Trail Closure (2016) – ATV Season

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In general ATV season on the public trails starts around May 1st (weather-permitting) and goes to November 30th or until snow cover.
However, dates depend on where you ride.
Harkaway Forest is closed to ATVs on October 15th (until June 15th).
Grey County roads close to ATVs on November 10th.
All other public trails stay open to ATVs until November 30th or snow cover, whichever comes first.
On the private trails at Walters Falls, ATVs can be used year-round.  It is recommended that appropriate safety precautions be taken in this remote location, especially in the winter.  Tracks are recommended in winter.  Ride with a companion and let people know where you are going.  Cell phone service may not always be available.
Please keep an eye on our social media for confirmation of this seasonal schedule.


Tourism – Canadians Spend $6.9 Billion in 2015 on ATVs/ROVs

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The Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV), formerly the Canadian All-Terrain Vehicle Distributors Council (CATV), founded in 1984, is a national, nonprofit, trade association representing the responsible interests of the major ATV, off-highway motorcycle and recreational off-highway vehicle (ROV) manufacturers, distributors and retail outlets of OHV related products and services. The member companies of the COHV account for over 90 percent of all the new OHVs sold in Canada.

The COHV sponsored an independent study of the impact of ATVs and ROVs on the Canadian economy.  They found that Canadians spent $6.9 billion on direct activities involving ATVs and ROVs in 2015.

That’s a lot of money.  That kind of money gives ATVing and ROVing credibility when it comes to establishing trails for tourism.  Talk to your local government representatives, ask for better ATV/Side-by-side trails, and make sure they see this article.