– 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 and manage the development, maintenance, and promotion of the region’s recreational trails systems, and encourage the use of trails to improve one’s health and well being while enjoying the natural beauty and history of Ontario’s Near North.

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

2015/16 Discovery Routes Executive Committee

  • Mark King, Chair
  • Susan Christian, Secretary
  • Peter Rooney, Treasurer
  • Laurie Bachelder, Member-at-Large
  • Sharon Kitlar, Member-at-Large
  • Paula Loranger, Member-at-Large
  • Dustin Wall, Member-at-Large
  • Mike Martel, Member-at-Large
  • Vic Trahan, Member-at-Large
  • Rod Bilz, Member-at-Large
  • Alan Korell, Member-at-Large
  • Lance Belanger, Member-at-Large

Staff at Discovery Routes

  • Jennifer McCourt, Executive Director
  • Hannah Wolfram, Bicycle Tourism Assistant

Office Hours

As of November 2015, Discovery Routes maintains shared office space within the North Bay-District Chamber of Commerce.

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

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

Voyageur Cycling Route

Community Bicycle Education Program

Upcoming Trail Events

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