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CHARLESTON — West Virginia’s state slogan proudly proclaims “Mountaineers Are Always Free.” This West Virginia Day weekend, those words take on a new meaning for riders on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails.

West Virginia residents can ride for free during the West Virginia Day holiday weekend, June 18-21. West Virginia Day Trail Passes will be available to state residents who present a valid West Virginia driver’s license or state-issued I.D. at Hatfield-McCoy Trails trailheads and facilities.

“We want all Mountaineers to discover the best ATV trails in the U.S.A.,” said Hatfield-McCoy Trails Executive Director Jeffrey Lusk. “So, saddle up, ride free and celebrate West Virginia Day with us.”

Lusk cautions all riders that Hatfield-McCoy Trails regulations apply to all riders and noted that West Virginia Department of Natural Resources Police Officers will be out on the trails checking for rider permits.

West Virginia Day permits are not available online or at local retailers and are only valid from June 18 through June 21. Residents can visit for complete listing of all Hatfield-McCoy Trails permit pickup locations and trail regulations.

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