News | 2018

All KATVA Trails close December 1st – reopen May 2020 (11/13/2018)
All KATVA Trails close to ATVs and SUVs on December 1st. We share a lot of the snowmobile trails and they are theirs for the winter months. Do not ride!!! It causes damage to the snowmobile trails groomed by the snowmobile clubs !!
KATVA 5-points Land Purchase – Press Release – (11/5/2018)

KATVA purchased land in 5-points — at the North Junction to keep the trails open to all (11/4/2018)

KATVA Trail 50 closed from October 1,2018 to May 1,2019 !!!!! (9/25/2018)

KATVA has maintained a strong relationship with HATVA that continues to this day. In 2008, KATVA struck a formal reciprocal agreement with HATVA to permit members to ride each other’s respective trails. This arrangement is honoured by both the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County who in turn recognize valid KATVA and HATVA trail permits. The agreement has been expanded over the years to include Lake of Bays ATV Club, Quad Niagara and Algonquin West ATV Club.

Hunting Season in KATVA Area (9/22/2018)
It’s hunting season in KATVA riding area. Most of our trails are in Wildlife Management Unit 60 which includes the Somerville Forest and the 5 Points, see attached map.
During these times, hunters can drive their vehicles on the Somerville trails including the rail trail, north of Burnt River for the purpose of forest access and large game extraction during the legal hunting season.
Bear- Sept. 4-Nov. 30
Deer- with bow Oct 1 – Nov 4, Nov 19-Dec 2, Dec 10 – 31  with rifles & shotguns Nov 5 – Nov 18
Moose- Oct 20 – 26
From more information-
Use caution and be respectful of the hunters.katva hunting map
KATVA – CASI ATV Safety Training – Saturday May 26, 2018 (5/27/2018)

KATVA CASI instructors had a full house today at our course in Lindsay. There was a good mix of students with some novices looking to gain the skills required for a lifetime of safe, enjoyable ATVing, and some experienced riders who were looking to brush up on existing skills. The promised rains held off, although ATVers are a tough lot whose spirits are not dampened by a bit of rain. Everyone came away with a Canada wide accepted certificate, a student handbook, smiles on their faces, and hopefully a great deal of respect for the handling of an ATV as well as for
the environment and the trails we ride. We know they will be great ambassadors for our sport.

We have 5 certified CASI Trainers. Let us know if you are interested in a course. They are held when there is enough demand to run one. we need 4 or 5 trainees to run the course. If you are interested email our trainers at ‘’ .

KATVA June 2,2018 Charity Poker Run – All proceeds to Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay (5/9/2018)

Saturday, June 2 at 8 AM – 6 PM

Log Chateau Park Ltd Family Campground
1691 Cty Rd 121 RR#2, Fenelon Falls, Ontario K0M 1N0

Please pre-register on our website under register for a ride – June 2nd 2018 – Charity Poker Run.

Join us for a great day of riding on some of Ontario’s most sought after trails, with a poker run, prizes, dinner and so much more, all while helping to raise money for the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation for our local community!
Ride Registration: 8:00am to 9:30am, Log Chateau Park, Fenelon Falls.

Registration is $40 per rider or participating passenger
$10 fee for passengers or guests coming for dinner only

Riders depart 8:30am to 9:30am from Log Chateau Return to Burnt River Community Centre for dinner, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
ATV’s and Side by Sides, including passengers are welcome at this event. There will be some road riding so all riders must have a minimum G2 license and all passengers must be at least 8 years of age.
On site camping available.

A KATVA or HATVA trail pass is required for this event

Day passes will are available online for pre-purchase before the event (fastest option) as well as available to purchase day of the ride at registration for $15

KATVA Trails – Pinery and Somerville Forest – closed until May 14th, 2018 (5/2/2018)

After much discussion with our trail maintenance crew and the City of Kawartha Lakes staff, we regret to advise of the following:
“The City of Kawartha Lakes Parks and Recreation Division would like to advise that trails in the Pinery /Somerville Forest will be closed until May 14th, 2018 to mitigate trail damage due to wet conditions. The Victoria Rail Trail Corridor will remain open to use during this period”
Please respect the volunteers who work so hard to maintain our trails, and the City staff by staying out of the Forest until it’s opened back up.

Carolyn Richards
KATVA President

All KATVA Trails Open May 1st – except for the Pinery and Somerville Forest (5/1/2018)

All KATVA Trails, with the exception of the Pinery and Somerville Forest are now open to ride. While ATVs are allowed throughout our trails, Side by Sides are not yet permitted on the Victoria Rail Trail, Somerville Forest or the Pinery – they are allowed on all out 5-points trails. All trails are very wet, some ice covered still, and lots of water !!

VRT – Victoria Rail Trail Cleanup – Saturday April 28, 2018 (4/17/2018)

We are having our annual VRT cleanup Saturday April 28th starting at 9am. Please come out and give us a hand with this annual cleanup – we remove all sorts of garbage left on the VRT and beside it to get the year off to a clean start. Pre-register on our website here, under Register for a Ride so we know you are coming. We will have teams leaving from various points on the VRT: coming north from Bethany, going south from Lindsay, going north from Lindsay, going north from Fenelon Falls, and coming south from Kinmount and Burnt River…come out and give us a hand !!! hope to see you there !!!