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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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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Alona Bay
May16

Alona Bay

Round-trip: 2km Difficulty: Easy Location: Montreal River Click Here for Google Map of the Route I don’t think I am alone when I say I love a good beachwalk.  This is an interesting spot to watch the waves, and possibly even some surfing,  during a big storm.  There is fishing at the river mouth, a geocache, some abandoned structures to try to figure out, and lots of beach to walk. From Sault Ste. Marie drive north on highway 17...

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Batchawana Falls
Nov08

Batchawana Falls

Round-trip: 1km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Batchawana Bay, ON Click here for google map of the route. This is one of those nice out-of-the-way spots that not many people have been to. From Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario drive north on highway 17 for 60km.  Turn right onto Tribag Mine Road.  This is a single-lane road that is a little rough, so depending on your vehicle you may not be able to drive all the way to the falls.  In that case...

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Grindstone Falls
Sep27

Grindstone Falls

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Thessalon, ON Click Here for Google Map of the route. This 20-minute trail will take you to a cascading waterfall with a total drop of about 30 metres.  There was very little water coming over the falls when we visited.  I hope to go back and see these falls in the spring when they will look much better with more water flowing over them. From Thessalon drive north on highway 129 for 70 km....

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