On June 16th we are going to do trail maintenance,we may be moving stone or brushing the trail system. If you can help please contact Rod at 845-537-6411
If you are a land owner or know of a land owner in the Constableville/West Turin area please click on this link. we need to get an off road trail to these local businesses. Please feel free to print and share this poster.http://www.highmarketatvclub.com/post/_docs/c-ville_poster_looking_for_land_owners_5-22-14.pdf
On Wednesday March 21, 2018 on North County Now the Adirondack
Council was at it again; explaining how the consumer-safety organizations and
health professionals oppose purposed bills in the state legislature to increase
the size of UTVís. The Council also refers UTV as weighing as much as a car. Along
with statements of noise pollution, opposition to allowing UTV and ATV on
public lands. And of course ending with the tragic 101 number of OHV related
death in New York State from 2013-2017.
Here are my thoughts:
As ATV & UTV enthusiasts, Farmers, Disabled Veterans,
Disabled individuals and hunter/fishermen and more we need to make a stand and
let New York State know we have rights to. The rest of the 49 states allow
larger UTVs to be registered, Why is New York State so much different, the
answer is it is NOT! Many people complain today that the younger generation
never goes outside! Here is a great chance for a family to purchase UTV and
take their family out to enjoy the outdoors.
Consumer-safety organizations and health professionals
oppose many things; if they had their way we would all just sit in a room and
do nothing. Bicycling it thought to be a healthy sport however between the
years of 2010 -2015 in New York State alone 226 deaths occurred on bicycles. We
can all look for the negative in everything we do, letís look at the positive!
The purposed law for UTVS allows UTVs to weigh up to 1500
lbs & 70 inches in width. The average weigh of a car in 2017 is 3221 lbs. Not a very good comparison.
Public lands are just as the name indicates ďpublicĒ Atv
users are part of that public. Atv clubs and riders are only looking for a
trail systems to ride on. WE do not need to ride everywhere on public lands. A
trail system were possible (not in wet lands and other sensitive areas) should
be available; just as there is horse, hiking, skiing and snowmobiling trails. ATVs/UTVs
give the disabled a chance to see areas
that they would never be able to see, enjoy and hunt/fish on. ATVing in rural
communities is a boost in the arm just like other outdoor sports!
New York State Politicians have allowed groups with large
money behind them to bully the rest of the state. State lands are owned by all New
York State residents (people). The people should have the right to enjoy their
sport on state lands where possible! There are many other states that allow ATV
trails on state lands.
New York State Politicians through Motor Vehicle law impede
Rural Counties and Towns from using their roads for ATV travel. These Rural
Counties and Towns should be allowed to open their roads for whatever use they
deem necessary for their communities to prosper. It seems very unfair that you
can drive your lawn mower down the road and pick up cans/bottles and trash however
it is illegal to use an ATV/UTV to do the same even though the ATV/UTV must have
insurance , be registered, has operating lights and the operator must have a
Just my thoughts;
Michael Gille, President Highmarket Wheelers ATV Club Inc.
The club is looking to expand our Trails. We are trying to get a Trail to the Milk Plant, Boonville and Osceola If you know of any Landowners that would like to have a Trail on their land please contact us ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). WE NEED YOU HELP!
June 2, 2018 HMW Family Ride/Picnic Held at Sportsmanís
ATV RIDERS AGREE IT IS TIME FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK TO ACT !
ATV riders love the natural beauty of the Tug Hill &
Adirondack Regions. Yes; living in Lewis County does afford us the enjoyment of
hunting, fishing, skiing, kayaking, biking, snowmobiling, birdwatching and ATV
riding. We believe that the resources of Lewis County and the State of New York
must be shared by all recreational groups. There is plenty of room for all!
There isnít a single person in Lewis County that doesnít
know that Lewis County is one of the poorest counties in the state.† The employment opportunities in the county
are far less that we have people to fill the jobs. Thus our children have to
move out of the area to obtain employment. It is time for the State of New York
to understand our area is not downtown Manhattan! This is a rural area, we live
and play here because we love the outdoors and we need to capitalize on all our
resources.† With the economic times that
we have currently we must use all of our resources to keep revenues up. ATV
riding is a cog in a wheel just like farming, logging, small businesses, large
businesses and snowmobiling. All these groups bring jobs and income to our
Lewis County is one of the few counties that are trying to
use the resources around us to develop a Legal ATV Trail System with the help
of local ATV Clubs, Towns, landowners and businesses. These groups spend the
time necessary to develop safe legal trails and connectors. The Lewis County
ATV trail system and Highmarket Wheelers ATV Club trail system are connected
and are based on New York States Vehicle and Traffic Law requirements. The
county received an (Informal Opinion # 2005-21) that concluded ďthat the
statute Vehicle and Traffic law 2405 does not preclude the designation of
public highways for ATV use to provide necessary access by the general public
to appropriate ATV trails and area on private landĒ.
By promoting the Trail System within Lewis County much
needed revenue for Lewis County, Towns, and businesses is received. Every
dollar generated helps keep County and Town taxes burdens down for taxpayers and
keeps businesses open to provide for community needs.
New York State needs to understand that Global warming has
changed our winters. They have not been as they were just 20 years ago. Many
local businesses rely on the snow and when we do not have a great winter they
look to the ATV season to help make up the lost revenue.
There have been many camps/homes erected in the past ten
years because of the recreational opportunities this county has. These part
time residents (ATV & Snowmobile riders) that have camps/homes enhance the
community and tax rolls. These camp/home owners receive very little services in
In closing New York State needs to change the ways it looks
at the Sport of ATV riding. In many areas in the state ATV riding creates Jobs,
increases sales tax revenues because of sales of goods and services in the
community. It also provides legal family recreation. Homes/camps are purchased
by part time residents (ATV riders) that help maintain the housing tax base for
It is not ok for the State of New York to receive sale tax
from purchase of ATVís, mandate that most ATVís be registered, treat ATVs as
motor vehicles and not provide anything in return. The state should recognize
ATVís like they do snowmobiles and have a trail fund. Towns and counties within
the state should be able to control who and what uses Town and County roads;
especially the rural dirt roads where very little traffic is on them. And
finally the state must understand that ATV Riders have as many rights as any
other recreational sport enthusiasts do when it comes to using state lands that
are owned by all state residents.†
Highmarket Wheelers ATV Club Inc.