Ahh, the plaintive cry: “Are we there, yet?” But around here inspiring places can be reached by interesting means; stunning vistas are complemented by the thrill of journeying there in exciting ways – the means and ways can only be done by snowmobiling. Each Signature Loop in the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region, (located in Eastern Ontario), offers snowmobilers the opportunity to capture a favorite piece of our diverse region while visiting this beautiful part of Ontario.

Most sledders in Eastern Ontario communities live an active lifestyle. With stunning landscapes and endless possibilities for sledding right in front of their own garage, it’s only natural to come to sled Eastern Ontario Society of Snowmobilers! One constant is for certain, let’s be sure, no matter where your ride begins, our trail system connects many thrills, incredible scenery, and a ride to a taste of Eastern Ontario sledding adventures. So don’t fret, there’s plenty to go around. And yes you can now say “We are there” after five or six days, the Signature Loops are designed to be your most unforgettable vacation in Ontario, Yours to Discover.

Trail LoopLogoDistanceTimeArea
The French Connection300 km2-day loopMorrisburg, Alexandria, Plantagenet, Metcalfe, and Winchester
Rideau – St. Lawrence 240 km1-day loopSmiths Falls, Larose Forest, Moose Creek, Monkland, Morrisburg, 
Upper Canada Circuit260 km1-day loopMorrisburg, Osgoode, Metcalfe, Larose Forest, Moose Creek, and Monkland
Ottawa Valley River500 km1, 2, or 3-day loopOttawa, Arnprior, Pembroke, Golden Lake, Eganville, Calabogie, White Lake

French Connection Loop

Our French Connection Loop is 302 km (185 miles) of pure paradise as you ride into an atmosphere of proud French hospitality, warmth, and friendliness of the social traditions carried by the local snowmobile clubs.

Your starting point for Snowmobiler friendly accommodations can be found in Morrisburg at the McIntosh Country Inn 1-888-229-2850, just south of Highway 401, located on TOP E105. The community of Morrisburg also offers restaurants, service stations, automotive garages, a pharmacy, and a Ski-Doo dealer, all located right on Top E105.

This two-day loop will take you through woodlots and open fields as you travel east on TOP E105 and A104 towards the town of Alexandria. Make sure to bring your sunglasses as you ride east into a sunny day of full enjoyment. The town of Alexandria can be your first stop with trailside amenities of food, fuel and sled dealers for Polaris and Ski-Doo located all on TOP A trail. As you head northeast on TOP A from Alexandria you will turn onto an abandoned rail bed (still TOP A trail) which will lead you west to the town of Plantagenet and an overnight stay at the Motel de Champlain 613 673 5220 with a restaurant attached to the motel and fuel just next door, makes this a snowmobilers haven located just off TOP A. This first-day ride will give you the chance to see many of Ontario’s wildlife in the winter months from White Tail Deer to Moose along with our local Coyotes and Foxes, so please drive with care and have your camera ready.

Your next day’s travel will send you west on TOP A to the town of Metcalfe for fuel, food, or service at an Arctic Cat dealer all located on the trail with signage in place to find your needs. Stop if need be and turn south onto TOP A212 to the town of Winchester for a Tim Hortons stop on TOP A104. Once you leave with your Timmys, your travel will take you through open farmland on the wide, safe groomed trail of TOP A104 to connect back to TOP E105 and then a short jaunt back to your starting point of Morrisburg. Throughout your two-day ride, you will come across a variety of forested trails to open farmland with some unopened road allowances and rail bed trails all on smooth groomed, signed, and safe trails.

Rideau – St. Lawrence  

Our Rideau St Lawrence Run is 240 km (150 miles) of pure sledding as you ride into an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie associated with our snowmobile-friendly communities.

Your starting point for accommodations can be found in Smiths Falls at the Best Western 1-888-229-2850 located just off the Top E. The community of Smiths Falls also offers restaurants, service stations, automotive garages, a pharmacy. The Cataraqui Trail is home to a large portion of the Top E trail with great views along this old rail line.

When you head south along with the E105 stop into the Athens & District Snowmobile Club’s clubhouse where the E105 and A1 meet. They have great wings! The town of Athens offers food and fuel. From there, you will travel through Elizabethtown trails and onto Grenville Snowmobile Association. Stop in at the Grenville clubhouse for a snack!

Pembroke offers a Polaris dealership, food, and fuel before heading north on the G1/K1 to Kemptville. Along the A104 stop into the KSK Clubhouse for a light meal, break, or snack. Further north, will cross the famous Rideau River into the City of Ottawa’s Marlborough Forest for a small loop around North Gower. North Gower offers food and fuel.    

This loop will take you through woodlots, open fields, pipeline corridors, and abandoned rail lines. The ride will give you a chance to see many of Ontario’s wildlife in the winter months.

Upper Canada Circuit

Our Upper Canada Circuit is 301 km (187 miles) of pure sledding as you ride into an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie associated with our snowmobile-friendly communities.

Your starting point for Snowmobiler-friendly accommodations can be found in Morrisburg at the McIntosh Country Inn, just south of Highway 401, located on TOP E105. The community of Morrisburg also offers restaurants, service stations, automotive garages, and a pharmacy, all located right on TOP E105.

This two-day loop will take you through woodlots, open fields, pipeline corridors, and abandoned rail lines. As you start your travel west on RS8 and NVSA 202 towards the town of Kemptville. Kemptville can be a quick stop with trailside amenities of food and fuel. Kemptville is located 2 km off TOP A104 and has services for food and fuel accessed by using the club trail located at County Road # 43 and TOP A104. Continue north on the KOC and A213 into the communities of Osgoode and Metcalfe. Great food awaits you at the famous Red Dot Café, (Osgoode), where you can sled right up to the door. Metcalfe offers fuel and service for Arctic Cat sleds, all located on the trail with signage in place to find your needs. Your overnight stop is only 60 km (40 miles) away at the town of Plantagenet and an overnight stay at the 1967 Place Hotel and Restaurant 866-673-5220 www.place19-67.ca/motel-en and fuel just next door makes this a snowmobilers haven located just off TOP A. This first-day ride will give you the chance to see many of Ontario’s wildlife in the winter months as you sled on the well-groomed, signed trails provided by the volunteers of the many clubs that make up the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region.

Your next day’s travel will send you back west on TOP A and then turn south onto TOP A213. Your travel will take you through the beautiful and well-known Larose Forest on wide, safe, groomed trails as you head south towards the town of Moose Creek. A Yamaha dealer and fuel are available in Moose Creek if needed. On your travels south don’t forget to stop at the famous covered bridge for photos, located just north of the town of Monkland where fuel and food are literally located almost on the trail. Continue heading south of Monkland and then turn west onto TOP A104. This Top trail follows unopened road allowances and through farmland; smooth trails connect back to TOP E105 and then a short jaunt back to your starting point of Morrisburg.

Throughout your two-day ride, you will come across a variety of forested trails, open farmland, unopened road allowances, and railbed trails. All are on smooth groomed, signed, and safe trails. Make this Loop du Jour one of your most unforgettable time travel vacations in Ontario Yours to Discover.

Ottawa Valley River Loop (New 2022)

Come and ride Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley. The Ottawa Valley River Loop offers snowmobilers the opportunity to capture a favorite piece of our diverse region and lifestyle along the Ottawa River. The loop is approximately 500 km (311 miles) of pure sledding as you ride into an atmosphere of warmth and camaraderie associated with our snowmobile friendly communities.

This one, two, or three day loop will take you through rolling hills of woodlots, open fields, pipeline corridors and abandoned rail lines. It will give you the chance to see many of Ontario’s wildlife in the winter months as you sled on the well-groomed, signed trails provided by the volunteers of the many clubs that make up Snow Country Snowmobile Region and the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region.

Your starting point for Snowmobiler friendly accommodations is the Brooksteet Hotel, which can be found in heart of Ottawa in the suburb of Kanata, at the most southern tip of the WCSTA W1 trail. The Brookstreet offers shuttles to local shopping, Senators games and Canadian Tire Centre events. Hotel amenities include on-site restaurants and café, fitness studio, indoor saltwater pool, WiFi, children’s wading pool & hot tubs, and games room and kids activities. Why not stay at the Brookstreet and take in a hockey game?

Your next stop will be the Days Inn, Renfrew. The Hotel is just steps from the trail with lots of parking. The hotel’s amenities include a fitness center and business centre and on-site restaurant. The hotel is located right on the WWSG 107. The hotel is close to food and fuel.

Your next stop will be the Best Western Pembroke Inn. The Hotel is just steps from the trail with lots of parking. The hotel’s recreational amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub and a fitness center. The hotel is located right on the Top B Trail.

Your next stop is Calabogie at the Calabogie Peaks Resort located just off CDSC 105 and E105A. The resort is located in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, at the foot of Dickson Mountain. Maybe mix some skiing in to your trip? The resort’s amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, indoor saltwater pool, an outdoor hot tub, WiFi, continental breakfast, and on-site restaurant. The community of Calabogie offers restaurants, service stations, automotive garages and a pharmacy, all located right on or off the TOP E105A.

Contact UCSR at www.ucsra.ca or 1-613-543-0374 and/or SCSR at www.snowcountrysnowmobileregion.ca or 613-735-8882 for more information.