The 16 snowmobile clubs in District 1, Upper Canada Snowmobile Region of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs have been working very hard to prepare trails and are on the verge of opening pending the snowstorm that is forecast. They regret that circumstances beyond their control will prevent the whole system from opening at this time.
Approximately 25 percent of the most popular trails will have to remain closed due to issues with their land use permission. They want to warn snowmobilers that routes using abandoned rail lines are particularly affected and there will be closed gates along many of these corridors, also included is Larose Forest. Do not trespass on closed trails and go to www.ofsc.on.ca to the Interactive Trail Guide (ITG) to check which trails are available.
They want to assure permit holders that they are continuing to seek solutions and if trails become available it will be reflected on the ITG. They ask that users have patience with the clubs because the volunteers are doing their best to provide trails for the enjoyment of the thousands of snowmobilers who have purchased permits.