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Trail Managing

The Ontario Trails Council is pleased to provide a list of professional service providers and Ontario Trails Guides, to help you manage your trail. From beginning to end.

Trail Management Aides

Ontario Trails Council - Regional Trail Development Guide: develped in partnership with the Trans Canada Trail, this guide helps communities develop trail stakeholder committees. Once formed these committees help to:

  • Mitigate Trail Use Conflict
  • Seek Funds
  • Encourage Use
  • Work to reduce Trespass

List of Regional Trail Committees in Ontario:

Active Transportation Committee Ajax
Active Transportation Committee Barrie
Active Transportation Committee Coburg
Active Transportation Committee Haliburton
Active Transportation Committee Halton Hills
Active Transportation Committee London
Active Transportation Committee Midland
Active Transportation Committee Niagara on the Lake
Active Transportation Committee Orillia
Active Transportation Committee Stratford
Active Transportation Committee Toronto
Active Transportation Committee Waterloo
Active Transportation Committee Whitby
Bluewater Trails Committee Sarnia-Lambton
Bruce County Trails Network Bruce County
Caledon Trails Committee Caledon/Peel
Chatham Kent Trails Council Chatham-Kent
Discovery Routes North Bay
Durham Trails Committee Oshawa
East Gwillimbury Trails Committee East Gwillimbury
Elliott Lake Trails Elliott Lake
Essex Essex
Frontenac Arch Biosphere Landsdowne
Georgian Bay Coast Trail Parry Sound
Glengarry Trails Glengarry
Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail Listowel
Haliburton Trails & Tours Minden
Hamilton and Burlington Trails Council Hamilton
Headwaters Community In Action Committee Headwaters
Kawartha Lindsay
Kenora RTC Kenora
Kinghorn Trails Committee Hurkett
Lanark Trails Committee Perth
Mississauga Cycling (and Trails) Mississauga
Muskoka Trails Council Muskoka
Niagara Trails Council Thorold
Norfolk Trails Committee Simcoe
North Grenville Kemptville
North Hastings Bancroft
Oxford County Trails Committee Woodstock
Prince Edward County Wellington
Rainbow Routes Sudbury
Recreation Committee Saugeen Shores
Red Lake Trails Red Lake
Sentier Prescott Russell L'Original
Simcoe County Trails Committee Barrie
TCAT Toronto
Temiskaming Shores Trail Committee Temiskaming Shores
Thunder Bay Active Transportation Thunder Bay
Toronto Cycling (and trails) Committee Toronto
Trails and Active Transportation Committee Aurora
Uxbridge Trails Uxbridge
VMUTS Mattawa-Bonfield
Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Waterloo
Windsor Cycling Committee Windsor

Want a copy or a seminar? Contact OTC - 613-484-1140


Ontario Trails Council - Safe Trails Guide: developed with the support of the Ministry of Health Promotion, this guide includes recommended best practices on:

  • Code of Conduct
  • Permits
  • Trail Maintenance/Development
  • Qualifications to Develop Trail
  • Reporting
  • Trail Audits
  • Forms
  • Waivers/Assumption of Risk

Want a copy or a seminar? Contact OTC - 613-484-1140


Ontario Trails Council - Event Planning Guide -perfect for the trail group planning to develop trail or hold a fundraising event to support an activity or a trail project. Content includes:

  • Event Ideas
  • Attracting Volunteers
  • Promotion
  • Critical Path to the Event (6 month step by step, from idea to event!)

Want a copy or a seminar? Contact OTC - 613-484-1140


Ontario Trails Council - Tourism Trail Planning Guide - developing a regional trails tourism approach. Our method included an inventory analysis for RTO12 - Explorer's Edge. Content includes:

  • Regional Trail Inventory
  • Current Outdoor Inventory to Business Ratio
  • Promotion, Expansion and Opportunity
  • Critical Path to Managing Trails Tourism

Want a copy or a seminar? Contact OTC - 613-484-1140


Risk Management and Insurance - download the questions.


Trail Master Plans


Other Papers or State-wide Trail Plans


Planners – as a public service


Land Laws