the Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club

Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club has just over 300 km of amazing trails extending from Gooderham to near Bancroft and from just north of Apsley to the south end of Algonquin Park.

Our trails connect to other great trails going in every direction.

There are services available through our club area (gas, food snowmobile dealers and accommodation) so you can be assured of an enjoyable ride no matter where you go.

Watch for club events like the cookout during the sledding season as well, where you can enjoy a BBQโ€™d delight and a drink.

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We wanted to take a minute to clarify that all trails are not closed, only one region.
The feeder trails that connect between health districts will remain closed for the duration of the lockdown, as per our previous post.

We encourage everyone to please consult the OFSC.ON.CA website for accurate information and consult the Interactive Trail Guide to determine trails status.

We know that everyone is frustrated, this again is NOT a club decision, we are following the rules, regulations and protocols that are being mandated by the Ontario government.
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Thanks for the info...it quite confusing as to how far you can travel. I hope the "trailering" sledders understand and its unfortunate they cannot enjoy some of the open trails in Ontario.

The rules are a pain, just glad we remain open. Thanks for doing all you can! We appreciate it!

Please don't assume sleds being trailerd are from outside the district. Because of lake conditions and closed trails I have trailerd my sled to the Clubhouse several times.

I dont get why certsin trailshave to be closed but can ride from lindsay to hali an further up pretty much goin threw 3-4 health regions

If you can get there without trailering why does it matter. My kids in Kawartha lakes are going to school on Monday and so are the kids in Peterborough. Can’t see giving myself or others on my snowmobile.

Folks are trailering from health unit to health unit. You did nothing but frustrate riders. Fuck the government, and soon fuck OFSC if you follow all government suggestions.

Pretty simple , stay in your area . If you need to put your sleds on a trailer to go riding your not in your area .... stay home

Rusty Johnson

Jordan

Joe Sabourin...?

Fuckin North Bay Jim Chirico What a nut case!!

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As you are aware, the OFSC is supporting provincial health unit guidelines regarding limiting travel between health unit areas. The Paudash trail system is at the junction of 3 health units: Peterborough, Haliburton/Kawartha/Pine Ridge, and Hastings and Prince Edward County. As a result, there are some trail segments that will remain unavailable/โ€redโ€ during the provincial Covid-19 lockdown.



For your information here they are:

TOP E: from 611 (Eels Lake South) to E107

TOP E: from 618 (Silent Lake) to the boundary with Old Hastings Snowmobile Club at Rose Island Road

E108: from 608 (Hadlington) to Buckhorn District Snowmobile Club trail 506

E109: from Elephant Lake Road to Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers 178 (Mink Lake trail)

612 (Baptiste Lake): from Cardiff to Baptiste Lake

613 (Deer Lake): from 612 to Deer Lake

614 (Rabbit): from 615 (Cardiff) to Rabbit Trail Road/Paudash Lake

618 (Silent Lake): from TOP E to Highway 28/Paudash Lake

We have provided a visual of the trails to show which sections will remain closed.
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As you are aware, the OFSC is supporting provincial health unit guidelines regarding limiting travel between health unit areas.  The Paudash trail system is at the junction of 3 health units: Peterborough, Haliburton/Kawartha/Pine Ridge, and Hastings and Prince Edward County.  As a result, there are some trail segments that will remain unavailable/โ€redโ€ during the provincial Covid-19 lockdown.

 

For your information here they are:

TOP E: from 611 (Eels Lake South) to E107

TOP E: from 618 (Silent Lake) to the boundary with Old Hastings Snowmobile Club at Rose Island Road

E108: from 608 (Hadlington) to Buckhorn District Snowmobile Club trail 506

E109: from Elephant Lake Road to Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers 178 (Mink Lake trail)

612 (Baptiste Lake): from Cardiff to Baptiste Lake

613 (Deer Lake): from 612 to Deer Lake

614 (Rabbit): from 615 (Cardiff) to Rabbit Trail Road/Paudash Lake

618 (Silent Lake): from TOP E to Highway 28/Paudash Lake

We have provided a visual of the trails to show which sections will remain closed.

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So from top of Mason Hill there is no grooming to E109 to Lake St Peter?

No travel restrictions within the province, everyone drives their own machine, it’s outside, and everyone wears a balaclava (face covering). It’s the most social distancing accommodating activity I can think of and with all the restaurants closed, it’s not like they are all sitting down together and sharing germs. This just makes no sense but I guess that’s becoming the new thing.

Get out and ride. There are trails open , grooming every day that are in good shape. Tons of money has already been spent getting them ready. Where would the money come from to get your refund ? Surely you knew there might be issues this year with a world wide pandemic? The trail pass is $200. Its not a huge deal in the overall scheme of things. It is not the clubs fault and I applaud the OFSC for having a plan ready to convince the government to allow us to keep most trails open.

During these uncertain times with C-19 I’m all for safe, proper, distant and cautious interaction, however this logic is flawed. Within the OFSC own Press Releases, results from the 2019 survey are now available. Interestingly according to the survey results 77% of respondents own trailers. One would logically assume that those using these trailers are likely from other health unit regions. If the OFSC is attempting to limit travel between health units, are they only going to allow local residents to utilize the trail system within their respective domicile geographical location ? With up to $ 3.3 Billion contribution to annual economic activity I would think not. If OFSC is going to limit where one can ride within the District, I agree that a rebate should be made available.

Close roadways between areas if travel outside your zone is so crucial. !! Same shit!!! Ontario permit is just that.. All of the province is what we paid for. OFSC has never done a solid ever to compensate so don't expect that to ever happen!. Maybe they will have a covid payback every month we cant ride.LOL ! We can't ride our sleds due to covid so pay us to stay home...LOL. I vote ride when and where you please ! Last time I checked no cop or trail warden had a 280hp turbo under their ass so I'm going where I please!!... Good luck chasing this Cat!! LOL

I live in Oshawa and trailer my sleds. There are no trails in my area, so I would like a full refund for 2 sleds.

I have 3 permits that are basically useless.I agree ,I would.like my money back as well. The government hasn't closed the hwys in the area,why are they closing the trails.

As a sledder, I can appreciate and understand this. We are in unprecendented times and we all have to accept it is what it is this year. There are more winters to come in our life times, so for now it is about respect for the trails, the clubs, the hobby, other sledders, businesses and the general public. No good comes from wasting your time being upset. Ride on my friends and keep it track side down!

Does this mean that people riding on the closed / red sections could be fined by the OPP? If so .... with what and how much $$$

We should all get our permit fees back or at least a full credit for next year.

So two sled passes worth 400 bucks and the most important trails are closed for me on lower Paudash. Why are people only being informed now? Not cool.

My 2 cents on the whole thing is it isnt paudashs idea to post this. The ofsc has sent it to them. Me personaly have riden some of these trails. They have been mint as of last weekend some are red due to caution areas and others are red due to covid. I would take a trip. If they are decent ride them with caution. Ibwouldnt no where a health area starts or ends. There are no signs for that. Lol get out and enjoy what we have. Until gates are closed im riding see ya on the weekend. Ps if your riding and you can remove branches please do so the more everyone helps the better the ride. Im sure paudash as well as other clubs could use some help so sign up to there web site and get involved

So the government has let the trails open because we can ride responsibly and social distance, packing lunches etc and enjoying the beautiful Canadian wilderness and now this??

This is insane ski hills, sled trails tobogganing, ice hockey...time for people to wake up.

Think if you are paudash trailblazer rider in that area you cannot ride in other areas ? Am I reading this right ?

Paudash Trail Blazers . this post is not helping the club .maybe it should be dropped .

I think we should use more ditches and side roads back to making our own.

The situation is difficult. Thanks Paudash for sharing the information to help us understand what to expect.

Not going to happen...OFSC has no authority or working with any existing law to halt travel of any kind related to provincial health guidelines!!!

This government has lost its freakin minds. Yet Costco and Walmart can have almost a 1000 ppl in it at a time really. Small business shut down lose there livelihood. Little towns close up and go bankrupt. What next back to the twenties with food stamps and proverety. Year after year prices go up and ppl struggle more when’s greed ever going to end

Being told/asked to Ride our own club trails, is the same as shopping only where you live, it all helps.

I think This is all bullshit,have people realized how many different health regions that there employees are coming in from and working side by side and like our drivers are in who knows how many health units per day delivering loads,I say as long as we all follow the health guidelines we should still be able to ride day trips,The majority of time I have to trailer 30 to 50 kms to get to trails

Its like a lottery every year hoping for trails to open...sometimes you win big....sometimes ya dont!

This is ridiculous...do they prevent vehicles on the roads and highways from crossing over to other health units????

Put your high tech suspensions to work folks! Get creative!

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