3 Self Guided Sudbury Area Snowmobile Tour Itineraries
Notes: Toll free phone numbers are included only when they connect directly to the hotel (as opposed to an off site reservation system). TOP = Trans Ontario Provincial; Club Trail = CT. Trails or services may change from the time of my tour; please reconfirm info by using the contacts provided before departing. #ontariosnowtrails #gosnowmobilingontario #rideneontario #bigtrails #snowtourontario
Sudbury Area North Itinerary
Total distance: 760 kilometres. Download PDF of itinerary.
DAY ONE: Trailer to Sudbury (drive time from Greater Toronto Area to lodging: 5 – 6 hours via Highways 400 and 69). Where We Stayed: Sportsman’s Lodge Wilderness Resort Direct trail access at junction of TOP C206D and C105. Road access: Take Kukagami Road north from Highway 17 just east of Sudbury.
DAY TWO: Sudbury to Gowganda (about 8 hours) Ride 250 km via TOP C206D north/CT77/CT71/CT78/TOP C206D north/TOP C north/TOP A107C east. Maps: Sudbury Trail Plan and OFSC District 14 TATA. Fuel: Wanapitei Lake (Rocky’s), Shining Tree (Three Bears), Gowganda (Auld Reekie). Lunch: Shining Tree. Where We Stayed: Auld Reekie Lodge. Direct trail access on TOP A107C.
DAY THREE: Gowganda to Marten River (about 8 hrs.) Ride 300 km via TOP A107C east/TOP A102D east/TOP A. Maps: District 14 TATA to Temagami and District 11 Near North from there. Fuel: New Liskeard (Husky), Marten River (Rock Pine). Lunch: New Liskeard. Where We Stayed: Rock Pine Motel. Located where TOP A crosses Highway 11 at Marten River. Excellent food at Rock Pine Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fuel also available here.
DAY FOUR: Marten River to Sudbury (about 7.5 hrs.) Ride about 210 km via TOP A south/TOP A104D/TOP D west/TOP C206D north back to Sportsman’s. Trailer home. Fuel & Lunch: River Valley.
Sudbury North Itinerary Maps Needed: OFSC Provincial Trail Guide, Sudbury Trail Plan (OFSC District 12), OFSC District 11 (Near North Trail Association), OFSC District 14 (Timiskaming Abitibi Trail Association)
Total distance: 849 kilometres. Download PDF of itinerary.
DAY ONE: Trailer to Sudbury (drive time from Greater Toronto Area to lodging: 4 – 5 hours via Highways 400 and 69). Where We Stayed: Moonlight Inn & Suites. Located just off TOP Trail D111 on Highway 17 on the east side of town.
DAY TWO: Sudbury to Parry Sound (about 8.5 hrs.) Ride 289 km via TOP D111/ TOP C109D east/TOP C south/CT401,402,406/TOP C south. Fuel: Britt, Parry Sound. Lunch: Britt. Where We Stayed: Quality Inn. Direct trail access from TOP C and located on Highway 400 just south of town.
DAY THREE: Parry Sound to North Bay (about 5 hrs.) 190 km via TOP C north/TOP C104D east/CT AR510 north/CT AR 503, AR 505, SSR603, SSR601/TOP D102C east/CT SSR 702 (lake trail), SSR710 (lake trail). Fuel & Lunch: Port Loring. Note: We rode a short day due to freezing rain; it’s easy to add more kilometres by choosing a less land direct route. Where We Stayed: Travelodge Inn (Lakeshore). Fuel located on TOP D just north of the intersection where you turn west on local trail NB309 which leads to staked lake access to hotel, which is near the blue water tower.
DAY FOUR: North Bay to Sudbury (about 10 hrs.) Ride 370 km via TOP A south/TOP A104D/TOP D west/CT WN403 south/TOP D103 west/TOP D104 north/TOP D west/TOP C206D/CT78 & 71 south/CT64 west/TOP C south/TOP C115D south /TOP D111. Fuel: Verner, Sportsman’s, Rocky’s. Lunch: Verner (west end of town). Shortest direct route from North Bay to the hotel is: about 272 km via TOP A south/TOP A104D/TOP D west/TOP C south/TOP C115D south/TOP D111 to Moonlight Inn.
Sudbury South Itinerary Maps Needed: OFSC Provincial Trail Guide, Sudbury Trail Plan (OFSC District 12), OFSC District 10 (Parry Sound Snowmobile District), OFSC District 11 (Near North Trail Association)
Total distance: 845 kilometres. Download PDF of itinerary.
Day ONE: Trailer to Sudbury (drive time from Greater Toronto Area to lodging: 4 – 5 hours via Highways 400 and 69). Where We Stayed: Moonlight Inn & Suites. Located just off TOP Trail D111 on Highway 17 on the east side of town.
DAY TWO: Sudbury to Elliot Lake (about 9 hrs.) Ride 250 km via TOP D111/TOP D west/TOP F. Maps: Sudbury Trail Plan to Agnew Lake, then NEM (Nairn/Espanola/Massey) local guide to Massey, then District 13 Algoma. Fuel: McKerrow, Elliot Lake. Lunch: McKerrow. Where We Stayed: Hampton Inn. Direct trail access.
DAY THREE: Elliot Lake to Little Current (about 9 hrs.)Ride 345 km via TOP D south to Spanish, then TOP D 105 staked ice crossing to Manitoulin Island (call Jim Vance at 705-844-2000 for ice conditions)/CT M5 & M6 west to Meldrum Bay/TOP C107D east to Little Current. Maps: District 13 Algoma to Spanish, then local Manitoulin. Fuel: Gore Bay (twice), Little Current. Lunch: trail snacks (could not find local restaurant at lunch time.) Shortest direct route: about 180 km. Where We Stayed: Anchor Inn. Go to Shell station at TOP C107D and Highway 6 and ask for directions to hotel at the intersection of Robinson, Worthington and Water streets.
DAY FOUR: Little Current to Sudbury (about 8 hrs.) Ride 250 via TOP C107D east /TOP C113 north/TOP C108D east/TOP D111 north. Maps: Manitoulin local, then Sudbury Trail Plan. Fuel: Lake Panache Marina, Nairn, Shell station near hotel. Lunch: Nairn. Shortest direct route: about 140 km.
Sudbury West Itinerary Maps Needed: OFSC Provincial Trail Guide, Sudbury Trail Plan (OFSC District 12), OFSC District 13 (Algoma Snow Plan Affiliation)
Riders should reconfirm the routes and services mentioned in this article as they may have changed since publication.