the Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club

Paudash Trail Blazers Snowmobile Club has just over 300 km of amazing trails extending from Gooderham to near Bancroft and from just north of Apsley to the south end of Algonquin Park.

Our trails connect to other great trails going in every direction.

There are services available through our club area (gas, food snowmobile dealers and accommodation) so you can be assured of an enjoyable ride no matter where you go.

Watch for club events like the cookout during the sledding season as well, where you can enjoy a BBQ’d delight and a drink.

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For those that do the big trips....Critical Gas Stop Closes on TOP Trail D: This effectively shuts down TOP D between Searchmont & Wawa, because with no fuel available at either Searchmont or HalfWay Haven, few sleds can go the distance, even carrying extra gas. Worse, Halfway Haven is the only fuel available for groomers coming from either Wawa or Searchmont to fill up, so no more grooming of that trail! Sounds like its time for tourism and funding agencies to step up or permanently lose this main connection for snowmobile tourism through Algoma Country!
Here's some of what Halfway Haven had to say said:
"After 23 wonderful operational years it is with a heavy heart that we announce that Halfway Haven will not re-open for the upcoming seasons. For over a year we have been feverishly attempting to recruit the next operators at Halfway Haven. We are still looking and have not given up, but lack of operators is the primary reason Halfway is not going to re-open for now.
The issue of forced closure for most of the last year prevented us from building the financial surplus necessary to sustain. As we stand together staring at the looming financial burden the remote operation of Halfway requires to serve her guests, we are all but certain that her future, with continued COVID restrictions in place, border closure, staff unavailability, and declining infrastructure - is ending.
So here we find ourselves, a place where we never thought we would be – our hands tied, our available resources consumed, and time quickly running out on Halfway Haven. We have no choice but to call on friends and acquaintances, many of whom became family over all these past decades, to help with fundraising to raise capital to be able to take advantage of the governmental matching grant programs. If you, or anyone you know, has an interest in donation, private investment, sources for public investment, or any type of public or private partnership, so that Halfway can have a tomorrow, please contact us today. Our Facebook page will remain active for contact purposes, or you can reach us via email at halfwayhaven@outlook.com or call us at (705) 812-1671.
Lastly, and most importantly, it has been our pleasure to serve you, our family, at Halfway Haven. Those who belong, know exactly how sacred the spirit of Halfway Haven is and we pray that spirit is not extinguished."
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For those that do the big trips....

To our loyal and dedicated ridership!

With the challenges that we are facing during this unprecedented time, we are having to look at our fundraising efforts and really put our thinking caps on!

Over the past years, we have become overly reliant on our volunteers to provide the work horses needed to do pre-season work. In particular, ATV's and side-by-sides have been an integral part of getting out to the trails to do the brushing, trail clean up, bridge repairs, signage, scouting missions, and supporting contractors when they are doing work on our behalf. This year, we have something in mind that we have been pushing off getting for a few years. It is going to be a challenge but we are the Paudash Trail Blazers and we are determined, confident and ready to put in the effort to make this happen!

Permit fees are directed towards trail materials like culverts and stone, excavators and bulldozers, bridge lumber, signage and gates. They also pay for things like small equipment, tools, utilities, insurance and taxes for the shop and clubhouse. We raise money either to pay for more of these things or for other equipment that we just don’t get enough money from permits to purchase. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to host annual BBQ fundraiser. That being said, we are taking our fundraising efforts to the next level and we need YOUR generosity and assistance with it!

It is getting harder and harder to ask for help for physical bodies to come out and give us a hand, but to then throw on top that we need them to bring a machine, well that's a whole different type of "asking for help”. Not only do we work our volunteers to the core but we also use the machines for everything they have to give. The wear and tear that is put on the same few volunteers’ machines is not something that we want to continue to depend upon. Paudash Trail Blazers is hoping to be able to purchase our own side by side and the right kind of trailer to carry in tools, sign posts, lumber, etc. so that we don't have to rely solely on the generosity of our volunteers.

Starting in the month of May we will be hosting Facebook raffles through this page. We have some amazing items that will be up for grabs, we are so excited and hope that you will participate and win some great prizes!

Stay tuned, keep your eyes open for raffle posts!
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Also important to have a reliable machine to help when and if groomer operators are stranded with a broken groomer and need to be rescued. Happened twice last winter in remote locations.

I don't need any prize, would like to donate $50 to start the fund. You guys did an amazing job with the short season we were dealt with!!!

great idea, and would do the same BDSC trails, no need for any prizing

A great idea!

Paudash Trail Blazers End of Season Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/2d67827dc0f6/paudash-trail-blazers-end-of-season-newsletter-5058094

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AWESOME job by a GREAT club!!! So few do SO MUCH so ALL snowmobilers can ride great trails every year! Without organizations like this..our trail system would Surely “vaporize “! I personally have MUCH RESPECT for ALL the work/efforts you all do!!

Thankyou for your hard work

I know that spot

The final awards announcement for our club: Paudash Trail Blazers was selected as the District's Outstanding OFSC Club of the Year winner. The club had a great year, thanks to many of our hardworking volunteers. In spite of Covid-19 restrictions, a large number of trail improvements were done and our grooming team did a great job making our trails a fantastic ride this season.

As everyone knows, volunteers are at the heart of any club's success and we have a fantastic group of them who help in so many ways and this award shows that our accomplishments are being recognized.

Along with this award, the club's winners of the other awards will be nominated for the corresponding provincial award, normally announced by the OFSC at the September Convention.

Congratulations to all of our individual/family winners and to all of our volunteers for the Club of the Year win.
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Congratulations to everyone of the hardworking volunteers at the Paudash Trailblazers! I spent just 2 days working on trails with these guys and I can tell you they are a great group and they work hard! So many kilometres to maintain and some very rugged conditions. The Paudash trails were excellent this winter and we truly appreciate your hard work.

Awesome and well done to all volunteers and landowners...Thank you🏆🏆

Wow congratulations & well deserved! You guys did a fantastic job considering restrictions and Mother Nature. 👏

Whaw ,awesome. Congrats to everyone.

Great work from a great bunch!

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