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One Trail Leads to Another

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One Trail Leads to Another

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Ontario ATV and Sledding Destinations

Ontario is home to the world’s largest series of interconnected snowtrails and so much off road riding that even die-hard ATVers will never ride the same trail twice. The only real choice to make is the kind of trails you leave.



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Dirt, Mud, and ATVing in Ontario

ATV trails in Ontario are spread out all across the province. From the Elliot Lake system in Algoma Country, to the Park to Park Trails in Explorers’ Edge – no matter where you find yourself, you’ll find somewhere to ride. 

For technically challenging terrain, make a run for the Algonquin West trail system, with the town of Kearney and its ATV friendly resorts as your home base. For sheer miles, the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance scramble all over Ontario’s backcountry. 

Ontario’s ATV Community

Recent changes to Ontario laws have made our dirt-friendly province even more accessible to off-road riders. 

Most municipalities now allow ATVs, Side by Sides and UTVs to cross municipal roads and some communities, and even let them ride the shoulder to get to restaurants, gas up and straight to riders’ accommodations. 

While most trails are still single ATV width, there are a few, like the Mattawa Multi Use Trail System, that are wide enough to accommodate side by sides and UTVs. 

For a complete update on how the rules have changed in favour of fun, check this link!

 

Snowtrails in the North - Northeastern Ontario’s Northern Corridor

When people think of winters “the way they used to be” you can bet they’re imagining a place like Northeastern Ontario and the snowtrails of the Northern Corridor

Home to the Abitibi Canyon, the great white north is BIG. With the most snow, the longest loops and the widest trails in the province, it’s no wonder the locals here LIVE on snowmobiles. Choose from six loops, including the massive 1,200 mile “Northern Corridor Adventure.”

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The Resurection of a Legend – Halfway Haven

Ontario has some trails that are known the world over - and some incredible lodges that are known for catering specifically to sledders

But perhaps one of the most well-known and beloved is Halfway Haven, a remote full-service lodge that is a connection between the two snowmobiling capitals of Algoma Country – Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie. For complete details on sledding in Algoma, check this out.

Michiganders know this place well, but sledders from all over will rejoice in its reopening. If you haven’t experienced it, this needs to be on your sledding bucket list.

 

Top Links for Snowmobile and ATVing in Ontario 

Snowmobile Events 

 

Further Reading

OntarioTravel.net – Literally everything you could ever need to know about powersports in Ontario. Everything.

Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance – The Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance is one of Ontario’s largest trail systems and has guided tours for the uninitiated. 

ATV Ontario – Where to ride in Ontario.

Northern Corridor – Every loop, trail, and list of sled friendly hotels and restaurants. 

Powersports Trip Planner – Plan your ATV or sled trip in Ontario with this comprehensive trip planner. 

The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs – Up to date trail conditions from around the province. Permit sales too. 

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