4 Great Connecticut Spots for Off-Roading and Motorcycling

4 Great Connecticut Spots for Off-Roading and MotorcyclingAre you looking for the best trails to explore? Connecticut offers some of the most unique off-roading and motorcycling experiences. You will be able to find great adventure in these spots, and now’s the best time of year to take that trek.

Before setting off on your adventure in the great Connecticut outdoors, make sure you have the right insurance to protect you and your off-road vehicle, your motorcycle, jeep, or whichever type of vehicle you choose to take out on your trek. By taking care of that ahead of time, you’ll be able to fully enjoy your time on and off the road.

In Connecticut, many local forests that are popular snowmobiling destinations in the winter transform into the ideal spot for off-roading in the warmer months. Take a look at the following destinations as you plan your expedition.

1. Pachaug State Forest

Located in Voluntown, this forest has over 22,000 acres of public land. This forest provides many miles of trails and roads available for hikers, snowmobile owners, motorcyclists, and equestrians, on state and town roads as well as trails.

Requirements: There is no fee, but drivers must be licensed and vehicles must be registered and street legal.

2. Cockaponset State Forest

Located in Haddam, this destination offers opportunities for dirt bike enthusiasts to participate in privately-organized races once or twice a year. These competitive events are typically one day in duration and sponsored by a regional motorcycle club. Motorcycles must be registered, street legal and drivers must be licensed.

Requirements: There is a seasonal weekend/holiday parking fee at the forest’s recreation area. Drivers must be licensed, and vehicles must be registered and street legal.

3. Shenipsit State Forest

Shenipsit State Forest resides in the city of Stafford and also holds private enduro events to participate in, sponsored by local clubs.

Requirements: There are no parking fees. In order to participate in competitive events, vehicles must be street legal and registered and drivers must be licensed.

4. Thomaston Dam

Located near Hartford, Naugatuck, Bristol, and Torrington, Thomaston Dam has designated off-road trails for two wheeled dirt bikes. However, keep in mind that the trails are only open when conditions permit, so keep an eye on the weather and the state of the trails. Two small parking lots are available at the end of the Dam for your convenience.

Requirements: Two-wheeled dirt bikes only; three and four wheels are not permitted. State registration is required, and safety equipment is heavily encouraged.

Summer is in full swing, and there are countless ways you can safely enjoy your Connecticut summer. Keep your eyes out for our next posts on Connecticut summer fun!

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