Vt. national forest adopts 35 mph snowmobile limit


RUTLAND (AP) - U.S. Forest Service officials in Vermont have announced a new 35-mile-per-hour speed limit for snowmobiles in the Green Mountain National Forest.

The speed limit for what the service calls "over-snow vehicles," matches that already in place for snowmobiles on Vermont state lands.

The Forest Service says its trails are open not just to snowmobiling, but also to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and dog sledding, and it wants to make sure the trails are safe for all users.

It also notes most of the trails are narrow and mountainous and have poor sight lines.


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