Cataraqui Trail Gates Close on March 31

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The snowmobile clubs that groom and maintain a snowmobile trail on the Cataraqui Trail have announced the official end of the snowmobile season, according to this CRCA release:

The Lennox and Addington Ridgerunners and the Leeds and Grenville Snowmobile Association will be closing and locking the gates on Saturday March 31, 2018.

The gates are open during snowmobile season to allow snowmobilers with a valid OFSC permit to use the Trail. They are closed during the balance of the year to keep other motorized vehicles off the Cataraqui Trail. Other than snowmobiles, only authorized maintenance vehicles are allowed to have access to the Trail.

The Cataraqui Trail is a 104 km long multi-use trail along a former railway line that goes from Smiths Falls to Strathcona (near Napanee). Permitted uses on the Trail include hiking, cycling, skiing and horseback riding.

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