Press Release: OFATV & OFSC Sign Historic MOU

(Barrie, ON: November 30, 2022): The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) and the
Ontario Federation of All Terrain Vehicle Clubs (OFATV) announced a historic Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) between the province’s two largest recreational trail organizations. This
first of its kind MOU solidifies a cooperative new approach in organized powersports with the
goals to foster the protection, sustainability and growth of motorized recreational trails. The
MOU will significantly benefit each Federation, their clubs, volunteers, landowners and trail
users, as well as countless trail‐connected communities and tourism businesses across Ontario …

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Trail Closure (2022) – ATV Season

Its true — its early, but we have snow.

So the trails are closed for the season.

It was a good summer riding season as DGATV started to get back in the swing of organizing events.

We had a great time on our rides and raised funds for local charities.

Looking ahead to 2023 season, ATVing on the public trails generally starts May 1st (weather-permitting) and stays open to November 30th or until snow cover.  Once the snow plows are out, ATV rider safety becomes an issue.

Exceptions are:

  • Harkaway Forest opens to riding Tuesday-after-Victoria Day-weekend and closes on October 15th.
  • Grey County roads opens to riding on April 15th and closes on November 15th.
  • Owen Sound and Shelburne open to riding on April 15th.
Note:  All dates are tentative based on the landowner authorization.

While Walters Falls tract remains closed under new ownership, we are thankful that we had the opportunity to ride there.  Hopefully our club and organization have good reputations so similar opportunities might arrive to ride such terrific properties in the future.

Remember to stay tuned to our social media at the start of season.

Enjoy your winter and holiday season!

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