Gateway to Ride the Wilds


Kilkenny Trail Riders

Welcome to Kilkenny Trail Riders home on the web! We are very excited to be the newest Northern NH ATV club and are proud to be part of the North Country OHRV Coalition. Our roots in the Southern tip of Coos County put our members in the ideal place to pursue 1,000+ miles of interconnected ATV trails throughout Northern New Hampshire known as Ride the Wilds. Northern New Hampshire’s beautiful landscape offers an unmatched, premium riding destination. Nestled in quaint Lancaster NH, the Kilkenny Trail Riders club offers enthusiasts a unique offering of hospitable businesses including motels, campgrounds, restaurants  gas stations, convenience stores and OHRV dealerships that fully support our growing sport.

Take a look around our site and contact us if you have any questions.

Jericho ATV Festival July 30th – Aug 2nd

Time to start thinking dirty. No, not those thoughts ;), muddy, sloppy, dirt filled ATV thoughts. Just one week from today the Jericho ATV festival starts. Join in the fun. Lot’s of activities, Vendors set up to let you test ride machines, gear, etc. I even heard there are going to be Helicopter rides this year, and MUD, MUD, MUD. Dates Are Friday July 31th – Sunday August 2nd.

Trail to Lancaster is now open!!

The trail to/from Lancaster is now open.  Now Lancaster

is connected to the thousand plus (Yes, 1000+) miles of

Ride the Wilds.


Have Fun and ride safe.


Meeting regarding a new club in Jefferson


Another step in the right direction! There will be a meeting Sunday at 6:00 PM at the Waumbek Snowmobile Club House in Jefferson. The purpose is to form an ATV Club for Jefferson. This is another great step to connect Lancaster to Jefferson then hopefully to Randolph and then to Gorham. Anyone interested in helping with this new Club is invited to attend.

Kilkenny Trail Riders NH ATV Club hosts their first ATV club ride

Earlier this month, the members of the  newest NH ATV club took to the trail for a club ride from Lancaster to Groveton. In total, 17 machines left the Summer St. parking lot and traveled along the Kilkenny Trail Riders route to Groveton.

Once in Groveton, we rolled in to the North Country Family Restaurant for a fantastic meal! It was great seeing our big group of riders patronize a local restaurant and the food was perfect, a win-win!

After dinner, we took off on the trails and enjoyed some of the best ATV riding NH has to offer via the North Country ATV trail system.

Stay tuned for more organized club rides!

Our first trail meeting was a success!

Tonight we had our first trail meeting where we discussed the proposed route crossing Main Street at Rite Aid and Cranes Snowmobile Museum. We had a good turnout of club members and had a great discussion about how we will provide access to the local businesses through direct trail access. Other discussions were related to the necessary signage and bridge building to make this section of the trail work.

The highlight of the meeting was when we packed down the proposed trail with UTV’s and rode right up to Scorpios Pizzaria. It was such a great feeling knowing that soon, our local businesses would be supported by OHRV enthusiasts via direct trial access; we know this is going to be a big hit!

Here are a few images from tonights meeting:

A Great Ride at Jericho ATV Park

A bunch of us got together for a great ride at Jericho ATV Park last weekend. Here are some pictures from the ride. If you haven’t ridden the Jericho ATV trails yet, put it on the to do list because there is nothing like it!

New Hampshire ATV Trails: The stage is set for much needed economic growth here in the North Country

Below is the press release the NH Trails Division released regarding permitting off-road vehicles to ride on state highways. This means that with approval, communities can now open up their streets and roads to off-road use, connecting our fantastic NH ATV trail systems to our quaint Main Streets. This is a huge win-win for enthusiasts but more so for local businesses. Northern NH is now more than ever, going to be a destination location for OHRV enthusiasts from all over New England looking to ride New Hampshire ATV Trails; the stage has been set for them to spend their money right here in the North Country.

Now, before you go riding your bike, ATV or UTV down your local roads, do yourself (and everyone else) a favor and contact your local club or authorities and find out if you are in a off-road friendly community with road permission or not, this will keep you out of trouble :)

CONCORD – In an effort to enable ATV riders to reach fuel, lodging and
restaurants in Coos County, Governor Hassan and the New Hampshire Bureau of Trails announced the approval of permits allowing off-road
vehicles to travel on state highways.

“Allowing off-road vehicles to travel on state highways will help make
New Hampshire’s unparalleled ATV-riding experiences an even greater
success,” Governor Hassan said. “This will make more trails
accessible to riders, helping drive business to shops, restaurants and
other properties in Coos County and strengthening our travel and
tourism economy.”

In preparation for the Jericho ATV Festival, which runs July 26 and
27 at Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, crews from the Bureau of
Trails will install temporary signs along US Route 2 and state Route
16 in Gorham, as well as along Bridge Street in Colebrook and Main
Street in Stewartstown.

The Gorham sections of highway will make riding available from Jericho
Mountain State Park and the Ride the Wilds’ Coos Loop directly to
motels and restaurants in Gorham and allow local residents direct
trail access from certain town roads.

“This will enable riders to come off the trails and into these
communities, where they can fill up with gas, get something to eat or
spend the night,” said Christopher Gamache, chief of the Bureau of

He said he expects the signs to be installed by Thursday. The
Department of Transportation will install permanent signs next month.

Off-road vehicles will have to ride in the travel lane, with traffic,
and operate at posted highway speeds, Gamache said.

“Riding on the highway is going to be a new experience for OHRV users
and riders, and motorists need to be aware of one another,”
Gamache said. “This is a tremendous step forward to connecting
existing trail-riding opportunities in Coos County, but we want to
make sure that the existing motorists and the OHRV riders coexist
safely on the roads, so paying attention to signs will be extremely

Cooperation between local businesses, OHRV clubs, local communities
and state and federal agencies “have worked very well together this
year to make these improvements to turn Coos County into an OHRV

The Trails Bureau website, as well as municipal websites and OHRV
sites, will be updated with the road routes and conditions for use
early next week.

The Bureau of Trails is a part of the New Hampshire Division of
Parks & Recreation. The division manages over 73 state parks,
campgrounds, thousands of miles of trails, historic sites, waysides
and natural areas. The division is part of the Department of
Resources and Economic Development. For more information about
today’s announcement or the Bureau of Trails, please call
603-271-3254 or visit