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Monday, November 26, 2012

Ontario Trails - Headed Outdoors in Ontario for Fun on Ontario Trails!

North Bay Nordic Trails

Fishing from kayaks grows as healthy outdoor recreation
James McBeath of Ontario, Canada, won this inaugural fly-fishing championship, and he fished from a kayak. There is also another annual kayak fishing world ...

Path of the Paddle
Quinte Conservation
NordicFest 2013
South Bruce ATV Xmas Parade

Ontario Trail Membership
Membership renewals for 2013 are going out December 1st, 2012 We are sending them to you as our contact person - but is there someone else that has to absolutely get the invoice in your organization? We wish to make sure they land on the right desk! Board members or staff will be calling to confirm over the next weeks.

OTC Membership is Value for Money : How do we stack up? This year we will have1,000,000 unique visitors to the OTC website. For trails there is no other leader - not even nationally - and I quote from Context Creative:

"ComScore is a leading analytics organization that provides industry standard rankings used by many companies to assess their performance and investments in the digital world; many agency planners only go off ComScore numbers in their media buying initiatives. There are a couple of other trail sites as well, but Suite66 wasn't able to locate another one big enough to be reported in ComScore. So this is also impressive that OTC is present there.
For the month of September 2012, Canadian stats:
OntarioTrails.on.ca65,764 UVs (Unique Views) / 329,511 PVs (Page Views)
ComScore reports the following for comparison:
national outdoor org  50,440 UV’s / 249,000 PV’s
national geographic org:  41,000 UV’s / 114,000 PV’s"

So please tell you administrators that even in terms of a couple of hundred dollars in marketing expense, more people will see and use your trails because of your presence on the OTC website. The site is no longer supported by the province - so we need your financial support to manage, update and improve the site every day! Join Today - Use Paypal!

Trailhead Ontario:June 9-11, 2013Our 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. 

Supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation

Trails Activity Locator Maps

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Member Requests

1) How do you support donors on your trail signage? Please send examples to OTC.

2) Please renew your OTC Membership - TODAY
Trails are the future - if you really want to be part of the trails movement in Ontario, you need to be a member of the OTC."
Forbes Symon, Director of Planning and Development, County of North Grenville

3) Liability Survey Arising from our meeting with the ADM and staffs October 1, 2012
Short Form
Long Form
Please complete ASAP

4) Hamilton Conservation discount passes - Additional rewards :-)

5) Anybody aware of any sanctioned "free run" dog trails? Came up at Toronto Beltline Trail Meeting. Please call OTC Office with information

6) Credit Valley Conservation looking for support from Shell Fuelling Change Project

7) OTC Mobile App - for iProducts and Windows

otc mobile app

8) Jeff Muzzi wants information on forestry and trails master plans, as well as comprehensive trails plans so that he can help his county work with all facets of trail development, tourism, active transportation, health and land management. Contact Jeff at Manager, Forestry Services, Renfrew County 613-633-9683

9) Petawawa Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a few volunteers to start a trails club/committee. Are you interested in making Petawawa a great place to walk, hike and bike on trails through out the Town. Want to find out more give us a call at 687-5678

10) Anne Wier with Economic Development, Leeds and Grenville Counties wishes to have more information from communities that have successfully used gas tax or gas tax surplus funds to build trail. Please contact Anne at:

11) peace garden trails 
Check out the latest trail opening here.

12) Thanks to The Great Waterway for their support. Contact Graham Burke if your RTO wants to do the same!

13) Millennium Trail PEC Blog - often looking for volunteers

14) Each week 100 folks talk about us and we reach over 21,000 on facebook alone. Check us out

15) Membership section of OTC website updated - get your login and password today!

16) Director section of the OTC website updated - get your login and password today! New content added - Guideline for Interpreting Financial statements and Past Meeting Minutes.

17) CPRA Looking for Infrastructure and Parks Volunteer e-mail John Lohuis at Niagara Parks
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18) Add your trail

19) Add your event

20) Perth County Meeting

21) Prescott-Russell look for links on website for Masterplan

22) Ontario Nature have their Christmas cards

23) The Toronto Bruce Trail public bus hikes

24) Follow the Education Program on Facebook

facebook ontario trails education

25) Follow the Education Program Updates on Twitter
twitter ontario trails education

26) OTC Education Partner
Ontario Parks Association

27) Trail Priorities Survey

28)Trail Reform Now Survey

29) Trail Projects 2012

30) Ontario Trails Maps
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Sign Up Today
Be sure to sign up for the weekly OTC Newsletter "Trailwise" you can sign up at the link through the picture to the right. 
Or if you prefer download a recent copy from the OTC Website - Here 



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