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!



DGATV Autumn Ride (2022) Donation

It was cold and wet, but those who dressed for it had fun!

Thank you to all who came out and supported the Chatsworth Outreach Program. We presented a cheque for $950.00 and a trunk load of food.

Thanks to all our Volunteers, Directors, Wardens, Landowners, Sponsors and Riders … we couldn’t do it without You!

DGATV’s Sponsors



DGATV Canada Day Ride (July 1, 2022)

Join us on this popular (albeit usually wet) Canada Day Ride!

Registration for the ride is 9am with scheduled start at 10am.

Meet us at the Markdale parking lot on the rail line.

BYOL – bring your own lunch (snacks and drinks).

The trail route is an easy mix of public and private properties including the rail trail and road running.

This ride is open to OFATV members and non-members. A day pass for non-members will be available for purchase at a cost of $20. Annual OFATV/DGATV memberships can be purchased online.

Side-by-sides are welcome.

As with any ride, it is advisable to dress appropriately and have extra fuel, drinking water, snack, drinks, rain gear, bug spray, basic repair tools, bandaids, compass, map and cell phone on hand. Note that there may not be cell service in the area.  Prepare for it to be HOT & DUSTY if this weather keeps up.  Bring lots of water and face covering (goggles & bandanna or full helmet recommended).

Don’t forget to decorate your bike and show your true Canadian colours!

We look forward to seeing you on the trail and hope you have a great ride.

See also:

New Riders



DGATV’s Clean Trails Contest (2022)

Welcome to Dufferin Grey ATV Club’s second annual Clean Trails Contest!

Dufferin Grey ATV Club and local businesses are happy to sponsor #DGATVCleanTrails 2022

Let’s keep the trails nice and tidy!

Exclusively for DGATV’s Members, see garbage on the trail and take a picture of yourself in Volunteer mode.  Post the pic of you cleaning up the trails on DGATV’s private facebook group or send your pic to

Your name will be entered into a draw for that month.

Prizes will be awarded subject to DGATV member verification.

If you or your organization would like to donate to this effort, please contact

Enjoy the trails!