RAIL TRAIL OPEN MAY 1 BUT CLOSED FOR SIDE BY SIDES
| County council has approved opening the rail trail to atv's May 1, 2015 , they are concerned with damage the club is responsible for excessive trail damage occuring in May,please ride responsibly .|
The County is reviewing their position on side by sides in light of the MTO revision of reg 316/03
An annual or temporary HATVA or KATVA trail pass is required to ride the trail in the City of Kawartha Lakes. In the Haliburton portion of the rail trail any one of these passes are valid HATVA, KATVA, and ATVO Power Pass.
The ATVO Power Pass is not valid in the City of Kawartha Lakes including their portion of the rail trail.
ORV'S ON HIGHWAYS
|Haliburton County and its 4 townships have all passed resolutions to amend current bylaws to allow 2up ATV's and side by side ORV's on all municipal roads in the County.|
Private cottage roads are not included, permission from owners is still required.
GAS IN GOODERHAM
|Not. Just. Gas. has closed it's pumps, no longer gas available in Gooderham|
|May 6, 2015. The Rail Trail is now open, 40 Tandem loads of aggregate to repair, Thanks to the great crew at the Haliburton County roads dept. |
2015 CLUB RIDES AND EVENTS
|Please go to the HATVA web site for a complete listing of all the rides and events planned for 2015. click on the RIDES/ EVENTS button. The rides for 2015 are posted there.|
|May 27/14 T1.9 through Dividing Lake Provincial Park is Closed .|
|The rail trail from Madawaska to Whitney has a bridge out just outside of Whitney, there is sideroad access into town. THE BRIDGE HAS BEEN REPAIRED!!!|
BEAVERDAM TRAIL T2.1 In the swampy area just before the steel bridge/ramp we made a cordoroy bridge over the first crossing using existing dead wood and then a rock and wood ramp coming out of the water at the far side (2nd crossing) eliminating a steep offcamber section.
SYSTEM 1 TRAILS: T1.5 at Oxtongue Lake is being worked on by the local residents, best to stay off it. Also someone has put gates across some of the trails in that area, need the exact GPS coordinates to find out if they are on crown land. if you have them send to email@example.com thanks Eric
NEW ATV CLUB
|The Lake of Bays ATV Club is up and running, looking for members. If you use their trail, join and support their efforts. Their President is Bill Johnson Tel: 705 788 6262, Vice President Eric Eichler Tel: 705 766 2536 email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|This is a very invasive weed that can cause severe burns to the skin it was spotted last year on the trail off of Fishtail lake road in the Elephant lake area and it’s in other areas. |
copy and paste the attached link to get full details on this weed.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
|We meet monthy during the riding season. If you wish to attend as a guest please confirm with Eric at 705-455-9074 or email email@example.com |
|A portion of the main trail T6.4 from Lake St. Peter to Whitney has been closed to ATV's it is still open for snowmobiling.|
The reason for the closure was due to a lack of respect for the owners property. There is a bypass over to old hwy 127 so you can still get to Whitney. Take T6.1 East (turn right)
When gates are put up on a trail, turn back, don't look for a way around the gate, you are treaspassing.
Riding the trails is not a right but a privilage, unfortunatly a few can spoil it for many, that is the case here!
|I am leaving this post on until I get the 2014 schedule,|
2013 Hunting Season Regs for Haliburton area
Sept.1 to June 15, 2014 Rabbit and Hare season
Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 Bear season
Sept. 17 to Jan. 1 2012 Duck season
Sept. 20 to Dec. 15 Woodcock
Sept. 20 to Dec. 15 Grouse, Squirrels
Oct. 1 to Nov. 3 and Nov. 18 to Dec. 15 Archery season for Deer
Oct. 21 to Oct. 26 Moose season
Nov. 4 to Nov. 17 Firearm season for Deer
RULES FOR SLEDS, ORV'S & BOATS
|Copy the link below for the OPP's simple to read explanation of Reg 316/3 |
It starts with snowmobiles, then ATV's and ORV's finally boat rules.
TRAILS OPEN MAY 1 ON CROWN LAND
|MNR, HATVA, OFTR, OF4W &HHSC partner to preserve trails...|
Spring Trail Closure for all Trails in Haliburton County
Again this year HATVA is part of The Haliburton Highlands Stewardship Council, along with the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders and Ontario Federation of 4-Wheel Drive Recreationists and the Haliburton County Snowmobile Club, are pleased to support the Ministry of Natural Resources Minden Area Office’s efforts to protect trails from environmental damage through a spring trail closure.
We will be posting signs on some trails in March please respect them.
Motorized recreational vehicle use of trails while they are still saturated with moisture and have not had sufficient time to dry can result in both trail and environmental damage. Although many motorized trail users do not use the trails during wet spring conditions, there are still those who may not be aware of the impacts of spring riding.
Damage can include rutting, erosion, and sedimentation, which impacts soil hydrology, water flow, ecosystem health, and organisms (turtles, fish, frogs) living in a waterway. Damage to trails is costly; both economically to the motorized user groups that groom/fix the trails, and socially to other trail users who may not get the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful, natural environmental conditions that Haliburton County has to offer.
SPRING CLIFF RD (TMSC 405) - ATV's TRESPASSING
|We have reports from landowners in the Spring Cliff Trail area, (Galway-Cavendish & Harvey township, West off of Bass Lake Rd over to Moon Line. aka OFSC/TMSC 405) that "Rogue" ATVers are ignoring the No Trespassing and Private Property signs and riding dangerously close to a Shooting Range. |
This type of careless and unsafe activity damages the reputation of all Law-Abiding ATVers. If this "rogue rider" problem isn't solved we risk further alienating land-owners and losing other trail or road access in this area.
We urge all riders to obey the rules of the road and posted signage, and for our members and all law abiding riders to take note of any "rogue" atvers in the area and immediately report them to the proper authorities."
We have encountered a situation regarding the use of old colonization roads as ATV trails. We have engaged a lawyer who is leading us through the maze, We will keep you posted as the current situation unfolds. We have been to Dysart Council twice, the trail goes through a large tract of land managed by a Sportsman's Club, who claim that this road is theirs, the road was originally built in the mid 1800's by the Canadian Land and Immigration Company, records indicate that the crown assisted in the cost of construction. Sportsman's club now acknowledge the existence of the road but claim it deviates from the original road to their private land due to a beaver dam. Local residents dispute this claim, it is now up to Dysart council to clear the matter up.