The Rides of March

With their historic snowfalls, and deep freeze temps, these towns that know the best month of the riding season is March!
(All photos by Virgil Knapp)

Snowmobiling in Northeastern Ontario is all about taking advantage of the great white North—a long, deep, snowy cold that can make the season two weeks or two months longer than the rest of the province.

Snowfalls and deep cold throughout February dusted white gold all over the trails in the North, and the polar vortex froze everything deep and solid. Northeastern Ontario is poised for the best March sledding in years with trails open for hundreds of miles in every direction.

OFSC Interactive Trail Guide - March 4, 2020

So if you've lamented the end of winter, and thought about fogging your engine and getting out your sled cover—THINK AGAIN. The Rides of March are upon us, and they reward those who make the drive to the borders of this vast sledding playground.

Looking for a place to start? These snowmobile-friendly communities are known for going late into the season:

Temiskaming Shores

6 Hours from Sault Ste. Marie Border
8.5 Hours from Detroit Border

Kirkland Lake

9.5 Hours from Detroit Border
7 Hours from Sault Ste. Marie Border

Black River-Matheson

7 Hours from Sault Ste. Marie Border

Iroquois Falls

7 Hours from Sault Ste. Marie Border


6 Hours from Sault Ste. Marie Border
10.5 Hours from Detroit Border


7 Hours from Sault Ste. Marie Border
11 Hours from Detroit Border


6 Hours from Sault Ste. Marie Border

Or try these Snow Tours:

Northeastern Ontario has hundreds of miles of connected trails, often billing itself as the #1 snowmobile destination in the world. There's almost always snow throughout the season. 

Special thanks to all the volunteers of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs that create the world's best snowmobiling!

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About Mike Jacobs

Mike is an avid Northern traveller, having spent years traversing its backroads, and visiting its remote lodges and fun cities by car, RV, motorcycle, and boat. There's always something new to discover in the North and Mike never shies away from the next great adventure. Mike is the chairman of the board for the Tourism Technology Company.

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