Members of the Oak Ridges Trail Association can enjoy regular hikes along sections of
the Moraine. At the present time over 200 kilometers of trail has been constructed with
more trail being added each year. Members receive quarterly newsletters with information
on trail progress, over 250 guided hikes and other items of interest to ORTA members. Members have input into trail development, vote on ORTA business and are invited to
participate in trail building. Many events are planned at the Chapter level, providing a social network with like-minded individuals.
Membership fees provide important funds for trail development, maintenance, correspondence and promotion.
Membership fees are relatively inexpensive and are considered donations. Tax receipts will be issued each calendar year. The Oak Ridges Trail Association offers two types of membership: Annual and Life.
Annual Membership fees are
$30 for an Individual or Family and $20 for Students
Life Memberships are $450.
Become a Life Member. Now that ORTA membership fees are tax deductible, a Life Membership becomes much more attractive. You or your spouse can deduct the $450 fee as a charitable donation on your tax return and you can remain a member of ORTA for free as long as you live!
Your membership in ORTA demonstrates interest in
the trail to provincial and local governments, influencing potential legislation and ensuring preservation and public enjoyment of the
ORTA promotes and practices conservation, restoration and an appreciation of the natural environment surrounding the Trail system.
In other words, we help people understand why the Moraine should be protected.