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Snowmobiling in the Ottawa Valley

Venture out into the snow this winter by snowmobile and join the thousands of sledding enthusiasts that explore Ontario’s Highlands during this frosty season. Thousands of kilometres of sledding trails are at your disposal, and with trails looping in and out of towns along the way, you’re never too far away from a rest stop – or a hot beverage to warm you up. The region is proud to offer well-maintained and groomed trails that run alongside spectacular snow-covered landscapes for you to admire.

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Snowmobile Trail Maps & Guides

The extensive network of snowmobile trails in Ontario’s Highlands covers every part of the region and makes it easy for you to explore the area. See the listings below for trail information and maps.

Snowmobile trails, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – Planning tools including a provincial trail guide, 17 district trail guides, and a snowmobiling tour planner
District 1, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – More than 3,900 kilometres of groomed OFSC snowmobile trails
District 2, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – Spanning east to west from Plevna/Cloyne to Fenelon Falls/Lindsay and north to south from Bancroft to Highway 7, District 2 maintains a trail network of 2,000 kilometres
District 6, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – Enjoy 2,550 kilometres of super sledding across rolling farmlands and mixed forests
Haliburton Forest & Wildlife Reserve Snowmobiling – Over 300 kilometres of well-developed trails through some of Ontario’s most scenic wilderness
Back Country Tours – Snowmobiling rentals and guided tours in Haliburton
Haliburton Highlands Trails & Tours Network – Sled on 880 kilometres of private and public trails through dense forests, over hills, and along routes following lakes and waterways
Algonquin Park, Renfrew, Haliburton, and Snow Country Trails – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association has downloadable trail maps for around Algonquin Park as well as for OFSC District 6 and Snow Country

The Ontario Trails Council website is a great resource for snowmobiling trails throughout Ontario. The following trails are located in Ontario’s Highlands:

Haliburton County Rail Trail – This rail trail extends 35 kilometres with amazing scenery such as winding rivers, waterfalls, and heritage bridges
Haliburton County Snowmobile Association Trail – Enjoy 580 kilometres of excellent wide groomed trails
Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers Snowmobile Club Inc. Trail – Excellent groomed snowmobile trails throughout the Bancroft region
Missing Link Snowmobile Club Trail – Trail includes four steel bridges and a wide, well-groomed trail system
Old Hastings Snow Riders Trail – Over 400 kilometres of wonderful groomed trails throughout Bancroft and the surrounding areas
White’s Junction Trail – A free trail that runs along a former railway line
Algonquin Snowmobile Club Trail – Almost 300 kilometres of trails that run from Algonquin Park to the west, east, and south
Calabogie & District Snowmobile Club Trail – 225 kilometres of meandering trails that serve the Calabogie, Arnprior, and White Lake area
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority – A trail that follows the former Canadian National Railway line for a distance of 104 kilometres
Cataraqui Trail – Trans Canada Trail – This route is on a railroad grade and passes through many communities
Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance – Offers a variety of interesting features including bridges and numerous wildlife
Kaladar Trail – Trans Canada Trail Section – Part of the CP rail corridor, this trail links westerly to Tweed and easterly to Sharbot Lake
Kate’s Lake Trail – This trail takes you onto an old pioneer roadway that meanders through Crown Land forest
Mazinaw Powerline Snowmobile Club Trail – Magnificent, well-groomed trails with breathtaking views and amenities along the way to keep you riding
Renfrew County ATV Club Inc. – Many kilometres of groomed trails past pristine lakes, outstanding forest, and conservation areas
Rideau Ridge Riders Trail – 224 kilometres of scenic trails through woodlands and fields
Thomas P. Murray Recreation Trails – A combination system of at least six trails
Timberline Snowmobile Club Trail – 125 kilometres of scenic trails in the Upper Ottawa Valley
West Carleton Snowmobile Trails – Well-groomed, well-signed trail system linking to other surrounding trails

Other Snowmobiling Resources

Snowmobiling is about the love of the sport, but it’s also about riding safe and being prepared. Get set with sample itineraries, trail apps for your mobile device, trail conditions, and more with help from the websites listed below.

About snowmobile permits, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – Where to purchase permits, member benefits, terms and conditions for trail use, and more
Snowmobile trail apps, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – Apps that allow you to display the world’s largest snowmobile trail network on your Mobile Device
Interactive trail guide, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – View the status of snowmobile trails for up-to-date information on whether trails are open, closed, or have limited use – see Region 1, 2, and 6 on the interactive map
Snowmobiling tours, Highland Wilderness Tours – Join us for a fully guided snowmobiling adventure
Bonnechere Cup and Eganville Sno-Drifters – Hosting the professional Eastern Pro Tour ice oval snowmobiling race for more than 35 years every February
Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) – Dedicated to providing support to member clubs and to maintaining quality snowmobile trails, the site contains snowmobiling tips, trails and tour planning, and permit information
OFSC District 1 sample itineraries – Five day and two day sample itineraries to help you plan an extended snowmobiling trip
Haliburton County Snowmobile Association (HCSA) – Driver training courses, trail conditions, signs and rules, and more helpful snowmobiling information

Location: Box 1432 , Morrisburg

We offer you a fabulous winter playground with over 3900 km of groomed OFSC snowmobile trails. These winter trails wind their way through enchanting landscapes of snow-covered forests, open farmland and the rolling hills of the Canadian Shield.

(613) 543-0374
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Location: 255 Metcalf Street, Tweed

Your backyard just got bigger! Welcome to the Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance, your guide to outdoor recreation and adventure in Eastern Ontario.

(613) 478-1444
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Location: 40484 Hwy 41, Pembroke

SNOW COUNTRY OFSC DISTRICT 6 is dedicated to providing leadership and support to District 6 snowmobile clubs, to establish and maintain quality snowmobile trails throughout the region in conjunction with its member clubs and associates, that will be used

(613) 735-8882
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