FutureSSM, in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Cycling Club and Tourism Sault Ste. Marie, is hosting an Open House to discuss development plans of the Farmer Lake Mountain Bike Trail Network. Members of the public are invited to attend to view the design concept and provide feedback.

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. 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.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Civic Centre – 3rd Floor Russ Ramsay Room
Address: 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, ON


  1. Seriously . Other cities jake and upgrade city trails and bike paths ,never mind north of town . The Soo is dying and tourism is needed in town .bikers and visitors north are staying in their tents ,trailers close to the trails , such as Boyne mtn .mtn biking trails etc. This is a super idea for searchmont new owners ,but for Soo tourism . Clean up the downtown and demolish the vacant eyesores and start promoting the beautiful waterfront and do something with that once great Bellevue park .a nice new marina and trailor park close to town like other tourist cities that are successful .and tell the east Enders mnot in my back yard . Shut the hell up

    • Rick, construction of new trails in close proximity to the existing network would actually enhance tourism opportunities in SSM. Mountain biking promotes healthy, active, communities. Adding to the existing networkin the Hiawatha Highlands area adds more options for both locals and visitors. This infrastructure will attract more people and events to the area (eg. Crank the Shield). Some great examples would be Marquette and Copper Harbor MI, as well as the up and coming Munising area.

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