Cycling is part of the daily routines of several of our guests. We are pleased to provide you with a few of our preferred routes for cycling in Temiskaming Shores. We have mapped these out the longer routes on our own Presidents’ Suites Google maps so that it is easier for you to visualize and decide if you want to try them out.
Cycling in Temiskaming Shores
We are proposing 3 different scenic routes which are very different from each other. Google Map for 15km routes for cycling in Temiskaming Shores. Please open up the map and you will be able the select each route individually to better visualize the proposed course.
The Stato Trail (17km and 34km versions)
The shorter 17km version follows the Stato trail from Haileybury to New Liskeard and back. You will be following Lake Temiskaming for most of your journey and as you approach New Liskeard you will discover the boardwalk. Once you reach the Waterfront Inn and the arena, you can turn around and head back towards Haileybury taking again the Stato Trail.
For the longer 34km version you will continue and follow the lake to Dawson Point Road until you reach the end of the road. The view on Lake Temiskaming from the point is breathtaking. You can then head back to Haileybury taking the same route.
The Clover Valley Road Loop (21km)
This loop as it will provide you with some very interesting views and you will truly feel like you are in the country for a portion of the route. Please take note that you will be on a gravel road for close to a quarter of the route. Most of the time the surface is hard packed and you it should be a pleasant ride. You take the Stato Trail towards New Liskeard and it will take you through sections of New Liskeard. It will bring you onto Shepherdson Road and then on Clover Valley Road and Sunny hill Road. You will then take again the Stato Trail for the last portion of the loop
The Quarry Road Longer Loop (12km)
This loop is similar to one of our jogging. You will start this loop by taking the Stato Trail and heading out North towards New Liskeard, once you reach Edward Street you will take a left and continue until you reach Quarry Road. You will follow Quarry Road all the way to North Cobalt where you will start heading back towards Haileybury. The loop will then take you to the Marina which is a great place to cool down and then finish off the by walking to your home.
For Experienced Cyclers
For more experienced cyclers who are not afraid of cycling along a secondary highway, a few routes are possible.
Haileybury to Cobalt & Coleman
You can head out on Hwy 11-B towards Cobalt. You can turn around in Cobalt for a short ride of approximately 15km. If you decide to continue further on highway 11-B, you could return to Haileybury by taking a right at the end of Hwy 11-B onto Hwy 11 and then a left on West road towards Haileybury. This option will be 30km long.
Haileybury to Pete’s Dam on Hwy 65-E
You can head out towards New Liskeard by taking the Stato Trail and continue on Hwy 65E until you reach Pete’s Dam site. The length of a return trip is 26 km. For a longer trip, you could continue further along Hwy 65-E.
Haileybury to Notre-Dame-Du-Nord (Quebec)
You can head out towards New Liskeard by taking the Stato Trail and continue onto Hwy 65W which will lead towards Notre-Dame-du-Nord. The length of a return trip is 70km but you could turn around anytime for a shorter trip.
Should I Bring My Bicycle
We have a long list of amenities at the Presidents’ Suites which include bicycles, kayaks, canoes, outdoor games, indoor games, and a lot more for our guests to use free of charge. Most of our bikes have been recycled from garage sales and are good for a family outing but if you are planning for a longer bike expedition or training you should be bringing your own bike.
The South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization (STATO)
Back in 2004 the South Temiskaming Active Travel Organization (STATO) was formed as a result of community members’ interest in promotion and development of an active participative multi-use routes through the City of Temiskaming Shores hi-lighting the waterfront. Since then, the volonteer group was able to obtain funding and in-kind services and was able to construct the STATO Trail from Haileybury to New Liskeard. The trail is used for walking, jogging and also cycling in Temiskaming Shores. Continuation of the trail has been announced for 2016-17 and the trail will now be continued up to Dymond.
A well known and very unique running event organized by the STATO group is the annual Haunted Hustle event which takes place at the end of October. The event is now in it’s 7th year and is a Boston marathon-qualifying event. The different available options are a 5km and 10km walk/or run, a half and full marathon.
As you can see there are numerous options for cycling in Temiskaming Shores and we hope that this section of our web site has helped you to identify a few interesting routes.