The Following Information was received from the Departments of Lands and Forrest earlier today. Concerning trail use and Covid-19 social distance rules.
Hello OHV Associations,
As you are aware, there has been lots of questions around trail use. For most, the questions relate to walkers/hikers who wish to access trails as a way to remain physically active. But, when it comes to OHV trail use the same social distancing directives apply.
I have been receiving calls directly as well as through the 1-800 OHV line with questions regarding “can I ride”.
In short the answer is yes. But as responsible OHV Associations, please share the same message, Yes you can ride under the following directives;
• Do not trailer your OHV to unload at a known trail head (where others may be) to access trails. We do not want to see multiple vehicles parked at trail heads to go OHV riding.
• Do not travel in groups larger than 5. That is not five machines, that is five people. Potentially two or three machines could carry a group of five, depending on the OHV.
• Similar to the trail access announcement for physical activity. If you can access OHV trails from where you live by all means do so. Do not load OHV’s and transport them to concentrated areas (trail heads, OHV club facilities) where you cannot maintain the social distancing directives.
Thank you all for your continued cooperation.
Trail & OHV Program Administrator
Parks, Outreach Division
Nova Scotia Department of Lands and Forestry
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