Whether it is a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk along the shores of beautiful Lake Ramsey or an outdoor expedition, with 330 lakes over 200 kms of trails, and our provincial parks, Sudbury has an impressive mixture of both urban and natural landscapes to explore. Enjoy hiking, biking, or make tracks surrounded by a winter wonderland snowshoeing and cross-country skiing too. Come, find your trail!
Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
2309, ch. South Bay Rd., Sudbury, ON, P3E 5P9
The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is located only ten minutes from downtown Sudbury. Experience 950 hectares of protected green space and the tranquility of a remote wilderness setting. Open daily, the trails are used in all four seasons for hiking, cycling, running, walking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. There are numerous scenic lookouts, lakes, wetlands and bird watching opportunities. Learn more »
Rainbow Routes Association
1127 Bancroft Drive, Sudbury, ON, P3B 1R6
Make an outdoor adventure a part of your visit to Greater Sudbury. Rainbow Routes Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to sustainable mobility through the development and promotion of active transportation routes, including the Trans Canada Trail, in Greater Sudbury. Free trail maps for hiking, biking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are available at tourist information centres, libraries and online. With trail maps, self-guided nature walks and History Hike urban walks, we have an experience for you. Learn more »
4472, ch. Long Lake, Sudbury ON P3G 1K4
Kivi Park is a multi-use sports and outdoor park set on 450 acres overlooking Long Lake in Sudbury, Ontario. Kivi Park is for all ages and abilities and encourages community health and wellness and active living through organized sports, extensive trails, recreational spaces and lakes. Learn more »
A.Y. Jackson Lookout & Onaping’s High Falls
45 km /27 mi. northwest of downtown on Hwy. 144 | 45 km/27 mi. au nord-ouest du centre-ville sur rte 144
Plunging 55 m in one gorgeous cascade, High Falls on the Onaping River captured the heart of Group of Seven artist A.Y. Jackson and is a favourite outing for locals and tourists alike.
Admire the fall colours from the A.Y. Jackson Lookout visitor’s centre on Highway 144 north of Dowling. You can hike along the scenic 1 km riverside trail to a bridge that spans the top of the falls and follow the marked trail beyond the bridge to explore the quiet forests for another 2 km loop. Learn more
Take a GeoTour!
Scientists believe that a 10 km diameter meteorite struck the Earth near the present site of Sudbury 1.85 billion years ago. The crater was partially filled with melted metal-rich liquid forming Sudbury’s famous nickel, copper, platinum and other ore bodies. The Sudbury Basin is oval-shaped at 60 km long, 20 km wide by 10 km deep. The lookout lies on fall back debris that partly filled the ancient crater. Learn more »