Walters Falls Tract remains closed pending renewal of the Landowner’s Agreement.
Please honour DGATV’s agreements and promises to protect landowners’ best interests by staying off the property.
Riding or damaging the land makes the club lose credibility and angers landowners, which loses trails. Please consider the future of ATVing in Ontario and stay out of Walters Falls tract for now.
Side by Sides
The Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) is pleased to offer reciprocal riding agreements with the New Brunswick All-Terrain Vehicle Federation (NBATVF) and Prince Edward Island ATV Federation (PEI ATV).
Each agreement recognizes the annual trail permits/memberships from the other province’s club making travel in each jurisdiction easier and less expensive.
This means an OFATV permit holder can ride in both New Brunswick and PEI at no extra charge.
Additionally the OFATV welcomes permitted riders from New Brunswick and PEI on OFATV trails.
Link to NB OFATV press release (.pdf) from June 3, 2016.
Link to PEI OFATV press release (.pdf) from December 22, 2017.
Additionally, OFATV members can ride in Quebec for a special $100 “top up” permit. Click here to buy the special interprovincial access permit.
Ontario Regulation 316/03 has been amended as of July 1st, 2020. The Act now includes off-road motorcycles (green plated), and amended descriptions of all off-road vehicles (ORVs). The amendment permits off-road motorcycles access to many of Ontario’s provincial roadways. The amendment also permits local Municipalities to decide whether to allow off-road motorcycles on their roadways, the same situation as when ATVs were first introduced.
Click here for more details on Ontario Regulation 316/03.
Dirt Bikes & Motorcycles
DGATV welcomes side-by-sides (maximum width 65″) on our trails with the exception of county-owned properties (rail trail, Harkaway Forest).
DGATV is in discussion with the counties hoping to include side-by-sides in all agreements and will post on social media when any new information is available.
DGATV invites side-by-sides on club rides and accommodates the vehicles accordingly (either by requesting special permission on restricted trails or using by-pass trails).
Parking is available in Dundalk and Markdale.
Here are links to information for side-by-side riders:
Also checkout our facebook page “Dufferin Grey ATV Club” and join our facebook group “Dufferin Grey ATV Club (Group)” to talk to other riders.
Come Ride With Us!
(Last update: June 29, 2020)
DGATV is pleased to announce that the Harkaway Forest Tract is open to straddled bikes effective June 27, 2020.
Harkaway Forest is east of the Robson Road trail and is owned by Grey County. Parking is located off the Townline just north of Markdale.
Side-by-sides are not permitted on Grey County owned properties so please continue to use the marked bypass trails (hang tight SxS owners … we present your case to Council in a few weeks!)
A nature trail through hardwoods and evergreens, this 2-km multi-use trail is used by hikers, horseback riders; ATVs in the summer, and snowmobiles in the winter.
Harkaway Forest is open to hunters at certain times of the year.
For ATVs, Harkaway Forest trail opens mid-June (after accommodating the wild turkey hunt) to October 15th (or snow, whatever comes first).
Riders, please respect our landowner agreement in the use of this forest. Your participation is crucial in keeping this tract available to us.