Q: Where can I ride my ATV or trail motorcycle in New York State? Can you supply me with maps?
A: There is virtually no accommodation on public lands in NY for legal trails or access. Some ATV access has been maintained on public rights-of-way in northern counties, and maps may still be available detailing such routes (often subject to closure).
No State-organized ATV trail system exists analoguous to the State Snowmobile Trail System. That leaves riders mainly to seek out trails and gain permission from private landowners. Clubs have had the greatest success in securing legal private land riding areas accessible by members only, and NYSORVA has been instrumental in getting insurance in place to make these trails possible. For this reason, we strongly encourage you to find and join a club in an area that suites you.
For more on the laws and best-practice recommendations , see DMV’s C-29 ATV Brochure.
There are also riding areas or parks you can check out.