Introducing DGATV’s Side-By-Side Bypass Trail
Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) welcomes side-by-sides riders as members and on the trail.
To-date, our local counties have not authorized side-by-sides on county properties. Grey County is undertaking a Recreational Trails Master Plan to help manage the trails and plan for the future — the report is due any day now. The rail trail and county forests will be addressed in that plan.
Whether or not Grey County allows side-by-sides on the trail (or ATVs for that matter), it is expected that Dufferin County will follow suit.
In the meantime, DGATV’s volunteers have marked a by-pass trail so that side-by-sides can travel without going on the rail trail. The by-pass signs have a blue streak across either the top or bottom as shown:
Parking is available in Dundalk and Markdale.
So now it’s official — Side-by-side Riders, Come Ride With Us!
DGATV’s season start was delayed to late snowfall and a wet spring. Now part way into May, DGATV has limited trails available.
Please note that:
- Harkaway Forest is closed until June 22nd as per our agreement with the landowner.
- Walters Falls Tract is closed until further notice.
- Sideroad 10B is closed until further notice.
No side-by-sides (SxS) are permitted on the C.P. Rail Trail. Temporary by-pass connectors are almost complete. These by-pass trails will allow SxS access to the main trails while avoiding the C.P. Rail Trail. These temporary routes will allow park and ride to main trails from Dundalk and Markdale via SxS. Stay tuned — target date for completion is May 14, 2018. UPDATE: SxS By-Pass Trail Completed
No Parking at Jim Brown Trucking near Orangeville — use of the parking lot is closed indefinitely. (Thanks to Jim Brown for past participation in our trail system. It was most appreciated.) There is currently no official parking in Orangeville so if you have any contacts who may be interested, please let us know.
The COATV connector is complete. Many other road connections to other clubs are incomplete and are still being signed. Your patience is appreciated.
A new map is in the works but will not be available for some time.
Please exercise caution when on the trails. There is tree damage everywhere due to a recent windstorm. If you notice a tree or obstacle on the trail, please report it on the DGATV (group) facebook page or contact us.
All DGATV Trails require an Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) trail permit. Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance (EOTA) passes will be honored for the 2018 summer season only.
Anyone without a Trail Pass is trespassing and when caught, will be charged accordingly.
RIDE SAFE! RIDE SMART!
Walters Falls tract is closed until further notice
DGATV asks for your consideration
Please honour DGATV’s agreements and promises to protect landowners’ best interests. It is too wet to ride Walters Falls tract at this point without doing a lot of damage. Continuing to ride in the wet costs DGATV & OFATV money to repair the trails, which increases the cost of permits. Damaging the land also angers landowners, which loses trails. Please consider the future of ATVing in Ontario and stay out of Walters Falls tract for now.
Public trails are expected to open May 1st weather permitting.
Side by Sides