1 Denis Avenue, Naughton, ON P0M 2M0
Call: (705) 692-2321
Directions: Map Link
WCC’s home base is located in Naughton. This venue offers a fully accessible chalet with washrooms, lounge area, snack bar, high chair and baby changing station.
Outside, there is a heated wax hut where members are able to prep their skis in comfort.
The terrain in Naughton is rolling to moderately hilly, with numerous rock outcrops typical of the Precambrian Shield found across Northern Ontario.
Naughton has 23km of skate and classic ski trails, Para Nordic sit-ski trails and a gentle 3 km lighted trail for night skiing.
In addition to our ski trails, there are over 10km of maintained snowshoe trails.
When there is no snow our Naughton Trails are also great for walking, running and hiking.
View an interactive Google Trail Map here.
A section of the original 3 km trail is now call Shell’s trail. Karen and Ron Shell also helped greatly to build the club in the early days. For years Ron groomed trails at Naughton, Beaver Lake, and the Lively Golf Course. He was Vice President, and did much work on building and maintaining trails, and maintaining and improving equipment and buildings. Karen was Secretary, often the organizer of social events, and performed lots of other duties as needed.
The 3 km lit loop at the Club was renamed “Mullock’s Lane” to honour John’s outstanding volunteer contribution to the club for the past 34 years. Although John passed away in October, 2012, his wife Rose, and sons Tyril, John and Fred were on hand to take part in the dedications. John was also the club’s President for many years in addition to being a groomer, handy man, treasurer and active volunteer. No task was too big or too small for John. John was instrumental in getting the 3 km loop equipped with lights in the late 1990’s and had his vision of a large spacious fully accessible chalet. His love for the outdoors was contagious and giving back to his community was a principle he lived each day by.
Doug Santala was a teacher at Lively High School where he began coaching cross country running ski racing teams. Back in 1971 the Ski teams used to practice on the Lively Golf Course and train at the Voima trails and on Doug’s own property in Naughton. Doug was the first Club President and served from 1977 to 1983. He is also responsible for negotiating land and right of way access agreements for the club and came up with the plan for the 5km, 2.5km and 1km trails. Trails were open to the public in 1977 where memberships were advertised in the Walden Observer and sold through the Naughton General Store with Eleanor Williams as the first membership coordinator. They also groomed trails at the Panache Lake Golf Course and Beaver Lake. The Club’s first chalet was moved from Den Lou where it had served as a tourist information booth.
WALDEN MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
Our Walden Trails Partner Club, the Walden Mountain Bike Club maintains 12km of single track trails that weave in and around our system. A WMBC Membership is required if you wish to ride so be sure to visit their website for all the information. They’re pretty awesome too.