ABOUT EOTA

YOUR BACKYARD JUST GOT BIGGER!

Welcome to the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance, your guide to outdoor recreation and adventure in Eastern Ontario. With trail networks spreading from the Bay of Quinte, all the way north to Algonquin Park, there are endless ways for you and your family to discover Ontario’s history, natural environment and rural communities. Whether hiking, cycling, horseback riding, ATVing or snowmobiling, are your pleasure, we have trails you’ll want to explore. You can visit for the day, or stay for the week. You can even customize your trip with one of our Adventure Packages. We’ll help you create the perfect route for independent travel. With a focus on preservation and enhancement of our natural heritage, and management and development out Corridors for Tourism, the Eastern Ontario Trails is your gateway to safe, fun outdoor recreation.

Visit our trails to experience an unforgettable journey in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world!

OUR GOALS & OBJECTIVES

The preservation of the continuity of the Corridors for Tourism and other economic uses The management of the corridors as a multi-use facility, representing the interest of recreational users, adjoining landowners and other interested groups The development of the corridors as a recreational attraction contributing to the tourism and economy of the Eastern Ontario Region The preservation and enhancement of natural and human heritage along the Corridors

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MISSION STATEMENT

To develop, manage, maintain and market a comprehensive network of year round shared use recreational trails in the area, recognizing that there are other future uses for corridors ie. utility. EOTA will partner whenever possible. Each person sitting on the board of directors or a committee will work in good faith for the organization.

THE ALLIANCE

In September, 1997, the Hastings/Quinte/Land O’ Lakes Recreational Steering Committee was formed as a vehicle for bringing together people and groups who had an interest in developing a regional trails network. Representatives were from area municipalities, various trail groups, Chambers of Commerce, Conservation Authorities, and individuals.

EOTA NETWORK SINCE 1998

This umbrella trails group was renamed the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance (EOTA) in the spring of 1998. The organization was incorporated in 1999 under the mandate provided to it by the Province of Ontario and various Municipal Corporations of Eastern Ontario.

OUR AWARDS

2010

2010 Ontario Trails Council Board Service Recognition

Presented to Cindy Cassidy for personal and professional commitment to the betterment of trails.

2005

2005 Land’o’Lakes Tourist Asscociation Vision Award

Presented to EOTA within the Municipality of Tweed in recognition of a business that has demonstrated an extraordinary determination to succeed and grow a business.

2002

2002 Ontario Trails Council Trail Builder Award

Presented to Cindy Cassidy. In recognition of outstanding and extraordinary contribution towards the development of recreational trails In Ontario.

1999

1999 Ontario Trails Council Appreciation Award

Presented to EOTA in recognition of outstanding and extraordinary contribution towards the development of recreational trails in Ontario.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

NameTitle
DAVE GEROWChair – Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
CINDY CASSIDYGeneral Manager – EOTA
BRIAN CAMPBELLDirector – Lanark County
ANDY ANDERSONDirector – Township of Addington Highlands
TOM DEWEYDirector – Township of Central Frontenac
JEREMY SOLMESDirector – Township of Stirling Rawdon
JEN BENNETTDirector - Municipality of Marmora and Lake
BILL BLENKINSOPDirector – Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
ROBERT SARARASDirector – Municipality of Centre Hastings
GRAHAM BLAIRDirector – Hastings County
CHARLES MULLETDirector – Town of Bancroft
RICK ENGLISHDirector – Municipality of Trent Hills
ALEX WALDERDirector - Municipality of Hasting Highlands
JOAN BARTONDirector – Township of Highlands East
DAN HUGHEYDirector – Township of Carlow-Mayo
STEVE BALDWINDirector - Napanee ATV Club