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Recreational Developer Wants To Bring Off-Road Riding Trails To Area

October 29th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

According to Allegany County Commissioner Bill Valentine, the closure of off-road riding trails in the Green Ridge State Forest in 2011 is estimated to have cost the county economy about $1.2 million. It was reported earlier this year however that now a recreational developer wants to bring a series of legal off-road riding areas to the county for use by all-terrain and other vehicles. He will need some government assistance.   Key to any trail system would be cooperation between the state and developers involving liability issues and the use of reclaimed strip mine lands.  During the last regular meeting of the commissioners the issue of developing a legal ATV trail was raised by a citizen.  Valentine said that the county isn’t formally involved in this latest project, but is helping the developer with contacts needed to try and move the plan forward…


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