In a bid to attract ATV riders and their money to the area, the Northern Pennsylvania community of Northumberland County is looking into building a new ATV park. According to a report in the Daily Item, a county commissioner envisions the park providing a boom for the local economy as ATV riders stay at hotels, eat at restaurants and spend money in the area.

“If we can do this in the next five years, the entire Valley would be booming,” Vinny Clausi tells the Daily Item. “This would be such a great thing to have.”

Clausi sees the success of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails in southern West Virginia and thinks it can be replicated in Pennsylvania. The trails generate nearly $8 million every year and almost 45 businesses have opened since the park began operations in 2000.

“We can have that here because we can have our community building hotels, restaurants, and other things to build the economy up here,” says Clausi. “I think this will be such a great asset to the community because an ATV park will attract people from all over the country.”

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  • i was just talking about something like this for my area two days ago…i am a big 4×4 atv, sport quad, and utv rider from north east pa in the small town of nicholson…and for me to ride i only have my own land…and that gets so boring after 20 mins of riding…it would be great to be able to not travel as far to some of these other places..nicholson is and always will be a very small town…but with a atv park…it would be great for kids ( with adult riders ) and us adults to be able to do things on the weekends…nicholson isnt a bad place to live…15 mins to a walmart and other major businesses…but nothing to do in my small town but go to the pump and pantry…i would like to know how i could possible get involved in getting a atv park in my area…with 8 million dollars a year in profits for are local businesses and also the workers and work for the people laid off….i vote yes to the fact…well thank u for hearing me out…

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