Off-Road Vehicle Group Tries to Make Case for Mount Greylock Trails
The Mount Greylock Advisory Council sees no way it can allow legal off-road vehicle access to the mountain.
The council had one agenda item Thursday during a remote meeting and only discussed ways to resolve illegal ORV use on the state reservation, including designated areas where it would be legal.
Eric Fox, president of the Patriot All Terrain Club, shared a lot of the same concerns of the council and felt if there were designated areas to ride on the mountain there would be less illegal riding in protected areas.
Becky Barnes of the Department of Conservation and Recreation added that 80 percent of the reservation is protected and there are very strict guidelines that would certainly outlaw motorized vehicles. She said these guidelines ensure that a natural process takes place on many of the trails. She noted they often cannot even trim the trails during certain parts of the year.
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