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New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania

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I just received this in my mail from NORA-usa.com
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\"You just don\'t see this everyday\" says Pearse Umlauf, Founder & CEO of the National Off-Road Association. \"We see many trails being closed across the United States, most recently the Upper Tellico OHV area, but it\'s very rare to see new trails being open\".

Northumberland County located in central Pennsylvania has decided to do just that; open over 6,000 acres of old coal mining land to the public for the intended use of off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation.

\"The Northumberland County Commissioners deserve a thumbs-up and our full support on this project\", says Off-Road Hall of Famer, Mark A. Smith and Founder of Jeep Jamboree USA. \"Years ago in California, El Dorado County officials got involved with keeping the Rubicon Trail open and today it generates an estimated 30 million into the local community. Now that\'s an investment worth making\".

Barry Yorwarth a local resident of Northumberland County spearheaded this idea a few years ago. He has been working closely with county officials to help them make this project a reality. \"I got the idea back in 2005 when I was the co-pilot for Tom Lawlor at the Top Truck Challenge in Hollister Hills, CA\", says Yorwarth, \"I said to myself; we\'ve got some land like this back in Pennsylvania, why can\'t we do something like this?\". Barry\'s dad bought him his first Jeep (CJ-5) when he was just 13 years old. Today Barry owns (5) Unimogs and a few Jeeps. \"The park is designed to be open for all motorized users not just full-size vehicles, everyone\'s welcome. The county is planning to have onsite camping as well as parking for RV\'s\".

\"It\'s great to see the County Commissioners of Northumberland take such a proactive leap forward\" states Pearse Umlauf. \"The local communities and residents will benefit tremendously from the development of this park. The park is an economic \"center of commerce\" for local businesses not to mention the potential jobs it\'ll create. OHV enthusiasts from across the United States will flock to this new park just for the opportunity to run new trails. This park will allow individuals to recreate in a safe, dedicated environment.\"

The National Off-Road Association will keep you up-to-date on any news and developments on this new OHV Park. Stay tuned.

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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2010, 08:34:41 AM »
Awesome and only 3.5 hrs away from Rochester to the center of Northumberland Co.
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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2010, 08:48:02 AM »
That is great news.

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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2010, 08:53:06 AM »
Awesome!!

I wonder if this is the same park that a women we met at a gas station in the middle of nowhere asked us about.

She was a county employee.

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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2010, 08:54:52 AM »
could be, I just looked on a map.

Does anyone else remember this?

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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 10:35:21 AM »
ya i remember her, and then asking for the details like 6 times to contact her about it.  i gave up / forgot about it.  


sounds awesome though.
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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2010, 11:15:00 AM »
ya, I lost her card :/


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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010, 01:57:52 PM »
I remember.

Either way great news for us and all the other wheelers in north east.

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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 06:26:29 AM »
Hey guys,

as Promised in our monthly meeting, find the attached letter that i wrote after being contacted by Barry for help from our club.  

This is a great development, and i cant wait to help support it more and check it out.  we drive right through here on the way home from Rausch.


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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2010, 06:57:55 AM »
great letter, let us know if theres anything further we can do!
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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2010, 01:55:27 PM »
Its a shame that more states (New York especially) don\'t realize the revenue potential in this activity. Local governments can earn extra cash with camp grounds and such and local economies could benefit from tourism. With all the urban blithe and abandoned city areas that they should be concerned, they worry about a few acres that get ruts through them. Just don\'t understand.
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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2010, 11:37:44 PM »
they now have a website:
http://www.ohv.norrycopa.net/

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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2010, 10:06:13 AM »
i-petition to support the proposed Northumberland OHV Park

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/northumberlandohvpark/signatures
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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2010, 10:23:46 AM »
signed #413

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Re: New County sponsored OHV park in Northumberland County Pennsylvania
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2010, 11:55:28 AM »
# 426 here