Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area
Monday, July 24, 2017

Searchmont

General Information

  • Location - Highway 532
  • Population in 1994 - 336
  • Access - Land

Overview

The Village of Searchmont can be accessed from Highway 556 and then Highway 532.
This community, situated along the scenic Goulais River, is a nature lover’s paradise offering excellent opportunities for exploring Algoma’s interior landscapes. Here too, is the Searchmont Resort that features one of the highest vertical ski elevations in the mid-west at 230 m (750 feet). Accessing the 18 groomed ski hill slopes are poma, double, triple and quad chair lifts. In addition, the Resort offers 50 km (31 miles) of nordic ski trails. Searchmont Resort provides equipment rentals, accommodation and food and beverage services as well. Snowmaking supplements the 580 cm. (200 inches) of annual snowfall resulting in a total of more than 6 m (20 feet) of snow depth.

Searchmont is ideally located as a supply and service centre for snowmobiling, ATVing, dog-sledding, road and mountain biking trail enthusiasts. From here, visitors can also depart for high quality backcountry canoeing, fishing, hunting and camping experiences. From both the Whitman Dam Road and the Ranger Lake Road (Highway 556), visitors can gain access to the Algoma Headwaters Signature Site, one of nine areas formally recognized in Ontario for their important natural values. Close by, be sure to explore the Goulais River Waterway Provincial Park, as well as the Conservation Reserves and Enhanced Management Areas designated on Crown land for their particular botanical, wildlife and earth-science values.

At all times of the year, a trip to Searchmont driving along Highway 556 is a delight, and is particularly so in the fall when the maple and oak leaves have reached their most vivid red and orange colours.