You've got questions.
We don't have all the answers. But here's what we can tell you...
Most trails are open. TVTA does not own any of the land on which our trails run and as such, we do not decide which trails are open or closed. We encourage hikers to check with landowners before heading out - Fanshawe, City of London, UTRCA, etc. If there is a sign on the trail saying it's closed, it is closed - regardless of what you may have seen or heard before heading out.
If you are hiking, remember that much of our trails are on privately owned land. Although we know the majority of hikers are very considerate, we have had some feedback from landowners about inappropriate activities happening on their properties. Please be respectful of private landowners. The trails are for hiking only. If you see any illegal activity on your hike, please report it to the necessary authorities. If you see maintenance issues such as trees blocking trails, etc. please report it to [email protected]
If you chose to go for a hike, please review the most recent Provincial and Federal Government guidance before heading out.
Are you feeling isolated?
For many of us, hiking is an important part of our physical and mental health. So what happens if we can't hike?
If you are feeling isolated, please reach out to friends and family. Want to talk to someone else? Reach out to us! We have gathered a group of volunteers who would love to chat with you by phone. Send an email with your phone number to [email protected] and it will be forwarded to one of our volunteers who will phone you back. If you would like to be one of the volunteers who calls people back, let us know.
We miss you and we miss hiking. Hopefully we'll be all back on the trails soon. Until then, take care of yourself and take care of each other.
TVTA Board of Directors