Trail Closure (2020) – ATV Season

Hello Winter

Despite a somewhat chaotic summer, it was a good riding season.

While we could not offer club rides or other large events due to the ever-changing health regulations mandated by the government’s pandemic response, DGATV had record memberships with a lot of new riders looking to enjoy the great outdoors and learn the ropes.

We always advise new riders to communicate with our more experienced riders by utilizing our private facebook group “Dufferin Grey ATV Club (Group)”  fb-002-teeny

Also don’t forget to check out our facebook page “Dufferin Grey ATV Club Inc.” for news from our Directors.

DGATV is also available on Twitter and Instagram.

Checkout for official updates.

Looking ahead to the 2021 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 17th.
  • Owen Sound and Shelburne open to riding on April 15th.
Note:  All dates are tentative dependent on the current pandemic status and the “stay at home” order at the time of opening.

Municipal roads are open but don’t confuse Municipal and County roads … it could cost you a ticket. Check the municipal by-laws (other links) and google maps for clarification.  Please “know before you go”.

Unfortunately Walters Falls will be closed to winter riding this year.  Part of the property has been sold and we have yet to contact the new owner.

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

Enjoy your winter and holiday season!



Walters Falls Tract Remains Closed (2020-2021)

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.

Thank you.

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OFATV Provincial Riding Agreements

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.

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