Cummings Lake Lookout
Nov30

Cummings Lake Lookout

Round-Trip: 3 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Thessalon, ON Click Here for Google Map of Route This is a great little hike to a beautiful lookout over Cummings Lake.  It is a short trail but it is up-hill pretty much the whole way to the lookout. I have heard that this is a good place to view peregrines, and that there is a nest below the second lookout where you can see the birds flying around when you are there.  I didn’t get...

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Saunders Lake Tower
Nov19

Saunders Lake Tower

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Thessalon, ON Click Here for Google Map As you will likely know if you’ve been to this site a few times, I have a huge obsession with fire towers.  Big thanks to Dan Kachur for the great info on this one!  It was great to see that this tower even still had the Cupola! From Highway 17 in Thessalon, Ontario turn onto Highway  638 and follow it for about 30km then turn left onto Hwy 670...

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Mt McKay Halfway Trail
Nov06

Mt McKay Halfway Trail

Roundtrip: 5km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Hike along the North side of Mount McKay on the Halfway Trail with great views of the city all along the way.  This trail is difficult to follow in spots and there is risk of fall in places where the trail is close to the edge.  You can hike the trail returning the way you came or you might want to bring two vehicles and park one at either end. If...

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Mt. Matchett
Oct29

Mt. Matchett

Round-trip:  4 km Difficulty:  Difficult Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Click here for Google Map. Hike to the top of Mt. Matchett through the valley between Mt. Mckay and Mt Matchett.  This hike has a very steep climb and is partly off-trail so you will need to be able to find your own way. Drive to the old ski lodge on Mountain Road and park in the parking lot .  The trail starts at the south side of the parking lot. Hike up the rough...

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Mt Maud Fire Tower
Sep25

Mt Maud Fire Tower

Roundtrip: 250 m Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Grand Portage, MN Click Here for Google Map. As you can tell I have been fascinated by fire towers lately.  This one is easy to get to and the views are great –whether or not you climb the tower.  Be extra careful if you do decide to climb the tower as a several of the platform boards are missing up past the halfway mark. From the Pigeon River border crossing head west on Hwy 61S...

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