FAQs

Is Limerick Forest "Crown Land"?


No.  Limerick Forest is private property owned and managed by the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville.  Although it was once managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) under the Agreement Forest Program, it has always been a county asset.   

 

Is hunting permitted in Limerick Forest?


Yes.  Hunting is permitted in Limerick Forest as per all municipal, provincial and federal legislative requirements.  However, permanent tree stands or other structures are not permitted in the forest.    Information regarding specific hunting seasons and other regulations may be obtained at the local Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) office in Kemptville or on the MNR website

 

Are Off-Road Vehicles (ORV 's) permitted in Limerick Forest?


Yes.  Use of Off-Road Vehicles (ORV's) in Limerick Forest is permitted providing all legal requirements are adhered to.  In Ontario, use of all ORV's, including off-road motorcycles and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV's) is governed by the Off-Road Vehicle Act  and the Highway Traffic Act .  These acts apply to off-road vehicle users and detail registration, licensing, insurance, road access and safety requirements.  Additional information is available on the Ministry of Transportation web site and also in the various Drivers Handbooks available at local Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing offices.

 

Trail maps posted on the information kiosks and available on this site illustrate suitable uses for a specific trail, i.e., "multi-use double track" and "truck/car" for ATV's or "single track" for off-road motorcycles and mountain bikes.

 

Off-road motorcycling is a popular recreational activity in Limerick Forest.  Members of the Bytown Motorcycle Association (BMA) have participated on various Limerick Forest Advisory Committee subcommittees in the past and have played a major role in the development and maintenance of the trail network throughout Limerick Forest.  A valuable website for any off-road motorcyclist in Ontario is that of the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders 

Two useful web sites for ATV-users in eastern Ontario include the Ontario Federation of All Terrain Vehicle Clubs and the Johnstown ATV Club


Can I drive my ATV on the township roads?


The use of ATV's on "township" roads is governed by municipal by-laws specific to each township.  Riding ATV's on a township road is not permitted unless a township-level by-law has been approved specifically allowing the use of ATV's on their roads.  You should contact the municipal office for the township in question.  Use of ATV's on County roads is not permitted.  

 

Can I drive my snowmobile in Limerick Forest?


Yes.  The use of snowmobiles in Limerick Forest is permitted and the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act should be referenced for specific rules and regulations regarding the use of snowmobiles in the province.  Both the Leeds & Grenville Snowmobile Association and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs  have very useful web sites which should be consulted for information regarding snowmobiling in this area.