After todays trail inspection, the trails on the West side of the 416 are reasonably passable and will be open for riding Saturday May 18th, 2019. However, the trails on the East side of the 416 still need to be inspected and the conditions are unknown at this time. Please refrain from using the East side Trails. Also, please be aware that the trails in Limerick Forest will be open to motorized users as of May 18th, 2019. There will be a few trails left closed (yellow caution tape) due to wet conditions. Please tread lightly and happy riding.

Please check this website regularly for any updates (post amended on 17 May 2019)


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Welcome to the Johnstown ATV (JATV) Club website.

Our All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) club is located in Eastern Ontario, Canada. Our trail system extends from the Husky Truck Stop (Angelo’s) near Johnstown to Merrickville and area, including west to North Augusta and consists of approximately 300kms of trails catering to die-hard and casual riders. We have a purpose built tunnel under highway 416, which allows us to have trails on both the east and west sides of the highway. The trails are open all year (including winter) with the exception of closure during the spring thaw and district deer hunting rifle seasons. Trail conditions vary throughout the year. Bring your ATV or side by side and have a great ride.

A valid Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicle (OFATV) membership or OFATV day pass is required to ride on OFATV club trails. As a member of OFATV you have access to thousands of kilometers of trails across Ontario. Through reciprocal agreements you can also ride all New Brunswick ATV Federation trails and PEI ATV Federation trails.

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4 days ago

Johnstown ATV Club

Attention All Riders.

The trails highlighted in RED are CLOSED. Please stay off these trails.
Riding & damaging these trails further will only prolong the closure.
The section north of Patterson Road to Weir is very wet and has a few bad holes. Intersection 19 to 240
The section north of Weir Road to County Road 21 (3 bridges) is under repair. Intersection 240 to 24
The section east of Weir Road to Spencerville (Burnie Road) is extremely wet. Intersection 242 to 244
The section north of McNeilly to Glen Smail has extremely deep water due to beaver activity in the area.
Intersection 141 to 46
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6 days ago

Johnstown ATV Club

Annual Charity Fundraising Ride
Due extreme wet trails and their present condition, our club is unable at this time to find a suitable route to host our Annual Charity Fundraising Ride.
As we access the trail conditions and work on finding a suitable route for this event, details will be announced closer to a new date and will be posted on the Events page of our website and here on our Facebook page.
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1 week ago

Johnstown ATV Club

Doing a little trail work today. Leveling out the corner berms due to riders being too heavy on the throttle when cornering. ... See MoreSee Less

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Club Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month at Angelo's Restaurant at 9am and usually are followed by a ride. Next Meeting is in:








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Important Message

ATV and Dirt Bike use in Limerick Forest:

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, owner of the Limerick Forest, has signed an agreement on July 20th, 2017 to work with organizations representing off-road motorcycles, ATVs and ORVs (side by sides) on the implementation of a two year pilot program for the development, use, and management of trails in Limerick Forest. The Johnstown ATV Club (JATVC) supported by the Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicles (OFATV) and the Bytown Motorcycle Association (BMA) supported by the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR) will be actively working with the Forest Manager during the program for the 2017 and 2018 riding seasons. The end result will be that ATV’s and ORVs (side by sides) riding in Limerick Forest will require an OFATV membership and off-road motorcyclists will require an OFTR membership. All motorized vehicles in Limerick must be legally plated and insured. This partnership will provide an opportunity for trail wardens representing both organizations to be out on the trails in an effort to answer questions and provide assistance re the OFATV and OFTR Code of Ethics. Trail wardens will engage motorized user in Limerick in a friendly and positive manner about safe and responsible riding. It is hoped that this new partnership between the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and the JATVC and BMA will help to maintain and improve the Limerick Forest trail network for all user groups by educating riders about the perils of drinking and driving, the potential damage to the reputation of the sport due to unnecessarily loud vehicles, driving without plates and insurance, littering and the need to respect the ecological integrity of the forest. A healthy and sustainably managed forest will ensure the long-term availability of our trail system, benefiting everyone who visits the forest. We appreciate your cooperation in this endeavour. (posted April 8th, 2017, amended July 27th, 2017)