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April 15th 2014
Tucked into the triangle formed by the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, Eastern Ontario offers everything from rural charm to Francophone hospitality. The almost 4,000 km of snowmobile trails maintained and operated by OFSC District 1 provide a compelling mix of farm and woodland terrain interspersed with many vibrant communities that offer every service a snowmobiler needs for day ride exploration or saddlebag adventure.
OFSC District 2 spans from the Plevna-Cloyne area in the east to Fenelon Falls-Lindsay in the west, and is bookended north to south by Bancroft and Highway 7. It boasts an exhilarating 2,000 km of quality snowmobile trails and two of Ontario’s premier Snow Tours. The region has a reputation for its beautiful scenery, rugged terrain, wildlife and many snowmobile friendly restaurants and hotels conveniently located along the trails.
Located east of the Greater Toronto Area and sandwiched between Highways 401 and 7, OFSC District 3 offers farm country riding at its best. With special riding experiences in the Ganaraska and Northumberland County Forests, and along a dedicated rail trail to Sharbot Lake in the east, there's some mighty fine snowmobiling on about 1,500 km of trails just a stone's throw away from the Durham Region and Belleville areas.
Experience the closest sledding north of the Greater Toronto Area in OFSC District 4, just south of Barrie and Lake Simcoe. With about 700 km of trails running over fields, forests and even on to the Niagara Escarpment, everything is here for you to enjoy a fun day or weekend of snowmobiling just a short drive up Highways 11, 27 or 400.
The Adventure Starts Here! Welcome to the hub of Southwestern Ontario’s 2,600-km trail system, comprised mostly of farmers’ fields and woodlands. Bisected by Highway 401 and bordered by both Lakes Huron and Erie, OFSC District 5 trails are made for leisurely and enjoyable sledding, with numerous warming stations or clubhouses along the way where riders meet to socialize, relax and shoot the breeze.
This Snow Country region extends from Renfrew to Deux Rivières on the Ottawa River west through the beautiful Madawaska Valley to the environs of the Bancroft and Haliburton County. OFSC District 6 also folds around the south and east sides of the world famous Algonquin Park. Riders can enjoy over 2,000 km of sledding across rolling farmlands and mixed forest landscapes, including the eastern part of the RAP Tour.
Stretching from the shores of Georgian Bay to the edge of Algonquin Park, Muskoka is a sledder’s paradise with about 1,500 km of great trails within an easy drive north of the Greater Toronto Area. In this heart of Ontario cottage country, OFSC District 7 provides snowmobilers with spectacular views of frozen lakes surrounded by snow-clad hills, valleys and thick forests.
Comprising Simcoe County and what is historically known as “Huronia”, OFSC District 8 is consistently blessed with an abundance of lake effect snow due to its close proximity to Georgian Bay. This popular winter playground located west of Lake Simcoe encompasses breathtaking outlooks of the picturesque Niagara Escarpment and connects many well serviced rural and lakeshore communities with its over 1,100 km of scenic trails.
Nicely situated between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, OFSC District 9 is home to record breaking lake effect snowfalls, over 3,000 km of groomed trails and many snowmobile friendly places to eat, sleep and fuel. Combine all this with its diversity of scenery – from the rugged terrain of the Bruce Peninsula to rolling farmlands and majestic woods trails – and you’ll definitely want to plan a trip here this winter!
Boasting a groomed trail network of almost 1,000 km including the famous Sequin Trail, OFSC District 10 is the heart of Georgian Bay Country where you’re sure to enjoy your sledding adventures in the lakelands of the Canadian Shield. Be sure to experience the awesome scenery and visit our numerous resorts, restaurants and service facilities located conveniently on the trails.
Enjoy the fabled French River Country with the two largest snowmobile bridges in Ontario. Ride over 2,000 km of trails in OFSC District 11 among northern pines and wilderness lakes made famous by the writings of Grey Owl. Visit our thriving communities, rolling hills and hardwood forests or ride around the vast Lake Nipissing from the modern City of North Bay on the RAN Tour.
Anchored by the Greater Sudbury Area, OFSC District 12 takes in the famed Nickel Belt, Killarney and the gorgeous Manitoulin Island. This Rainbow Country heartland of the rugged Canadian Shield delivers three of Ontario's premier Snow Tours and an appealing mix of rural, urban and wilderness sledding on its well-serviced and long established network of over 1,800km of snowmobile trails.
Follow the paths of the fur traders through old growth forests and rugged Canadian Shield across Algoma Country and along Lake Huron’s scenic North Shore. Transport your sled for a unique Tracks to Trails excursion north to some of Ontario’s best riding at Wawa and Dubreuilville. From seasoned riders to first timers, and from long distance sledders to stay and play day-trippers, OFSC District 13 has something for everyone.
Home of the famous Gold Rush Tour, OFSC District 14 offers over 1,100 km of TOP Trails in Northeastern Ontario, mostly on old logging roads or utility corridors. Boasting a long winter season with lots of reliable snow, this wilderness region is anchored by numerous snowmobile-friendly communities along the Highway 11 cooridor and smaller villages scattered throughout the interior to service riders.
Located in a unique Francophone region, OFSC District 15 operates over 1,700km of impeccable trails and five amazing Snow Tours. You'll be sure to have fun no matter when you decide to ride her because we consistently have one of the longest seasons and most durable snow anywhere. Just one visit to our Northern Corridor will convince you that we offer Ontario’s best trail riding.
Northwestern Ontario is truly an expansive land of lakes, pristine wilderness and hospitable communities. OFSC District 17 extends from Northern Ontario's largest city, Thunder Bay, west to the spectacular Lake of the Woods and the Manitoba border. Here, our proven network of more than 2,500 km of snowmobile trails links towns and services while enabling snowmobilers to fully appreciate the unrivalled panorama of Sunset County.