Northeastern Ontario is a sprawling region that encompasses much of the Canadian Shield, boasting gorgeous vistas of granite rock, boreal forest and thousands of lakes. Shaped by ancient glacial activity, this wild landscape is full of interconnected streams and rivers, while heading north leads you to the remote and rugged land around Hudson Bay. From the sparkling waters of Georgian Bay to the northern backcountry of Polar Bear Provincial Park, outdoor explorers can enjoy a wealth of opportunity in this sparsely-populated region.
To help you better explore Northeastern Ontario, the Backroad Mapbooks team has created the most comprehensive and detailed recreation Mapbook for the region ever! The 5th Edition Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook contains numerous additions and expansions from our last edition, including labelled fish species and Crown/private land, fish stocking and hiking trail charts, enhanced hiking and multi-use trail routing (including for the Voyageur Trail), countless new recreation Points of Interest and more! Featuring 99 detailed topographic maps, thousands of detailed Adventure write-ups, an easy-to-use index and much more, this is your ultimate guide to exploring Northeastern Ontario!
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound 21.5 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 in) Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find 99 detailed topographic maps spanning the region complete with labelled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, trails and other Points of Interest. These user-friendly maps boast a level of cartographic sophistication unparalleled even by government sources, making them the maps of choice for loggers and Search and Rescue teams.Service Directory
In addition to our maps, we list Northeastern Ontario’s best accommodations, services, outfitters and amenities, including information on the region’s best outdoor tours and hunting and fishing suppliers.Adventures
Our detailed adventure section is one of the features that makes your Backroad Mapbook so much more than just a map of Northeastern Ontario. From hiking to hunting, ATVing, paddling, wildlife viewing and beyond, our team of writers and researchers have come up with the most comprehensive adventure information available anywhere for this region.Index
Our easy-to-use index is divided into Map and Adventure sections to make it even simpler to navigate. Here you will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
Northeastern Ontario is a land of rugged landscape lined with rivers, lakes and creeks. Other than the Trans-Canada Highway which runs through the city centres of Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie, northeastern Ontario sees few roads, including backroads. Our maps and listings detail the backcountry adventures you can find, plus man-made attractions like the home of Winnie the Pooh and the Tim Horton Museum.Fishing Adventures
Northeastern Ontario is home to some incredibly rich waterways that support over 25 different species of sportfish. From the clean and shallow waters of Kabinakagami Lake to the Chapleau, French and Steel Rivers, there are endless opportunities for angling here. Your 5th Edition Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook contains close to 900 listings for the best places to fish in the region complete with information on access, species, regulations, stocking and more.Hunting Adventures
With so much open country to explore, Northeastern Ontario is a great place to hunt, whether you prefer targeting waterfowl like ducks and geese or are more interested in big game like deer, moose and bear. In the 5th Edition Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook, you will find detailed descriptions of the region’s main Wildlife Management Units along with descriptions of major game species and tips on how to find them.Paddling Adventures
The lake and river routes of Northeastern Ontario have been used by local First Nations for many generations, and these traditional waterways make for some incredible recreational canoeing and kayaking. In the 5th edition Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 110 listings for the best places to paddle in the region, complete with information on distance, portages, access points, campgrounds and more. From the challenging waters of the French River to the lakes of Killarney Provincial Park and the multi-day paddle along the White River, we’ve got you covered.Park Adventures
Northeastern Ontario is one of the least populated areas of the province, leaving plenty of space for big parks like Killarney, Lake Superior, Pukaskwa and others. In the 5th edition Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 120 listings for the region’s provincial, national and regional parks complete with information on access, activities, trails, wildlife and more.Trail Adventures
From long-distance multi-day treks through remote boreal forest to casual riverfront strolls and short day hikes through a provincial park, Northeastern Ontario has a wide range of trail options for all types of explorers. In this Mapbook you will find 180 detailed trail listings including information on distance, elevation gain, access, highlights and more. From the scenic trails of the Algoma Highlands Conservancy to the beautiful Georgian Bay Coast Trail and the Voyageur Trail, this Mapbook lists them all.ATV Adventures
From abandoned logging roads to challenging hill climbs, muddy wetlands, easy beginner trails and beyond, there are a wide variety of ATVing options in Northeastern Ontario. In this Mapbook you will find dozens of detailed listings for the best places to ATV in the area, including trails around Elliot Lake, Manitouwadge, and Timmins, complete with information on distance, elevation gain, staging areas, highlights and more.Snowmobile Adventures
Ontario boasts the longest network of recreational snowmobile trails in the world, with a whopping 49,000 km (30,500 mi) of interconnected trails, and many of these can be found within Northeastern Ontario. In your 5th Edition Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook, you will find close to 50 listings for the best places to snowmobile in the region, complete with information on distance, elevation gain, staging areas, warming huts, highlights and more. From the trails around Cochrane to the Ride Around Nipissing Tour and the Wawa/White River Area Trails, you can count on this Mapbook to show you the way.Wildlife Adventures
Home to sweeping expanses of untouched nature, Northeastern Ontario is a great place to see wildlife both big and small. From beavers, otters and foxes to big mammals like bears and moose and the hundreds of bird species found throughout the region, there is lots to see. In your 5th Edition Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook you will find over 30 listings for the best places to view wildlife in the region, from the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve to Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park, Thackeray Provincial Nature Reserve and beyond.Winter Adventures
While Mother Nature can be unpredictable in Northeastern Ontario, you can always count on heavy snowfall and long winters. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and dog sledding, there is plenty of outdoor adventure to be had throughout the long winter months. In the latest edition of your Northeastern Ontario Backroad Mapbook, you will find over 60 listings for the best places to get outdoors in the winter, from the Nordic trails of the Hiawatha Highlands to the slopes of Mount Dufour.
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If I buy the print edition, can I get a copy of the PDF included? The print makes sense for planning while the PDF would be useful on the road.