Northern Light Lake Overlook
Nov22

Northern Light Lake Overlook

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Marais, MN Click Here for Google Map. Take this short steep hike –gaining 380 feet over 1km– to the top of Blueberry Hill for views of Northern Light Lake and upper Brule River. From Grand Marais drive 20 km north on County Road 12 (the Gunflint Trail). Watch for a small parking area on the east side of the road, after the Northern Light Lake Road (Forest Road # 140.)...

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Nipigon River Recreation Trail
Nov15

Nipigon River Recreation Trail

Round-trip: 16.4 Difficulty: Difficult Location: Nipigon, ON Click here for Google Map. The Nipigon River Recreation Trail provides fantastic views of Nipigon Bay.  It connects the Nipigon and Red Rock Marinas and is the most western section of the  Voyageur Hiking Trail.  If you are going to hike the whole trail round-trip, it is easier to start at the Red Rock end. The rocky hills and ridges provide great views of Lake Superior. ...

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Naomikong Point
Nov01

Naomikong Point

Round-trip: 12 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Bay Mills, MI Map:  Click Here for Google Map of this Hike I love to walk the shore of Lake Superior. I never get tired of it.  This area of the lake is a bit different than what I had been used to up near Thunder Bay. Here the water was very shallow with sand bars that seemed more like sand flats.  Even the texture of the sand was different.  There was some familiar cobble shoreline...

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Naomikong Overlook
Oct25

Naomikong Overlook

Round-trip: 3.5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Bay Mills, MI Click here for Google Map of the Route. This is a nice hike in itself, despite the fact that it is basically just another access point for the North Country Trail.  From here you can get onto the NCT as it heads to the East along Lake Superior.  You can also access the Naomikong Point hike as it heads West along the shoreline toward Whitefish Bay. The wind has the...

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Trap Rock
Oct23

Trap Rock

Round-trip: 2 km Difficuly: Difficult Location: Garden River, ON Map:  Click here for Google map of route This hike takes you to a high rocky overlook for incredible views of the St Marys River, Squirrel Island, and Lake George.  The trail is not long but it climbs pretty high over a short distance, and the views are worth it! The trail head sign describes the fascinating history of the area.  The sign says that this area is the final...

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