“On my sled on a sunny February day, I always pull over for a moment and just look around,” says a snowmobile enthusiast from Lakefield. “With the sun beaming down and Nature all around, I say to myself, ‘This is why I love snowmobiling!’”
You can’t blame him, especially in the Kawarthas, where hundreds of kilometres of maintained trails await. “If the forecast says it’s going to snow, I wake up that morning without the alarm… like a kid at Christmas!”
Snowmobiling in Peterborough is by far the most popular outdoor winter activity.
Peterborough & the Kawarthas lies in the heart of Ontario’s inter-connected network of snowmobile trails and offers some of the best snowmobiling and reliable conditions in cottage country.
You can meander from one end of the region to the other: across wide-open frozen lakes; over hills and dales; through densely forested woodlands.
Beautiful scenery, fresh air and thrills are guaranteed. But what might be best of all is the wonderful camaraderie that bonds snowmobilers together. You’ll see them at resorts and campfires, warming up after a long ride, swapping stories with new friends, more sleds in the restaurant parking lots than cars. Volunteers within the community—including local chapters of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs—maintain the trails.
Many local outfitters and marinas can equip you with machine and gear rentals as well as necessary permits. Likewise, several resorts offer snowmobiling packages and tours for novices and experienced riders alike. Whet your appetite at the Kawartha Sledarama snowmobile show. This winter, it’s time for you to come and see what all the excitement is about.