In other news related to snowmobiling in New Hampshire, sledders now can ride on New Hampshire Trail 18 and Maine ITS Trail 80 regardless of which of the two states their sleds are registered in.
A bill signed by Maine Governor John Baldacci designates parts of both trails as Maine-New Hampshire Cooperative Trails, a move that will have both states will pay for maintenance and grooming.
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch agreed with the move, saying snowmobiling is an important part of the culture and economies of both states.
Previously, Maine and New Hampshire both required nonresidents to register their machines if they wanted to use the other state's trails. Both states had full reciprocity for several years. But Maine ended the agreement early this year, saying too many New Hampshire riders were using its trails without contributing to the cost of maintaining them.
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