All About the Lakes in Sudbury, ON

Sudbury is one of the largest cities in Ontario, and is surrounded by the natural beauty of hundreds of lakes. There are many recreational opportunities to be had in this large city. Spend a day on the lakes before heading back to a Sudbury inn for the night.

Lake Laurentian Conservation Area
200 Brady St.
Sudbury, ON P2E 5K3
www.nickeldistrict.ca

Lake Laurentian is only about 10 minutes from downtown Sudbury. The Lake Laurentian Conservation Area is located between Lake Laurentian and Lake Ramsey, and is 2,400 acres of protected habitat. You can hike around the lake and see many different species of wildlife in the many habitats, from wetlands to forest areas. Birdwatching is popular along the trails. There are plenty of activities for children. There are special programs and activities for kids to eat berries from the forest, pet a frog, learn survival skills and even plant a tree. In the winter, the trails are open for snowshoes and skis. The lake is great for boats, canoes, water skiing and more.

Lake Ramsey
200 Brady St.
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3
www.mysudbury.ca

Lake Ramsey is the largest lake in the Sudbury area. It's home to many species of fish including walleye, northern pike, bass, and perch, and offers many opportunities for fishing, boating and other water sports. Science North is on the southwest side of the lake and attracts lots of visitors with hands-on science exhibits, a planetarium and an IMAX theater. General admission is $20 as of 2011, and it's open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekends, staying open until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Bell Park is a great place to view Lake Ramsey with its beautiful flowerbeds and sitting areas. You can play at the beach, which is supervised by a lifeguard in the summer. There is a playground area, amphitheater and gazebo which is host to summer concerts which are free of charge to the public. The Bell Park Walkway wraps around the lake and gives visitors a spectacular view of the lake and beach areas. This beautiful lake is just a short drive from your Sudbury bed and breakfast.

Kelly Lake
200 Brady St.
Sudbury, ON P3A 5P3
www.mysudbury.ca

Kelly Lake is located just west of downtown Sudbury. There are 15 species of fish documented in the lake, as well as a variety of birds in the area. The Kelly Lake Trail starts at Fielding Memorial Park and continues along the lake to the Fielding Bird Sanctuary. The trail is about four and a half miles long and is used for hiking, biking, and even skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The first mile is boardwalk, which is wheelchair accessible. After that, the trail becomes more difficult. The trail and lake area is open year round and is a great place to do some photography and birdwatching. It's a part of the Rainbow Trail, a non-motorized trail that continues through the town of Sudbury and connects many of its lakes.