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Unread 04-04-2009, 06:25 PM   #16
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No April Fools joke... But I do have to ween myself off this stuff... LOL

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Unread 04-05-2009, 06:46 PM   #17
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How is that considered a "road" and how come there aren't more "roads" like that in the northeast? Couldn't all trails theoretically be classified as "roads" like that and be legal like out west? Also I think I already know the answer but would there be a problem with parking a trailer at the trailhead and riding in a dedicated off road vehicle (no registration or insurance) like a full tube buggy? I'm dying for fresh challenging terrain.
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Unread 04-05-2009, 07:04 PM   #18
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The ''roads'' are unmaintained roads and are still on the maps. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong. And since these are still classified as roads, you need to be registered and insured like a real maintained road. And sometimes you can and sometimes you can't park a trailer at the beginning of the trail head. It depends on the trailhead.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 05:37 AM   #19
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You are right about the trail rig. Plus there really isn't to much parking at the beginning, unless you go down it. But it is a Ma road, so you do need to be insured and regged.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 06:59 AM   #20
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How is that considered a "road" and how come there aren't more "roads" like that in the northeast? Couldn't all trails theoretically be classified as "roads" like that and be legal like out west? Also I think I already know the answer but would there be a problem with parking a trailer at the trailhead and riding in a dedicated off road vehicle (no registration or insurance) like a full tube buggy? I'm dying for fresh challenging terrain.
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The ''roads'' are unmaintained roads and are still on the maps. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong. And since these are still classified as roads, you need to be registered and insured like a real maintained road. And sometimes you can and sometimes you can't park a trailer at the beginning of the trail head. It depends on the trailhead.
This is correct. It is an official road because it is on the town maps as a through way. At some point it became an unmaintained road, meaning it is still on the town maps as a road but the town no longer maintains it in any way. You need a registered and inspected vehicle to drive on it legally. It also means that any land that is outside the originally laid out roadbed is private property.

FWIW, if you have a full tube buggy, I don't think OFR will prove very challenging for the most part.

Trailhead parking at OFR is sketchy at best. There is room for one truck and trailer, sort of.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 07:32 AM   #21
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For the record, that pic of the water hole was taken before we were informed it was an issue. Our club now avoids it. Oh, and hi Liza!
Missed this.
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Unread 04-06-2009, 08:30 PM   #22
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Unread 04-10-2009, 03:06 PM   #23
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If I've got my facts correct, the reason OFR and others like it are called roads, is because when the state doles out transportation funding to the towns, the total milage of roads is part of the calculation. Plus in certain instances, the town is required to maintain the existance of a right of way for access to private property.
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Unread 04-10-2009, 03:23 PM   #24
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That is 100% correct.
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Unread 04-11-2009, 05:57 PM   #25
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If it is still a "road" how come it doesn't appear through Google Maps? Nevermind... I think I figured it out .
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Unread 04-11-2009, 06:02 PM   #26
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There are a lot of these roads that do not appear They don't want you driving
a car up or down them. But we love these roads.
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Unread 04-11-2009, 06:04 PM   #27
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There are a lot of these roads that do not appear They don't want you driving
a car up or down them. But we love these roads.
Well, that's the thing... it DOES appear. You just have to know what you're looking for .
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Unread 04-11-2009, 07:29 PM   #28
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There are a lot of these roads that do not appear They don't want you driving a car up or down them.
I was going to the Eastern 4 Wheelers 'Florida Vacation' event a couple years ago and was towing my Jeep on a trailer with my Durango. I told my Garmin GPS to use 'shortest distance'. It routed me up Florida Road. I decided Rt 8 and Rt 2 was better as I didn't have a lifted trailer.
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Unread 04-11-2009, 08:06 PM   #29
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I was going to the Eastern 4 Wheelers 'Florida Vacation' event a couple years ago and was towing my Jeep on a trailer with my Durango. I told my Garmin GPS to use 'shortest distance'. It routed me up Florida Road. I decided Rt 8 and Rt 2 was better as I didn't have a lifted trailer.
So, this is a perfectly legal trail as long as we stick to the "road?" Or is this another place that's in dispute and the legality is in question?
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Unread 04-12-2009, 05:14 AM   #30
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So, this is a perfectly legal trail as long as we stick to the "road?" Or is this another place that's in dispute and the legality is in question?
It's best to ask that question to the Trail Coordinator of the club you belong to. If s/he does not know for sure, he can ask the Land Use person of the association that club is part of.
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