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.

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.

Saturday Feb 7, 2015

Volunteers spent 8 hours grooming today.  More volunteers will be on the trails tomorrow to finish grooming the main loop.

Winter Trail Status

Volunteers had the groomers out again today and report that all trails are passable and trails are in good condition.

Out and About

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Multiple groups of wardens were out on the trails today. Reports indicate that a good number of our members were out enjoying the trails as well. They fixed an unusually large number of signs that had been pulled on the east end of the loop. Trails are in excellent riding condition.