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Pachaug State Forest Chapman Area

Motorcycle Riding

Pachaug has a 58 mile motorcycle trail that is open year round (except for mud season).  The trail traverses through both wooded areas and public roads. 

Motorcycles are required to ride either on the designated motorcycle trail or on roads that are open to passenger vehicle use. They are not allowed on hiking trails or any other section of a multiple use trail that is not part of the designated motorcycle trail.

The trail is marked by small red arrows attached to trees at turns and intersections.

For motorcyclists to use the trail, they must have a current motorcycle license and the motorcycle must have a current motor vehicle registration. An A.T.V. registration is not a valid type of registration to operate on our trail.

Directions to motorcycle trailhead:
From Southeast Connecticut:

Take Route 49N (Ekonk Hill Road) 8.3 miles to the intersection of Rt. 49 and 14A. Go left onto 14A West for 1.8 miles. Take left onto Spaulding Road for 0.9 miles. Turn left into gravel parking lot. Parking lot is across from the intersection of Spaulding and Dow Roads.

From Norwich Area:

Take Route 395N to exit 88. At stop sign take a right onto Rt. 14A East. Go 1.5 miles and take a right onto Spaulding Road. Go 0.9 miles and take left into gravel parking lot.

From Massachusetts and Northeast Connecticut:

Take Route 395S to exit 88. At stop sign take left onto Rt. 14A East. Go 1.5 miles and take right turn  onto Spaulding Road. Go 0.9 miles and take left into gravel parking lot.