- Associated Press - Saturday, January 24, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Snowmobilers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are going to take part in an upcoming three-day weekend when riders registered in any one of those states can explore the trails of the other two states for free.

Starting Friday, Jan. 30, any snowmobile legally registered in any of the participating states is allowed on trails in all three states. All other host state regulations apply, including speed limits, youth laws and Vermont’s mandatory liability insurance law.

New Hampshire and Vermont have held an annual reciprocity weekend since 2010. Maine passed a law in 2011 to join the weekend festivities.

The states have agreed to allow trail access without having to pay another state for the opportunity to ride there. Officials said it’s good for the economy of all three states.

The event runs through Sunday, Feb. 1.

Participants are encouraged to know the laws and rules where they ride. For information on snowmobiling in New Hampshire, they can visit the state Fish and Game Department at www.ride.nh.gov, the Bureau of Trails at www.nhtrails.org, and the New Hampshire Snowmobile Association at www.nhsa.com.

For information on snowmobiling rules in Vermont, participants can visit www.vtvast.org.

For Maine, they can visit www.maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/snowlaws.htm.

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