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    Ride out from campsite in Ontario, Quebec, New York

    Looking for advice on ride out from camp locations within a 5 hour drive of Toronto. I have camped at Turkey Point and love the ride from the campsite feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whezy View Post
    Looking for advice on ride out from camp locations within a 5 hour drive of Toronto. I have camped at Turkey Point and love the ride from the campsite feel.
    Albion Hills Conservation Area. Very popular riding spot, make sure you scout the campsites, some are wide open and crappy, and some are full tree cover. You're also close enough to Bolton for Tim's runs.

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    Mont Tremblant could be interesting, but its more like 6 hours from Toronto.
    Gatineau park across the river from Ottawa has some nice trails and camping on the lakes (Philippe, Taylor and La Peche), first two are right on the trails, XC style, but you can easily find some gnar.

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    Camping Mont Sainte-Anne fits the bill with 130 km of XC and 30 km of DH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravityaholic View Post
    Camping Mont Sainte-Anne fits the bill with 130 km of XC and 30 km of DH.
    That's 8 hours from Toronto.

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    Buckwallow Cycling Center and associated KOA is another great destination on Ontario.

    Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Center (though can't comment too much on the riding there).

    Ellicotville (McCarthy Hill State forest appears to allow primitive camping).

    Right at your limit is around State College Area in PA. Probably primitive camping in the state forests that surround the MTBing or I've stayed at Greenwood Furnace State Park.

    And above your limit, but I think work mentioning is Raystown lake PA (listed as 6.5 hours by google maps).
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Right at your limit is around State College Area in PA. Probably primitive camping in the state forests that surround the MTBing or I've stayed at Greenwood Furnace State Park.
    I just did the 5 day Trans-Sylvania MTB Epic there. I honestly don't know why anyone would WANT to ride there on purpose. So... many... rocks.

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    Definitely more glamping than camping, but it's meters from Durham Forest:
    https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/28634727...UVUm2phv2zFhJj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    That's 8 hours from Toronto.
    Oh...right...my bad, somehow I missed that part of your post. Just the same, if it was me, I'd drive the 3 additional hours for Ste-Anne rather than stop at Tremblant, It's that much better.

    Have a nice trip !
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    Great suggestions. Thanks for the intel everyone.

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    What about Georgian Bay bike center? This is near Parry Sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by whezy View Post
    Looking for advice on ride out from camp locations within a 5 hour drive of Toronto.
    You can do it within about a 1.5 hour drive from TO. If you head up the 115 you can camp at the Sandaraska Park From there you can head into the Ganaraska Forest. You will enter into the motorcycle trails, they are great to MTB on. (I road those trails last Friday.) Loads of single and double track. Signage is sparse so be sure to bring your Trail Forks app.
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    Close to Montreal you can camp at Oka, a park and ride nice trails from Tomahawk the bike shop next to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33red View Post
    Close to Montreal you can camp at Oka, a park and ride nice trails from Tomahawk the bike shop next to it
    Going to try Oka this fall.

    Any camping recommendations for most quiet/private spot in the park?

    Any route recommends in that trail network for a decent ride 20km mix of blue/black trails?

    Thanks,

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    Note: Quebec trails get pretty tough. On average, what is classified as blue in Ontario is Green in la belle province, and Ontario's black is blue in French. Maybe it's a translation thing...
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    If you like experts you should go to saint-anne des lacs(lower laurentians).
    People call them technical but i am pretty sure they mean skills are needed.

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    Trails At Jakes Rocks PA 2hrs from the Peace Bridge.
    Dispersed camping in the National Forest. Developed camping no hydro below on the reservoir at Dewdrop ride in ride out or full hookups 15min down the road at Kiasuthia.

    Allegany State Park Redhouse 1.5hrs from Peace Bridge. Ride out of the campground up Patterson trail to the summit on xc ski trails there is a 4mile single track up top ride back down. Ellicotteville Trails 20min Harris Hill trails 40min Jakes Rocks 45min.

    Also +1 for Turkey Point. Hard to beat for early or late season trips when you don't want rain ruining your riding.

    Ontario County Park Gannett Hill Finger Lakes 2hrs from Peace Bridge Trails within the park. Stop at Dryer Road in Victor NY on your way home.

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