Aubrey Falls
Oct04

Aubrey Falls

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Thessalon, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route. The Aubrey Falls are worth the trip.  The falls are large and the drive is very scenic as the road follows the Mississagi River with lots of nice views of the river valley.  You can also make a day of it and stop at Pig Pen Chutes and Grindstone Falls on your way to or from Aubrey Falls. These falls are the main attraction of Aubrey...

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Fort Creek
Jun29

Fort Creek

Round-trip: 3 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route The Fort Creek Conservation Area is owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority.  It was built around 1971 to address flood control issues within the city, with the bonus of providing recreational green space.  The Hub Trail comes through the Fort Creek Conservation Area and this route follows the Hub Trail part...

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Griffin Lake Tower
May31

Griffin Lake Tower

Round-trip: 11 km Difficulty:  Moderate Location: Batchawana, Ontario Click here for Google Map of the Route If you’ve been to this site a few times, you will know that I love fire towers.  I was surprised to find that none of the local hikers I knew had been to this tower.  Especially since there is so much information available about it online.  It even made my hike tick list before I moved to the area! I’ve been up to...

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Davignon Falls Loop
May24

Davignon Falls Loop

Round-Trip: 5.5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Click here for Google Map of the Route.   This loop takes you to a small waterfall on the West Davignon Creek.  I hear you can also get to this little waterfall from a trail at the corner of 4th Line and Allens Side Road, but I haven’t gone that way yet. This is a great route to hike, mountain bike, or trail run.  There are just enough hills to make...

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Desbarats Bat Caves
Apr05

Desbarats Bat Caves

Round-trip: 6 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Desbarats, Ontario Click Here for Google Map of the route.   The only thing disappointing about this outing was that my camera batteries died before I got the chance to take many pictures –and I didn’t even get one of the caves!  But this is definitely a place I will visit again, and I will add some better pictures then! We didn’t go onto the bat cave on our trip...

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Eagle’s Ridge
Mar22

Eagle’s Ridge

Round-trip: 3 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Havilland Bay, Ontario Click here for Google Map of Trail This trail is a side-trail of the Voyageur Trail and you can find more information on the trail in their trail guide book.  The trail is wide and easy to follow, and the last 500 m are fairly steep.  On the top there is a rocky clearing where  you have great views in almost all directions.  The view of the lake is obstructed by...

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