Ride Midwestern Ontario This Winter

Great Snow is Closer Than You Think!

WHERE TO RIDE

 

Whether you are visiting for a day, a weekend or a week long excursion, District 9's large interconnected snowmobile trail network will not disappoint.  

Check out the abundance of trail riding opportunities, including five self directed Snow Tours.

WHERE TO STOP

 

When you ride District 9 It's easy feel like you are in the middle of no where - when in reality, you are never far from anywhere. 

Check out the scenic vistas that are a "must see", as well as the snowmobile friendly businesses that are always just a stone's throw away from the trail when you need food, fuel, accommodation or service. 

WHERE TO HELP 

Every km of trail in District 9 is built, maintained by volunteers.  These are people that generously donate their time in order to create winter riding opportunities  for thousands of snowmobilers every year. 

Check out the club listing for information on how you can volunteer  

 

About OFSC District 9

We are the snowmobiling destination that is right in your own back yard.  District 9 close to all major centers, and boasts some of the best trails in the province!  

 

Nicely situated between Lake Huron & Georgian Bay, District 9 is home to record breaking lake affect snowfalls, over 2900km of beautifully groomed interconnected trail, and lots of snowmobile friendly places to eat, sleep and fuel up. Combine all of that with the diversity of scenery - from the Niagara escarpment, to rolling farmland, to majestic bush trails - and you will definitely want to make District 9 part of your  riding experience!     

 

We are a short ride from all of the major centers (London, Sarnia, Hamilton, K/W, Guelph & Toronto) without the hassle of a major highway.  It's easy to come for the day, and once you do we know you will return for longer.  

 

Great snow is closer than you think - come to District 9 this season and "Ride More...Drive Less".

About Landowners

Landowners are Very Special Supporters    

In the province of Ontario there are over 15, 000 individuals that volunteer the use of their land every year. In District 9, there are over 3,500 of these landowners that generously volunteer their land for snowmobile trails.

Landowners do not get compensated for allowing their land to be used for an OFSC trail. In this sense, they too, are an integral part of the voluntary system that makes organized snowmobiling work in District 9, and across Ontario.

Landowners in District 9 include farmers, cottagers, wood lot operators, municipalities, plus many others. By agreeing to allow a snowmobile trail to cross their property these landowners contribute to their local clubs and their home communities.

The volunteer club members of each snowmobile club in District 9 obtain signed land use permission from each landowner. This permission is for exclusive use of a trail corridor through their property only during the winter. This signed permission also allows the club volunteers to start trail preparation in the fall and to close up the trails in the spring.

The process of putting together a trail is very complicated as a club needs to obtain permission from a multitude of landowners. For this reason snowmobilers are asked to respect the trail by staying on the trail as marked  and only using the trails when they are marked as available on the Interactive Trail Guide as each landowners has the right to refuse us entry.


Please Respect Our Landowners

Do your part to show appreciation to landowners who volunteer the use of their land for snowmobile trails by remembering to: 
 

  1. Stay on the trail.

  2. Leave the stakes intact.

  3. Leave gates and fences alone.

  4. Respect equipment and property.

  5. Avoid farm animals and pets.

  6. Please respect that the trail is for snowmobile use only.

  7. Permission has been given only for winter use.

  8. Use only when the trail is open.

  9. Respect the Landowner

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CONTACT US

OFSC District 9 Administrative Office

PO Box 551, 

Markdale, ON

N0C 1H0

Tel: 519-986-2861