Snow Tours

The clubs in District 9 has developed 6 new snow tours for the 2017 season.   These self-directed tour loops listed below are designed to put you on course for a day, a weekend, or entire week of outstanding riding.  They can be experienced individually, or joined together as your schedule and riding style allows. 

Ride Grey Bruce

The Grey Bruce area always experiences an abundance of snow and is rich with diverse scenery – from the Niagara escarpment, to rolling farmland, and majestic bush trails.  And to make it even better, it’s only a couple hours from Toronto, Kitchener/Waterloo, and London. The following four loops can all tour back to Owen Sound if your prefer one destination and day trips - or ride each one individually and stay at your choice of accommodators along the way!

 1.   Bruce Peninsula Tour (193 km)

The Bruce Peninsula Tour covers one of Ontario’s most scenic stretches taking the rider through many beautiful bush trails, and featuring bluff lookouts of Georgian Bay.  Riders are encouraged to travel slightly east on the club trail south of Wiarton (at intersection #45) to see the Skinner’s Bluff lookout.  The only way to see this majestic site in the winter is by snowmobile!

 2.  Saugeen River Tour (263 km)

The Saugeen River Tour is a beautiful inland route through that travels in the direction of the mighty Saugeen and takes the rider through beautiful woodland and field trails.   Be sure to check out clubhouses in Owen Sound, Southampton, Bervie and Greenock for a place to warm up and socialize with other riders. 

 3.    Queen’s Bush Tour (185 km)

 In the early 19th century, this area is part of what was call “The Queen’s Bush”.  During this time early settlers built developed the land, built homes and communities.  Take the day to tour this historic area and experience the farmland, forests and communities that make up rural Grey Bruce.  The trails are amazing, and the local hospitality is second to none.   The Hanover and Chesley clubhouses will great you with wonderful wood stove warmth, and Hanover serves food on the weekends.

4.  Walter’s Falls Tour (142 km)

The Walters Falls Loop brings riders near the shores of stunning Georgian Bay, and truly defines the term “lake effect snow”.  Be sure to visit the Walter’s Falls Inn for a great meal and to take in the ice-crested rocks at the falls.   

 Explore Perth Huron Wellington

The southern part of District 9 boasts two great day loops with many snowmobile friendly amenities.  They can be ridden separate, together, or easily be combined into a multi day excursion.  These fun loops are only a couple hours by car from Michigan and Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region. 

1.  Apres Harvest Tour (215 km)

After the harvest, the fun begins!  Local clubs build exceptional trails that wind across fields, through bush and showcase the Maitland River and Lake Conestoga. It’s a winter wonderland just waiting to be explored.  Be sure to stop by clubhouses at Lake Conestoga, Palmerston, Listowel, Molesworth and Brussels.

 2.    Huron Gateway Tour (177 km)

This loop serves as District 9’s gateway to Lake Huron.  Rolling hills and lots of snow are a perfect combination for your winter adventure.  The small towns you will pass through along the way will be happy to serve, and be sure to take a little detour west at intersection #542 and stop by the clubhouse just west of Blyth!


Click on the attachments below for a listing of trail accessible food, fuel and lodging along the way!

Attachments

Bruce Peninsula Tour - Loop AmenitiesApres Harvest Tour - Loop AmenitiesHuron Gateway Tour - Loop AmenitiesQueen's Bush Tour - Loop AmenitiesSaugeen River Tour - Loop AmenitiesWalters Falls Tour - Loop Amenities