Haliburton For ATV Riding
The 5th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in Ontario.
Monday 27 June 2016 05:17 GMT
The Haliburton ATV Association maintains 1,700km of ATV trails throughout the Haliburton, Kawartha, Madawaska and Muskoka regions. The trails are signed, mapped and insured for members of the Haliburton ATV Association.
Haliburton ATV Association has a mapped trail system at this juncture. The club works closely with the Haliburton County Snowmobile Association in their efforts to maintain trails and trail infrastructure in the Haliburton Highlands. HATV Association does not operate on any snowmobile trails when winter trail grooming begins. In the spring, summer and fall HATV members participate in informal trail rides on Ontario Crown Land Trails and throughout the HATVA mapped system. Approximately 50% of the Haliburton County is Crown Land. Please note many snowmobile trails run on to private land trails where the snowmobile club has land use permits. Snowmobile trails on private land are not open to ATVs at any time of the year.
Haliburton County Crown Land Trails are primarily on the west side of the county. These trails are extensive and run over into the Muskoka region. Trail difficulty varies from forest access roads to extreme deep woods paths that require winches as standard equipment. Major trail access points are off Scotch Line Rd., Highway #118 and Pine Springs Rd. It is highly recommended that you tour with a club member that knows the trails. Along with the HATVA map Topo maps, crown land maps and snowmobile maps are a neccessity for a adventures and they should be cross referenced as required to insure private land owners are respected.
In addition to Crown Land in Haliburton County there is a Municipal owned rail line that runs to Haliburton village area coming up from as far south as Lindsay.
Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance maintains trails that run north to the Bancroft area. These trails in some cases run in the eastern portion of Haliburton County.
Overall, Haliburton is the 5th most popular ATV riding trail of all 12 ATV trails in Ontario.