The Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance office has been closed to the public since Thursday April 8th , 2021 and will continue to be closed until further notice. Our staff are still available and can be reached by either phone or email. Where local stakeholders allow, Trails will remain open for passive use and provides physical and mental health benefits to the public. Users are still able to use the trails as open-air opportunities to be active while maintaining a safe social and physical distance.
To prevent the further spread of Covid-19, do not participate in gatherings with others. We strongly urge everyone using trails to keep a distance of at least two metres (six feet) from others and abide by all other precautions and recommendations outlined by health authorities. Also pets must be leashed at all times
Stay informed on COVID-19 by visiting the HPE Public Health Website
The Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance welcome Tour Operators to join our Tourism Marketing Initiative. The Trails expand through great deal of Eastern Ontario. With trail networks expanding from the Bay of Quinte, all the way North to Algonquin Park linking outdoor recreation and adventure to the natural environment and rural communities along the way. There are endless possibilities for FAM Tours, small and large Travel and Tour guides, operators and agencies.
Expand your reach by including Eastern Ontario Recreational Trails for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, ATVing, snowmobiling…the list goes on! Photography enthusiasts, artists, bird watchers, nature lovers, those on spiritual journeys can explore to their heart’s content.
Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance has created some world class riding opportunities set along a backdrop of unparalleled scenery. These significant trails involve awesome communities. Ride looped trails for the day or pack your bags for an overnight trip. Use this site to jumpstart your next ride.
If you are an ATVer in search of an established tour route for your group, look no further. Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance offers a wide range of self-guided tours that are sure to quicken your pulse. Our trails were specially designed so you and your friends can explore on your own and at your own pace. Whatever your choice, you’ll have no problem racking up miles.
Highland Wilderness Tours offers Ontario guided ATV Tours near Bancroft and Algonquin Park, Ontario!
When snow grooming is occurring ATV’s with tracks are allowed only on the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance’s Trails.
See ATV Rider Safety »
If Hiking and walking are your pleasures, we have trails you’ll want to explore. You’ll discover endless pleasure as you move along the natural environment that are the Trails. Scenic terrain abounds while you stroll or hike along the meandering trails. Enjoy the trails at a slower pace to really take in nature at its best. Be pleasantly surprised by the interesting birds, flowers, plants and trees. Take it all in, stop to admire the streams and lakes. Hiking and walking has become such a popular activity for so many. Health benefits include, but are not limited to, losing excess weight, decreasing hypertension, and improving mental health. Open all year round, a perfect activity for all.
Don’t forget to take a picnic or watch for the signs along the trails leading you to discover surrounding town’s many places to eat, stay, browse and visit.
Fitness walkers and others may use a pedometer to count their steps. The types of walking include bushwalking, racewalking, weight-walking, hillwalking, volksmarching, Nordic walking and hiking on long-distance paths. Sometimes people prefer to walk indoors using a treadmill. In some countries walking as a hobby is known as hiking (the typical North American term), rambling (a somewhat dated British expression, but remaining in use because it is enshrined in the title of the important Ramblers), or tramping. Hiking is a subtype of walking, generally used to mean walking in nature areas on specially designated routes or trails, as opposed to in urban environments; however, hiking can also refer to any long-distance walk. More obscure terms for walking include “to go by Marrow-bone stage”, “to take one’s daily constitutional”, “to ride Shanks’ pony”, “to ride Shanks’ mare”, or “to go by Walker’s bus”. Among search and rescue responders, those responders who walk (rather than ride, drive, fly, climb, or sit in a communications trailer) often are known as “ground pounders”
Ride your bikes on the Trails. From the city? No worries about breathing in all that smog and car exhaust here! An activity for the whole family, on your own, with your pals or bring your cycling club. Cycling is big out this way and growing every day. It’s quite amazing how many types and fittings are available now for bike enthusiasts. Fitness and get healthy reports say bicycles are often used by people seeking to improve their fitness and cardiovascular health. Cycling is especially helpful for those with arthritis of the lower limbs who are unable to pursue sports that cause impact to the knees and other joints.
A great way to travel, vacation and bike while you’re at it! Another great opportunity for cyclists! Travel on the train with your bikes and head over to the Trails. Check out our package deals, accommodation, food and other places to enjoy.
The VIA Rail trains that accept bikes are the ones with baggage cars. There are several per day that stop in at our new train station in Belleville.
In the summer season some trains have bike racks, as listed here »
At other times your bikes can be boxed or bagged. A $20 extra baggage transportation charge. Learn more here »
Cyclists coming to use the trails in the Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance area, can find further information on cycling trails and certified bicycle friendly businesses on at Great Places To Cycle here »
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
~ Sir Winston Churchill
Yes, there is something extra special about seeing horseback riders. To those of us that haven’t enjoyed the wonder of horses, it seems almost magical.
Our Trails are perfect for riding your horse on your own or with friends and family. Why not get a group together, pack a picnic to enjoy along the way?!
Parking is free. There’s plenty of parking available for your trailers at the many Trail gateway parking lots. Throughout the Region, you’ll find numerous stables and equestrian centres where you can take lessons or enroll in a full program.
Highland Western Tours offers adult and children’s horse camps – for horseback riders who want more from their summer horseback riding camp experience!
Highland Wilderness Tours offers public horseback riding stables near Algonquin Park!
Eastern Ontario’s snow-covered trails offer some of the best cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking trails around. Listen to that crunch under your feet, enjoy that fresh air while you discover a Winter Wonderland that can’t be seen from the roads. A perfect day trip for all or enjoy some of the quaint Inns along the way. Stop in for some hot chocolate and a bite to eat at our friendly local establishments. Here’s a great opportunity to get the kids out and about. Participaction is where it’s at!
The Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance is working on major promotion initiatives to increase business in our communities while promoting tourism as well.
Our maintained trail system is open all year round. Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance’s (EOTA) trail network extends north from the Bay of Quinte up to Algonquin Park, linking outdoor recreation and adventure to the natural environment and rural communities along the way. The trail network offers access for hiking, cycling, horseback riding, canoeing, ATVing and snowmobiling…the list goes on! Photography enthusiasts, artists, bird watchers, nature lovers, those on spiritual journeys can explore to their heart’s content.
Cindy Cassidy ~ General Manager, Eastern Ontario Trails Alliance
Eastern Ontario’s lakes, forests and farmland beckon snowmobilers who come for the crisp, old-fashioned winters and the warm hospitality. This region encompasses a huge triangular area located between Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River in the south, and Algonquin Park and the Ottawa River on its northern edge. It boasts approximately 10,000 km (6,600 mi.) of OFSC snowmobile trails.
Eastern Ontario includes all or part of four OFSC Districts.
Highland Wilderness Tours offers Ontario Snowmobiling Trips and Snowmobile Tours – Private Guided Tours near Algonquin Park, Ontario!
District 1 District 2 District 3 District 6