OFSC Says Use Of Snowmobile Trails Allowed During Lockdown
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile clubs is saying that it is still business as usual, despite the lockdown.
They say that under the new stay at home order, trails remain a permitted recreational activity. In section 16 of the order outlining what is permitted, they say article two allows riders to use any amenity that is permitted to be open during a Stage 1 Order. They say under the Stage 1 Order, snowmobiling is listed as allowed under a stage one lockdown, along with cross country skiing, dogsledding and snowshoe trails. They also say that grooming of trails can continue, as workers and volunteers are granted an exception under the framework.
They say that snowmobilers with valid trail permits can access any available or limitedly available. That being said, they urge all snowmobilers to ride close to home and comply with the stay-at-home order. They remind riders that the OFSC is about riding trails, not travelling to them. They say that any questions about trailering away from your home should be directed to local law enforcement.