A person riding an ATV on a dirt path in the woods.

Jeff Morrison

5 ATV-Friendly Lodges in Ontario

A person riding an ATV on a dirt path in the woods.

Jeff Morrison

For enthusiasts looking for a wilderness adventure with comfortable accommodations, check out these five ATV-friendly lodges.

Edgewater Park Lodge

Find incredible ATVing and wonderful lodging at Edgewater Park Lodge, found in a beautiful region of Ontario. Edgewater is located in the Almaguin Highlands—one of Ontario’s best-kept secrets. This resort benefits from its proximity to hundreds of miles of wilderness ATV trails. The region boasts mostly wilderness off-roading with most trails located off-the-beaten-path on Crown land. After a day of riding, lodging at Edgewater Park offers a variety of renovated two, three and four-bedroom self-catering cabins, fully equipped and ready to go. This resort also has a motel onsite with a wraparound deck, lounge chairs and a large recreation room. For ATVers with their own trailers or RVs, there are a number of campsites available on the property with a hydro hook-up and a comfort station with showers and a washroom onsite.

Location: 45 Edgewater Park Road, Kearney

Young’s Cottages

Nestled in the heart of eastern Ontario, a stone’s throw from the nation’s capital is Young’s Cottages—another of Ontario’s ATV Friendly lodges. Resting on the shores of beautiful Palmerston Lake, Young’s Cottage offer three-season cottages for one to six people. Choose from a very private setting with a short walk to the lake or a semi-private lakefront location. Its connection to North Frontenac’s E104 ATV trail system makes Young’s Cottages well-positioned for quad enthusiasts.

Location: 1070 Young Lane, Ompah

Mattawa Adventure Camp

Another great ATV-friendly resort in Ontario’s near north is the Mattawa Adventure Camp currently offering a special package for ATVers, which includes lodging with a Jacuzzi Tub, satellite TV and wireless internet, a delicious home-cooked breakfast and a three-course dinner along with free use of the ATV cleaning station. Rates vary per person per day—contact the resort for a quote.  Another ATV-friendly aspect of Mattawa Adventure Camp is its proximity to the famous Voyageur Multiuse Trail System—trails occupy a superbly scenic area between the ancient Algonquin Highlands and Laurentian Mountains, bordered by the Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers.

Location: 4601 Highway 17 East, Mattawa

Mattawa River Resort

Mattawa River Resort is a resort offering 60 hectares (150-acres) of wilderness to explore on ATV, along with top-notch accommodations located for easy connection to the A1 Trail System, part of the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System (VMUTS). The A1 is an immense off-road trail network dedicated to ATV enthusiasts. Lodging at Mattawa River includes four-season cottages that sleep up to 12 people and, as resort director of marketing Dave Schiff explains, “Lodging options are never written in stone. We customize meal and lodging requirements based on specific group needs.” ATVers may return to the lodge for lunch while more adventurous types remain on the A1 System all day long and request bag lunches. After a long day on the trails, give your throttle thumb a break and enjoy a tasty meal at the resort’s Cardinal restaurant. The onsite chef prepares menu options from scratch and their spacious dining room will accommodate large groups of hungry off-roaders, up to 230 guests.

Location: 6251 Highway 17, Mattawa

Bayview Wildwood Resort

In cottage country, a short 90 minutes from Toronto, is the beautiful Bayview Wildwood Resort. This region offers scenic ATV opportunities, as riders tour through thick forests of pine and the rocky outcrops characteristic of the Muskoka area. Bayview Wildwood Resort boasts luxurious accommodations for ATV enthusiasts including its seven nights of pure Muskoka all-inclusive package, with lakeside accommodations, dinner day of arrival, three meals on full days and breakfast on day of departure, and unlimited use of resort amenities. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the lodge, riders can steer their quads towards the Baxter Severn ATV Trail System. This region has terrific trail riding courtesy of the Baxter/Severn ATV Club with a network of nearly 100km of groomed ATV trails, which take riders through the brilliant backcountry.

Location: 1500 Port Stanton Parkway, Severn Bridge

ATV Requirements

A reminder to enthusiasts heading to one of these five wonderful lodges in Ontario: quads must be less than 1.35 metres wide, excluding mirrors and must weigh 450 kg or less. Bikes must also have low-pressure bearing tires, be registered, display a rear license plate and carry insurance under a motor vehicle policy. All ATVs must also meet the motor vehicle safety standards prescribed for restricted-use motorcycles in the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, and be equipped with an appropriate service brake, parking brake and a brake light on the rear of the vehicle.

Enjoy your off-roading adventure this summer at one of these five amazing ATV-friendly lodges. Play safe and enjoy all that Ontario’s wonderful outdoors have to offer!

Last updated: October 5, 2023

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