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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Update for February 8, 2023

We are happy to say that we got the trails around Gooderham (607 Wolf Lake and 610 into Gooderham) cleared yesterday and we hear that HCSA was able to battle their way down their 9 trail to Gooderham as well. We know people have been eager to see trails open in that area - keep an eye on the ITG for updates.

We still have one groomer down (probably for the season) and we keep having to fix issues with our second one but we seem to be able to keep things in reasonable shape. We continue to use the District spare (fixing it occasionally too) and share the load with other clubs in the District. Equipment problems seem to be a significant problem all across District 2.

With the warm spell and rain coming, we are not certain what the impact will be on trails or on grooming operations but are confident that the trails won't be completely destroyed. It would be best if everyone stayed off the trails while they are soft so that we have something reasonably smooth to start with when things get cold again.
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Update for February 8, 2023

We are happy to say that we got the trails around Gooderham (607 Wolf Lake and 610 into Gooderham) cleared yesterday and we hear that HCSA was able to battle their way down their 9 trail to Gooderham as well.  We know people have been eager to see trails open in that area - keep an eye on the ITG for updates.

We still have one groomer down (probably for the season) and we keep having to fix issues with our second one but we seem to be able to keep things in reasonable shape.  We continue to use the District spare (fixing it occasionally too) and share the load with other clubs in the District.  Equipment problems seem to be a significant problem all across District 2.

With the warm spell and rain coming, we are not certain what the impact will be on trails or on grooming operations but are confident that the trails wont be completely destroyed.  It would be best if everyone stayed off the trails while they are soft so that we have something reasonably smooth to start with when things get cold again.

Thinking of Local Businesess....

As many of you are aware, the Municipality of Highlands East closed the bridge (temporarily) on the IB&O rail trail that runs between Wilberforce and Tory Hill. This trail was a key feeder of snowmobile traffic from the west into Wilberforce and on to the north and east.

With this link cut, we wanted riders to know that businesses in Wilberforce have been significantly affected and some of these are great supporters of the club. They have purchased advertising on our map boards and the paper maps and do a lot to support the club in other ways. We want to especially acknowledge the impact on and thank the South Algonquin Diner, Wilberforce Service Centre and Ironview Retreat.

Please give them a thought as you are planning your ride. You can still access Wilberforce from the east via our 605 trail from Harcourt and there is a great loop (Trailblazer Tour Loop) that runs from Wilberforce west to the 601 Miskwabi trail up to TOP E.

Those businesses in Wilberforce would greatly appreciate your patronage.
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Thinking of Local Businesess....

As many of you are aware, the Municipality of Highlands East closed the bridge (temporarily) on the IB&O rail trail that runs between Wilberforce and Tory Hill.  This trail was a key feeder of snowmobile traffic from the west into Wilberforce and on to the north and east.

With this link cut, we wanted riders to know that businesses in Wilberforce have been significantly affected and some of these are great supporters of the club.  They have purchased advertising on our map boards and the paper maps and do a lot to support the club in other ways.  We want to especially acknowledge the impact on and thank the South Algonquin Diner, Wilberforce Service Centre and Ironview Retreat.

Please give them a thought as you are planning your ride.  You can still access Wilberforce from the east via our 605 trail from Harcourt and there is a great loop (Trailblazer Tour Loop) that runs from Wilberforce west to the 601 Miskwabi trail up to TOP E. 

Those businesses in Wilberforce would greatly appreciate your patronage.

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The fact that they have nothing planned to fix this is even more disappointing

I think the municipality needs there pay checks frozen 🥶 until they fix this so they can feel the same urgency….

That place in Harcourt has really great food but is quite expensive. We should have taken the time to ride to Wilberforce as we’ve never been disappointed there and prices are really reasonable

The councilors in Highlands east making decisions that benefit no one? Shocking. Kind of like how the population is aging and they do nothing to attract or keep younger workers in the area. The county could be a much larger tourism area yet they simply assume tourism will continue to carry on as it has if they do nothing. If it was even marginally as attractive to the work force as Muskoka is, the growth would speak for itself. Get rid of the boomers who are scared of change and bring more growth to the county.

Tha South Algonquin Diner is a great spot to stop for lunch. Food is always good, hot, big portions, served by friendly folks. Do not miss stopping here for a bite. Cheeseburger and fries can't be beat!!! Stopped in last week. Too bad the rail trail is not available. The trek from Willby to Gooderham was part of a nice loop. Ride safe!!!

The Municipality of Highlands East needs to come with a plan to get that bridge fixed ASAP. This is a critical trail to supporting your local businesses! Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

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Trails in Gooderham

We have a groomer and some volunteers lined up to tackle the 607 Wolf Lake trail tomorrow, assuming that the groomer we plan to send out with the packing plate is back in action (hydraulic issue currently).

We know that people in the Gooderham area have been frustrated by the late start to the season but we are hoping that the very bad wet hole in the Billings Lake area will hold a groomer now and that we have enough local volunteers to clear the trees off the trail.

If you can help out, the crew is planning to meet a 11:30 at the dam at Billings Lake. We will update everyone later today our plan gets deferred.
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Cookout Success!

After a 2-year hiatus, we were very pleased to be able to hold the cookout again this year. Trails came to life just in time so people were able to have a good ride to the cookout from wherever they came, although many came by car too.

The day started out at a balmy 32 below zero and got all the way up to 17 below. We were cooking burgers and hot dogs before noon and people started to trickle in right at the noon starting gun. The pace really picked up around 1:30 or so, we figure because it warmed up slightly during the afternoon.

We want to thank the many people who donated money towards the food and for buying raffle tickets and tickets for our 50/50 draw. Winners of the raffle prizes will be contacted shortly to arrange to get prizes picked up.

Jim Dickson was the winner of $245 for the 50/50 draw and has donated the money back to the club in memory of his father, Joe Dickson, who was a long-time volunteer and Trail Patroller for our club. Thank you very much, Jim. What a lovely gesture!

We want to thank the local businesses who supplied some great prizes. They include:
Agnews General Store
Algonquin Cookhouse
Apsley Home Hardware
Bancroft Sport and Marine
Cardiff Country Store
Kemp's Garage
South Algonquin Country Store
South Algonquin Diner
Tucker's Marine
Wayne’s World
Wilberforce Service Centre
Wilberforce Timbermart
Paudash Trail Blazers

We had a great group of volunteers who bought the food and other supplies, got prizes from local businesses, did the setup (including warming up the clubhouse), cooked and served lunch, organized and managed the draws and cleaned up afterwards. They included Ron M., Ron R., Brian M., Darrin S., Cheryl S., Sue M., Phil L., Jon C., Mary M., Rob D., Jill D., and Pam H. Thanks to you all.
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Cookout Success!

After a 2-year hiatus, we were very pleased to be able to hold the cookout again this year.  Trails came to life just in time so people were able to have a good ride to the cookout from wherever they came, although many came by car too.

The day started out at a balmy 32 below zero and got all the way up to 17 below.  We were cooking burgers and hot dogs before noon and people started to trickle in right at the noon starting gun.  The pace really picked up around 1:30 or so, we figure because it warmed up slightly during the afternoon.

We want to thank the many people who donated money towards the food and for buying raffle tickets and tickets for our 50/50 draw.  Winners of the raffle prizes will be contacted shortly to arrange to get prizes picked up.

Jim Dickson was the winner of $245 for the 50/50 draw and has donated the money back to the club in memory of his father, Joe Dickson, who was a long-time volunteer and Trail Patroller for our club.  Thank you very much, Jim.  What a lovely gesture! 

We want to thank the local businesses who supplied some great prizes.  They include:
Agnews General Store
Algonquin Cookhouse
Apsley Home Hardware
Bancroft Sport and Marine
Cardiff Country Store
Kemps Garage
South Algonquin Country Store
South Algonquin Diner
Tuckers Marine
Wayne’s World
Wilberforce Service Centre
Wilberforce Timbermart
Paudash Trail Blazers

We had a great group of volunteers who bought the food and other supplies, got prizes from local businesses, did the setup (including warming up the clubhouse), cooked and served lunch, organized and managed the draws and cleaned up afterwards.  They included Ron M., Ron R., Brian M., Darrin S., Cheryl S., Sue M., Phil L., Jon C., Mary M., Rob D., Jill D., and Pam H.  Thanks to you all.Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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It is so nice to be able to get together again. Good job neighbour.

What an awesome event !

Thank you Paudash volunteers! Lunch was awesome. It was nice to eat and warm up in the clubhouse.

Wish we could have been there

Looks great we'll done

Congratulations....

Looks fun

Looks fun

Looks fun

I got 4 tickets for sale

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