Sudbury Sudbury is Sensational!
The City of Greater Sudbury is the largest urban centre in Northern Ontario. It claims 330 lakes within its boundaries and has one of the highest percentages of parkland in Canada. Jane Goodall Reclamation Trail forms a loop at the Coniston information kiosk on Hwy 17. Lake Laurentian Conservation Area features 2,600 acres of green space with self-guided nature trails and picnic sites, located on South Bay Rd off Ramsey Lake Rd. Lily Creek Park, on Paris St., has a marsh boardwalk across the road from the Jim Gordon Boardwalk that links Science North with Bell Park beach. The Ramsey Lake Circle Trail runs around the lake. The Sudbury Mining Heritage Sculpture is a spectacular, 15-foot bronze casting that stands on an outcrop in Bell Park as a tribute to the people who forged the community. Grotto of Lourdes Shrine & Sudbury Labyrinth is on Frederick St. off Van Horne St. This religious memorial overlooks Ramsey Lake with paths among splendid flower gardens. Moonlight Beach is located at the east end of Ramsey Lake on Moonlight Ave. Regional Rd 55 follows the Vermilion River and recreational trails that let visitors explore old ghost towns by bicycle or on foot. Simon Lake Conservation Area has a sandy beach and a picnic area near Naughton. A scenic surprise awaits visitors on Hwy 144 North; A.Y. Jackson Lookout provides an impressive spectacle above the 50-metre high waterfall with an adjacent picnic area and the Onaping Falls Geological Tour trails.
Dinosaur Valley Mini-Golf is an artistic and recreational attraction that is unparalleled anywhere. Fantastic, steel sculptures of dinosaur and dragon skeletons preside over the 63-hole course located on Valley View Rd between Blezard Valley and Val Caron.
The Greater Sudbury Museums tell stories about each part of the region. Explore Anderson Farm Museum to see how Finnish farmers cultivated a prosperous dairy farm out of the bush and discover the secrets of local ghost towns. The museum opens daily 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. during summer and off-season by appointment. Visit the Copper Cliff Museum to see how mine workers built a town diverse in sports and military accomplishments; open Wed.- Sun. 10-4. Tour the Flour Mill Museum and learn how French-Canadian settlers formed the basis of the community’s arts, medical and educational institutions; open Wed.- Sun. 10-4. Visit Rayside-Balfour Museum at the Azilda library to see how agriculture shaped the ‘Valley’. Anderson Farm Museum also hosts events July to August such as Rock the Farm Farmers’ Markets Wed. 4-8 p.m. with free Music Concerts 6-8 p.m. at 550 Regional Rd 24 in Lively.
Art Gallery of Sudbury is located in an historic mansion at 251 John St. It features famous northern art, heritage quilts and changing exhibitions. The Northern Ontario Railroad Museum & Heritage Centre displays a steam locomotive, baggage car, school car, two cabooses, a snowplow, two electric engines, slag pot car and playground. The museum is located at 26 Bloor St. in Capreol off Rd. 84.