NSORRA has signed an agreement for Nova Scotia Wilderness Areas
NSORRA is excited to announce that we have signed, with the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change, an Offroad Motorcycle Trail Management Agreement in 16 Wilderness Areas throughout the province. This agreement will allow NSORRA members legal access to specific trails in these Wilderness Areas where the use and operation of OHVs is permitted. This agreement includes both red-plated bikes and blue-plated dual-sports.
NSORRA trail maintenance team required
This access comes with a price.
- First, you must be a current NSORRA member (must be able to show proof - either a current membership sticker or card) to use the trails.
- Second, in coordination with our OHV partners - ATVANS and SANS - we are obligated to assist in the maintenance of these trails. Various funding is available to assist us with this maintenance work.
We are now reaching out to you - the membership - to become actively involved in volunteering with trail management in all areas of the province. We want to establish a Wilderness Trails Maintenance Group. We anticipate coordinating one to two small projects per year and/or assist our OHV partners in coordinating larger projects.
Where are these Wilderness Areas?
- 7.5 km of trail in Gully Lake Wilderness Area
- 12.6 km of Old Coach Road and Fire Road in Five Bridge Lakes Wilderness Area
- 39 km of trails in Kelley River Wilderness Area
- 0.8 km of trail in Baddeck River Wilderness Area
- 11 km of trail in Medway Lakes Wilderness Area
- 4 km of trail in Polly Brook Wilderness Area
- 7.3 km of trails in Eigg Mountain-James River Wilderness Area
- 6.8 km of trail in South Panuke Wilderness Area
- 2.6 km of trails in Chignecto Isthmus Wilderness Area
- 2.8 km of trail in Calvary River Wilderness Area
- 5.5 km of trail in Wentworth Valley Wilderness Area
- River Philip Road in Economy River Wilderness area
- The Bypass Trail located on the Snowmobilers Association of Nova Scotia trail #104, in Jim Campbell’s Barren Wilderness Area
- Queensport Road in Bonnet Lake Barrens Wilderness Area
- Grant Lake-Ross Lake Connector Trail in Ogden Round Lake Wilderness Area
- Dominique Meadow Brook–Fountain Lake Connector Trail in Portapique River Wilderness Area
We need YOU to succeed!
Are you interested in being part of the Wilderness Areas Trails Management Group? We must be able to do our part to keep these trails open. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to become part of the NSORRA team. An enthusiastic maintenance group is key to the success of this project.
The Fundy Trails Snowmobile Club, our first NSORRA club, will manage the trails in the Wentworth Valley and Portapique Wilderness Areas. Please contact NeilJennings32@gmail.com to become part of the Fundy Trails team.
Neil Jennings, our longstanding Trails Director, is stepping down from that position but will continue in the portfolio of Director of Rec Riding in 2022. An avid dirt biker and snowmobiler, Neil enjoys riding the trails that run past his Wentworth area camp.