Design For Western Md. ATV Trail In Review
CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it’s making progress on a new, off-road vehicle trail in far western Maryland.
Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto told local media partners that he expects the 14-mile trail in the Savage River State Forest to open next spring or summer.
He says the agency is reviewing an architect’s design before sending it to a stakeholders group that includes off-road riders.
It is reported that the project is a year behind the initial schedule.
The agency proposed the trail after closing two off-road vehicle trails in western Maryland and one on the Eastern Shore in 2011 to curb environmental damage.
Peditto says the new trail will run mainly on existing roads.
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