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The Best Cross Country Skiing Trails In Sudbury

cross country skiing

Northern Ontario is a wonderful place to enjoy the great outdoors. One of the best ways to do this is by going cross country skiing. You can discover beautiful trails across Greater Sudbury and really enjoy what the lands have to offer. 

Here are the best cross country skiing trails you should hit up this winter season. Just be sure to contact the organizations before you go for the most up-to-date information and ski conditions so that you are always prepared.

Bio Ski Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Club

2420 ch. S Bay Road P3E 6H7

705-674-5202

This ski trail is 17km of fun! You and your family will love it for its narrow, intimate trails as they put you in close contact with nature!

Capreol Cross Country Ski Club

99, rue Lakeshore P0M 1H0

705-858-0555 

This 32km trail is a double track so that skiers can ski side by side! Enjoy the view of evergreens and hardwood forest along the Vermilion River along the way! 

Laurentian Nordic Ski Club

93 ch. Ramsey Lake Road P3E 2C6

705-988-3035

Enjoy 9km of scenic views along Sodie’s Loop, one of the toughest trail loops to ski along! This ski trail is not for beginners, but if you can make it around, it is totally worth it!

Walden Cross Country Ski Club

1 Denis Ave. P3Y 1G2

705-692-2321

This ski trail is 23km long and perfect for the whole family! The best part: skiing under the lights! Enjoy 3km of LED street lamps every weekend until 9pm!

But most importantly: what’s the best part about having a fantastic time outside in the chilly weather? Warming up inside somewhere cozy!

Quality Inn Sudbury can help with that! If you’re planning on visiting any of the skiing locations listed above and need somewhere to relax after your trip, make Quality Inn Sudbury your place of accommodation! Call us today to book a room: (705) 675-1273

A Guide To Skiing In Sudbury

skiing in Sudbury

Sudbury is a great place to visit to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. Our beautiful city offers everything from ice-fishing in the winter months to fantastic hiking and biking trails in the summer. Another winter activity that is often underrated in Sudbury is our glorious ski hills!

The City of Greater Sudbury operates two ski hills whenever the weather is appropriate for skiing. And the best part is it’s fun for the whole family! Whether you’re a pro on the hills or just a beginner, you can stay active and have a ton of fun on the Sudbury Ski hills!

Here are the two locations you can visit:

Lively Ski Hill (231 First Avenue, Lively, ON)

Buy a season pass by calling 311 or by purchasing online.

Adanac Ski Hill (744 Beatrice Crescent, Sudbury, ON)

 Buy a season pass by calling 311 or by purchasing online.

Fun is waiting for you on the Sudbury Ski Hills! So, get out there and enjoy the great weather and the great outdoors, then head on over the Quality Inn Sudbury! Enjoy a good night’s rest at the best hotel in the city! Call us today to book a room!

The Best Snowmobiling Paths in Sudbury

The Best Snowmobiling Paths in Sudbury

It’s time for an adventure! A snowmobiling adventure! 

For over 30 years, the Greater Sudbury region has been home to some amazing snowmobiling trails. In fact, the organized trail system in Sudbury has expanded over the years to include more than 1,000 kms of trails.

Here are 3 of the best trails in Sudbury for you to try out this winter:

Chiniguchi Wolf Loop (223 km)

This loop is one of the most exciting in Sudbury. It travels along the Wolf Lake Forest Reserve, one of Ontario’s largest old growth forests with colossal red pines that are over 200 years old. You should check out this route if you love fast paced snowmobiling and scenic lookouts! Don’t forget to stop for something to eat at Rocky’s, which is on the shores of Lake Wanapitei.

Cartier Moose Loop (253 km)

This loop is a bit more rugged than other snowmobiling loops in Sudbury. If you visit this loop, you’ll see the round rocks of the Laurentian Highlands and Boreal Forest and will definitely see plenty of wildlife. If you choose this path, definitely stop by the Windy lake Motel & Restaurant for a quick bite!

Rainbow Elk Loop (225 km)

There are so many things to see on this incredible snowmobiling loop. If you take this loop, you’ll see old rail lines, old logging roads, winding bush trails, fields and lakes! There’s always something to look at. If you’re looking for a place to stop after overlooking Killarney park and Lake Huron, stop by Killarney Bay Inn!

Sudbury is the best place to hit up for a wonderful snowmobiling adventure. If you’re ready to hit the open loop, check out these paths today! For more information about things to do in Sudbury, check out Quality Inn Sudbury’s blog!

At Quality Inn Sudbury, snowmobilers get a special nightly rate at just $89.95 per night! Get your advance bookings in, call 705.675.1273 to make a reservation.

Get Outside with Sudbury’s Snowshoe Lending Program

snowshoeing

Sudbury’s Snowshoe Lending Program is a wonderful initiative that our beautiful city is pushing to encourage everybody to get outside! Enjoy all of the wonderful things that winter has to offer (like soft, fluffy snow) by heading over to one of 10 Greater Sudbury Public Libraries with the whole family to grab a pair of snowshoes!

How It Works

10 Greater Sudbury Public Library locations are now stocked with snowshoes that you can borrow for up to one week! All you need is your library card (if you don’t already have one, sign up for one here). 

Here are the locations to visit if you are looking to borrow a pair of snowshoes:

Where to Snowshoe

Once you’ve got your borrowed snowshoes, check out these amazing local trails!

Winter doesn’t have to mean boarding up inside your house. Get outside and get snowshoeing with the help of this incredible program. It’s fun for the whole family! if you need a place to stay after a fun day outdoors, consider making Quality Inn Sudbury your accommodation of choice. Call us today to reserve a room: 705.675.1273

Step By Step Guide To Ice Fishing in Sudbury

Ice Fishing in Sudbury

Tired of doing the same winter activities every year? Ready to move on from snowman-building, ice-skating, and skiing to something more extreme? Well, ice fishing in Sudbury is just the thing for you!

Ice fishing is a very Canadian experience. Most people consider it an activity that should be experienced at least once in every Canadian’s lifetime. Thankfully, if you can handle the cold, it’s pretty easy to do. All you need is a rod, bait, an auger, and a shelter for the wind!

If you’re looking to do some quality ice fishing in Sudbury, here’s a step by step guide for you:

Where To Go

Windy Lake Provincial Park is considered the best place for ice fishing in Sudbury. It is located 40 minutes northwest of Sudbury! This is an ideal place for ice fishing because it is home to adorable rustic cabins and because you can rent all the equipment you need right on site (on a first come, first serve basis)!

Other Things You’ll Need

To make the most of your ice fishing experience, here’s what we recommend:

– Bring water and snacks. Nobody wants to be thirsty or hungry when ice fishing!

– Sure, you’ll be out during the day, but it might be easier to set up with some additional light!

– Never underestimate the cold!

– Hot water or tea! Again: never underestimate the cold!

– Your fishing licenses. You can be fined without it!

– Lots of patience! Ice fishing can take a lot of time!

The season is almost here! Get ready to go ice fishing!

Don’t delay your magnificent ice fishing trip. Plan your ice fishing weekend in Sudbury with a stay at Quality Inn Sudbury. There’s nothing better than a warm and comfortable accommodation after a long day of ice fishing. Book a room by calling us at Quality Inn Sudbury today: 705-675-1273.