Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Ontario Trail News - Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling, Dog Sledding - all on Ontario Trails!

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Cross-country ski trails open in Naughton
The Sudbury Star
The Walden Cross-Country Fitness Club is sending seven athletes (ages 15-19) to compete at the Ontario Cup #1 in Thunder Bay this week. At the same time, ...


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Make the most of winter with outdoor adventures
Winterdance Dogsled Tours organizes half-day and multi-day dogsled tours near ... CROSS COUNTRY: The Haliburton Highlands Nordic Trails Association ... 

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700 daily walks and counting: Your New Year's resolution success stories
Toronto Star
“The single easiest way to get fit, to get healthier, is to incorporate daily physical activity,” said Wells, who directs the University of Toronto's human physiology research unit. Walking “is a fantastic exercise,” he said, adding that it's ...
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Short Hills Provincial Park will be closed for the next two weekends because of an Aboriginal-only deer hunt.
In a press release issued Monday afternoon, the Ministry of Natural Resources said the hunt will “allow Aboriginal hunters to safely harvest deer for food.”
The restricted hunt will take place Saturday and Sunday, and again Jan. 12 and 13 from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

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More Support for Municipal Infrastructure

December 17, 2012

Ontario Government Strengthening Communities, Creating Jobs

Ontario is increasing support for critical road, bridge, water and wastewater projects under the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy.

The McGuinty government is now investing nearly $90 million to help municipalities undertake critical infrastructure projects that strengthen local economies and create jobs, up from $51 million announced in August. The increase will help more municipalities maintain and repair their critical infrastructure.

Municipalities can apply for funding online by Jan. 9, 2013. Applications must show how projects fit within a comprehensive asset management plan.

Investing in infrastructure is part of the McGuinty government's plan to create jobs for
Ontarians and strengthen the economy.  A strong economy protects the services that mean the most to families - health care and education.


  • Project funding will cover 90 per cent of total project costs, or $2 million, whichever is lower.
  • Ontario is also providing up to $9 million to small and northern municipalities to help prepare asset management plans, which help municipalities make smart, long-term planning decisions about building, operating, maintaining, renewing and replacing infrastructure.
  • Since 2003, the McGuinty government has provided approximately $13 billion to help municipalities modernize and expand transit, repair and upgrade roads and bridges, improve water and wastewater treatment, and revitalize community infrastructure.



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Ganaraska Forest Closures
The Ganaraska Forest will be closed to motorized use, with the exception of snowmobiles, as of December 1st. Trails will be open to all motorized use again on May 1st 2013.
The Ganaraska Forest will also be closed to all use with the exception of hiking as well as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling (dependant on snow conditions) for the months of March and April.


Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day

skiingTake in the beauty of the Ganaraska Forest in the depth of winter.

Join us on Saturday, January 26 2013 for one of two cross-country ski lessons. At either 9:30am or 1:00pm, receive an introductory ski lesson and a guided ski through the Ganaraska Forest. Make a day of it and give free snowshoeing a try!

Pre-registration and payment are required for this event by calling 905.885.8173. The $15 fee includes complimentary ski rentals but a refundable equipment deposit is required.

Please don't forget to dress in warm layers for this fun-filled event!  In case of poor ski conditions, the alternate day to participate will be February 2nd 2013.


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Ski & Snowshoe Program 2013 starts on The Bruce Trail at Duntroon January 5

On winter Saturdays in 2013 the Toronto Bruce Trail Club will be offering ski and snowshoe trips to resorts across south-central Ontario. 

We will travel in comfortable highway coaches to resorts like Highlands Nordic, Horseshoe and Scenic Caves. Enjoy snowshoeing? Then let our experienced leaders show you their favourite winter wonderlands.  

So invite your friends and join us for some wonderful winter days in the woods. Beginners welcome. There are nine scheduled trips. We will go wherever snow conditions are the best so destinations may change at the last minute.  Click here for the Full Schedule.

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Rural communities in Wellington County are constantly seeking to increase economic activity. The horse industry has been one of the major forms supporting economic growth in rural Ontario. This research will investigate the potential for horse trail system development in Wellington County. The resu...

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trails open in peterborough area
Trailhead Ontario 2013 Our Favourite Place, Peterborough


Our Plan for 2013 – We are working with the full support of  Our Favorite Place (RTO8), Peterborough and the Kawartha’s Tourism and a number of local trails groups to bring you the best Trailhead Ontario yet!. There are a lot of new trails and trail tourism partnerships in RTO8. The Ontario Trails “Trailhead Ontario 2013″ Committee is  is pleased to announce the Holiday Inn Waterfront Peterborough as the location of our conferencing. Site locations for our trail education program are being determined now.

New for 2013 -Regional Tourism development includes trails. Trail packages, trail experiences, trail destinations. This takes a blending of major destinations, natural topographies, parks, conservation, county forest and up to 18 different trail activities. What’s in your “Trail Mix”? What’s our plan for marketing this unique matrix of dynamic outdoor experiences so that the world can find the world’s best range of trail fun right here at home. 
Photo: Christine Painter @ RTO 8 assists with signs along TCT Trail! Photo Credit Northumberland News

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