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Ontario's Top Snowmobile Clubhouses

These trail-accessible rest stops are the heart of many snowmobile clubs and great places to meet and mingle with other riders!



Since the first volunteers dragged an old bedspring over the snow to make it smoother to ride on, snowmobile clubs have been the backbone of organized snowmobiling in Ontario. Clubs come in many different shapes and sizes, but share two main priorities: operating snowmobile trails, and providing snowmobilers with a way to connect with each other. 

 

Many clubs organize rides, events, fundraisers and get-togethers that enable snowmobilers to socialize and have fun. For some clubs, the heart of these activities is their clubhouse. A clubhouse can be a meeting centre for club members and their families, a staging point for volunteer projects, a gathering spot for local snowmobilers – and a great pit stop for visiting riders.

Many districts mark clubhouses on their snowmobile trail guides, and they should not be confused with the much-welcomed warm-up shelters that some clubs erect along the trail. But just as all clubs are not the same, neither are their clubhouses. Some are only open during club activities. Others are available (mostly on weekends, some staffed, some not) for snowmobilers to take a trail break or stage from. And a few are operated as businesses, offering meals and refreshments with extended hours of operation.

So what makes a top clubhouse? From a riders’ perspective, it’s a place that operates with regular hours, even if only on weekends. It’s equipped with either indoor or outdoor washroom facilities and has space for riders to relax, take a break and warm up. Obviously, it’s on the trail and marked on the district guide so we can find it. Preferably, it serves food and refreshments or at least provides a place for you to enjoy your own lunch in warmth and comfort. And finally, it offers regularly scheduled events like pancake breakfasts or wing nights. All of which make this clubhouse a good destination for trail riding snowmobilers. 

So where are Ontario’s top clubhouses? Take a look at the list below… 

 

Central Ontario

Long Sault Ridge Runners Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Pontypool, ON 
Tourism Region: Kawarthas Northumberland #experiencekn #kawarthasnorthumberland
Trail Access: TOP E108 with access to nearby Ganaraska Forest
Road Access: 320 Sandy Hook Road (Hwy #35, south of Pontypool, west on Sandy Hook Road)
Staging Parking: At clubhouse or Park ‘n’ Ride location west of junction of Hwy #115/#35
Hours (when trails are open): Weekends only - 10 am-4 pm 
Services: Snack bar, indoor washrooms and outhouse; woodstove heat.
Activities: Poker Run, Sat. Jan. 28; Pancake Breakfast, Sun. Jan. 29; Antique Snowmobile Show & Shine, Sat. Feb. 18. See updates on Facebook

 

Port Perry Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Port Perry, ON
Tourism Region: Kawarthas Northumberland
Trail Access: TOP E108
Road Access: 10480 Russell Rd, 10 km south of Port Perry
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): Saturday and Sunday, 8 am-8 pm
Services: Indoor washrooms and kitchen with full menu
Activities: See updates on Facebook

 

Twin Mountains Snowmobile Clubhouse

Location: Bobcaygeon, ON 
Tourism Region: Kawarthas Northumberland 
Trail Access: Club Trail 460, on the Kawartha Highlands Tour
Road Access: 889 Bass Lake Road
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): 24/7
Services: Microwave available, two outdoor port-a-potties, heated
Activities: Regular group rides arranged thru Facebook with chili/hot drinks after. See updates on Facebook

 

Eastern Ontario

Athens & District Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Athens, ON
Tourism Region: The Great Waterway
Trail Access: TOP E015
Road Access: 10th Line at County Road 42, west of Athens
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): 24/7
Services: Canteen on Saturdays & Sundays, indoor washrooms, heated
Activities: Wing Night on fourth Thursday of the month from October to March (4 pm-9 pm). See updates on Facebook
Area Ride Planner: Snowmobile Eastern Ontario

 

Nearest Town: Prescott, ON
Tourism Region: The Great Waterway
Trail Access: TOP E105
Road Access: County Rd 18 going north from Prescott, and turn left (west) on County Rd 26 to Maynard, and north on Charleville Road
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): Saturdays & Sundays, January 1 to April 1
Services: Breakfast and lunch (Sat. & Sun.), indoor washrooms, heated
Activities: Wednesday Euchre nights, dinner & dance with live band every 4th Sunday (Sept to May, 2 to 5 PM). See updates on Facebook
Area Ride Planner: Snowmobile Eastern Ontario

 

Riverside Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Morrisburg, ON
Tourism Region: The Great Waterway
Trail Access: TOP A104 just east of TOP E105 intersection on French Connection Loop
Road Access: 13125 Riverside Drive, east of Morrisburg
Staging Parking: Riverside Community Centre
Hours (when trails are open): 24/7
Services: outdoor washrooms, heated clubhouse 
Activities: Breakfast every Sunday (9 am to noon) from January 8 to March 5; Wing Nights first Saturday of January, February and March. See website for other events and updates on Facebook
Area Ride Planner: Snowmobile Eastern Ontario

 

Snow Road Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Snow Road Station, ON
Tourism Region: Ontario’s Highlands #ontarioshighlands #comewander
Trail Access: Junction of TOP E104A & Club Trail 1
Road Access: 1106 Gemmill Road about 1 km off of Elphin-Maberly Road, east of Snow Road Station 
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): 24/7
Services: Self-serve canteen (honour system), indoor washrooms, heated, emergency phone
Activities: Fundraising breakfast every second Saturday October to May; Ride For Dad February 25. See updates on Facebook

 

Nearest Town: Pembroke, ON
Tourism Region: Ontario’s Highlands
Trail Access: At intersection of Club Trails 121 & 122 with access to RAP Tour
Road Access: 2 Henan Road, west of Pembroke
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): Saturdays & Sundays, noon to 10 pm
Services: Indoor washrooms, heated
Activities: See updates on Facebook
Area Ride Planner: Snowmobile RAP Tour

 

Northeastern Ontario

Moonbeam Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Moonbeam, ON
Tourism Region: Northeastern Ontario #rideneontario #BigTrails
Trail Access: TOP A, on Lumberjack Loop and Northern Corridor Adventure
Road Access: 20 Nursery Road
Staging Parking:  Yes
Hours (when trails are open): Thursday to Sunday 9 am-4 pm
Services: Snack bar, indoor washrooms
Activities: Brunch every Sunday during the season
Area Ride Planner: Snowmobile Northern Corridor

 

SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO 

Hanover Neustadt Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Hanover, ON
Tourism Region: Bruce Grey Simcoe #snowyfunBGS #experiencewinterBGS #winteroutdoorsBGS #snowmobileBGS #winterBGS #BruceGreySimcoewinter
Trail Access: Club Trail R400 (south of trail intersection #261) on Queen’s Bush Tour
Road Access: Side Road 30N, just north off Concession Road 4E, north of Hanover
Staging Parking: Limited
Hours (when trails are open): 24/7 – Hot food served Saturday & Sunday, 9 am-5 pm
Services: Snack bar, indoor washrooms, woodstove heat. 
Activities: Saturday & Sunday brunch buffet for $10/person. See updates on Facebook
Area Ride Planner: Snowmobile Grey Bruce

 

Science Hill Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: St. Marys, ON
Tourism Region: Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington
Trail Access: TOP B111 starts at club house – access to 5 Alive Tour
Road Access: Thames Road (137 Road), west of St Marys
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): 24/7 – Food Saturday 8 am-8 pm & Sunday 10 am-6 pm
Services: Snack bar, indoor washroom, heated, gas station 1 km away. 
Activities: Radar Run & Steak BBQ – January 28. See updates on Facebook

 

Southampton Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: Southampton, ON
Tourism Region: Bruce Grey Simcoe
Trail Access: Via Club Trail just west of TOP B108 (northeast of intersection #180) on Saugeen River Tour
Road Access: Concession Road 14, east of Southampton
Staging Parking: Yes
Hours (when trails are open): 24/7
Services: Indoor washrooms, woodstove heat
Activities: Wednesday wing nights. See updates on Facebook
Area Ride Planner: Snowmobile Grey Bruce

 

St. Clements Snowmobile Clubhouse

Nearest Town: St. Clements, ON
Tourism Region: Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington
Trail Access: TOP B203 
Road Access: Herrgott Road (north of Boomer Line), just north of St. Clements
Staging Parking: Yes for club members ($10 annual fee)
Hours (when trails are open): Friday 6 pm-10 pm, Saturday 11 am-10 pm, Sunday 11 am-5 pm 
Services: Food & refreshments, indoor washrooms, heated
Activities: Wing Night on first Friday of every month. See updates on Facebook

 

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