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North Shore Loop

Are you looking to ride where no one you know has ridden before? Looking to lay fresh tracks on a perfectly groomed ribbon of bliss? Looking to have one up on your buddies by visiting a snowmobile destination that none of them will have even heard of yet? Algoma’s all new North Shore Loop is the perfect place for the weekend warrior.

Day One

Ride clockwise heading south on the F Trail (64kms) to the D trail. Head west on the D trail to either Bruce Mines (117kms) or St Joseph Island for an additional (60km)
Total Distance (181km or 241km)

Day Two

Ride from St. Joseph Island (D107) back to the D Trail then right on the D106 to the F Trail back into Elliot Lake (237km).
Total Approximate Distance (500km)

Staging from Sudbury

If starting from Sudbury simply follow the D Trail to Elliot Lake or Blind River (BR4/BR3 trail). This will add 2 days to the trip. It’s recommended to stay in the Blind River area the first night then Elliot Lake upon the return to Sudbury.
Total Approximate Distance (1049 kms)

Ontario Rider Staging from the

WEST

Day One

Using the Sault Ste. Marie City Connector, head north to the D trail and follow east to the D106 & F Trail right to Elliot Lake. (290 kms)

Day Two

On day two ride from Elliot Lake back to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario on the D Trail (336 kms)

For Extra Mileage

St. Joseph Island Loop – Add approximately 140 km to the North Shore Loop by taking a spin around St. Jo. Like all islands, time stand still and you will be lucky to see another sled on this route. Lots of wildlife and 2 ice crossings keep things interesting.

The International Ice Bridge to Drummond Island is commonly referred to as the Christmas Tree Trail. This 18 km (11 mile) ride usually opens mid January and closes late March (depending on ice conditions) and spans between St. Joseph Island and the Drummond Island Yacht Haven Dock.

Old Christmas trees line the entire route, placed every 1/8th mile, with reflectivity added for safe night crossings.

Riders in both directions must check in with Canadian and US customs and carry the appropriate identification for international border crossings.

For more information, click here.

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STAY

Bruce Mines

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Bruce Bay Cottages & LighthousePO Box 58, French & McKay IslandBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3473Email UsVisit Website
Bavarian Inn & Restaurant9101 Ontario 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3447
Bobbers Motel & Restaurant47 Taylor StreetBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3485

Hilton Beach

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Hilton Beach Inn3117 Mark St.Hilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-257-5235Email UsVisit Website

Thessalon / Mississagi Valley

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant1 Lakeside DriveThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3330Email UsVisit Website
Cedar Rail Ranch428 Wharncliffe RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2021Email UsVisit Website
Snowshoe Camp ResortWakomata Lake Rd, RR 3Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-0447Email UsVisit Website
Wakomata Shores Resort9538A HWY 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-698-3249Email UsVisit Website
Aubrey Falls Trading Post & ResortON-129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2575

Iron Bridge

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
The Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0877-912-0967

Blind River

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine1479 B Highway 17Algoma Mills ON, P0R 1A0705-849-0007Email UsVisit Website

Elliot Lake

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090Email UsVisit Website
Hampton Inn279 Highway 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-4004

Spanish

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Spanish River Inn125 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0888-379-8346

FUEL

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Snowshoe Camp ResortWakomata Lake Rd, RR 3Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-0447Email UsVisit Website
Aubrey Falls Trading Post & ResortON-129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2575
Black Creek Outfitters9538F Hwy 129Mississagi Valley ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2555
Bob’s Service Centre – Esso151 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2332
Broken Canoe Trading Post7 West StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1927
Canadian Tire Gas50 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1M7705-848-4941
Copper Bay Shell – Bruce Mines9153 Trans-Canada HwyBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3713
Country Store & Esso9142 Hwy 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3115
Esso – Blind River183 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2285
Esso – Elliot Lake225 Hwy 108 NElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-4932
Kentvale Merchants712 K Line Rd, Richards Landing, ONRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2002
Little Rapids General StoreLittle Rapids Road Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3717
Mountain View Camp2277 Granary Lake RdBlind River ON, P0R 1B0800-935-3713
Village General Store – EssoON-17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-1100

EAT

Business NameAddressCity / TownPhoneEmailWebsite
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090Email UsVisit Website
Hilton Beach Inn3117 Mark St.Hilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-257-5235Email UsVisit Website
A Taste of Home B& B29 Fullerton StBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7165
Ambeault’s Confectionary1268 Richards StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2614
Bavarian Inn & Restaurant9101 Ontario 17Bruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3447
Bobbers Motel & Restaurant47 Taylor StreetBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3485
Camille’s Island Cafe1202 Gore StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-7377
Dixie Lee Chicken147 Front Street Hwy 17 WestSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2150
Dry Dock Restaurant3112 Marks StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-0850
Fireside Classic Grill14 Oakland BlvdElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-461-3711
Foster’s Freshmart14 Robinson DriveBruce Mines ON, P0R 1C0705-785-3728
Gem’s Variety & Restaurant80 Hergott AveElliot Lake ON, P5A 3A8705-848-0394
Gilbertson’s Pancake House3090 Huron LineRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2066
Island Scoop Ice Cream Shop3100 Bowker StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-989-4102
Jones Valu-mart215 Main StreetThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2132
Lakeview Inn143 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0800
McDonald’s RestaurantHwy 108Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-8118
Mom’s Restaurant1581 Bridge RoadRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-3703
Monique’s181 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-3605
North Shore Wayside Inn181 Causley st.Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2249
Pier Seventeen1 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1717
Rob’s Variety & Diner27-C Maple Ridge RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2225
Spanish River Inn125 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0888-379-8346
The Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0877-912-0967
Tilt’n Hilton Steakhouse & Beverage Co3120 Marks StHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-2204
Tim Hortons33 Causley St.Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1579
Tim Hortons261 Ontario 108 NElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-5220
Topper’s Pizza259 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-461-1717
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MUST KNOW

Riding in Canada

  • You will need a passport to enter and leave Canada.
  • Your sled must be licensed and insured.
  • You must have an OFSC Trail Permit on your sled to ride in Ontario.
  • Get a copy of the Algoma Snowmobile Map before you ride.

CONTACT

Algoma Country Travel Association
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
[email protected]
1-800-263-2546

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