Nunz Posted February 13, 2016 Share Posted February 13, 2016 Just saw this online this morning, This is horrible news for the area and a critical link for the Muskoka area... ASC Trail Update, February 13, 2016URGENT TRAIL CLOSURE INFORMATION As a disclaimer this email is MY personal views and opinion and NOT those of the OFSC, District 7, the Muskoka Snowmobile Region or the Algonquin Snowmobile Club or their Executive. ... Sorry to say we had to close a critical part of trail on our system tonight. Trail D101B from the ASC Shelter to the D101B / 74 Junction is closed due to a Landowner issue with the Bill 100. This section eliminates access from Dorset to Dwight. With Lake of Bays not safe or staked its a huge a problem. Due to this trail closure it impacts the following. Sledders coming from the Dorset area will not be able to come to the Dwight Winter Carnival on Saturday. Sledders from the Dwight / Oxtongue Lake area will not be able to attend the Dorset Lions Camp / Tall Pines Poker Run on Saturday. Sledders will not be able to support our sponsoring businesses in Dwight from the south and Dorset from the north on the busiest sledding weekend of the season. Mother Nature has done plenty of hardship to our supporters and now this. Sledders doing the RAP TOUR (Ride Around Algonquin Park) cannot complete or start their trip as the alternate route has closures too due to the weather. Over the years we have had plenty of Landowner concerns which we have been able to resolve by relocating trails or adding bridges and gates. We have a resolution to this issue to be done next year but with the short notice cannot do it as we will need MNR approval which is the plan for the Spring. Attached is a Press Release from the Ontario Trails Council about the Bill 100 Landowner concerns. This Bill could take years to be passed and in my personal opinion there was no urgency to close this trail today. Again this is just my personal opinion. What really upsets me is this Landowner is a prominent Business owner and past ASC Supporter serving the Dwight, Dorset and Lake of Bays area. We will resolve this issue but it won't happen tomorrow. Sorry to be the barer of bad news. ••• Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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