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Friends of the Dufferin County Forest

August 22nd, 2018 by in Everything

Hello Everyone, Dufferin County is developing  the “Friends of the Dufferin County Forest” group to perform various duties in the County Forests. If you are interested please click the link below for more information from the County website. This is open to all users and it will be great to have a cohesive group from all user groups working together as a team.

From the County:

“The County has recently established the Friends of the Dufferin County Forest to assist in various aspects of the management of the County Forest.”

For more info click——>>>

https://mailchi.mp/64d3c66f5a81/annual-report-dufferin-county-forest-3330817?e=02b8797e09

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The County is also going to be monitoring the Forests more actively regarding the Recreation Policy and Bylaw infractions…From the County…

“Due to ongoing issues with recreational use of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest, this information is being distributed to all known user groups of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone else who may be interested

As you are probably aware, the County of Dufferin passed a by-law (2017-39) governing the recreational use of the Dufferin County Forest properties in September, 2017. Since that time, we have been working on education regarding the existence of the by-law and its provisions, through the following means:

Prior to coming to one of the Forest tracts, users are informed about the provisions of the by-law through the website and brochures available at the Museum of Dufferin and at various events throughout the County (e.g. Orangeville Home Show).
At all of the Forest tracts, signs describing the main provisions of the by-law are posted at main entrances.
At the kiosk at the Main Tract, brochures describing the permitted uses are available, along with a map showing the designated trails for horseback riding and mountain biking. The designated trails are in the process of being marked with new signs indicating the permitted use and referencing the by-law number.
Signs directing users out to Airport Road are in the works.
A numbering system/signs for locating purposes in case of an emergency are in the works.

The need for more/other signs will be considered on an ongoing basis.

In the coming weeks the County will be implementing a more proactive education and enforcement plan at the Main Tract, utilizing County forest staff and off-duty OPP officers.”

Please respect the regulations put in place.

Upcoming Ride Guide

September 17th, 2018 by in Everything

Good morning everyone,

 

Rides for the week are posted to the calendar.

Note:  This Wednesday is Johnny’s birthday ride!!!

 

Cheers

 

Wednesday Night Ride – Andy’s Birthday Ride

September 11th, 2018 by in Everything

This coming Wednesday will be Andy’s Birthday Ride.

He chooses the loop, pace etc etc etc.

 

Please remember to bring your lights if you have them, it gets dark and cold in the forest.

 

Cheers

 

Upcoming Ride Guide

September 10th, 2018 by in Everything

Good morning all,

 

Rides for the week have been posted to the calendar.

 

One note, It is getting darker at the end of the rides, Lights are being turned on around the 715-730 mark.

So if you have lights, charge them up.

 

Cheers

 

 

Upcoming Ride Guide

September 4th, 2018 by in Everything

Good morning All,

 

The weeks rides are up on the calendar.

If you have lights please start bringing them, depending on the ride, it does get a little dark when finishing.  Better to be safe than sorry.

 

Cheers

 

 

Upcoming Ride Guide

August 27th, 2018 by in Everything

Good morning All,

 

Rides for the week have been added to the calendar.

Check them out and enjoy the forest.

 

Cheers

 

Main Tract Policy enforcement

August 24th, 2018 by in Everything

Please see below for note from Dufferin County:

August 17th, 2018.

Due to ongoing issues with recreational use of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest, this information is being distributed to all known user groups of the Main Tract of the Dufferin County Forest. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone else who may be interested

As you are probably aware, the County of Dufferin passed a by-law (2017-39) governing the recreational use of the Dufferin County Forest properties in September, 2017. Since that time, we have been working on education regarding the existence of the by-law and its provisions, through the following means:

Prior to coming to one of the Forest tracts, users are informed about the provisions of the by-law through the website and brochures available at the Museum of Dufferin and at various events throughout the County (e.g. Orangeville Home Show).
At all of the Forest tracts, signs describing the main provisions of the by-law are posted at main entrances.
At the kiosk at the Main Tract, brochures describing the permitted uses are available, along with a map showing the designated trails for horseback riding and mountain biking. The designated trails are in the process of being marked with new signs indicating the permitted use and referencing the by-law number.
Signs directing users out to Airport Road are in the works.
A numbering system/signs for locating purposes in case of an emergency are in the works.

The need for more/other signs will be considered on an ongoing basis.

In the coming weeks the County will be implementing a more proactive education and enforcement plan at the Main Tract, utilizing County forest staff and off-duty OPP officers.

The County Forest by-law is attached for your reference.

Caroline

Caroline Mach, R.P.F. |County Forest Manager|Public Works Department

County of Dufferin|519-941-1114 ext. 4011| forestmanager@dufferinmuseum.com |936029 Airport Rd., Mulmur, ON L9V 0L3

Born as DCMA. Reimagined as MoD.
The Museum of Dufferin is open Wednesday-Sunday 10-5. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Chesley Saddle Club event Aug. 24-27th

August 24th, 2018 by in Everything

Hi everyone! Just a note to let everyone know that there is a Chesley Saddle Club equestrian event happening this weekend (Aug. 24-27th). They will be camped out in the field to the south. They will be using the marked equestrian trails throughout the entire Forest during all times of the day for the weekend. The cycling trail crosses the equestrian trail at several places so please exercise extreme caution at these intersections. If you are the lead rider please make it your responsibility to ensure the safety of all users and yield at these crossings. If you have a bell (personally I believe everyone should in a multi-use forest environment) give it a quick ring when approaching intersections. If you do come upon an equestrian speak up so the horse can recognize you as a person.
Please remember as cyclists we are required to give way to equestrians. As always be friendly and I would anticipate that you will be received well. Cooperation as always is the key to everyone experiencing a harmonious enjoyable day in the Forest!
Enjoy the trails, See you out there.

Upcoming Ride Guide

August 13th, 2018 by in Everything

Good morning All,

 

Rides for the week are up on the calendar.

 

Cheers

 

 

Nice Note:

August 13th, 2018 by in Everything

Just wanted to pass on the below post from Sue on Facebook.

 

Shared on behalf of Inka and Bella Imbeault –

A day in Dufferin ! Friendly cyclist that moved their cars seeing me stuggle with the trailer! Thanks Mark for back it up for me! Boo did his 27.2 Miles and was a champ with all the traffic out there! Sleep now ….. 43 hours
Good girl Bella Imbeault and Boo!

 

Whoever those cyclist were, thank you for helping out, it’s great to see everyone sharing and enjoying the forest!

 

Cheers

 

 

Saturday Equestrian Ride Notice

August 11th, 2018 by in Everything

Please see the event description on the site. Have a great day!

August 11th Kolapore Ride

August 6th, 2018 by in Everything

Monica, Tyler an Ryan are hosting a Ryan-going-off-to-University ride on August 11th.

Start time/place is at Monica’s house at 2pm. We ride from her place to Kolapore for a fun scoot in the woods then back to her place for post ride/Ryan celebrations with Monica, Taylor and Ryan! There is room for a camp out for those who would prefer not to drive home so bring your Van, tent, truck,  car….

Please RSVP to me (Johnny, or Contact tab on the website)  if you are coming so we have an idea of numbers for Monica as well if you plan on staying the night. Dinner is planned as a “pot luck BBQ” so if you plan on attending dinner please contact me so I can pass on what to bring. We can pester Monica at the Ravena General store for breakfast in the morning, yum! (poor Monica). I’ll pass on directions to Monica’s later to those who RSVP.

So excited to get back to Kolapore (and what a great reason, to celebrate with Monica and her sons!)…it’s such a great ride and with such great people.

Yay, Wolf Pack!

Monday Ride

August 6th, 2018 by in Everything

Looks like a 11am start time today. Rain not expected until 3pm now so lots of time for a casual ride in the woods. See you there. Dufferin Forest.

Monday Ride

August 5th, 2018 by in Everything

As there is a lot of unsettled weather predicted Monday, we think we will wake up, look out the window  and see what the day is suppose to bring. We’ll post a notice up if we plan to get out (it looks more like an AM ride at the moment). We’ll try and give as much notice as we can. Hope some folks will be able to make it out. Touch base Monday morning.

OTRA Equestrian Event August 3rd-6th Main tract

August 3rd, 2018 by in Everything

Hi everyone, please be aware that there is an equestrian event happening this weekend in the Main Tract. OTRA will be there August 3rd – 6th and will be conducting various rides throughout the weekend.

Please exercise caution while out there this weekend. Pay extra attention when crossing the equestrian trails as not to surprise an equestrian and their horse. If you come upon someone, please stop and speak up so the horse will become aware that you are present. If you ride with a bell, a quick ring as you are approaching the crossings would also be a good idea to alert riders. If you don’t have a bell, not a bad idea to get one!

As always be courteous and friendly.

Between everyone cooperating and paying attention I’m sure everyone will have an uneventful enjoyable weekend. It’s all about mutual understanding and respect for each other.

Enjoy your time in the Forest.