Think back to when you bought your snowmobile. You envisioned excitement, adventures and good times. The machine would provide a reason to look forward to winter with anticipation, to be outdoors and physically active. It would be the key to experience new places, meet different people and explore what nature has to offer.
You envisioned white crystal snow under clear blue sky and smooth, twisting trails. Perhaps you smiled at the thought of carving a turn, at speed, on a stretch of frozen lake. Would there be glimpses of moose or deer, perhaps a wolf or lynx… or would the woods be still and quiet, the air clear and crisp?
You envisioned the laughter and stories shared with friends over lunch. Not from familiar cardboard containers of the fast food chains, but at a unique place, where wet boots and helmets and suits are a normal part of life.
What you envisioned was the Near North… it’s what snowmobiling is all about.
The volunteers of the Near North Trail Association understand and share your vision. We’ve been there! Come and ride with us, re-live the excitement as you explore our 2800 kms of world class trails.
Share the history of the villages, farms and trails of fabled French River Country. View our spectacular bridges over the French and Pickerel Rivers; you can almost hear the songs of the Voyageurs as they paddled along these fur trade routes centuries ago. Lose yourself among the northern pines and lakes in the wilderness made famous by the writings of Grey Owl, with place names like Temagami, Temiscaming and Mattawa. Watch for deer as you enjoy the thriving communities, rolling hills and hardwood forests on our southern borders or travel the vast expanse of Lake Nipissing from the modern facilities of the City of North Bay.
Share the adventures of the RAN (Ride Around Nipissing) or RAP (Round Algonquin Park) tours with friends and family.
When winter settles in, think Near North… we’ll be getting the trails ready!
Click on this link below to check out a video of the Mattawa/Bonfield area.