ATVs Blamed for Damage at Acadia
Usually when I hear about ATV damage I immediately think of southern Utah, where off-road-vehicles run wild. But the latest incident comes from about as far east as you can go in this country without getting wet: Acadia National Park.
A story out of Maine tells of how ATVers ran rampant at the park's Seawall Campground, running over lighting fixtures along a pathway and repeatedly ramming a wall near the restrooms.
Here's a snippet from the story:
ATV riders have been causing damage to trails and vegetation, park officials said. Rangers have attempted to block some trails, but the riders have been riding around the obstacles, damaging young trees and plants along the way, Ranger Richard Rechholtz said.
In some places, riders have created their own trails through the woods, he said.