Science Hill Drifters

From the past to the Future, we continue to lead the way to excellent Trails!


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Club Executive

President:

Doug McIntosh (Email: pres@quadro.net)


Vice President:

Dwayne Lawrence


Operations Manager:

Vickey Crawford


Secretary/Treasurer:

Peter Cyr


Core Club Members

Dave Armstrong
Murray Barber
Ab Birch
Rob Cornelis
Rick Fulford
Charlie Irwin
Butch Johnston
Dave Jones
Sean Kelly
Dwayne Lawrence
Grant McComb
Doug McIntosh
Sandy McKay
Brad McLellan
Ken McLellan
Dan Mitchell
Joe Nethercott
Jim Seeley
Dave Sharp
David Sheppard
Mike Sheppard
Steve Sheppard
Steve Spence
Matt Stacey
Don Stevens
Wolfgang Struss
Dave Tustin
Jim Urquhart
Ralph Vanderwal
Greg Walls
Doug Wilkinson

 

About Our Club and Trails!

The Science Hill Drifters are an OFSC affiliated club and you must have a valid snowmobile permit to ride our trails, as is the case for all OFSC prescribed trails. A great deal of money and volunteer time is spent creating and maintaining our trails so please remember to buy where you ride.

The Science Hill Drifters Club was formed in 1993, and has come a long way from one Alpine sled grooming one trail to the present day with 2 Shur Trac Ford TM125 and TS115A track tractors, a Sledge Hammer drag, and an Ebert 9.5 foot drag.

Our Club house is located 1 km north of St. Marys (approximately 25 kms north of London Ontario) on Thames Road. Turn north off Queen St. West at St. Marys Ford, and the lane-way to our parking lot is the 3rd one past the curve on the left.  Look for our logo on the end of the clubhouse. If you arrive by sled, we are at the southern end of the B111 trail.

If you use Google Maps, enter the destination address 1709 Thames Road, St. Marys, Ontario.

GPS co-ordinates are N43 15.851 W81 09.876 using WGS 84 datum.

The Club house is heated and open 24/7 during the winter months for your convenience, and the kitchen is open on weekends for food and drink. Kitchen hours (when trails are open) are:

Gas is available at the Esso/St Mary's Ford gas station 1 km south of the clubhouse (turn right out of the clubhouse driveway). The gas station hours are 7am - 8pm Mon - Sat, and 8am - 6pm on Sunday.

There is always lots of free parking at our club house in St. Marys, or in Ilderton at the Fair Grounds. You get from both parking lots to our trails conveniently. If you need any more information about our trails feel free to send us an email, and we will be glad to help out. 

Click here to download a map of our trails (Note: this is a large file - approximately 1.5 MB) 

Our trails are located in and around St. Marys Ontario. We groom 188 kms of trails comprised of 10 major trails, including 18 kms of "TOP" trail  B111 - one of the most southern links to the TOP trail system. Our main trail (B111) starts at our Clubhouse on the west end of St. Marys and connects to the Pineridge Club north of Kirkton. The "North" trail does a loop to the east and connects to the Pineridge Club trails north of Kirkton making a nice round-trip.
 
The Sebringville trail connects to the Ellice Swampers Club near Sebringville. We also have a trail that connects to the Thamesford Snowmobile Club on the east side of St. Marys.
 
In 1997 a new group joined the Drifters and forged a new trail to the South East side of Stratford, making a connecting link to the Golden Triangle trails. In 1998 we extended our Granton trail to connect to the Town of Lucan on Highway 4, and in 1999 this trail was extended to connect to the Pineridge Club trails near the village of Clandeboye at Highway 4. 

For the 2001/ 2002 season another new group of members joined our club and connected a trail from Lucan to Denfield and Ilderton. At Ilderton our trail connects to the Strathroy Snow Blizzards trails. This link is a great jumping-on spot for people to the south, or for simply getting to the rest of Ontario's fabulous trails. 

For the 2003/2004 season, a trail was added to connect Denfield to Ailsa Craig, and heading west to connect to the B108 trail near Parkhill.
 
Most recently in 2013, a new southern trail has been added that connects Ilderton to Thorndale, with connections to Granton and a gas trail leading to the intersection of Highbury and Highway #7.
 
 Thank you for selecting our Club when you purchase your permit online or from one of our vendors!