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8 Exhilarating Trails For ATVing In Ontario

For the love of the off-road.

The tropics aren't the only suitable places for off-roading enthusiasts. Ontario has thousands of kilometres of trail systems that will take riders on a scenic route through the Heartland province. From rivers and waterfalls to ruins and ghost towns, each trail presents an opportunity for exploration.

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This summer, rent an ATV with a friend and head out to one of these amazing trails:

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Boreal Forest Trail

47 km

The Boreal Forest Trail offers spectacular views of rolling hills, colourful wildflowers, and rich pine and birch forests. It is recommended for beginner to moderate riders.

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Five Points Trail

150 km

The Five Points Trail is a system of paths to the north and east of Bobcaygeon. Developed by local snowmobile and ATV clubs, the trail is well-maintained and requires a better grasp of navigation to follow.

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Ganaraska Forest

300 km

The Ganaraska Forest is the largest in southern Ontario and consists of over 300 km of accessible ATV trails in its East and West sections. Beautiful vistas and forest views are encountered along this route.

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Hastings Heritage Trail

156 km

The Hastings Heritage Trail is a four-seasons recreational path that meanders through the Hastings County, from Glenn Ross to Lake St. Peter. Along the way are interesting waterfalls, wetlands, ghost towns and historic sites.

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Muskiig Trail

15 km

The Muskiig Trail may be shorter, but is definitely still interesting. The single-track path follows the original Shawnaga Colonization Road and offers a scenic ride through the Carling Township.

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Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands 

100 km +

The Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands are an official provincial park of Ontario that consists of a variety of lakes, waterfalls and rocky landforms. There are several private areas throughout, so reading the signage is strongly recommended when riding this trail.

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Seguin Trail

80 km

The Seguin Trail is a section of the Park-to-Park trail network that runs through the historic route of Ottawa, Arnprior and the Parry Sound Railway.

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Somerville Forest Track

33 km

The Somerville Forest Track offers views of the mixed forest, pine plantations, wetlands and rocky terrain of the Kawartha Lakes. The track is split up into three trails - the Pinery (8 km), the Millenium Trails (22 km), and the Marsh (3 km) - which have been segmented for beginner, intermediate and expert skill levels respectively.

Source: Northern Ontario Travel