New Trail Access for NSORRA Members
NSORRA is thrilled to announce the signing of an agreement with Wagner Forest NS Ltd. This agreement gives NSORRA members with red-plated dirt bikes access to 450 kms of trails on Wagner-owned and managed property throughout the province!
Working with OHV partners
NSORRA is joining our OHV partners, ATVANS and SANS, in realizing this access. ATVANS and SANS have used Wagner lands for a number years for OHV recreation and in establishing connectivity to and from other trail systems.
This is the first of what will hopefully be two trail access announcements this year. NSORRA has purchased insurance to cover member riders for third party liability while on these trails.
Accessing the new trails
How do you access the 450 kms of new woodroad and trail now available to us? You use the ATVANS/SANS GIS (geographic information system). The directions below look complicated but do it once and you'll realize there is nothing to it.
The following map on the ATVANS website shows us the trails:
- Browse to https://atvans.wildapricot.org/maps_trails
- Click the Trails Under Agreement map to open the GIS
Browse directly to the GIS at https://geomapix.ca/geomapix/maps/85817/atvans-public#
- Scan the map for trails of interest in your area.
- Click on the trail of interest. The trail ID property sheet will open.
- Click the right arrow where it says Multiple Features Selected until the last page is displayed.
- Trails without this right arrow are not Wagner trails.
- This opens the Feature Info sheet.
- Note the field called corpname on the bottom of the page.
- If it matches any of the names below, then this trail is a Wagner managed trail and access is allowed.
- Atlantic Star Forestry
- Nova Start Forestry Ltd.
- Wagner Forest NS Ltd.
- EFO Canada Forestry Ltd.
- HPM Nova Scotia Forestry Ltd.
- Pelster Forestry Ltd.
Shared trails conditions
The conditions are simple around accessing these trails:
- Your offroad or dualsport bike must be red-plated and insured.
- You must be a current NSORRA member and your bike must display a current NSORRA sticker.
- Access is allowed on pre-existing trails and wood roads. This is not permission to establish or cut new trail.
- Take only pictures, leave only tracks.
- Be courteous to other users of the trails and especially the working woodlots.
Hope you enjoy the 450 kms of new trail access!