NORA focuses on delivering quality training experiences for people learning to use 4WD vehicles responsibly – from first time to experienced. Our team includes Certified International 4WD Instructors and highly experienced guides. We train individuals, US Govt, commercial and professional services. In addition our SOAR program helps people with mobility impairments (stroke, spinal cord injury, illness, amputees, etc) recreate outdoors in ways they would never believe they could with our off road wheelchairs and adaptive driving controls. Feedback from our programs have been overwhelmingly positive over the past 8 years.
Trip Advisor Review: Shari G. – 5 star April 2019 “Corporate Outing”
We had a company meeting followed by off-road activities for about 45 people. It was a huge success. We rented a bus from NYC to take us there and NORA helped organize and coordinate it all. The staff were extremely accommodating and every detail was thought about. The new building was perfect for a company event. Everything was top notch. The staff are very knowledgeable and our group learned a lot while having loads of fun. This is a great spot for corporate events as well as family parties. If you are looking to try something different or “off the beaten path”, I would highly recommend NORA!
Trip Advisor Review: Ori S. – 5 star April 2018 “Semi-Private Beginner Class”
Truly an Adventure!
My son and I took part in a day long semi-private Beginners course with NORA yesterday and we had the thrill of a lifetime. Thank you to Scott, Rich, and Sam for their infinite knowledge, 1:1 attention, and doses of adrenaline! This is a family run business that truly feels passionate about their mission and cares about their participants. I have experienced several high speed racing days (like Skip Barber and NASCAR driving) and feel that this 2-3 mph adventure is just as thrilling, if not more. If you’re into off roading or even just a beginner, don’t hesitate to sign up with NORA. We are hooked and plan to return for the Advanced course this summer!
FB Review: Aimee C. – 5 star April 2017 “Beginner Class”
“I had the MOST AMAZING time this weekend. This was my first time driving off-road and I used my stock Wrangler JK. The team explained everything so well and made it very easy to understand. They were also very technically knowledgeable for those that could handle the details.
I never felt uncomfortable or silly or stupid or anything negative. Everyone was incredibly supportive, encouraging and kind. We met wonderful people whom I hope to run into again and I cannot wait to go back and take the Advanced course.
The team is super professional and everyone worked to help each other. I had a GREAT experience and I will always remember to ‘Put a Tire on it’. LOVE IT
Trip Advisor Review: David G. – 5 star April 2017 “Private 3 Day Class”
Exceptional! Needing to get my 20-something kids prepped for an upcoming trip to Africa, Scott and Jon put together a terrific three day program for us. Day 1 focused on getting up-to-speed with stick shift vehicles; Day 2 on off-road tactics and skills; Day 3 on vehicle recovery. Jon and Rich were unflagging in their patience, attention and guidance throughout a long weekend — all of which paid off in spades: it was amazing to see how much confidence AND competence Jon and Rich could instill in a short period of time. The Ellenville property is beautiful, with a wide range of differing terrain. We really loved the “sand pit” that NORA has just recently installed — perfect training spot for our trip this summer — and great fun to get stuck in and struggled out of! From my initial contacts with Scott and Tara, NORA was unfailingly professional, keen to listen to our needs, and tailor a program that best met them. Can’t praise them highly enough!
Trip Advisor Review: Michael G. – 5 star June 2016 “Beginner Class” & “Advanced Skills Training (2 Classes)”
“I traveled to NORA twice in June for two separate classes. Both classes were awesome. Scott and Jon and all the other trainers are extremely knowledgable. The trails that Butch, Rich, George cut through the 68 acre site are challenging as well as a blast! I would HIGHLY recommend this school to anyone who wishes to learn about driving through different off road terrain. Well worth the small tuition. It was the most fun I have ever had with my clothes on !!!
FB Review: Sharon G. – 5 star May 2016 “Beginner Class” & “Advanced Skills Training (2 Classes)”
“After being a passenger at a Jeep Jamboree last year, I decided I’d rather be driver! My husband and I chose to sign up for NORA’s beginner class to learn the right way to off-road, and it was the best decision we ever could have made! The small group and one on one attention allowed us to learn and really understand how we can have a great time while keeping ourselves and our vehicles safe. It was such a wonderful experience we decided to stay an extra day for the advanced class. I’m looking forward to more wheeling with NORA! They are a fantastic group!”
Trip Advisor Review: Steve M. – 5 star May 2016 “Beginner Class”
My wife and I took the beginner class and it was a great introduction to off roading. I have a Jeep Wrangler and my wife a Jeep Renegade. We learned a ton about our vehicles and how to get the most out of them. Scott and his crew could not have been more friendly and accommodating. They were very knowledgable, patient, and with us every step of the way. It was a great day in the woods and there’s no question that we will do it again.
FB Review: Corey C. – 5 star August 2016 “Beginner Class”
So glad my husband and I took this class before going off roading on our own. Scott and Andy are so knowledgeable, had great tips and tricks and put us in a position to not only learn but to have a blast and go over some pretty cool obstacles. We will 100% be back for the advanced class and some of the upcoming events.
If you’re a fellow chick and intimidated by off-roading.. take the class!! I had so much fun and barely let my husband drive 🙂
E-mail from student Mark W. September 2016 “Beginner & Advanced Skills Classes”
“Dear Scott and everyone at NORA:
Nick and I returned last week from a fabulous trip in the Australian Outback. The Toyota Land Cruiser that we rented performed admirably and, thanks to your invaluable instruction, we knew just how to handle every situation! Kudos! More pictures will follow soon. Best regards, Mark W.”
FB Review: Kevin G.— 5 star October 2015 “Advanced Skills Class”
FB Review: Susan B. — August 2015 “Ladies Driver Class”
FB Post: Jeep Girls Rock! August 24 at 7:46am ·
Where Did Your Weekend Bring You?
Had an Amazing Time with Northeast Offroad Adventures Inc. in Ellenville, NY on Saturday for their Women’s Off-Road Driving Class. Gained Invaluable skills, Knowledge and Confidence. Learned a lot in the classroom and even more on their pristine yet challenging trails. Instructors and guides had an extensive knowledge base and a true passion for off-roading. Looking forward to attending more of their classes. Jeep Girls Rock!
FB Review: Joel S. — 5 star August 2015 “Beginner Class”
“Scott and team put on an amazing school for those wanting to learn how to drive off road. Very experienced, passionate, friendly and knowledgeable guys that really know their stuff and make it really fun to learn. The trails and obstacles are fantastic and the jeeps top notch. One of the best adventuring experiences I have been on. Overall, we had a tremendous time, learned a ton and will be back for more. Two thumbs up for NORA!”
FB Review: Nancy B. — 5 star July 2015 “Beginner Class”
“Had a fantastic time taking my very first off-road class last weekend! These guys are top professionals who will show you the ropes and give you confidence to take your 4WD off-road properly and safely. I highly recommend them to anyone at any level you won’t be disappointed!”