FUTURE: Sault Ste. Marie

Farmer Lake Bike Trail Network

Trails are a great addition to Sault Ste. Marie's tourism portfolio and a high value asset to attract peo­ple to visit and live in our community.

As part of the ongoing work to improve the quality of life in Sault Ste. Marie, FutureSSM is currently working with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, the Sault Cycling Club and other partners, to support the development of a new ~15 km mountain bike trail network on the north end of the City.

Although purpose-built for mountain biking, this trail will be a multi-use trail system open to all human-powered users. Besides mountain bikers, trail users could include runners, hikers, and dog walkers in the summer months, and fat tire biking, snowshoeing, and backcountry skiing in the winter months.

The proposed trail, named the Farmer Lake Mountain Bike Trail Network, would be located on Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority land within the Hiawatha Highlands. FutureSSM worked with a number of land users to discuss development of the trail, including Kinsmen Club, Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club, Voyager Trails Association and Saulteaux Voyager Trail Club, and Sault Trailblazers Snowmachine Club.

Media Coverage:

Mountain bike trail plan gets interest from residents - The Sault Star, March 25, 2019
Planned bike trail to have wide benefit - Sault This Week, March 25, 2019
Public gets the skinny on proposed 15km mountain bike trail - Sootoday, March 22, 2019

Proposed trail:

 

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