Ottertail Lake Overlook
Oct17

Ottertail Lake Overlook

Round-Trip: 2km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Bruce Mines, ON Map: Click Here for Google Map of Route This hike takes you to top of rocky hills for gorgeous views of Ottertail Lake.  As you can see from my pictures, the best time to come is in the fall!  But make sure you don’t come here when it is even the least bit wet, as the lichen covered rock here is super slippery and dangerous.  There is no marked trail, so you are on...

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Maple Grove Cross
Oct17

Maple Grove Cross

Round-trip: 1 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Bruce Mines, ON Map:  Click here for Google Map This is a fun hike to the top for a gorgeous view.  This hike is not long but it is up the whole way, and totally worth it!  Do not do this hike when it is the least bit wet as the lichen covered rock is dangerously slippery. From Bruce Mines drive north on Hwy 638 for 12km.  Turn left onto Nethery Road.  Park out of the way near the...

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Pancake Lookout
Sep27

Pancake Lookout

Round-trip: 6 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Batchawana Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Trail. Located in Pancake Bay Provincial Park this trail provides great views of Pancake Bay and Whitefish Point where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 1975.  From the trailhead sign it seemed like this trail was called the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail, but everywhere else it seems to just be called the Pancake Lookout Trail. I...

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Rock Lake Overlook
Sep11

Rock Lake Overlook

Round-trip: 5 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Bruce Mines, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route   This is a short route that takes you through birch forest trails then up onto bare rock to a lookout over Rock Lake.  The trail to the Rock Lake Overlook branches off from the Voyageur Trail. This seemingly quiet farming and cottage area was  much busier  in the early 1900’s with railroad, mining and logging camp activity....

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Peat Mountain
Sep01

Peat Mountain

Round-trip: 11 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Wawa, On Map: Click Here for Google Map of Route   Peat Mountain is in the northern part of Lake Superior Provincial Park on the eastern shore of Lake Superior. The mountain stands just over 1600 feet tall, although I didn’t find an exact height for it anywhere.  Despite the thick covering of trees, the mountain has several lookouts from bare rock outcrops that allow you to...

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