– 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.


Whether you are a day-tripper or a long distance traveler, the Near North Trail Association has 3,500 km of interconnecting, scenic trails, groomed and ready to suit every rider’s needs or abilities.  There are numerous fuel and rest stops along the trails, catering to the average snowmobiler.  The Trans Ontario Provincial Trail (TOP Trail) is the trunk trail system that provides access across the province.  This main corridor expands to include feeder trails and club trails that connect communities of the Near North.
The Ride Around Nipissing Tour (R.A.N. Tour) is a self-directed tour taking you to various beautiful communities found around Lake Nipissing, one of Ontario’s most beautiful lakes.  This tour can range from 400 km to as long as the rider likes.  Visitors can choose to extend their stay and explore over 3,500 km of world-class trails in Ontario’s Near North.

It is the law in Ontario that snowmobilers are required to obtain an OFSC Trail Permit in order to access the snowmobile trails.  This permit is only valid in Ontario and can only be used for Prescribed Trails operated by the Federation.  For information about where to purchase permits in this region, you can contact one of the Club’s listed below, or you can visit the Near North Trail Association’s website at

Local Snowmobile Clubs

Muskoka – District 7:

Algonquin Snowmobile Club
Baxter Snow Riders
Du Ya Wanna Trail Riders
Happy Wanderers Snowmobile Club
Highland Rovers
Muskoka Lake Snow Trails Association
Muskoka Sno-Bombers
SMART Snowmobile Club
Tall Pines Snowmobile Club

Near North – District 11

Almaguin District Snowmobile Club  
Argyle Riders Snowmobile Club
Bonfield Snowmobile Club
French River Snowmobile Association
French River Snow Voyageurs
Magnetawan Ridge Runner Snowmobile Club Trails  
Mattawa Snowmobile Trails
Near North Snowdrifters
Nipissing/Veuve River Snowmobile Club
North Bay Snowmobile Club
South Shore/Restoule Snowmobile Club
Temagami Snowmobile Club
West Nipissing Snowmobile Trails

Parry Sound – Disctrict 10

Carling Trailblazers
Cramadog Snowriders
DunAhmic Snow Riders
Magnetawan Ridge Runners
North East Georgian Bay Snowmobile Club
Six Star Snow Riders
SnoHawks of Parry Sound
South Seguin Snowmobile Club
West Muskoka Trail Riders

Regional Snowmobile Associations

Muskoka Snowmobile Region
Near North Trail Association
Parry Sound Snowmobile District

Further Resources

Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs
Ontario Travel

Voyageur Cycling RouteAdvocate for cycling in your community

Upcoming Trail Events

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