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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Ontario Trails News - Happy Holidays! Ontario's Best Hikes, Trailhead Hastings, G2G Trail, Volunteer support and more from Ontario Trails!

Ontario Trails Council wishes all the best of the season!

Ontario's Best Hikes references OTC

New Bridges Needed On Guelph To Goderich Rail Trail


DECEMBER 12, 2016 1:50PMFundraising for the Guelph to Goderich Rail Trail has reached over $185,000.
Organizers are hoping to have the trail cleared and groomed smooth enough for walking and hiking by spring. Cyclistg2g trails may find it a little rough
They also expect to have significant sections of the trail wide and smooth enough for wheelchairs in the summer, and snowmobiles in the winter.
The big challenge ahead is the repair, restoration or replacement of bridges–gaps with currently must be circumnavigated using roads.
The bridges over the Grand, Conestoga and Maitland Rivers need to be replaced.
Now that the trail is fully leased, and 98% open, major fundraising will begin for $3.5-million in upgrades.
The 127 km abandoned rail trail is being redeveloped as a fully accessible path for non-motorized uses.

Trailhead Hastings!
 Thanks to Joanna - for all your posts - all year!

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Add/Edit Trails

An important part of the Refreshed OTC Web site will be a dynamic page dedicated to each trail. It is important that you give us as much information as possible - this will be the only source for creating your dedicated page on the OTC Website. If we don't get the information from you, it won't make it onto the site. If you have any questions about the form, please contact Patrick at 613-484-1140. Thank you for taking the time to add or edit your trail on the Ontario Trails Council Web site.


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Membership Renewals - Thanks to our SupportersWe wish to thank the following organizations that have already completed their membership for 2017. We couldn't do our work without your continued support. Many thanks!

City of Niagara Fallsniagara falls canada trails

Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authoritycentral lake ontario conservation

Waterfront Regeneration Trustgreat lakes waterfront trail

Municipality of Mississippi Millsexplore mississippi mills

Town of Claringtonclarington ontario trails

City of Barriebarrie ontario trails

Toronto and Region Conservation Authoritytoronto region conservation ontario trails

Town of Caledon
caledon ontario trails

Rainbow Routes Associationrainbow routes association ontario trails

Ontario Parks Association
ontario parks association

Conservation Sudburyconservation sudbury ontario trails

City of Burlingtonburlington ontario trails

Voyageur Multi-Use Trail Systemvoyageur multi-use trail system

Ken Hoevermanken hoeverman dirt bike trails

Membership Benefits
  • OTC Trails and Event page representation
  • Representation on OTC trails maps
  • Social Media represents you to 60,000+ people
  • Fund Development through grant writing, grant support,
  • Fund seeking AND donation management
  • OTC Policy Statements guide decision makers
  • Strategic Planning for Members
  • Survey's and Data Exchange, Trail Counts
  • Education Posters and Program
  • Connectivity to the Ministry of Tourism Culture and Sport
  • Leadership at the Ontario Trails Coordinating Committee
  • Office services and networking support
  • Advocacy benefits - provincially and nationally
  • Infrastructure funds flow to members first
  • Directorships, Awards and Business Impactors
  • Partnership Support and Knowledge exchange
  • Access to Professional Development sessions
  • Tourism Practices, Trails Tort Reform, Trail Workshops
  • Regional Trail Management Committee Development
  • Discounts on Trailhead Events
  • Access to Trail Insurance Broker
  • Option on registration in Trillium Trail Network
  • Local, regional or provincial User conflict resolution
  • Trail Auditing, assessment, signage and inclusion
  • Trail Training, College Level Education Certificates

Become a "Friend of Trails"
  • Savings on conference/seminar registration
  • Monthly e-bulletins
  • Access to OTC trails database
  • Great gift price!
  • Savings on trail literature/maps
$26.52 + $3.45 = $29.97 (includes 13% HST)
Benefits to Student
  • Editions of the OTC newsletter Trailwise
  • Access to OTC trails information
  • Conference and selected literature savings
  • * must provide student verification
$21.21 + $2.75 = $23.96 (includes 13% HST)

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and other trail-related supporting organizations.
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