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Snowmobile through the beauty of a West Nipissing - Upper French River Winter!

Snowmobiling has taken over the winter landscape of Northern Ontario, and West Nipissing - Upper French River is no exception. What is exceptional about West Nipissing - Upper French River are the trails. With over 336 km of groomed trails connecting to the other major trail systems in the area, West Nipissing - Upper French River - is part of the exploding Great Canadian Snowmobile Adventure.

Ice Fishing at Okimot LodgeThere is a beautiful variety in West Nipissing - Upper French River, from the wide open spaces provided by trails on Lake Nipissing, to the up and down and around-the-curve trails that meander through wooded areas, to trails that take you to some of the finest dining locations in the region, at beautiful out-of-the-way locations and small villages on the system. There are some wonderful accommodations available right along the routes (check the lodges to see whether they provide winter accommodation). In West Nipissing - Upper French River more and more businesses are opening up their accommodations to the winter traffic. The West Nipissing Snowmobile Club has been working very hard over the past few years not only to provide a super natural snowmobiling experience, but to assure that all the amenities are in place for the perfect snowmobile get-away weekend.

The local trails connect with the T.O.P. Trails (Trans-Ontario Provincial) system, by linking with trails in Sudbury, St. Charles, Temagami, French River, North Bay, and the Quebec border. The West Nipissing - Upper French River - Upper French River - Upper French River Snowmobile Club is a member of the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC), and if you purchase an OFSC permit you can ride the local trails to your heartís content. The local club also organizes special events around this sport, everything from snowmobile runs (like the Coconut Run) to snowmobile fashion shows to dances and poker runs.

Ontario Winter VacationThis very active club is volunteer-based, with two large pieces of grooming equipment in their possession which enables the club to maintain trails from Sturgeon Falls to Cache Bay, from Verner to River Valley, on to Marten River, to Field and Crystal Falls, to Warren and Lavigne, south to Monetville (Shuswap Camp). The trails are well marked with signage, and safety is a priority.

There are lots of places to go. Everywhere along the trails food, gas, and beverages are available. Some of the locations are extremely accommodating, providing for huge, delicious Sunday brunches for snowmobilers in winter, organizing their own snowmobile events, and going that extra mile to make the snowmobiler feel welcome. As well, the various winter carnivals are also organized with snowmobiling in mind, some offering snowmobile races on the frozen lake as part of the contested events.

But what is of particular importance, of course, is the SNOW! West Nipissing - Upper French River - normally has more than enough of it to go around, with the snow season running from December to March, with lots of the white stuff creating the best conditions.

So, pack your suits, bring your helmets, hitch up your snow machine, and make West Nipissing - Upper French River part of your winter. vacation plans! Youíll love it here... This is SNOWMOBILE COUNTRY!