Northern Ontario: Algoma Snow Train

Note: The Snow Train is not operating for the 2022-2023 season. For more snowmobiling adventures visit us here

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A great combination between the old and the new. Traveling in OFSC District 15 allows you to experience the power of the epic Northern Ontario Snow Train and hop off and continue your travels with the throttle of your snowmobiles.
For a great time with picturesque trails and food good enough to eat twice, this is one northern experience you will absolutely rave about when you return home.

Day 1

Take the Snow Train from Sault Ste. Marie to Hornepayne. It's always a good idea to check the rates first and the schedule on their website.

Sit down to a great meal and get a good night’s rest at Uncle’s Restaurant and Lodge. Be sure to book ahead at 807-868-3232, as its rustic feel is perfect for getthing warmed up before a crisp day on the trails ahead.

Day 2  up to 255km

Depart on the A trail north towards Hearst  (160km)
Gas is available in Calstock if you require it.  Take the L175 off the TOP a trail (approx 7km north).
Follow the local service trails signage.  Stop in at the Companion Motel for a great hot lunch.

If you want top continue to ride, we suggest you fuel up at the Shell express Pit Stop located on the Hearst service trail.  There are many options for you if you want to continue to ride a bit further, there are 2 options below:

Option 1   83km

Take the A trail east towards Mattice and follow the trail signs to the L155 (35km).  Take the L155 trail back towards Hearst.  (40km)  Take the TOP A trail west towards the service trail back to your accommodations for the evening (8 km).   We suggest the Queen’s Motel (with pool and hot tub) or the Companion Motel (with restaurant and lounge).

Option 2  95 km

Take the L163 north and follow it back around to the TOP A (50km).  Take the TOP A trail back to the Hearst service trail and back to your accommodations (45km).

Day 3   262 km

Top up your sled. Take the TOP A trail west towards Hornepayne to the L181(140km)

Take the L181across to the TOP A (17km). Take the TOP A trail east to the L191 (18km) Take the L191 (25km) and loop around to the Top A trail back to Hornepayne (10km).

Sit down to a great meal at Uncles, get a good night’s rest.

Day 4

Take the Snow Train back to Sault Ste. Marie.

Contributing partners for this Ontario snowmobiling site about great Ontario snowmobile trails and snowmobile conditions include: Intrepid Snowmobiler, Murphy Insurance, Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs, Ontario Tourism, Snow Goer Media, Supertrax Media

About Mike Jacobs

Mike is an avid Northern traveller, having spent years traversing its backroads, and visiting its remote lodges and fun cities by car, RV, motorcycle, and boat. There's always something new to discover in the North and Mike never shies away from the next great adventure. Mike is the chairman of the board for the Tourism Technology Company.

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