Trail Closure (2017 Spring) – Walters Falls

Please note that Walters Falls tract is closed until further notice.

The land is too wet and deemed unsafe by our club and the landowners.  Please honour our agreements and respect our landowners.

Stay tuned.  Once the property dries up (a little) we’ll let you know!

The recent rains have left many waterways and creeks flowing fast and deep.  Small puddles are now lakes.  Use extreme caution near flooded and overflowing areas.  If you don’t know an area … Don’t Go!




Trail Opening (2017) – Ready, Set, Go!

Good news!  DGATV’s trails are open as of May 1st although Sideroad 10B (east of Harkaway Forest heading toward Beaver Valley) will remain closed due to flooding.

Harkaway Forest does not open until June 20th.

Specific Grey County roads are also open May 1st, check for road information.

The City of Owen Sound’s by-law allows ATV use on specific roadway, opening April 15th.  Check for further information.

Maps can be found here.

CP rail trail access extends from Veteran’s Way (Orangeville) to Sunny Valley Road (above Chatsworth) for ATVs only.

Please note that UTVs and ROVs (aka side-by-sides) are not allowed on the CP rail trail or in Harkaway Forest.  Results of a Grey County trails study due in the autumn will determine if side-by-sides will be approved.

Have a safe and enjoyable season.  On your mark, get set, go!



Warden Training (Spring 2017)

Warden training is planned for Saturday, April 29, 2017. The session starts at 10am and runs until lunch time. Afterwards, a ride and field training so feel free to bring your bike.

Another training session is planned for Sunday, May 7, 2017 if more convenient.

Location:  Markdale Agricultural Services Centre, 206 Toronto Street, Markdale, ON (back of building)

Pre-registration:  Contact Dan Liedtke, Chief Warden, at 519.266.3559 (extension 5)

Becoming a Warden is a great way to Volunteer. You can help monitor the trails, answer visiting riders’ questions and represent DGATV on the trail. It’s also a great excuse to meet fellow riding enthusiasts and to get out for a ride!

Click here to learn more about DGATV Warden responsibilities.