Self Guided Grey Bruce Simcoe Snowmobile Tour Itinerary
Total Midwestern Ontario distance: 2,247 kilometres.
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 lodgings may change from the time of my tour; please reconfirm info by using the contacts provided before departing.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day One
Trailer to Midland Where We Stayed: Best Western Highland Inn & Conference Centre – Located across Highway 12 from TOP Trail C, so best access is to cross at the traffic lights.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Two
Ride 8 hours/248 km from Midland to Wiarton via TOP Cs, CT301/601, then TOP Bw to TOP B107n. Where We Stayed: Waterview Resort – Fuel up at Shenstone Motel (Shell sign), then follow B107 (rail line) northbound through Wiarton to Intersection 44 (watch for signs for Waterview Resort and Wiarton Kepple Airport) and turn right. Follow trail across the next road to “T” intersection with the airport on your right. Take the left fork and when the trail ends at a road, proceed left about 100 yards to Waterview.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Three
Ride 6.5 hours/170 km from Wiarton to Tobermory via B107n and B108n. Where We Stayed: Adventure Inn The Bruce – Follow B108 to end of trail at road, then follow road to 1st left, then next right to Highway 6. Turn left and ride about 1,000 yards through gas station to motel. Alternate gas: turn west on first groomed trail south of Cameron Lake Road and ride west to Highway 6.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Four
Ride 8.25 hours/229 km from Tobermory to Owen Sound via B108s to TOP Be to TOP B110n. Where We Stayed: Days Inn – Located west of TOP B110 (rail line); watch for Days Inn sign and take local trail to end, then follow the road a short way to hotel. Fuel up at Rockford: turn west off of B108s the next road south of where TOP B turns west off the railway line.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Five
Ride 9 hours/300 km from Owen Sound to Pike Lake. We rode a loop through Chesley, Wingham, Brussels and Palmerston, so pick your own route. Where We Stayed: Pike Lake Golf & Country Club Resort – Located between Harriston and Mount Forest. Direct trail access: turn east off TOP B111 at Intersection 410.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Six
Ride 8.25 hours/220 km from Pike Lake to Walters Falls. We rode another loop via Mount Forest, Arthur, Grand Valley, Shelburne, Dundalk and Markdale. Where We Stayed: The Falls Inn – Located in Walter’s Falls, just west of Intersection 170 and about 30 klicks east of Chatsworth.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Seven
Ride 7 hours/220 km from Walter’s Falls to Orillia via TOP B111e, CT606/506, TOP B109e, CT502/411, TOP B103n, CT414/421/206. Where We Stayed: Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre – Direct trail access from CT206 (rail line); watch for Mariposa Inn sign and turn west into hotel.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Eight
Ride 9 hours/280 km from Orillia to Varney via TOP Bw to B109s to Club Trail to Shelburne, then Club Trail (rail line) north past Dundalk to Intersection 384, to TOP B102n to Intersection 4023 and Club Trail west to Varney. Where We Stayed: Varney Inn Motel – Trail access by turning south at Intersection 246 to Wilder lake Road, then west to Highway 6.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Nine
Ride 9 hours/300 km from Varney to Sauble Beach via loop through Ayton, Mildmay, and Paisley to TOP B108n. Where We Stayed: Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort. Access to motel by groomed local trail west off TOP B108 just south of Sauble Falls Road (just south of bridge over Sauble River). Follow trail to London Road and take it two blocks, then left on Marina Ave 100 yards.
Grey Bruce Simcoe Day Ten
Ride7.75 hours/ 280 km from Sauble beach to Midland via Tara, Chatsworth, Walter’s Falls, and then TOP Be to TOP Cn. Where We Stayed: Best Western Highland Inn & Conference Centre (same as Day One).
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Riders should reconfirm the routes and services mentioned in this itinerary as they may have changed since publication.