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The Best Snowmobile Trails In The 705

The Best Snowmobile Trails In The 705

The Best Snowmobile Trails In The 705

Now that winter is fully and truly imposing it’s will on us, it’s time to embrace the snow and the ice.

And with that comes a ton of winter based fun, including skating, snowshoeing, ice fishing and snowmobiles!

Scroll on for some of the best snowmobile trails in the Barrie area…

Ride The 8

Located in the heart of Simcoe County, Ontario’s “Ride the 8 Trail” covers Midland, Orillia, Wasaga Beach and Barrie. The route is awash in picturesque pine forests, abandoned rail lines, wide open fields, hilly terrain and most importantly…copious amounts of snow.

Lake Of Bays

Just east of Huntsville, the Lake of Bays loop is a leisurely day ride around Muskoka Lake. There are two main trails here, featuring 125 and 200 km of sights and experiences. The longer trek takes you to stunning ice cliffs and frozen rapids, but perhaps most invitingly, the loop will take you right past the Lake of Bays Brewery.

Considering the drive, you might want to make a day and a night or a weekend out of the Lake of Bays routes. Luckily, there are plenty of snowmobile friendly hotels in and around the area, making this loop an ideal mini-getaway.

The Best Snowmobile Trails In The 705

Bon Echo Loop

Bon Echo takes you through over 200 km of incredible vistas of Ontario’s highlands. There are multiple places to kick off your journey, but Bancroft or Coyne are probably the best starting points, before visiting port of calls through the Kawarthas, Denbigh, Mazinaw and McArthurs Mills.

This loop can be completed in one or two days depending on the enthusiasm of your group. The trails offer a mix of abandoned rail lines, dense lakeside forests and well-maintained access roads.

The R.A.P. Tour

The Round Algonquin Park tour is perhaps the most popular snowmobile loops in Ontario, and with good reason.

This trail requires some investment; it generally takes 3 days to complete, but the payoff is worth it.

The RAP tour is some of the best snowmobiling Ontario has to offer, with a remarkably diverse offering of utility corridors, abandoned rail lines and old logging roads, plus sledding through the extensive forests of the rugged Canadian Shield.

RAP will even take you on the only snowmobile trail through the world famous Algonquin Park!

What Did You Think Of The Best Snowmobile Trails In The 705? Did We Miss Any Cool Spots? Let Us Know in The Comments!

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