With summer vacation months ahead, the latest ATV-related public relations campaign from American Suzuki Motor Corp. (ASMC) beckons riders to visit any one of a number of recreational areas across the country.
Here’s how the folks at Suzuki described a number of summer hot spots:
- Riders can enjoy sandy and hilly terrain at the Cinder Hills recreation area near Flagstaff, Ariz. -- a popular site with lots of trails to choose from.
- At the Paiute ATV Trails in south central Utah, two annual ATV festivals allow enthusiasts to join hundreds of miles of scenic trail riding through mountains, aspen forests and beautiful desert trails.
- For the perfect combination of the beach lifestyle and ATV riding, enthusiasts can spend the day or camp overnight at Oceano Dunes in coastal central California -- a sand dune complex that's geologically unique.
- Families looking for a desert oasis can hit the trails at California's Ocotillo Wells in San Diego and Imperial counties, where riders can tour more than 40,000 acres of magnificent desert land.
- For riders of all skill levels, Turkey Bay in western Kentucky offers approximately 100 miles of trails and breathtaking views of Kentucky Lake.
- For landmarks, enthusiasts can visit Mark Twain National Forest, located in south and central Missouri, and take in the scenery of the country's oldest mountains -- the Ozarks.
- Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio boasts trails that wind through the hollows and ridge tops with beautiful scenery and breathtaking views.
- Hit the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Area in southern West Virginia, which features hundreds of miles of riding trails for all skill levels.
- Northern Wisconsin's Douglas County boasts the Midwest's friendliest ATV towns, with nearly 100 miles of well marked ATV trails that showcase the area's beautiful pine forests and wild rivers.
- The Allegheny National Forest in northern Pennsylvania is home to more than 100 miles of forested ATV trails including the Rocky Gap Trail, and bountiful trails near Marienville, Pa.
Before embarking, visitors should check with individual parks regarding riding conditions, permits, fees and other requirements. For more information on places to ride in each state, riders can visit www.recreation.gov.