Snowmobiling 101

With over 3,600 kilometres of groomed trails in Grey and Bruce counties, there’s a day trip, overnight adventure or family outing waiting for you.

Owen Sound receives an average of 9 feet of snow each season—so it’s little wonder that our region is well-known as a snowmobiler’s paradise.

With spectacular scenery and plenty of snowmobile friendly hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and restaurants across the region, great conditions are just a short drive away from several major cities.

Before You Ride
In Grey County, the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs District 9 maintains the snowmobile trail system. This means that all riders on the trail system need a valid OFSC trail permit. Permits are available for purchase online at www.ofscdistrict9.ca or by calling 1-800-387-7669. District 9 trail maps can be picked up at local tourism outlets across the region.

Once you’re licensed, insured and ready to go, there are several important steps before you can head out. Be sure to check local trail conditions on the OFSC District 9 site, as sections of trail can vary significantly and can be closed periodically for maintenance or other issues.

Snowmobile Rentals and Tours in Grey County

Homestead Resort near Durham offers a variety of winter snowmobile packages that include snowmobiles, gear, insurance, trail passes, guides, accommodation and even some meals. With the main trail system beginning just 10 feet from the Homestead Resort parking lot, you can be on your way in minutes. Learn more by visiting their website.

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Following trail etiquette - guidelines for polite, safe, trail use - when using any trail system is important. Trail use is a privilege, and safety and enjoyment of the trails should be a priority of all trail users.

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