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  1. Single Track Mind

    Single Track Mind Limited User

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    Hi All,
    My son and I had planned a ride down south during the March break. But for obvious reasons, we canceled our trip.
    Is there anywhere in Ontario that we could ride? I know the ganny is closed.
    Thanks in advance.
    Scott
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  2. tenere700

    tenere700 Limited User

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    https://goo.gl/maps/zVyq59FRLHL9Z5Cv8

    I am not sure how well that link will work, but I always recommend people check out this area. It has top notch dual sport riding with a ton of routes, and there is good cell service in the area to help to not get lost etc. From Weslemkoon Lake road you can head north down Gunter Lake road, which turns into a forest access road at Egan Creek Road. From here there is a massive amount of trails headed off both sides of the road. Birth Lake road veers off to the east, taking you to Mayo Rd. which you can loop back to Weslemkoon. Full days ride just in this area alone, full of beautiful lakes, great sites. From the original starting junction, you can also head east down "E road" as its noted there, and about 500m in on the right there is a gorgeous trail that takes you to the "Dump Road" which again is a long access road with infinite trails off either side. Google doesn't seem to have a name for it but heres a link https://goo.gl/maps/j14yiVNp8KYEXY3V7 to where it meets up with Weslemkoon Lake Rd. further south. Everytime I ride here I find new trails. If your adventurous and into navigation, there is an epic trail that starts here https://www.google.ca/maps/@44.8373705,-77.4819761,316m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en and heads around the backside of Lingham Lake and meets up with the power lines which you can loop back to Heritage Trail if need be. Hope this helps, and happy to give more details if you shoot me a message. Cheers & ride safe.
  3. grahamm

    grahamm Ride Organizer

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    Weslemkoon.... really!

    I would imagine the ground would not be dry enough....

    in Eastern ont the recommendation is stay OFF trails until at least May 1st.

    This area is a GEM, please don't give us a bad name for tearing thing up too early.

    if you do ride the area, please stay to the roads.
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  4. tenere700

    tenere700 Limited User

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    That is more than fair, and something I had not considered. Thanks for your input, as I haven't been up there or seen the conditions yet. I will add that the road network there is enjoyable enough if you are stuck looking for an area to spend some time this month.
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  5. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    Looks like the trail damage is well underway. The good news it's not dirt bikes, but SxS's causing the damage. As I was driving up to my cottage this morning I crossed over the HH rail trail. It's about 50% snow covered and 100% covered with ATV tracks. Same with the snowmobile trails I saw.

    The gravel roads in the area are clear. I did the Old Hastings Road this afternoon. 9 degrees C and no rain. Not bad for first ride of the year!

    May 1 opening is a good guideline for Mazinaw trails. In the shaded areas there's still 6" of snow and ice.
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