B y Krystle S. Morey

As the mudboggers prepare their off-road extreme park for their annual Spring Fling, Granville town officials maintain upgrades still need to be done at the County Route 12 facility before overnight camping will be allowed.

“We are working with the town and they are working with us,” said Dick Rousseau, park manager.

The Mettowee Off Road Extreme Park has gone back and forth with town officials for several years regarding public safety and nuisance concerns associated with the recreational activities that go on at the park, which straddles the Granville-Whitehall town line.

Each year the mudboggers host several off-road and mudding events for a variety of vehicles such as Jeeps, dirt bikes, ATVs and monster trucks. It’s biggest event of the year is the Spring Fling, which is April 6-8 this year.

More than 2,500 people attend the Spring Fling each year. A couple of years back, when camping was illegally offered, more than 5,000 people showed.

Neighbors of the mud park have complained about noise from the vehicles and people involved, mud being tracked on roadways and the blocking of roadways with traffic and parking.

Town Supervisor Matt Hicks said many of these concerns were addressed last year and the situation was “much improved.”

 

This is only a preview of the story published in the Granville Sentinel. To read the full story, pick up a print copy of this week’s paper at the newsstand or read it online here.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Sentinel in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , ,

Obituary: Lori Ann (Bruce Paddock) Dashnaw

Lori Dashnaw obit photo

South Glens Falls-Lori Ann (Bruce Paddock) Dashnaw, 61, passed into the loving arms of the Lord at her home on […]

Obituary: Stanley L. “Bug” Hurley

Stanley Hurley obit photo

Granville, NY – Stanley L. “Bug” Hurley, age 73, passed away at Slate Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in North […]

Obituary: Martin H. Kelly

Martin H Kelly obit photo

Wells, VT – On February 13,2020 Martin Henry Kelly, 76, passed away at Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York due […]

Obituary: Marilyn J. Loomis

Granville, NY – Marilyn Joanne Loomis, passed away at her home on February 13, 2020 following a long illness. Marilyn […]

Lakes Region Freepress – 02/14/20

Lakes_2_14_20.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 02/14/20

FreePress_2_14_20.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Classifieds – 02/14/20

Lakes Class 2_14_20.pdf-web.pdf

Classifieds 02/12/20

Classifides 2_13_20.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 02/13/20

518 Wheels 2_14_20.pdf-web.pdf

Obituary: Connie A. Bronson

Bronson obit photo

Granville, NY – Connie A. Bronson, age 62, passed away at Glens Falls Hospital following a long illness. Connie was born […]

Lakes Classifieds – 02/07/20

Lakes Class 2_7_20.pdf-web.pdf

North Country Freepress – 02/07/20

FreePress_2_7_20.pdf-web.pdf