ORV – ATVs Allowed on Lakeshore Municipal Roads

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Lakeshore Allows ORV – ATVs on Specific Municipal Roads

The Town of Lakeshore has approved a pilot project to permit Off-Road Vehicles (ORV’s, also known as All Terrains Vehicles, ATV’s) on certain municipal roads in the communities of Stoney Point and Lighthouse Cove.  ORV’s will be permitted between 7 am and 10 pm from January 27, 2016 – April 30, 2016 and December 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. ORV’s are not allowed on sidewalks, trails or walking paths. A copy of the by-law can be found of the Town’s website (


The trial period applies to specific municipal roads only.  The attached maps identify the approved roads. Roads which fall under the jurisdiction of the County of Essex as well as private roads are not included. 


Lakeshore Council has directed broader community consultation regarding permitting ORV use across the municipality. Planning for this consultation is underway and notice to the public will be appropriately issued in advance.


Ontario legislation regulates operator and vehicle requirements as well as rules of the road for ORV’s.  It is the operator’s responsibility to be familiar with and follow all applicable laws and regulations.  The link below will direct you to the Ministry of Transportation website for regulations.

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