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Fall's best ATV Routes

ATVing is a fun way to experience the great outdoors in Rideau Lakes! Spend quality time with family and friends making memories on ATV and multi-use trails here.

By definition, an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is a motorized recreational vehicle with four large, low-pressure tires that can traverse rough, muddy, and uneven terrain. That can equal a whole lot of fun!

The best place to start is with the Rideau Lakes ATV Club and the Ontario Federation of ATV (OFATV) Clubs. Trail passes are required to access hundreds of kilometres of trail across the province. Closer to home, Rideau Lakes ATV Club has trails within the Township of Rideau Lakes, as well as connecting to neighbouring municipalities.

As a non-profit club, Rideau Lakes ATV Club offers safe and legal ATV trails for all to enjoy. See a full round up of trails, their status as well as helpful trail information on the Rideau Lakes ATV Club website.  The Ontario Federation of All Terrain Vehicle Clubs maps even highlight services available close to the trails, such as gas, food and community pit stops.

Are you riding a Utility, Sport or Side-by-Side? Either way, good local trails await near Chantry, Portland, Newboro and near Westport. Find out which trails are open and more about the Rideau Lakes club on Facebook. Discover new routes and test your skills!

Try these portions of the trails within the township – or plan to explore them all!

The Portland Pass catches Thousand Acre Road near Chantry at County Road 8, meets up with Harlem Road then travels almost 4 km before crossing Hwy. 15. Next, continue onto Cove Road for 3 km before turning right onto Big Rideau Lake Road and riding until McCann Road. Follow McCann Road for almost 6 km until just before Newboro where the route intersects with County Road 42. Here you can carry on with towards Newboro, or call it a day.

Homestead Tour: Start in Newboro and travel towards Westport on County Road 42. Turn left on Hutchings Road and follow it for 2 km, turning right onto Blair Road and travelling another 2.5 km to Eighth Line. Hang a right on Eighth Line Road and then continue for 2.6 km until Perth Road. Turn left onto Perth Road and in about a kilometre jog right onto Centreville Road. This takes you towards Devil Lake Road which provides more access to more great looped riding in the region.

Look for a Chantry Loop that tours up through the South Elmsley area, too! Find these routes and more on the RLATVC website.

Not only does the Rideau Lakes club perform trail maintenance but it also provides a fun way to meet other ATV enthusiasts and even plan trail rides. According to Destination Ontario, ATVing Ontario's boreal forests and Canadian Shield rock faces keeps the riding interesting and makes for some exciting trails.

Whether the terrain is twisty, bumpy, muddy, or scenic through the countryside, you can bet the ride will be fun in Rideau Lakes!

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