Discover a stunning winter wonderland while snowmobiling in Rideau Lakes. Scenic snowmobile routes invite you to explore and be adventurous in the snow! Whether you’re sledding through quiet forest, alongside lakes, or enjoying the sun through open field, every day is a beauty to explore sledding in Rideau Lakes.
Rideau Lakes is in District One of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs as part of the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region. Start by getting your permit and then prepare to discover local routes by checking out these gems before you send it.
The Rideau Ridge Riders
Experience Rideau Lakes in a new way with the Rideau Ridge Riders Snowmobiling Club. This busy club maintains more than 220 km of trails within the Rideau Lakes district. Formed almost 50 years ago, the Rideau Ridge Riders regularly host fun events and welcome over 300 members from Ontario and the United States.
Athens Snowmobile Club
The Athens Snowmobile Club has been ensuring there are safe and accessible trails in the local winter wonderland since the 1970s and continues making winter memorable for sledding enthusiasts with a dedicated volunteer crew. The Athens Snowmobile Club hosts a thriving clubhouse, complete with legendary wing nights. Work up a hunger on the trails and cruise to the clubhouse near Athens to talk about the day’s adventures and plan for tomorrow! Be sure to try the deep fried pickles, too.
The Cataraqui Trail is a year-round, shared-use recreation trail. As a trunk snowmobile route, it’s an important link in Ontario’s network of snowmobile trails. Please keep in mind that snowmobilers using the Cataraqui Trail must have a valid OFSC Snowmobile Trail Permit. There is plenty of nature along the Cataraqui Trail, and sightings of deer, rabbits, porcupine and birds of prey are common along trail making for a memorable ride.
Like what you see? Map it out!
Use the Region's Trail Guide to explore these villages and hamlets all accessed from the Top E Trail that runs between Kingston and Ottawa:
- Rideau Ferry on R26 trail,
- a route through Portland on the A12 trail,
- Crosby on the R20 trail, or
- Take the E105 to Elgin's R21 trail or visit Delta on the A9 trail.
Along the way, be sure to stop in to Portland, Forfar or Delta for a quick caffeine break, squeaky cheese curd, or a hot breakfast sandwich!
Where will your sled take you in Rideau Lakes this winter?