– 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.

Municipal Membership

Visit our Members page to see a list of our current Trail Connectors.

Trails connect communities and foster community pride and participation.  Discovery Routes is an organization founded on the knowledge that broadening collaboration amongst stakeholders across the region will strengthen trail opportunities for residents, businesses, and municipalities.  Municipalities are invited to join Discovery Routes Trails Organization and strengthen the foundations of a thriving volunteers network.

As a Municipal Member, you will benefit from a broad range of activities and services provided by Discovery Routes including:

  • Cooperative marketing opportunities through trail maps, community events, and trail signage
  • A desktop replica of a trail sign to display in a public space.  The display contains a QR Code and reference to the Discovery Routes website for visitors to access detailed trail information.  It is a unique and attractive way to build awareness of the trail system and gives residents and visitors to the area a starting point for exploring the region’s trails.
  • Municipal trails and trail events posted on our website and highlighted in our quarterly e-newsletter – Trail Tales
  • Digital mapping opportunities
  • Link to provincial and federal trail agencies, including the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and the Ontario Trails Council
  • Access to a wide range of trail resources that include trail standards that incorporate best practices to reduce liability exposure
  • Opportunity for collaboration on trail projects to leverage funding
  • Technical experience for trail development projects
Population Base Rate
under 1,000 $250
between 1,000 and 10,000 $500
over 10,000 $1,000

Please contact Discovery Routes at (705) 472-8480 or at if you are interested in becoming a member.  We look forward to working with you to strengthen the regional trails network.

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Upcoming Trail Events

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