The Algonquin Highlands Township is taking steps to reduce non local traffic around Oxtongue Lake.

Residents and business owners told council many tourists on their way to Algonquin Park on highway 60 would trespass on private property and some would even refuse to leave.

Reeve Carol Moffatt says the township has heard the concerns of property owners.

Moffatt added she does not want to discourage tourists from passing through the area.

However, she believes the right signage and the closing of local roads, like Harris Road and Oxtongue Lake Road to non-local traffic will protect the rights of property owners, while ensuring tourists going to Algonquin Park get to their destination.