On the north shores of Lake Huron, you will find 13 km of pleasant Nordic ski track at Boom Camp Trails. Situated just outside the town of Blind River between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie.
For a century, mines, lumber mills and log booms full of floating tall white pines occupied the waterfront. Now all gone since 1969 the area has been repurposed for recreational actives.
These are the low lands where the Mississagi River delta spills into the lake so you will find no monster hills here. An easy day of cruising on your skis is on the menu. I am told you can skate ski about 10 km of the loops but there are no Snowshoeing trails (yet).
Three areas, the Harbour, Woodlands and Delta Loops take you around on short treks. Most of the skiing is through the woods with a few open areas by marshes or rock outcrops. You can find a lookout platform on the Woodlands Loop.
The trails circling around do not come close to the edge of the frozen lake. You will need to take side trails out for a glimpse. I would think it would better that way when the cold winds are blowing.
The local cross country club maintains the trails and grooms them regularly. They also are actively instructing, racing and involved with the Nordic biathlon scene.
If you are interested, stop along the route and read the many interpretive signs posted for hikers in the summer. The chalet, (not open this season) firepit and surroundings have a rustic country charm to them.
Conveniently south of the main Hwy 17, find some time when you pass through town and get in a few loops. If you do visit Boom Camp there is a hot meal in town minutes away and lodging too.
Note: I almost did ski here last year but a late afternoon blizzard changed my mind. I thought it best to keep driving to Sudbury before it got dark. Recently I had an informative chat with the mayor of Blind River (and a skier ) which enabled me to write this post.