Ontario boasts over 80,000 km in trails. Whether you're in downtown Toronto or North of Superior, we have a trail for you.
The Ontario Trails Council is a registered charity, led by volunteers who promote the development, management, use and conservation of Ontario's trails.
You'll find everything from gentle walking trails to rock faces for climbing and water routes to canoe and kayak.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Ontario Trails News - a huge trail donation, Trailhead Events, Safe Trail User Pledge, Trail Business Registry, Ontario Trail Heroes and more!
A Huge donation from a real trail lover - thank you.
Are you a Trail Friendly Business? Let us know and we'll promote your support of trails! 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.
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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
Over 1.2 million unique visitors use the OTC website 24/7, all seasons to find trails. This translates into over 5 million trips on Ontario Trails!
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 -
The Ontario Trails Safe Trail User Pledge.
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.
Welcome to All the Trail Activity we can Find!
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.
Regards, Ontario Trails Council - Membership TeamWatch for this Badge on the Website - click to register your membership online. Ontario Trails All Year Long!
Add an Ontario Trail Logo to your website!
Watch for it on our social media, our facebook page and on our twitter feed.
Tell us all about your trail event and join us as we celebrate Ontario's Trails!
3. Post your personalized decal on your Trail - we have one for every group on our list. (see #5 below) 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 -
We've checked the links if something isn't working simply give us a call - 613-484-1140. We'll be adding these links to the various relevant trail pages in your regions and RTO's/DMO's over the upcoming year!
More information including: save the date, programs, registration etc to follow over the next two weeks. VMUTS Revitalization a Big Success 1 Details VMUTS Revitalization a Big Success 2 Details Enjoy the Dufferin-Caledon, Wellington Trails Details 8 Great trails in Brampton Details Cheltenham Badlands Reopening Details Not everybody likes trails - put in a club and talk with the public! Details Conservation Officers Association provides reminders about hunting regs. Details Waterfront Trail Ride a big success - see photos here Details Update from St. Thomas Elevated Park Details Are you a Trail Business? Join our database today! Details Trailwise Every 2 Weeks in 2018
All the same great news every 2nd week in 2018! Special Postcards will be sent as required. Would you support: Community Communication and Defibrillation Kiosks on Trails? Email us. Link Tick ProtectionDetails Here Direct Folks to Your Trails - Use OTC Mobile Details Here
Canadian Trail Awards Nominate a worthy trail or person Link
We have just been from Montreal to Ottawa using this trail (Prescott and Russell Recreational Trail) from 31 Aug to 1 Sep 2017 using touring bikes (tires 28C).
Starting at St-Eugene ( but not before) it has the same quality as Petit Train du Nord all the way to Ottawa.
Over the 2 days, we met only 2 cyclists. Quiet and safe, although the small gravel reduced our speed by 10%.
We slept in Motel Rouleau of Alfred (65$) where people were friendly and bilingual. We are thinking to use it again for a trip MTL-Ottawa-Kingston-MTL.
We had difficulty to find the link with the Ottawa bike trails at the end. Loved it and recommend it.
(We have invited the PTBA, Prescott-Russell and the City of Ottawa, the NCC, Ottawa Cyclist Groups, the RDD and Tourism Ottawa to join us at Trailhead Canada to discuss making these Ottawa linkages happen)
AccessibilityDownload the guide, complete our survey. Trail HeroesKnow somebody that works hard on trails? If so nominate them to be an Ontario Trails "Trail Hero!" We'd be happy to review your recommendations and acknowledge in a small way their contribution to trails in your community.
Every day trails are news! Every day we blog about trails. In communities all over Ontario trails are big news, for cyclists, runners, canoe or horses, every day we capture in one spot all the trail news - local, provincial or national! Join today!
Join Ontario's first ever series of 13 online trail education courses in the development and management of trails. Designed for both volunteers and professionals. Fall Course seats available 1) Trail Building. Register today 2) Trail Planning Register Today - registration is open 24/7;
The Ontario Trails Council is a nonprofit charitable organization, established in 1988, that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails. With over 230 organizational members and 25 individual supporters, the OTC continues to grow! Support trails in Ontario - join the OTC.
Learn an Activity
Our website contains information on over 2,600 trails and a description for nearly 2,000. Learn about the places where you can bike, cross-country ski, climb or any of another 15 activities. We are linked to over 240 organizations and a variety of provincial groups that can help you learn an activity or become better at one you already love!
Add Your Event
We post trail or outdoor events on trail specific Facebook pages, the main OTC Facebook page, and the event section of the OTC website. You can send us your event and we'll post it to these extensive networks. Each week we reach over 20,000 people, so if you want your event known, a bit better, send us the information.
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.
Be a Friend of Trails
We invite all trail users to support the work of the Ontario Trails Council. As a registered charity we do our community work based on the support of member organizations, individuals and some government grants. We do the work, in the end for the individual families and folks that use the trails every day. Please consider supporting us as your thanks for your trails. Thank you.
1) Algonquin College program on-line
2) OTC Website for your Mobile
3) Post Photos to Pinterest
4) OTC on Foursquare
5) Safe Trails Manual
6) OTC Youtube Channel
7) Ontario Trails Maps
8) Enabling Change Program
9) OTC Board 2017-18
Jack De Wit Director Canadian Recreational Horse and Rider Association 905-655-4666 Email
Dan Andrews Director Lake Simcoe Region CA 705-927-8648 Email
William Mungall Director Hike Ontario 905-277-4453 Email
Wayne Terryberry Director McMaster University 905-525-9140 ext 26384 Email
Jason Davis Director Renfrew County 613-633-9683 Email
Terri LeRoux Director Credit Valley Conservation Foundation 800-668-1615 ext. 218 Email
Mike McDonald Director Hamilton Trails Committee Email
If you are interested in assisting the OTC, through fundraising, membership development, conference planning or as an educator, please e-mail Jack De Wit to discuss. email@example.com Disclaimer The ideas, opinions, re-posting of news, editorials and content contained in this newsletter are not necessarily the ideas or opinions of the OTC Board or staff. This news is intended for informational purposes only. Any links or libraries, and the content embedded therein are the responsibility of the third party and the OTC is not responsible for their content. Any photos have been forwarded to the OTC for publication. OTC Event Planning Guide Call 877-668-7245
OTC Trail Committee Manual Call 877-668-7245
Ontario Trails Membership On behalf of OTC we thank you for your support. If there is a group you know that is not a member contact us and we'll send them a note on membership benefits. This past week we received a renewal from Selwyn Township. Thank you very much for your support!