New York is a great place to explore off-road trails and places to drive off-road vehicles. There are numerous and diverse off-road vehicle (OHV) recreation opportunities on public land managed by BLM. Kilometers of trails and open areas await all types of OHV enthusiasts. From horseback riding camping to mountain peaks or lake shores, you'll find any landscape you're looking for.
Abandoned stone quarries are the most natural terrain for a park, but they can require a significant amount of expense to make them safe and usable for four-wheel-drive vehicles. Rocky soil works well because it is not as susceptible to furrow formation after precipitation. Park owners tell us that they are looking for land that contains a variety of types of land. If you're looking for a bit of 4×4 action, Mettowee Offroad Extreme Park in Ellenville, New York is the perfect getaway.
This 4×4 off-road park features a 75-acre mountaintop facility that offers 4×4 training, driving and event tours. Owning an off-road park requires a significant amount of public relations knowledge. Local governments and neighbors react favorably if the park is a professional organization that has the local community in mind. Many park owners also told us that they ended up injecting much larger amounts of money in cash into their park than they had originally planned.
Insurance is the biggest expense for park owners, and there are only a couple of companies willing to subscribe to recreational vehicle parks. There are also several government land grants or monetary grants available, but they vary greatly from state to state, so you'll need to check with your local government to see what's available in your area. Obey all signs related to the management of land and public routes when exploring off-road parks in New York. If you don't have your own horse, check with the area's Chambers of Commerce for the names and contact information of the stables that take people horseback riding on public trails.