Regarding Trails - March 30, 2020
Emergency Order Extended - non-essential trips, including ON trails- restricted.
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.
What is Social Distancing?
Soocial Distancing in the Outdoors
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
City of Quinte West Parks and Trails - certain conditions apply to park equipment
Niagara Parks - walkthrough access only
City of Hamilton - walkthough access only
Information and Articles
BlogTO - recommended use areas
North Bay Mattawa Conservation - the trails, you and your dog.
Ontario Emergency Order
City of Hamilton Albion Falls
Dufferin Grey ATV Trails
Ontario Snowmobile Trails
OFATV ATV Trails
Bruce Trail - Tobermory Section
Kawartha ATV Association Trails
Hamilton Conservation Areas
Turkey Point Mountain Bilke Trails
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Larose Forest - during the spring thaw
City of Toronto Parks and Trails
National Capital Commission Trails - no vehicle access
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.
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