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post #1 of 15 Old 07-02-2019, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Backroads from Ottawa

I would like to do some riding off the pavement. I've been looking at google maps but I think there must be something better to find those dual track/forestry/gravel roads that may be around Ottawa up into Quebec and west of here. Looking at doing day trips.
Direction to helpful maps or ideas would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 15 Old 07-02-2019, 08:40 AM
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You can buy a backroads/gravel map book.

Most of my roads I ride I've just found from going on group rides and exploring on my own. The Calabogie area will have a lot of what you are after. You could also go down 7 to Kaladar then head North and that area between 41 and 62 is a lot of crown land. Hunt road from 41 goes across to 62 and is fun. If you take 28 towards bancroft and then take Trout River Rd or Mayo Lake rd you will also find what you are looking for.
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Where do you buy such maps?

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Where do you buy such maps?
I've noticed them in walmart in the checkout line end caps before.

https://www.backroadmapbooks.com/bac...-backroad-maps
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I've noticed them in walmart in the checkout line end caps before.

https://www.backroadmapbooks.com/bac...-backroad-maps
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I bought a 'Atlantic Canada back roads atlas' by Mapart publishing years ago in a convenience store. Looks like they are available at Amazon. The scale was 1:250 or around 1 in to 6 km. So detailed....hard to stay lost for very long. On winding roads in the woods with lack of any signs it helped me navigate back in '06. I would prefer it and maps in general to gps for the big picture.
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I found the BackRoads books at Canadian Tire but as I thought there is nothing really for Quebec. It seems Quebec off road maps are geared more towards hard core quad and snowmobiling.

Using google maps I found a gravel route to Mt Tremblant. What normally takes 2 hours on the pavement took us over 5 hours following rivers and farm roads. A buddy came up from the Finger Lakes on his brand new KTM 790. It had 50 miles on it and these roads were perfect to help break it in. We found alot of unexpected surprises.

Next day we followed the Gatineau River north to Low QC and the Paugan Dam.

It was a fun 2 days and led me to the path of just going out and riding anywhere out of Ottawa with no destination in mind.
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My sister came up from Battersea and we did another two days on the the other side of the Ottawa River into Papineau Wildlife Reserve. That ended up as quite the experience with downed trees and roads of mush that had not been repaired. We ending up having to ride out the 35 km's we had followed in as there was a 300 meter long hill that was just ozzing water and after I walked it I felt was not worth the risk of getting stuck on.

And yeah, you wouldnt want to ride this road at night especially some of those bridges!
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I must be a p-ssy. Those picture show no joy of being there!
Maybe if you were part of a horde venturing in?
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