Heyden Lakes Snowshoe
Mar01

Heyden Lakes Snowshoe

Round-trip: 7km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Sault Ste Marie, ON Click here for Map of Route This snowshoe route takes you through a forest trail with a few hilly sections as well as over the ice on some small lakes. It is a 7km loop, but you can also opt for a shorter 4km loop. I have done this hike a few times now with two different groups, and on my own. The hike runs mostly on snowmobile trail, and over the lakes, but there are...

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Haviland Lookout
Sep15

Haviland Lookout

Round-trip: 5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Haviland Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route This is a good hike to do just before a swim at the beach.  I’ll have to hike back up here again soon to get a look at the fall colours from the top.  There is a small falls along Tier Creek as you make the 200m climb from the lake up to the lookout. Park at the Haviland Bay public beach located on Haviland Shores Road...

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Gros Cap
Aug12

Gros Cap

Round-trip:  5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Sault Ste. Marie, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route Drive to the end of Second Line (Hwy 550) and park at the turn around.  At the North-West corner of the parking area there is am unmarked but well-used trail.  Follow this trail heading slightly West for 270m through muddy sections and then up to the top of the rocky out crops.  Continue climbing the outcrops and enjoying the...

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Crystal Falls
Jul29

Crystal Falls

Roundtrip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON Click here for Google Map of this Hike Crystal Falls is a waterfall located in Kinsmen Park that borders the Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area which includes a 35 km long network of nature trails. There is a long boardwalk, a wooden staircase, and viewing platforms that have been constructed beside and above this waterfall. Some of this construction has fallen to...

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Agawa Pictographs
Sep03

Agawa Pictographs

Round-trip: 500 m Difficulty:  Moderate Location:  Agawa Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map One of the most famous pictograph sites in Canada is found in Agawa Bay, within Lake Superior Provincial Park.  The Agawa site is one of the most visited indigenous archaeological sites in Canada.    The majority of paintings from the Agawa site are said to date from the 17th and 18th centuries. Agawa Bay is located approximately 135 km north of...

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