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Trail Etiquette

When visiting the Glengarry Recreational Trail System.  The Friends of Glengarry Trails Association encourages trail visitors to follow the seven commonly-accepted “Leave No Trace” principles and be considerate of your fellow walkers, skiers and snowmobilers. Follow trail etiquette and safety measures, and enjoy the outdoors.

  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Know local land use guidelines and special concerns for the area you are visiting.
  • Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies, have a cell phone available as the use of the trails is unsupervised. Note that some areas on the trails may have limited cell coverage.
  • Protect fragile vegetation by staying on the trail.
  • Dispose of Waste Properly. Pack it in, pack it out.
  • Pack out all trash, leftover food and food scraps, litter and hygiene products.
  • Leave What You Find.
  • Rocks, plants and other natural objects are best enjoyed in their natural states.  Removal of these items is prohibited on public and private lands.
  • There are no sanitary facilities on the trails, so plan ahead.

Respect Wildlife

  • Observe wildlife from a distance.  Do not follow or approach them.
  • Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviours, and exposes them to predators and other dangers.
  • Dogs must be on leash — keeps your dog and trail users safe.
  • Pick up after your dog and dispose in bin located at the trail entrance — no one likes stepping in dog poop! 
  • To protect your dog and wildlife, consider leaving your dog at home.
  • Respect other visitors and protect the quality of their experience.  Let nature’s sounds prevail.  Avoid loud noises.
  • ATVs and other motorized vehicles are not allowed on the Glengarry trail system.
  • Horse Back Riding is not allowed on the Glengarry Trails.

 

Having a smart device or mobile phone with you is a good safety precaution, set to vibrate mode. 

Please Note: Trail User assumes all risks as per Occupiers Liability Act RSO 1990, in case of Emergency call 911.

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