Off-roading Adventures Across the USA
Off-roading is a great way to take advantage of nice weather and experience the great outdoors.
The Department of Natural Resources defines an off-road vehicle (ORV) as “…a motorized vehicle designed for or capable of cross-country travel on land, water, snow, ice, marsh, swampland or other natural terrain. Off-road vehicles include a four-wheel drive or low pressure tire vehicle; an automobile; a truck; a motorcycle and related two-wheel vehicles; an amphibious machine; a ground effect or air cushion vehicle; a snowmobile; and a golf cart.”
Most of the great off-roading areas in the western United States, but there are still some good places to go in the Northeast. The two places you can go off-roading in Maryland are Savage River State Forest and Potomac-Garrett State Forest. If your vehicle is registered with the MVA and you have a valid Maryland hunting or fishing license, there is no need for you to purchase an off-road vehicle permit for use of DNR public lands. Check out http://dnr.maryland.gov for more information about off-roading in Maryland.
Here is a list of 15 other places in the country where you can go on an off-roading adventure:
- Adena, Ohio (Rumble on the Ridge)
- Harlan County, Kentucky (Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Park)
- Oliver Springs, Tennessee (Coal Creek OHV Area)
- Attica, Indiana (Badlands Off-Road Park)
- West Virginia (Hatfield & McCoy Trails)
- Northern end of the Outer Banks in North Carolina
- Redington Pass, Arizona
- Rausch Creek Off Road Park, Pennsylvania
- Silver Lake Dunes, MI
- California City, Kern, California
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, Georgia
- Engineer Pass, Colorado
- Rubicon Trail, California
- Moab, Utah
- Barstow and Plaster City, California
Have you ever been off-roading? Do you want to visit any of the places on the list? Let us know in the comments section below!