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January 23, 2013

Snowmobilers, head to Maine, Vermont this weekend

CONCORD — Snowmobile enthusiasts will have a chance to explore some new territory this weekend, Friday through Sunday, during the New Hampshire-Vermont-Maine reciprocal snowmobile weekend.

Following are the ground rules for the weekend.

All snowmobiles legally registered in Vermont and Maine will be able to operate on New Hampshire trails during the three-day open weekend. All other New Hampshire laws and rules regarding the operation of snowmobiles must be adhered to, such as speed limits, youth operation standards, etc.

All snowmobiles legally registered in New Hampshire will be able to operate in Vermont and Maine during the reciprocal weekend. All other Vermont and Maine snowmobile laws and rules must be complied with, including Vermont’s mandatory liability insurance, safety education certification (if born after July 1, 1983), and youth operation requirements.

In addition to a law that passed in 2010 for the Vermont/New Hampshire reciprocity weekend, a new law passed in 2011 includes Maine in the three-day weekend, which will occur annually on the fourth weekend in January (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) provided neighboring states continue to participate.

For information on snowmobiling in New Hampshire, visit ride.nh.gov, nhtrails.org, or nhsa.com.

For information on snowmobiling rules in Vermont, visit vtvast.org/VAST.html.

For information on snowmobiling rules in Maine, visit maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/snowlaws.htm.

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