Located in South Eastern Ontario, between Cornwall and Brockville, Riverside Snowmobile Club operates approx 160km of OFSC prescribed trails. Snowmobilers will enjoy a wide variety of terrain, ranging from tight and twisty forest trails to wide open farm land and power line corridors. Some of the most scenic vistas and wildlife in Eastern Ontario can be enjoyed from Riverside trails. In addition, there is easy trail access to accommodations, meals/snacks, fuel and service at many points in the Riverside system.
In common with all Riverside trails is the excellent condition of our trails. The club supports a goal of grooming the entire trail system 1.5-2 times per week with the more heavily used trails with higher frequency. Our grooming team, led by Gerry Gurnhill, operate a Prinoth Husky and a BR-180 with MTN drags and keep our trails in optimal condition. Trail signage is a priority to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all snowmobiler. You will find a large map board with mileages to key services at every major intersection in our network.
Riverside Snowmobile Club maintains its club house right on Top A104 between Ingleside and Morrisburg, in the village of Riverside. The club house is open 24/7 during the season and the heat is on every weekend. The club holds a weekly breakfast and monthly fun nights. See the Events page for all the details. Visitors to Riverside are encouraged to stop by and sign our Guest Book.
Founded in 1973 by a small group of enthusiasts led by Dave Smith, Riverside Snowmobile Club has grown to its current membership of over 300 members. An active volunteer base ensures that each visitor to the Riverside system has a safe and enjoyable time. Anyone who has some free time and would like to help out is encouraged to visit the Volunteer page and complete your information. We have something to meet anyone's skills and interests.
Ride Safely & Responsibly
The Riverside Snowmobile Club seeks to preserve and improve snowmobiling in our community. Our Club, in conjunction with the Upper Canada Snowmobile Region and our neighboring clubs, work towards improving the trails and services for riders. We interact with our gracious landowners to ensure that our trails remain both safe and accessible to the public.
We are dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment for snowmobile enthusiasts to get together; both on the trail, and off at our various social gatherings throughout the year.
We do our part to make the "Trail System" what it is today - kms of gorgeous, safe, and fun recreation for the whole family.
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The Club House is located on trail A104, approx 1km east of the intersection with trail E105. When trails are closed, the club house is accessible from the Riverside Community Centre on Riverside Dr. Parking is available at the community centre and the club house is located approx 100 meters north of the centre.
The club house is our focal point for club activities such as our monthly meetings or club breakfasts. The club house is also open to all riders who need a break and a place to warm up when trails are open. See the events page for a complete list of events for this season.
Visitors are encouraged to sign the guest book inside. In addition, all snowmobilers are welcome to join any of our club functions.
GPS Location: 44º56'09''N 75º07'40''W
Learn the Right Way.
The OFSC Driver Training Course is designed to emphasize the safe operation of a motorized snow vehicle. During the course, students will:
Next to trails, people are the greatest asset of any snowmobile club. Grassroots snowmobiling in Ontario is built on volunteer service from many folks in the community just like you.
In fact, since trail permit revenues fall short of paying all the costs associated with groomed trails, it is only through volunteers donating their time, expertise, labour, tools or materials that your club can continue to meet the ever increasing demands of organized snowmobiling.
If you think you might like to get involved and help us maintain the trails in our region please complete the following form!
|Permit Type||Date of Purchase||Fee*|
|Oct 1 - Nov 1||$195.00|
|Nov 2 - Dec 1||$225.00|
|Dec 2 onwards||$275.00|
|Classic & Gift Cards||Sept 1 - Sept 30||$155.00|
|Oct 1 - Nov 1||$155.00|
|Nov 2 - Dec 1||$155.00|
|Dec 2 onwards||$185.00|
|*Seasonal & Classic permits subject to a $7.50 processing fee.
Terms and conditions available at ofsc.on.ca
Most snowmobilers don't think about where snowmobile trails come from in the first place. Trails are not preordained or legislated or a God-given right. Mostly, snowmobile trails exist because someone has said "yes".
Frequently, that someone is a private landowner whose property is situated where a snowmobile club desires to place a trail. Clubs must obtain permission from the landowner to cross their property. Normally, for a designated narrow strip of land, to be used only in the winter by snowmobiles with valid Snowmobile Trail Permits.
If enough landowners say "no", either to a new trail or to the renewal of an existing one, it could threaten the existence of the provincial system we enjoy today. Think about it: snowmobiling in some areas could return to the dark ages where there were no linkages to other networks and regions, only the ability to ride around on local loops.
So what can the ordinary snowmobiler do to help clubs keep trails in place?