Conservation officers say a resident reported seeing up to 20 ATVs on the Confederation Trail in recent days. Use of the trail by ATVs is against the law. (Brian Higgins/CBC)
Conservation officers are investigating damage to the Confederation Trail, allegedly caused by ATVs in recent days.
Conservation officers say charges are pending against one individual. They’re reminding the public that use of ATVs on the Confederation Trail is against the law.
Damage was discovered in two locations, according to conservation officials, where the trail crosses Clyde Road in Queens County, and a few kilometres away near Hunter River.
The P.E.I. ATV Federation hopes to increase the number of legal crossing points on the Confederation Trail. (CBC)
Conservation officers said they received a complaint from a local resident this week who reported seeing up to 20 ATVs on the Confederation Trail last weekend, and on local roads. ATVs are not permitted to travel along public roadways.
Conservation officers said they apprehended a lone rider on the trail Wednesday, while investigating the resident’s complaint.
‘They know themselves it is an illegal act’
The P.E.I. ATV Federation said it’s working to keep ATVs off the Confederation Trail, by building more private trails in cooperation with farmers and rural land owners. The federation said ATV riders enjoy the outdoors and support local businesses in rural areas.