– Discovery Routes Trails Organization - Discovery Routes is a not-for-profit trails organization that market and promotes recreational trails across the Near North region of Ontario.

About Us

Discovery Routes Trails Organization was established in 1992.  As a not-for-profit organization as well as a registered charity, Discovery Routes’ main responsibilities are to create, maintain, and promote multi-seasonal trails in northeastern Ontario.  Discovery Routes is a volunteer partnership of community leaders, economic developers, environmental stewards and locally-based action groups.  We promote the use of trails in support of better health, tourism, strong communities, and environmental appreciation and protection.  One of Discovery Routes’ main goals is to provide the coordination for community based partnerships to actively promote the use of local trails for recreation, and to encourage healthy lifestyles.  Discovery Routes’ region includes the area from Mattawa to West Nipissing, and from Magnetawan north to Marten River.  Check out a Google Map of our trails

Mission Statement:

To facilitate partnerships for the development and promotion of the region’s diverse trails systems, to stimulate economic growth and encourage the use of trails to improve quality of life while enjoying the natural beauty and history of Ontario’s near north.


Discovery Routes Trails Organization is a highly-valued leader in trails sustained through partnerships that celebrates a completed and connected regional trails system supporting high quality trail experiences.

Governing Documents:

The following is a list of governing documents that are publicly accessible.  Please send us an email to request a copy.

  1. Constitution and By-Laws
  2. Discovery Routes Policies and Procedures Manual
  3. 2017-2021 Strategic Plan

2017/18 Discovery Routes Executive Committee

  • Mark King, Chair
  • Laurie Bachelder, Vice-Chair
  • Susan Christian, Secretary
  • Peter Rooney, Treasurer
  • Sharon Kitlar, Member-at-Large
  • Paula Loranger, Member-at-Large
  • Rod Bilz, Member-at-Large
  • Alan Korell, Member-at-Large
  • Lance Belanger, Member-at-Large
  • Keith Dumoulin, Member-at-Large
  • Jacques Begin, Member-at-Large

Staff at Discovery Routes

  • Jennifer McCourt, Executive Director

Office Hours

Discovery Routes maintains shared office space within the North Bay-District Chamber of Commerce at:

205 Main Street E
North Bay, ON   P1B 1B2
T: (705) 472-8480 ext. 223
F: (705) 472-8027

Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm

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Upcoming Trail Events

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