can just head on over right to ice to do some fishing!


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Oh and I've wheeled Savoy as well. Specifically Old Florida Rd.

Here's a link to some 4 wheelin pictures. Mines the red Samurai. Its the truck I'm selling to buy the grizz.

http://www.fototime.com/inv/EDA5391619D755B


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thanks blue, great right up.

i will let you know when we can get the chance to go riding in mass.

thanks

michael
 

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Whitemtns,

You are welcome and no problem. Whenever you want to plan a trip just let me know in advance and we can set-up something at Savoy State Forest. We found a place that we rent cabins from and they let us ride from the cabins to the trailhead. The place is great and they are ATV friendly, plus just the fact that they allow us to ride from their property into the State forest is awesome.
 

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ha, that sounds awesome. now we just need to survive the below 0 wind chill days.

again, thanks, looking forward to some warmer weather
 

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I live in central CT, ride mostly in MA, Tolland mostly cuz it's the closest. I had an 03 Grizzly up until about 2 mo.ago(stolen). Replaced it with a new KingQuad, still miss the Griz though(my first quad).
 

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Kingsmit,

Welcome to the site and what a shame your Grizzly got stolen. I am located in the Northeast part of the State. I ride Tolland once or twice a year, but do most riding at Savoy and Pittsfield. We also ride October Mountain but my first choice is Savoy by far. We also ride here from my house out into Breakneck but as you know riding here in Ct. is against the law.
 

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I was real close to going with a KingQuad and if it had been out another year or two I may have gone with it. It's nice looking quad and comfortable. Never got to ride one, only sit on it. But for what I was looking for there were too many cons and not enough pros. Either way I looking forward to wheelin with you.

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Kingsmit,

I couldn't agree more with you there. It's rather funny when you purchase a topo map from Hartford D.E.P. and it shows a trail that clearly says "Jeep off-road" and for years we would ride without any problems. They still want us to register our machines but they do not provide us with anywhere to ride them. If it wasn't for us "using" these trails they would surely grow in with brush and disapear.

If you don't mind taking your chances like we do riding here, you are more then welcome to join us Kingsmit. In all the years I have been riding here, only once I was approached by a Warden. He checked our registrations(we all are registered in Mass) and he said we shouldn't be riding there then he took off. Others I have heard, who did not have any registration whatsoever got fined $75.00 and let go. They patroll heavy during hunting season around here and after New Years it's all done. Anyway, if you feel like riding let me know.
 
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