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Off-Road Riding in Toronto's Backyard

Off-Road Riding in Toronto's Backyard

Hundreds of Miles of Trails Minutes from the Big City

I’ve lived in Toronto for nearly 20 years and have been riding off-road throughout Ontario with great regularity for the past five years. How is it I had no idea there were hundreds of miles of motorcycle and ATV trails only an hour from my house?

Fortunately, I finally became acquainted with the Ganaraska Forest and its surprisingly vast network of trails when Honda Canada invitedMotorcycle.com to ride its new CRF250L dual-sport motorcycle in the fall.

When I say it’s an hour from my house, it’s no exaggeration. I live smack dab in the middle of Toronto and I hopped on Hwy. 401 East and arrived at the Ganaraska Forest Centre in all of 60 minutes. If I happened to live on the eastern edge of the Greater Toronto Area (Oshawa or Whitby), we’re talking about a 15-minute drive. It’s incredible that in a city of this size (Greater Toronto Area is home to 5.6 million people) off-road trails are so close and so good. But that’s one of the bonuses of living in a place like Ontario that is so open to powersports in general.


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