Connecting Communities Through Trails

Education Centre Trails - Photo: Patrick Gilbert

Discover a Storied Past along the Voyageur Cycling Route

Red Toque Tour - Photo: Patrick Gilbert

Promoting Equitable Access to Trails through the ReCycle Bikes Program

ReCycle Bikes Program

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Discovery Routes Trails Organization is a charity and non-profit that promotes the use and development of trails and active transportation systems in Ontario’s Near North.

We support better health, tourism, strong communities, and environmental appreciation and protection. We have a thriving community of volunteers who provide stewardship for a vast and diverse trail network.

As a trails organization, we support our community-based trail partners through collaborations and resource sharing to keep growing and improving the trails and active transportation network.

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Discovery Routes leads the development of the Voyageur Cycling Route Experiences & Multi-Adventures along and around the 645km Voyageur Cycling Route

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Trail Updates and Events

Winter Trails to Keep you Connected Winter has arrived in Northern Ontario in all its snowy splendour. To make the best of the season Discovery Routes’ prescription is to spend time outdoors on our vast network of winter trails. To feel nature’s healing power – dress in layers, breathe in the fresh air, revel in the heaps of snow and discover […] read more

2023-24 Adventure Trails Map – Advertising Opportunity We are happy to announce that a new Adventure Trails Map is under development and we are looking for outdoor and sustainability-minded businesses to advertise on the map to help support the costs. Find Out More.   read more

ReConnecting to our Trails Community Trail Mix and Mingle and Discovery Routes Annual Meeting Date and Time: November 9, 2022 at 5:00 PM Location: North Bay –Mattawa Conservation Authority Natural Classroom, 15 Janey Avenue, North Bay OR via zoom (link will be sent upon registration) To register: Fill in the form at the bottom of this page or go to […] read more

Discover a Hidden World Revealed on a Late Fall Hike Written by Jennifer McCourt, Discovery Routes First published by Tourism North Bay The Tamarack Reveals Its Golden Hue Long after the first frost has singed the tender greens and felled the flaming red leaves from the maple trees, a second insurgence takes hold in our northern forests that transforms nature’s pallet. November heralds in the […] read more

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The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.