Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) is associated with the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV).
The OFATV administers all the club memberships. Click here to buy your annual membership or permit and be sure to specify DGATV if you want to be a member of our club.
When you buy your annual membership a permit sticker will be sent to you in the mail. The permit sticker is to be affixed to the front left of the ATV, from the perspective of the operator sitting on the ATV. The recommended placement position is on the side of the front left fender.
The sticker should be displayed in a location easily viewed by oncoming authorities. This allows an approaching Trail Warden, County Official, Police Officer or Ministry of Natural Resources Officer to view the pass, inspect the dates and get you on your way as quickly as possible. Having the pass in other locations or hidden means you will be stopped longer and susceptible to further inspection.
Photos courtesy of Rob L.
Dufferin Grey ATV Club (DGATV) welcomes side-by-sides riders as members and on our trails.
For machines with width less than 55″ see Side-by-Sides Welcome on Rail Trail (2021).
DGATV’s volunteers have marked a by-pass trail so that larger side-by-sides (up to 65″) 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.
Side-by-side Riders, Come Ride With Us!
Dufferin Grey ATV Club, the County of Dufferin and the County of Grey are pleased to announce that side-by-sides (maximum width 54″) are welcome on the rail trail and in Harkaway Forest when this riding season begins.
After several years of negotiations with impressive perseverance, DGATV’s Board of Directors are happy to make this announcement — a crowning achievement to celebrate DGATV’s 15th Anniversary!
Side-by-side owners have shown a lot of interest in making full use of DGATV’s trails and we expect that the club will garner new members as a result of this terrific news.
Adjustments will be made to the trails to accommodate the width limit (i.e. gate tweaks) over the summer season. If you see an area that needs attention please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with location and specifics.
Larger side-by-sides (maximum width 65″) are still welcome to use the blue-markered rail trail by-pass.
While side-by-sides are generally welcome on Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs (OFATV) trails, remember to check with the local club before you ride to ensure that side-by-sides are accepted on their trails.
Looking forward to a great season ATV & Side-by-side Riders!
Hastings County Council welcomes ATV riders by advancing an agreement between Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance (EOTA) and the Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicles (OFATV). The Memorandum of Understanding regarding the use of Hastings County Trails allows OFATV riders to use Hastings County trails as part of an OFATV membership.
More specifically these trails are the Hastings County Heritage Trail from Lake St. Peter in the north to the Trent River to the south in Hastings County and the Trans Canada Rail trail from Hastings counties Western to the Eastern border.
The trails connect multiple clubs and trail systems making our vision of a provincial connected trail system one step closer. Our hope is that this will benefit riders both local and visiting while providing a significant economic boost to the tourism industry in Hastings County and beyond.
The trails will be added to OFATV’s provincial QuadON mapping system that can be found at http://QuadON.ca or by downloading the QuadON App on your Android or Apple device.
OFATV thanks Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance and Hastings County for their collaboration on this agreement. The two organizations look forward to working together on a more connected Ontario.
Article in The Intelligencer
Article in the Quinte News
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.
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