All over Ontario, there are thousands of bike shops, hiking gear stores, camping backpacking and equipment suppliers, providing you with what you need for your Ontario trail trip!The Ontario Trails Council is interested in counting your contribution to trails, by logging your business as a trails supporter. Your business contributes to and enhances the trips that people take on trails. Ontario Trails wants to acknowledge your contribution and create a network of business providers so we can showcase you in our huge database of trails.
LOOK FOR THIS FORM!
We can link you provincially, regionally and even locally.
Select your type of connectivity!
We are looking for:
- Existing trail friendly business
- Trail stores, outfitters, retailers
- Restaurants that are rated trail friendly by OFSC, OFATV, cyclists, and hikers!
- Hotels that provide accommodation for cyclists, dogs and are near trail excursion - like the Bruce Trail or Algonquin Park
If you tell us about yourself we'll tell these trip planners about you! Log yourself in today!
LOG IN YOUR TRAIL SUPPORTING BUSINESS
Take "The Safe Trail User" PledgeRecently OTC studied trail risk management, attended the Orangeville Horse Meeting and have had an ongoing confrontation with activity groups about their perception of our work towards collaboration between activities.
This, in fact, has been one of the core issues OTC has been tasked to deal with since its inception. In support, we are asking user groups and individuals to take -
Download the form from our trail etiquette page.
Revitalize your Trails - host a Trailhead Trails Education Symposium
Learn more about what this outdoor recreation education session can bring to your community. Read our prospectus document through the link below.
Calendar of Trailhead Education Events Developed.Ontario Trails Council is pleased to announce its schedule of events through the remainder of 2018.
As you can appreciate we are working on supporting funding for these events with our partners, we are pleased to confirm the following planned events. Dates and times subject to change.
WATCH FOR DETAILS HERE: TRAILHEAD MUSKOKA - - RESET JANUARY 2019!
Sept 27 - Ontario Trails AGM, Markham.
November 1 - Leeds and Thousand Islands, Landsdowne.
November 4 - Ontario Mountain Bike Summit, Brantford.
November 5 - Grand Watershed Trails, Brantford.
November 20 - Trailhead Huron, TBA.
November 21 - Trailhead Indigenous, Mississauga.
December 4 - Trailhead ORV-ATV, Barrie.
January 2019 - Trailhead Tourism
April 2019 - Trailhead North Thunder Bay
Spring 2019 - Trailhead Huron Saugeen Shores
Ontario trails have the capability to add more events to its calendar. Those highlighted in orange above are in finalizing stages.
Event branding is also underway. As links to the programs and registration pages are finalized the links to these pages will be published.
Watch for more detail on branding, programs, and registration through this newsletter and on our social media.
Please note that for many of the events we are using the talents of Alex Brodka she can be reached through email@example.com
We thank you for your support.
Are you likely to attend Trailhead Event? Please take our planning survey.
Thank you for considering participating in a Trailhead Event. We are trying to determine the likelihood of your attending the education sessions that our local hosts and planning committee are organizing.
We want to hear your feedback so we can keep improving our logistics and content. Please fill out this quick survey and let us know your thoughts as we work to plan the best interface of dates, content, event value and registration price point. Registration fees vary based on costs of speakers, venues, grant support and staff time.
As we add more events to the calendar going forward the survey will be adjusted and a reminder may be sent for more input.
Survey link through photo or here
Activities Update The official ribbon cutting to mark the completion of Phase 1 of the Bridge Street West Cycling Route took place at the Belleville Fairgrounds. (Photo: Amanda Smith/Quinte News)
Phase 1 of the new Active Transportation Path in Belleville is officially complete.
The city held a ribbon cutting this morning to celebrate the completion of the cycling path on Bridge Street West that runs from Yeomans Street to Centennial Park, 355 Bridge St. West.
Mayor Taso Christopher says because of the age of some of the infrastructure in the city, they can’t do the entire path in one shot but this is a great start.
44 FREE Toronto events - from Daily Hive TO
What: A Forest of Canoes by Dana Claxton, is a site-specific installation set up throughout The Bentway and is co-commissioned with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and curated by Bonnie Rubenstein. The installation highlights the iconic role and symbolism of the canoe in Canadian, Metis, and Indigenous histories.
A Forest of Canoes at The Bentway
When: Now until August 31
Time: All day
Where: The Bentway, 250 Fort York Blvd.
MANY THANKS to our RENEWING MEMBERS!!
Hamilton Burlington Trails Commitee
The Hamilton Burlington Trail Council is a sub committee of the Ontario Trail Council (OTC). The OTC is a charity that promotes the development, preservation and management of recreational trails in Ontario. As a subcommittee, we too hope to create a comprehensive source of information, develop trails, and create linkages within Hamilton and Burlington trail network. Our Mission: To serve as a trail alliance in developing and communicating a first class trail system in the Hamilton Burlington region, which promotes the health benefits of recreational trail use to residents and visitors while conserving our valuable natural ecosystems. Towards seeing Hamilton and Burlington hosting a well connected, heavily used, and easily accessible trail system.
Bruce Trail Conservancy
The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC) is a charitable organization committed to preserving a ribbon of wilderness, for everyone, forever.
We care for the Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest marked footpath. Running along the Niagara Escarpment in southern Ontario from Niagara to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail spans more than 890 km of main Trail and over 400 km of associated side trails.
We are securing a permanent route for the Bruce Trail within a protected natural corridor by raising funds to preserve Niagara Escarpment land.
We are one of Ontario's largest land trusts, responsible for the preservation of almost 12,000 acres of irreplaceable Niagara Escarpment landscape.
County of Haliburton
Print a pdf MAP of the HCRT, Haliburton County Rail Trail and the open section of the I,B&O rail trail. This map was created by FoRT as a guide to the annual spring Sunday Rambles. In 2013, FoRT updated the map to include public greenspace and artisan food outlets adjacent to the rail trail. We hope the broader community can utilize this map to discover different sections of the two rail trails in the Haliburton Highlands.
Star icons show all points of access to both rail trails from County roads. Please note that there are no official parking lots at most of these. Respect private driveways and public safety, as you select a parking spot to access the trail on foot or by mountain bike. Do not attempt to access the trail during snowmobile season.
We wish to acknowledge our newest "new" members -
Township of Laurentian Valley
GEO-GNOMING CONTEST WEEK 3 - July 30 - August 5, 2018
The LV GNOME is located on the grounds of Alice & Fraser Rec Centre (45°46'20.4" N 77°11'08.9" W) in Laurentian Valley! The LV GNOME will be at this location all week from July 30 - August 5, 2018.
Find the LV GNOME, take a selfie with it and send it to us along with your name via our Facebook page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win our weekly prize giveaway.
To qualify for the GRAND PRIZE draw of a kayak, paddle and life jacket, you must find the LV GNOME 4 times over the course of the 5 week contest and send us selfies to prove it!
Share the Road Cycling Coalition
What We DoThe Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a provincial cycling advocacy organization working to build a bicycle-friendly Ontario. We work in partnership with municipal, provincial and federal governments, the business community, road safety organizations and other non-profits to:
- Enhance access for bicyclists on roads and trails
- Improve safety for all bicyclists
- Educate citizens on the value and importance of safe bicycling for healthy lifestyles and healthy communities.
Bicycle Friendly Communities and more!
Ontario Bike Summit
Need to Renew? - Use Your Findjoo (find-you) ProfileRecently we sent your most recent organization or member contact person an email like the one below, Renew the profile we created for you!
- To those that were overcharged on taxes refunds have been issued for the overages.
- To those that the system indicates have paid, in some cases the final transfer of the cash did not come through on our end. We will be sending you our system indicator and we may have to process your payment through traditional means - over the phone through credit card, or via cheque and membership form.
- We apologize for any inconvenience.
Your Findjoo registration was created by Ontario Trails.
Your account email is your identified OTC contact email.
Findjoo.com is a site that allows you to make reservations, appointments, register for events, register for courses and renew memberships. You can either visit the site through your profile website or our website www.findjoo.com. for the online options.
Once logged in on Findjoo.com, you can access your client accounts by going over the floating "Menu" on the left side of any page.
From the menu click on the user icon.
You can modify your password from the "Your profile" link in the site header.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us through our website www.findjoo.com.
Ontario Trails Council - Membership Team
Watch for this Badge on the Website - click to register your membership online.
Ontario Trails All Year Long!
4. Add your trail user survey to any of your trail pages - we've made one of our members and regions. Get your decal here -
5. Send us your Trails video - we'll be posting content online at https://goo.gl/Fy2bIL and we'd be happy to add to our trails tube - https://www.youtube.com/user/ontrails