Kelsey Notch Trail was opened in 2013 as a pilot ATV trail in the Nash Stream State Forest. In 2016, The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and the Nature Conservancy challenged the legality of ATV use on the Kelsey Notch Trail, as well as the West Side Trail, another ATV trail in the Nash Stream State Forest. The New Hampshire Council on Resources and Development (CORD) will provisionally re-open the Kelsey Notch Trail in 2017. The state Department of Resources and Economic Development, which manages the state forest, is in the process of updating the Nash Stream State Forest management plan and has been holding hearings.
- Hearing on New Management Plan for Nash Stream State Forest Split over ATV Use (February 20, 2017, Berlin Daily Sun)
- Debate Rages on Legality of ATVs at Nash Stream (January 1, 2017, Conway Daily Sun)
- Kelsey Notch ATV/UTV Trail Worksheet (Department of Resources and Economic Development)