Provincial trail user federations and regional trails clubs, bring their expertise to Barrie, sharing best practices and success stories to help you maximize your return on trail tourism, and positive trail relations through better and safer trails.
The process of managing Off-Road Trails and Trail Users on a variety of lands is a key discussion amongst the user groups and land managers for trails in Ontario. Trailhead Off-Road brings users and managers together to discuss trails best practice.
Ontario’s ORV Provincial organizations have robust recreational trail programs that include safe and responsible riding practice, club development, insurance, signage, trail maintenance practice, policy and regulation development with higher than average rider compliance. Trailhead Off-Road is the place to learn about these successes.
Discover Off-Road best practices, innovations and ideas from across the country.
Gain insights from a range of influential leaders and experts.
Exchange ideas with fellow attendees and those shaping the future of ORV trails in Ontario.
An idea of what’s in store for the event, Trailhead Off-Road: Forests, Land, Trails, and People
Registration is for 15 minutes only in the entrance to the meeting room at the museum
This networking session is an opportunity who took the time to attend to tell others who they are, who they represent, the reason they attended and what they hope to get out of the day.
With the leaders of provincial ORV organizations.
The provincial level ORV organizations provide best practices in trails tourism from across the country profiling: The Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail, lessons learned and opportunities revitalized. With input on trail development from the Ottawa Valley and Mattawa Voyageur Country Regions. Presenter Teresa Hebb, President, Renfrew County ATV Club With commentary from Donna Maitland, Mattawa-Bonfield Economic Development and Jason Davis, Renfrew County Forest.
Club Presidents and supporters from throughout Ontario will be speaking to effective club leadership, recruitment and work performed by the clubs in support of local trails. Examples of club excellence will be profiled and celebrated. With Denise Erickson OFATV, Carolyn Richards Kawartha ATV, Tracey Lynn Bell, Quad Niagara and Soren Klemmensen, COATV.
The Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Trail Development Experience Lessons Learned with Brad Obee, President, SCORRA.
Leaders talk partnership and development they have for their activity and trails over the next 5-10 years
This guided forum discussion sees an overview of trail building, planning, and design to improve the public awareness of, and acceptance for ORV'ing in Ontario.
Providing Regionally Based Trails and ORV Products and Services (2010-2025)
Off-Road and Province-wide Planning– leadership buy-in. In this guided session the visioning and working models from the day will be brought together between clubs, land managers, national and provincial organizations with a culminating statement from the day: Such as, "Going forward the clubs and organizations of ORV here today, agree to work better together, support one another's membership, actively consolidate the ORV sector into a process of building, club support, trail development and responsible use access led by our groups, for our groups and in the interest of safer riding and more riding opportunity for all. In this spirit we declare our support for "ORV Ontario" (or some such depending upon what the groups decide).
Our handpicked speakers will share important insights, success stories and actionable advice.
Trailhead Simcoe County will be held at the Simcoe County Museum, located in the heart of Minesing, steps from the beautiful Minesing River.
A big thank you to our sponsors!
$2,000 event champion
$400 host a table or booth
$180 sponsor a speaker
“The ORV TrailHead Conference was a great opportunity to gain insight into the growth of off-road vehicle trail use in Ontario. It was great to hear from all the major Ontario organizations from ATVs to trail riders and 4WD groups and particularly those running successful clubs in the BruceGreySimcoe region. The case study from Renfrew County offered a great example of the potential for tourism growth in off-road vehicle trails.”
Trailhead ORV demonstrated the ability for constructive progressive networking, generating a sense of direction determined by the communities that make and develop recreational clubs promoting ORV'ing. Looking forward to the next steps!