Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding hikers and nature enthusiasts that the nature reserve hiking trail at Rock Dunder is not yet open for the season.
The Leeds Detachment of the OPP has received notice on numerous occasions of people trespassing at Rock Dunder Nature Reserve, located near Seeley’s Bay in the Leeds and the Thousand Islands Township.
“While the OPP will be regularly patrolling for those violating the landowner’s rules, a reminder that the offence for violating this law falls under the Trespass to Property Act,” said Nancy Graves, Leeds OPP Acting Inspector.
“In simple terms, trespassing is when you enter private property without invitation. This includes off season, after hours, and a disobedience of posted ‘no trespassing signage’.”
The OPP would like the community to be aware that not only can a provincial offence notice be issued, but that offenders can be arrested at police discretion if they find or see someone where they are not allowed to be.
The trails at Rock Dunder are open from May 15 to November 15 annually, from sunrise to sunset. To find out more about the Rideau Waterway Land Trust and the Rock Dunder Nature Reserve, click here.