2019 Adopt A Trail Program Released!

It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child.  At OF4WD, we believe that it takes a community to take care of a trail.  That is why we are continuing the Adopt-a-Trail program and seeking Adopters!


The crown land trails we all enjoy change over each season.  Just last season (June 2018) the infamous water crossing on Gooderham changed drastically, and become no longer cross-able for stock vehicles!  We depend on trail reports from the community to identify issues like these, so we can work with the MNRf to find a solution.

OF4WD’s Adopt-a-Trail is designed to have clubs, groups or individuals take responsibility to monitor and report on trail conditions.  Our goal is to have every trail actively monitored.

The requirements of adopting a trail are to run it at least twice a season (ideally near the start and end of the season) and file a trail report each time, highlighting trail conditions and possible problem areas.  While not required, trail cleanups are also encouraged!


OF4WD can then use the information in discussions with MNRf and other user groups, allowing maintenance activities to be organized.  The adopters may be called on to help with remediation efforts.

If you or your club are interested in adopting a trail, please check https://www.of4wd.com/trails/adopt-a-trail/ for more information.

 New This Season: Clubs planning on adopting a trail again this season are asked to confirm by the AGM (March 31).  At that point we will publish a list of adopted trails, and open the list to new adopters.

Article by Brad Yhard, OF4WD Board of Directors  Photos by Katie Oldfield, Blue Water Jeep Club and Brent Terbrack, Hamilton Area Jeep Club.  Pictures in this article were taken during the June 2018 Hamilton Area Jeep Club trail investigation run and subsequent Joint Hamilton Area Jeep Club/Niagara Area Jeep Club/Bluewater Jeep Club trail run in Ardbeg.

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