Hear success stories, learn how to manage and develop your trail, and find out where Ontario Trails is headed.
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
Provincial ORV Organizations - A discussion of their work and impacts.
The Economic Impact of ORV Trails The provincial level ORV organizations provide best practices in trails tourism from across the country profiling: Voyageur Multi-Use Trails, lessons learned and opportunities revitalized. With input on trail development from the Ottawa Valley and North Bay Regions.
ORV Club Development and Sustainability 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.
The Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Trail Development Experience Lessons Learned
RTO 7 – Providing Regionally Based Trails and Trails Tourism Products and Services (2010-2020)
Trails and Trail Activity - Local Product of National Importance
Trail Development and Management - Provincial Programs
Off-Road and Province-wide Planning– leadership buy-in.
Keynote Speaker TBD The revitalization and re-development of product lines take both a strategy and fortitude. In the face of opposition and resistance sometimes community trails tourism development takes fortitude and an idea that your community can be better through supported product lines. Our speaker will talk to the experience of improving small town rural trails, on and off crown lands and in four-season destination; through strategy and partnership development.
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.
See current availability and make your reservation today – before rooms fill up!
Trailhead Ontario has great sponsorship opportunities available for companies looking to extend their brand within and beyond the trails community.
Your tax-deductible conference sponsorship is a great way to reach trail directors and decision-makers, showcase your organization, and support healthy communities.
“Awesome speakers, great networking and a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend. I’ll be back next year!”
“Excellent presentations and good debates around practices that are changing how trails are used in Ontario.”