Greater Sudbury Area – 3 Self Guided Snowmobile Tours Itinerary
Total Distance: 2,454 kilometres
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Sudbury Area North Itinerary
Total distance: 760 kilometres.
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.
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.
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.
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Sudbury West Itinerary Maps Needed
Riders should reconfirm the routes and services mentioned in this article as they may have changed since publication.