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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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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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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Mt Godfrey Bike Trail Route
Aug31

Mt Godfrey Bike Trail Route

Round-trip: 5 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map I think this is the third route up to the top of Mt Godfrey that I have posted.  The first two were the Old Ski Trail Route and the Mt Godfrey Route, and they made their approach more from the East.  This route starts from the old ski chalet and heads up more from the West of the mountain. Drive to the old ski lodge on Mountain Road and park in...

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