Corporation du Canton de Moonbeam

Corporation of the Township of Moonbeam

53, avenue St-Aubin, C.P. 330

Moonbeam (Ontario)  P0L 1V0

Tél: (705) 367-2244 / Fax: (705) 367-2610

Corporation du développement économique de Moonbeam

Moonbeam Economic Development Corporation

Tél: (705) 367-1110 / Fax: (705) 367-2222

© Corporation du Canton de Moonbeam 2016

Map & Trails Information

GENERAL - 10.7 KM PAVED

 

Main Trail: Access for hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, rollerblading, etc.

 

With a total lenght of nearly 11 kilometres, that trail spreads from downtown Moonbeam up to the René Brunelle Provincial Park. One of it's most stunning feature is doubtlessly the look-out area constructed on the west shore of Balsam Lake. One can sit down and rest while observing the beavers swimming nearby. Our Main Trail is entirely paved and is accessible to both hikers, people in wheelchair and those who practice the following activities: rollerblades, skateboard, bicycle and mountain biking. Horseback riding is also welcome. Rated: Beginner.

INTERMEDIATE - 8.5 KM

 

3 Park Loop: Access for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding

 

The many natural features of this 8,5 kilometres loop makes it totally unique. The hiker will, in turn, walk alongside the Twin Lake park slides & camping site, the Holiday Bay Park, the Ouellette Bay shores, even crossing the Villeneuve Pit to contemplate a huge natural cavity dugged by the natural erosion, back in the glacial era. Considering the angle of its slopes and its overall sinuosity, the 3 Park Loop would be more fitted for an intermediate level hiker. Pedestrian access, mountain bike and horseback riding. Rated: Intermediate.

INTERMEDIATE - 9 KM

 

Nursery Loop: Access for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding

 

The Nursery Loop, 9 km, has much in common with it's nearest neighbour, the Bonner loop, both merging even by places. Fenced on a few kilometers, it runs alongside a large and impressive series of transplantation fields where trees, selected among the best for each species, were gathered in an admirable effort to insure the continuous preservation of our natural heritage. This sinuous trail is well suited for intermediate level hikers. Pedestrian access, mountain biking and horseback riding. Rated: Intermediate.

INTERMEDIATE - 6.5 KM

 

Bonner Loop: Access for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding

 

The Bonner loop shares the course of the Nursery loop for nearly the two thirds of its way. Fenced on a few kilometers, it runs alongside a large and impressive series of transplantation fields where trees, selected among the best for each species, were gathered in an admirable effort to insure the continuous preservation of our natural heritage. This sinuous trail is well suited for intermediate level hikers. Pedestrian access, mountain biking and horseback riding. Rated: Intermediate.

GENERAL - 575 M

 

Chalet Rémi Trail: Access for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding

 

The Remi Chalet trail is doubtlessly our shortest trail. It loosely follows the Ouellette Bay littoral, the east side of highway 581 N., by connecting the 3 Park loop to the Chalet Rémi which is a popular camping area, featuring full parking facilities & payphones. It's short and relatively regular layout classifies it as our second and last "amateurs" circuit. Pedestrian access, mountain biking and horseback riding. Rated: Beginner.

EXPERT - 2.4 KM

 

Sentier Ski Hill: Access for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing

 

 

The Ski Hill trail (2.4 km) is one of those few places on earth which will never be able to achieve unanimity when it comes to hiking: Paradise to some adventurous hikers, it might look and feel like hell to the others. The least that can be said is that it sure does not leave anybody indifferent! It is therefore clearly labeled as an EXPERT trail. To travel it's abrupt slopes does require a particularly sustained cardiovascular effort from the walkers and the cyclists as well, which could be considered risky if one is not suitably trained or fitted. Of course, the mountain bike enthousiasts will pick that one up for that very specific reason! The path draws its name from its starting (or ending...) point which is located at the top of Mt. Rémi, a minor rise featuring ski facilities during Winter time. Hiking and mountain biling oriented ONLY. (except for Winter time activities such as skiing and snow shoeing). Rated: Expert.

 

INTERMEDIATE - 2.2 KM

 

Sentier Lefebvre: Access for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding

 

The Lefebvre Trail, 2.2 Km long, is our last and most remote one. Extending from the outskirt of Holiday Bay Park, it rides along the north-western coast of the Ouellette Bay, up to the south of the Lefebvre Peninsula. Pedestrian access, mountain biking and horseback riding. Rated: Intermediate.