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By PaulC (708 McR Points) on Feb 28, 2021

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This a combination of the best routes in the Calabogie area (many of which can be found in MotorcycleRoads.com as single roads). It is a circular route of 388 kms. One can start and finish anywhere they like on the route. See attached map. If you're coming north from the Toronto area, you can pick up the Flinton Rd. (CR29) on the north side of Hwy #7, 14kms east of Madoc.

Scenery

If ever there were a resort playground with everything to offer in the ???great outdoors,??? the mature forests, lakes, and rivers of this area surely must be it. On the Canadian Shield land, visitors can find room for all the adventure their hearts desire. There are acres of spectacular lakes, rivers, and streams for water oriented recreation; forest and highland trails to explore on foot, bicycle, and horseback; dark, starfilled skies for night gazing; and miles of professionally groomed snowmobile trails that open up a winter wonderland. For golfers the rural landscape offers a perfect blend of topography, scenery, and vegetation on which to craft spectacular golf courses. Yet, the wide open spaces also provide acres of room to accommodate indoor activities with facilities for dining, entertainment, spa services, and recreation. A Fall colour run is amazing in this area.

Drive Enjoyment

While the main roads listed elsewhere in MotorcyelRoads.com are included in this route, there are so many more in this area worth checking out, especially in the area to the south, which is below Sharbot Lake and above Sydenham. Forget about straight lines. Most of the 388 kms of this route are curves, twisties, sweepers and so on.

Tourism Opportunities

Being remote and rural, the amenities are far and few between. Get gas whenever you can. Recommend dining at Addison's Restaurant, located just north of Kaladar and south of Northbrook Ontario, 11893 Highway 41. If you're traveling from or to Madoc at the far west end of the route, try the Iron Rooster Rotisserie and Grill at 104221 Hwy 7, Marmora. It's west of Madoc, between Marmora and Madoc. There is a very small motorcycle museum inside. Another choice for nice dining is The Maples Restaurant, 1004 Medical Centre Rd, Sharbot Lake.

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