ATV trails to open next week

COUDERSPORT – Forty-three miles of designated ATV trails on the Susquehannock State Forest will open at noon May 25, according to District Forester Chris Nicholas.

All-terrain vehicles must be registered and operators must carry proof of liability insurance. All riders must wear protective helmets.

No one under 8 years of age can operate an ATV on state forest trails. All riders between the ages of 8 and 16 must have completed a prescribed safety training course and received an ATV safety training certificate that must be carried by the rider.

Operators who are 8 and 9 years old are restricted to an engine size of 70cc or less.

Riders are advised to read Pennsylvania’s All-Terrain Vehicle Law, available at the Susquehannock State Forest District Office, 3150 E. Second St.