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Tolland State Forest

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Other Names

Otis Reservoir, W. Branch Farmington River

Last Known StatusClosed 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 parking fee charge which must be paid at the ranger station. Nearby Otis Reservoir has a day use area, campground and boat ramp.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMassachusetts Registration Sticker
Dates OpenMay through the last Sunday of November
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoORMs (Off Road Motorcycles) must be registered in Massachusetts, no reciprocity with other states.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermittedonly street legal dual-purpose motorcycles permitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
MX Helmet RequiredYesrequired by state law
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingNo
Trail BlazingProhibitedkeep on designated trails
Rule Enforcement
CommentTrails are only open to Dual-Purpose Motorcycles which have valid registrations for both street use and off-road use.
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TERRAIN

Approx Size9,600 acres (15 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail15
Climate TypeForest
Elevation950 to 1500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has some water crossings.Some
IntersectionsThis trail has some intersections.Some
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Forest

KEY SERVICES

Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (NE)Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel (413) 269-7779
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (NE)Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel (413) 269-7779
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOtis, MA
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (NE)Papa's Healthy Food & Fuel (413) 269-7779

FEES & PASSES

ParkingYes ($8.00)
Massachusetts Residents - $8/vehicle; Non-Residents - $15/vehicle. Residency determined by vehicle license plate.
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $17.00
RV: $17.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Tolland State Forest Campground Fee - $17/night/residents; $27/night/non-residents

RATINGS

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityOtis, MA
AddressAlan Road, Sandisfield, MA 01255
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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.

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoTolland State Forest
410 Tolland Road
East Otis, MA 01029
(413) 269-6002
tolland.forest@state.ma.us
www.mass.gov
Contact InfoBerkshire Trail Riders Association
P.O. Box 556
Barkhampsted, CT 06063
mudslinger.org
Contact InfoMassachusetts Environmental Police
251 Causeway Street Suite 101
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 626-1610
www.mass.gov
CommentATV/motorcycle registration info
Contact InfoPatriots All Terrain Club
P.O. Box 2967
Pittsfield, MA 01201
patriotsatv@yahoo.com
CommentOffroad club that does trail maintenance and group rides in Massachusetts and surrounding states.

RIDER COMMENTS & REVIEWS

Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

Tolland State Forest Trail

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Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

Tolland State Forest Trail

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Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

Tolland State Forest Trail

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Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

Tolland State Forest Trail

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Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

Tolland State Forest Trail

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Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

Tolland State Forest Trail

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Tolland State Forest Trail

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Tolland State Forest Trail Photo

RV Trailer Staging Area and Camping at Tolland State Forest Trail

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