By: Mark Lester
The incredibly posh northern offices of Supertrax International are located smack dab in the middle of some of Ontario’s best snowmobiling.
Last winter this editor’s self-guided tour originated from Supertrax headquarters, located just east of the Muskoka Region in Haliburton County. From here you can run miles and miles of 12 to 16-foot wide white top and enjoy some of the finest riding in North America.
My wife and I loaded up a pair of 4-strokes and pointed toward Muskoka’s Bracebridge, Ontario.
Our route included honing the MSR’s Tall Pines Snowmobile Club trails through the town of Dorset and a visit to the famous Oxtongue Shelter where we linked with the Algonquin Snowmobile Club’s trails, another MSR member.
From here we pointed our ski-tips toward Canada’s largest resort hotel, the Deerhurst Inn and stopped for an excellent lunch there.
Departing the Huntsville area we headed toward the town of Port Sydney on Mary Lake. Another mid-winter squall was dumping copious quantities of our favorite form of precipitation on Muskoka. At some points we actually had to sweep destination signs to verify our route.
After refueling in Port Sydney and encountering ever deepening snow, we had mixed emotions. We were enjoying the amazing trails groomed by the Muskoka Snow Bombers between Port Sydney and Bracebridge but knew every mile we rode drew us closer to our destination, the Riverside Inn in Bracebridge.
After enjoying a great dinner and overnight at the Riverside we loaded up and left the Riverside’s safe, secure snowmobile parking lot and headed toward Gravenhurst, then the town of Baysville on the beautiful Lake of Bays for lunch and a power ride home, sampling what we believe to be some of the finest lake running anywhere in the world.
Our two day trek produced better than 200 miles of riding and was handled in total comfort and confidence without a guide.
Call 1-800-328-7245 and visit SnowmobileInOntario.com for maps and more information.