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Tolland State Forest

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Alt Names Otis Reservoir, W. Branch Farmington River
Last Known Status Closed For Season

This state forest has about 15 miles of multiple use trails. The trails are open to street legal dual sport motorcycles but ATVs are no longer permitted due to trail damage.* The trails are open to motorized use from May 1 through the last Sunday of November. During the winter months snowmobiles are permitted. Forest hours are from sunrise through sunset and there is a $5.00 per vehicle fee charge. Nearby Otis Reservoir has a day use area, campground and boat ramp.

* Note that the DCR trail map has not yet been updated to reflect the regulation changes regarding ATVs.

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Nearest City Otis, MA
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From: Southwick, MA
1) Take SR-57 west about 19 miles
2) Turn right at T-intersection, continue about 120 yards
3) Veer right (north) on N. Main Street, continue about 3 miles
4) Turn left on unnamed pipeline road, staging area is on the right.
Area Trail
Land State Forest
Rating Rating        
Recommended Stay Full Day
Permit Required Yes Massachusetts Registration Sticker
Dates Open May through last Sunday of November
Spark Arrestor Yes A spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit Yes (96 dB)
Whip Flags Not Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles Permitted only street legal dual-purpose motorcycles permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVs Prohibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXS Prohibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered) Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
Helmets Required Yes required by state law
Bicycles No Restriction
Hiking No Restriction
Horseback No Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping Some Areas (camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions Campfires Some Areas (permitted in developed campsites only)
Night Riding No
Cross Country Prohibited keep vehicle on trail
Fireworks Prohibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance *Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all visitors get insurance for their ATV, UTV or motorcycle before visiting any of the locations shown on this website.
Comment ORMs (Off Road Motorcycles) must be registered in Massachusetts, no reciprocity with other states. Trails are only open to Dual-Purpose Motorcycles which have valid registrations for both street use and off-road use.
Parking ($0.00)
Entry ($0.00)
Riding Yes ($5.00 per OHV)
Camping Yes
Tent: $12.00
RV: $12.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
non-resident - $14/night
Contact Info Tolland State Forest
410 Tolland Road
East Otis, MA 01029
(413) 269-6002
Contact Info Berkshire Trail Riders Association
P.O. Box 556
Barkhampsted, CT 06063
Contact Info Massachusetts Environmental Police
251 Causeway Street Suite 101
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-1610
Comment ATV/motorcycle registration info
Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

Tolland State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 7/8/2013 (Thanks!)
Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Tolland State Forest Trail

Photo Submitted 7/8/2013 (Thanks!)

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Square Miles 15
Miles Of Trail 15
Climate Type Forest
Elevation 950 to 1500 ft.
Trail Maintenance Marked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose Dirt This trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard Pack The trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
Sand This trail has no sandy areas.None
Mud The trail has some mud after it rains.Some
Dust The trail has little dust on typical days.Little
Rocks This trail has some rocks.Some
Trees The trail has almost all trees.All
Steep Hills This trail has few steep hills.Few
Water Crossings The trail has some water crossings.Some
Intersections This trail has some intersections.Some
Hazards This trail has few hazards.Few (hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain Novice This trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain Amateur This trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain Expert This trail has little expert terrain.Little

First Aid First Aid 5-20 Miles (E) Noble Hospital (413) 568-2811
Gasoline Gasoline 1-5 Miles (NE) Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel (413) 269-7779
Diesel Diesel 1-5 Miles (NE) Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel (413) 269-7779
Potable Water Water On Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup Otis, MA
RV Dump Station RV Disposal On Site
Primitive Camping Campground On Site
Convenience Store Conv Store 1-5 Miles (NE) Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel (413) 269-7779
Swimming Swim Area On Site
Body of Water Water Body On Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp On Site

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