Barrie-Muskoka's consistent winter climate and moderate snowfall makes it ideal for snowmobiling. There are a number of trails in the area, all maintained by area
snowmobiling clubs and associations.
To use these trails, you must have a permit, which costs $180 for the season ($230 after December 1st), or $90 for 3 days, or $120 for 7 days. For $5 extra (per club) you can join and get their newsletters. If you are caught on the trail with NO trail permit, wardens willissue you a permit for $180, please purchase before you get caught. [Updated for 2006/2007].
The Highway 400 & Highway 11 corridor is the major access route into Ontario's snowmobiling country passing by the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Head Office.
Many area hotels & resorts can provide you with machine rentals delivered to the motel on well groomed trails that lead you to the front door or the drive to Southern Muskoka to Port Severn.
There are many snowmobile clubs for families wanting to learn more and to experience new adventures and explorations with something different around every bend. Clubs in this region include:
These are generally members of Mid-Ontario Snowmobile Trails in Elmvale (705) 322-7669
Barrie is home to hundreds of kilometres of trails to explore. Check current trail conditions. Barrie is home to hundreds of kilometres of trails to explore. Check current trail conditions.