Friday, June 29, 2018

GREAT NEWS FOR THE NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ATV INITIATIVE


Great news for ATV and Side by Side riders in the state of Pa. The following language, directing DCNR to complete the Whiskey Springs-Bloody Skillet Connection and the ATV system connecting Clinton County with the NY Border, was inserted in the Fiscal Code and was signed by the Governor:


Riders take a break at a trail head at Whiskey Springs riding area.

From HB 1929, Fiscal Code:


SECTION 17. SECTIONS 1720-E, 1725-E, 1727-E AND 1730-E OF THE ACT ARE AMENDED TO READ:

SECTION 1720-E. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES [(RESERVED)]. THE FOLLOWING SHALL APPLY TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES: 30

(1) IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, DEVELOP, OPEN AND MAINTAIN AN ATV TRAIL CONNECTING THE WHISKEY SPRINGS ATV TRAIL TO THE BLOOD SKILLET ATV TRAIL BY UTILIZING EXISTING STATE ROADS AND STATE FOREST ROADS BY APRIL 1, 2020.


The CMATVA has been working with the DCNR and Larson Design Group along with all involved to try and make this connector a reality. Thanks to everyone's hard work and the Governors ability to see the impact that these connectors can make, we are moving forward.



(2) IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, IMPLEMENT THE FULL NORTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ATV INITIATIVE AND CREATE A NETWORK OF ATV TRAILS CONNECTING  CLINTON COUNTY TO THE NEW YORK STATE BORDER BY UTILIZING EXISTING STATE ROADS AND STATE FOREST ROADS BY APRIL 1, 2024.


Click Here to learn more about the North Central Pa Trail Initiative 

This is fantastic news for the off road riding community. From my understanding this will eventually open up a grand total of 1800 miles of legal riding in central and upstate Pa. If we do it the right way this project could link 1000's more miles of available riding in Pa.

Please ride responsibly and support the efforts of all involved because our future can be bright.


Come ride with the CMATVA at their August Poker Run and help support  their efforts to open more trail riding opportunities in PA.




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