2023 Hunting Season

The Maitland Trail runs primarily through private property.  Since some landowners wish to hunt on their own property, the Maitland Trail is closed and public use is prohibited during hunting season.

The GART & GTG, Maitland Woods, Millennium, Sifto Loop and Menesetung Trails are open during hunting season.


Gun Season for the Controlled Deer Hunt

The main Maitland Trail (red trail) is closed for Hunting Season as follows:

  • November 6 – November 12
  • December 4 – December 10

In addition, Maitland Trail Section: 9.5 km to 10.5 km (map below) is closed October 1 to December 31 (as per landowner).


Deer Season – Bows Only

The Maitland Trail is open at this time. However, hikers are advised to wear bright clothing.

  • October 1 – November 5
  • November 13 – December 3
  • December 11 – December 31

For more information regarding hunting season in Ontario, please visit the Government of Ontario Website


Practice Safety During Hunting Season

Do not go on closed trails.

Wear bright, high visibility clothing.

Keep dogs on leash at all times.

Be respectful of property.