Eastern Ontario's lakes, forests and farmland beckon snowmobilers who come for the crisp, old-fashioned winters and the warm hospitality. This region encompasses a huge triangular area located between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in the south, and Algonquin Park and the Ottawa River on its northern edge. It boasts approximately 10,000 km (6,600 mi.) of OFSC snowmobile trails.
The 240 km Hastings Highland Tour takes you over a mixture of gently rolling terrain, rail beds and forest access roads. There are numerous opportunities to view wildlife and the mixture of heavy forest and open country provide many different views for your riding enjoyment.
For additional trail riding opportunities fit for your snowmobile, visit the Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance website.
Eastern Ontario's snow-covered trails offer some of the best cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking trails around. Listen to that crunch under your feet and enjoy that fresh air while you discover a winter wonderland that can't be seen from the roads. A perfect day trip or enjoy some of the quaint inns along the way. Stop in for some hot chocolate and a bite to eat. Here are some of the featured trails in Hastings County.
Trips & Trails Adventure Outfitters in Bancroft will set you up with the right equipment for any winter adventure.
Hastings County is also home to conservation areas and parks with excellent non-motorized trails perfect for exploring in the winter season:
Fishing is a year-round passion in Hastings County, and the lakes and rivers here are sure not to disappoint during the winter season.
Get an interactive fishing map from the Ministry of Natural Resources.