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A tailored detailed map has been produced for the 50+ kilometre trail network and is made available in several formats as listed below.
A set of maps indicating permitted trail-by-trail activity use by season has been prepared. The designated trail use activity is designed to conform with the land-use guidelines set out by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The permitted activity use is identified by symbols next to each individual trail.
(PDF version of Bulletin)
Interactive and static (Rev. 2020) satellite imagery provides a view of the terrain covered by the trail network. The interactive imagery can be manipulated to provide as much detail as you may want to see.
The Interactive satellite imagery view can be switched, with a mouse click, to road map view and manipulated to provide as much detail as you may want to see.
Take a self-directed virtual hike on the trails to satiate your curiosity of what awaits you.
The virtual hike can be a useful tool to plan the route(s) of your next hike on the trails.
(functions best in desktop mode)
A wide selection of videos are posted on the SLBM Trails YouTube channel featuring actual hikes on the various trails through the four seasons.
The videos were recorded in 2.7K HD and, when viewed on large monitors, give the sensation (3D effect) that you are actually hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing along the trails.
The videos can complement the above virtual hike utility as a planning tool to map out your next adventure on the SLBM Trails.
A brochure with trail map is now available through, inter alia, visitor information centres, selected tourist facility operators, outdoor equipment retailers and recreation service providers in the Ottawa and Madawaska valleys. See Links for list of locations where brochure is currently available (indicated by **).
To help you plan a visit to enjoy the trails here are calendars for (year link image PNG file & print link PDF file)
There are four distinct seasons in the Madawaska Highlands and Upper Madawaska Basin. For current weather conditions and forecasts check out the Weather page.
To plan an extended visit to the Madawaska region check out the Links page for leads on other trails, meals, accommodations, activities, etc.
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