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Old 05-26-2015, 10:54 AM   #1
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Thomaston Dam and Kids

Hey all,

I have never been there so have the following questions about Thomaston Dam. I am looking for a place to take the kids so was wondering:
  1. Is it a good place to take kids who are just learning?
  2. Is there a designated spot for kids/learners?
  3. Is the area just for motorcycles?
  4. Assuming it is a good place for kids - do their bikes need to be registered and insured?
  5. Any and all input/advice/guidance welcome!!
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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1) I would want my kid to be comfortable driving around my back yard and shifting gears before I brought him.

2) No. But there are some flat open areas that would be good learning spots.

3) Yes. And snowmobiles in the winter.

4) Every bike is supposed to have a CT off-road plate (unless it's registered as a street bike)

5) There are some pretty challenging trails at the Dam. I would get familiar with the area before bringing kids. The few easy open areas are visible from the main trail/road, but some offshoots end up climbing boulders. Also, I would probably bring one kid at a time to keep an eye on them, unless you have other big people to help. I would hate to be watching one kid then have the other one disappear around a corner.
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Old 05-26-2015, 02:00 PM   #3
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