TRAIL ETIQUETTE
Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs and memories.

Please respect and be courteous to all trail users. Hikers are requested not to disturb the flowers, plants and wildlife and to remain on the main trails. Please don't make new trails or use unmarked trails, remember to keep dogs on a leash at all times and always stoop and scoop.

Enjoy the peacefulness of the island, the wilderness and the fresh air!

SUMMER TIME MEANS MOSQUITO TIME!!
Nanabush Trails has a number of mosquito jackets and pants for most of our guests to protect them from the bugs during certain times of year. Although there have been no reported cases of West Nile on the island, we want to ensure your safety. Follow these simple steps to protect yourselves and help avoid bites:

  • Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours, so try to wear lightly coloured clothing.
  • Long-sleeved shirts and long pants help reduce exposed skin especially from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Use repellants containing DEET; apply sparingly to exposed skin and on the top of clothing.

For more information about West Nile Virus, visit the Ministry of Health website www.health.gov.on.ca for tips on how to prevent mosquito bites.

POISON IVY
Stay on the main trails and watch for leaves of three!

Poison ivy is found on most woodlot areas including the Nanabush Trails. The ivy grows low to the ground, and has a distinct three leaf arrangement that makes it easy to identify. Contact with this plant can cause skin irritation and itchiness. The ivy is not on the groomed trails, however, it can be found beside some of the trails and marsh areas.

POLICE SERVICES
Georgina Island First Nation is patrolled by three police officers. The police station is located on Mukwa (Bear) Road, which is your first right on the main road when you arrive on the island.

FIRE RESCUE SERVICES
A fire station is located on the corner of Hello Road and Chief Joseph Snake Road. A trained emergency response team is able to respond to all 911 calls.