Trail Status

Periodic trail status updates are posted here.
If you have updates you would like to share with others, email them to info@nvatvc.org.

ALL TRAILS ARE CLOSED

All NVATVC trails are closed for the spring thaw until further notice.  Trails are expected to open May 15, but weather conditions will ultimately decide.

Please respect the landowners, the volunteers and the trails by staying off the trails until they are re-opened, as damage caused by riding during the spring thaw can often not be repaired.

Let the Ride for Dad Preparations Begin!

Volunteers were out over the weekend fixing board-walks and bridges in preparation for the big event on March 5th.

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President and Vice President getting artistic with the board-walk design…

 

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Mr. Trails Coordinator, supervising the action.

 

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We’ll be honest, Raphael did most of the work.

Trail Closure

Please be advised that the portion of trail between Hwy 43 and Shaw road is currently closed due to a section of trail that has closed.  The club is currently working out the details of a re-routed trail in this area, but in the meantime riders are asked to detour using Loughlin Ridge Road, Boundary Road and Shaw road.  ATVs are legal on all three sections of road used for the detour.  Trespassing on the closed trail will be strictly enforced, and will ruin our changes of re-routing the existing trail in the same area.  Thanks for your understanding.  Happy riding.

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Winter Bridge Repairs

Volunteers continue to make the rounds repairing damaged bridges.  Yesterday it was the board-walk and bridge on the Boundary road section.  Great work folks!

Trails are open, and conditions are good.  The water has frozen enough to allow us to groom yet, but trails are passable and riders have been out laying tracks.

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Clearing Trails

Volunteers have been out over the Christmas break clearing trees fallen during recent high winds.

Thanks to everyone who came out to help.

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Beware of Wild Parsnip

Our trails are open but please be aware of wild parsnip along the trail system.  Do NOT touch!

“Wild Parsnip may pose a health risk to humans. The plant sap contains chemicals that may cause skin and eye irritation and make the skin prone to severe burning and blistering when exposed to the sun. The blisters typically occur one to two days after contact with the plant. This can result in long-term scarring of the skin.”

Wild Parsenip

Wild Parsnip

How to Avoid Wild Parsnip Burns

  • When working around Wild Parsnip or when walking through dense vegetation, wear goggles, gloves, long pants and long-sleeved shirts. Thoroughly wash boots and gloves with soap and water before taking off your protective clothing.
  • Children should be reminded not to pick wild flowers. Ensure children are able to identify Wild Parsnip in order to avoid exposure.
  • If you are exposed to the plant sap, wash the contaminated area(s) thoroughly as soon as possible, and seek medical attention if skin irritation occurs.
Wild Parsenip

Wild Parsnip

 

For more information on Wild Parsnip you can visit the City of Ottawa wild parsenip page

Friday May 15th, 2015

Trails are open again. Two volunteers will be out today to look for fallen trees and other obstacles.

Please respect our landowners and stay on marked trails.

Cold Temperatures and Drifting Snow

Mother Nature has not been cooperating with us this winter.  Trails are currently all open, although we haven’t been able to clear many snow drifts.  Please be prepared to push/pull/winch through areas of deep drifted snow if you decide to hit the trails.