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Current Conditions

Regarding Trails - March 30, 2020

Emergency Order Extended - non-essential trips, including ON trails- restricted.

EMERGENCY ORDER

"Based on the best medical advice available, we are taking further steps today to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians by closing outdoor recreational amenities, like sports fields and playgrounds, and extending our emergency orders to save lives. We all need to work together and do our part to stop COVID-19 by staying home, practising physical distancing, and avoiding social gatherings."

This new order would close all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities everywhere in Ontario, including but not limited to playgrounds, sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard and BMX parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, outdoor exercise equipment, condo parks and gardens, and other outdoor recreational amenities. Green spaces in parks, trails, ravines and conservation areas that aren't otherwise closed would remain open for walkthrough access, but individuals must maintain the safe physical distance of at least two metres apart from others. Ontario's provincial parks and conservation reserves remain closed."

In General - the outdoors offer fresh air and exercise. Playgrounds are closed.

Trails, exterior paths of travel, sidewalks and roads are open for pass through traffic (not sport) for individual use where users practice social distancing. Individuals must remain 2 meters apart, on the trail and at trailheads.

The City of Orangeville writes "During the COVID-19 period of social distancing, when people are encouraged to stay home, town officials repeat essential outings do not include trips to the skate park or playground..Parks and trails remain open for walkers based on maintaining “social distancing.” Orangeville police will be conducting extra patrols of these areas."

Most, if not all, activity organizers have cancelled group activity, group hikes for example.

Most trail sites like parks and nature centres have closed administration, education and recreation centres and buildings.

Distance Needed Even When Walking Around

What is Social Distancing?

Soocial Distancing in the Outdoors

Ontario Trails Statement to Members


Wondering about the current conditions of your favourite Ontario Trail? Open, closed, flooded out, end of season - we've compiled links to reports and updates.

It can be frustrating to head out to your trail, all loaded up to find the park is closed, the trail is underwater or its hunting season and the trail has been given over. These links should help you get connected to those that know, or in some cases - real time information.

Don't have a source you know? - send it to us! We'd be happy to add it.

For direct daily weather be sure to use Ontario Trails 'Find a Trail" to see reports on the local trail and current weather.

Spaces Open for Walkthrough Access

Orono Crown Land Trails

Lower Trent Conservation Trails

Walden Mountain Bike Trails

Algonquin Highlands Ski and Snowshoe Trails

Mattagami Region Conseervation Authority

Norfolk County Trails

Town of Deseronto - Waterfront Trail

Escarpment Biosphere Reserve

Frontenac Arch Biosphere

City of Quinte West Parks and Trails - certain conditions apply to park equipment

North Bay Mattawa Conservation

Orillia

City of Guelph

Quinte Conservation

York Regional Forest

Niagara Parks - walkthrough access only

Kincardine Trails

City of Hamilton - walkthough access only

Wasaga Beach Trails

Information and Articles

BlogTO - recommended use areas

North Bay Mattawa Conservation - the trails, you and your dog.

Narcity GTA Trails Closed

Hamilton March 24 - You can still take a walk

Destination Canada COVID-19 Webinar

Coronavirus - Reshaping the way we get around cities - cycling

British Columbia - Outdoor Recreation Council of BC

BC Parks Close to Camping

Edmonton - spread out or loose access

Ontario Emergency Order

Town of Orangeville

City of Toronto - Fines for Misuse

Toronto Star - Can I go for a Walk

Closed

Paris to Ancaster Race Cancelled

Ganaraska Forest

Algonquin Park and Friends of Algonquin Park

Central Lake Ontario Conservation

Credit Valley Conservation Trails

Bruce County Operated Trails

Bruce Trail

City of Hamilton Albion Falls

NCC Closes Gatineau Park

Parks Canada

Dufferin Grey ATV Trails

Ontario Parks

Ontario Snowmobile Trails

OFATV ATV Trails

Bruce Trail - Tobermory Section

Kawartha ATV Association Trails

Victoria Rail Trail - due to abuse of priveledge

Conservation Halton - Issuing $1,000.00 fines for trespass

Hamilton Conservation Areas

Turkey Point Mountain Bilke Trails

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Larose Forest - during the spring thaw

City of Toronto Parks and Trails

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Saugeen Conservation Authority

Northumberland County Forest

City of Ottawa Parks

National Capital Commission Trails - no vehicle access

Ausable Bayfield Conservation

City of Hamilton Trail Recreation Destinations

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park Trails


Alerts in Ontario Parks - from Ontario Parks, reporting on a wide range of impacts from water conditions, to fires, to open or closed.

Anglers and Hunters - places to fish and reported routes, a guide to access MNRF information by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters

ATV Trail Conditions - a link to trails that are open to you with an OFATV Trail Pass. Seasonal Closures - this link will report seasonally.

Blue Mountain Resort - reports on a variety of activites, hiking, skiing, mountain biking and more.

Climbing Trails - a link to reporting by the Ontario Alliance of Climbers as to which trails are open or closed.

Crown Land Atlas - this link shows Government of Ontario information on land use for trails.

Cycling Road Conditions - as bikes are allowed on roads we refer you to the reporting of the Weather Network.

Distance Needed Even When Walking Around

Dirt Bike Trails that are reported open for use by Ontario Federation of Trail Riders . Seasonal Closures - this link will report seasonally.

Land Information Ontario - Trail Asset Map.

Ontario Mountain Bike Trail Conditions - as reported by TrailForks.

Ontario Mountain Bike Trail Conditions as reported by Ontario Mountain Bike Conditions Facebook Group.

OFATV Trail Map - for ATV'ers to know what ATV traisl are open and closed in Ontario.

Snowmobile Trails - OFSC Snowmobile Trail Conditions

Ski Report from Ontario Parks