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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Theano Point
May23

Theano Point

Round-trip: 8 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Montreal River, Ontario Click Here for Google Map of the Route This hike has so many of the things I like on a hike; great views of Lake Superior, access to shoreline, abandoned mine, old buildings.  The navigation is a bit tricky once the flagging tape ends, so as always, have a map and compass and make sure you know how to use them to find your way. From Sault Ste. Marie drive north...

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Bellevue Hill
Nov01

Bellevue Hill

Round-trip: 4km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Heyden, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route   Hike to the top of Bellevue Hill for great views of the Bellevue Valley.  This would be a great one to do in the fall when the leaves have changed.  The day I went it was raining so the views in my pictures aren’t that great. From Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario drive north on Highway 17 for 13 km.  Turn right onto highway  556 E at...

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Melwel Road to Iron Bridge
Oct25

Melwel Road to Iron Bridge

Distance: 8km Difficulty:  Moderate Location: Iron Bridge, ON Click here for Google Map of the Route. Hike from Melwel Road to Iron Bridge on this scenic section of the Voyageur Trail and the Trans-Canada Trail, which follows the Mississagi River for much of the way. This is a section hike, which means you are hiking one part of a longer trail system.  On this type of hike you go from one access point to another access point along the...

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