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Four Popular Early Season Snowmobiling Destinations

Four Popular Early Season Snowmobiling Destinations

Finding sufficient snow and ready trails can be a moving target for early season riders. And sometimes getting that first trail ride involves traveling somewhere different and farther than usual to find those special sweets spots of snow in early season snowmobiling destinations. Typically, your goals are different too. They may lean more to breaking-in your new sled, checking …

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Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling Snapshot

Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling Snapshot

Many riders are looking for new places to go snowmobiling for a weekend getaway. So Pembroke Ontario Snowmobiling is a great choice because it delivers everything a snowmobiler needs… Pembroke (population: 24,000) is located at the southeast corner of Algonquin Park along the Ottawa River on Highway 17. Conveniently, it’s little more than a four-hour drive from the Greater …

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Cochrane Ontario Snowmobiling Snapshot

Cochrane Ontario Snowmobiling Snapshot

Cochrane is an instantly recognizable name in snowmobiling. So why not getaway sometime this winter and give it a try? You can do multiple day rides, staying in the same hotel every night to avoid saddlebagging if you want. The Town of Cochrane (population just over 5,000) is positioned due north from Toronto on Highway 11. It’s about a …

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Top Five Snowmobiling Hubs Near Golden Horseshoe Ontario

Top Five Snowmobiling Hubs Near Golden Horseshoe Ontario

Ontario is a huge place with over 30,000 kilometres of organized snowmobile trails. So how do you discover the best snowmobiling hubs near Golden Horseshoe? That’s Canada’s most densely populated region, stretching from Niagara Falls around the western end of Lake Ontario to Oshawa. It includes all of the Greater Toronto Area. There are no snowmobile trails in the …

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Popular Ontario Snowmobile Clubhouses

Popular Ontario Snowmobile Clubhouses

Have you visited any of these Ontario snowmobile clubhouses? 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 they share two main priorities. Operating snowmobile trails and providing snowmobilers with …

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Sundridge Ontario Snowmobile Ride Planner

Sundridge Ontario Snowmobile Ride Planner

My Sundridge Ontario snowmobile ride started by correcting an oversight. Many’s the time I’ve trailered to points farther north in search of good snow and great trails. On route, I’ve often wondered about what sledding I might be missing. There’s lots of snowy country along that 130-kilometre stretch of the 4-lane Highway 11 corridor between Huntsville and North …

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Chaudière Appalaches Quebec Snowmobile Tour

Chaudière Appalaches Quebec Snowmobile Tour

It’s interesting. Most snowmobilers in search of a good touring destination picture snowy trails in their mind’s eye. This image is typically associated with points farther north than their home base. For the region known as Chaudière Appalaches Quebec this dictum certainly holds true for snowmobilers travelling there from the bordering New England States, as so many do. …

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Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants On The Trail

Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants On The Trail

Where are the best Ontario snowmobile restaurants on Ontario snowmobile trails? It’s indisputable that snowmobilers love to eat, especially on their Ontario snowmobile tours and when Ontario snow conditions are good. In fact, cravings for sustenance motivate many an Ontario ride being planned around a favourite lunch stop, what I call a “destination eatery”. These popular eateries have …

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Ontario Snowmobile Tour Destinations Top 5

Ontario Snowmobile Tour Destinations Top 5

So what are the most popular Ontario snowmobile tour destinations? From years of snowmobiling, I’ve found my own favourites. But I also wanted to touch base with other snowmobilers for their opinions. So I recently posed the question on my Facebook page as part of my weekly “Have Your Say Mondays” poll. Snowmobilers are always more than willing …

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Barry’s Bay Ontario Snowmobiling

Barry’s Bay Ontario Snowmobiling

In recent winters, the Snow Country Snowmobile Association has more than lived up to its name in Ontario snowmobiling. If Southern Ontario has one reliable destination for good snow conditions and trails all winter, this is it. It’s part of the Ontario’s Highlands Tourism Region. No wonder snowmobilers have been flocking to this popular area for their Ontario …

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Tips For Snowmobiling Double With A Passenger

Tips For Snowmobiling Double With A Passenger

Whether you call it snowmobiling double, riding with a passenger or 2-up sledding, you’re referring to carrying two people on one snow machine. I’m talking about passengers 12 years or older here, because snowmobiling double with younger kids is different – and more important – from any other kind of riding you’ll do…  My first tip for snowmobiling double …

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Mont Laurier Quebec Snowmobile Tour Planner

Mont Laurier Quebec Snowmobile Tour Planner

You gotta love snowmobiling three different day loops from the same hotel. I described this in the Ride Snapshot above about Mont Laurier Quebec snowmobiling recently excerpted from a snowmobile magazine. That’s one reason snowmobilers looking for some of Quebec’s most reliable snow conditions return to Mont-Laurier frequently. So get ready for your long weekend getaways in the Upper Laurentians. Here’s …

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