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    New question here. Northern Ontario Question

    Going to be camping in northern Ontario this summer at Marten River & Samuel de Champlain provincial parks & just wondering what is available for riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revrnd View Post
    Going to be camping in northern Ontario this summer at Marten River & Samuel de Champlain provincial parks & just wondering what is available for riding.
    Couple of options, but all require at least 1hr of driving:

    East of SdC is Forest Lea (1:45 drive) which is ideal stop if you're coming from Ottawa. https://www.trailforks.com/region/fo...5&m=trailforks

    West of SdC and South of MR are decent North Bay trails at the XC ski centre (just east of it actually). https://www.trailforks.com/region/no...4&m=trailforks

    Mattawa itself has a bunch of ATV trails, used to run an Enduro (back when enduros mean XC endurance) from Mattawa to North Bay.

    Nice riding just on the West edge of Sudbury as well.
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    Last year on our drive to Timmins we stopped in Temagami and rode and explored trails around the fire tower. Be sure to climb the tower... the views are amazing. The trails are rideable and some go through old growth forest (really beautiful) but are mainly for hiking

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    Didn't get much of a chance to scout around @ Marten River, but there are some pipeline access roads (2 track) from Hwy 11 that might be suitable in the future.

    At Samuel de Champlain there is a 2 track gravelly road from the Jing' campground over to the group campground & an access point on Hwy 17. Round trip is 9 klicks. Not difficult for an adult, but a couple of climbs that might challenge the younger riders.

    Saw a yearling bear the 1st night I was out riding around in S d C & when I was @ the group campground. The next night, there were several Canada geese feeding on the grass.
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    ^ awesome revrnd. We just got back from our trip up to Timmins. It rained heavily on the drive up , and rained intermittently the next day. sunday was our best day and hit some local trails. We did not see bears (but did spot a few tracks and poop... it was a banner year for blueberries )
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