We have a great group of snowmobilers that visit us every year from over by Owen Sound. We've got lots of space for parking the big trailers tht carry these machines, and they can start right from the door. This gang has been coming for nigh on 30 years... they drive safe, they drive sober, they drive a lot, and they have a fabulous time out there.
Brian and Dave joined them for part of the day -- now, when these guests ride, they ride: about 100 miles a day, so Brian and Dave left them partway through the day to come home and do chores!
The crew stopped at the Lion's Lookout in Huntsville, a great scenic vista affording a good look at the town of Huntsville, host to the G8 Summit this June.
The trails are in great shape right now. We connect, through the Algonquin Snowmobile Club trails, to trails maintained by Du-Ya-Wanna Trailriders, Hill and Gully Snowmobile Club, Sno-Bombers, and others that are part of the Muskoka Snowmobile Region. That provides an enormous network of maintained trails. These trails rely on the goodwill of the landowners who's property the trails criss cross, and the Clubs are acutely aware of the need to maintain that good will. The Clubs work hard to foster this, and sledders who ride responsibly play their own significant part in ensuring trails remain open for all.
Our guests stayed out a lot longer -- we didn't see their lights coming home across the lake until closer to 8 p.m.!
Riding the lakes is fine, IF you are smart, and careful, and stick to the marked, packed in trails... That's the first rule of riding -- know where you are, at all times.