Tee Harbour
Jun01

Tee Harbour

Roundtrip:  12 km Difficulty: Difficult Location:  Pass Lake, ON Click here for Google Map. This is a classic Sleeping Giant Trail.  It is a former logging road and the trail is wide and gently rolling.  The trail to Tee Harbour is often biked or skied and there is a picnic area and a few camp sites as well.  Tee Harbour is named for the T-shape of the land.  Tee Harbour has a natural sandy bay excellent for swimming and the rock...

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Sawyer Bay
May20

Sawyer Bay

Round-trip: 12 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Pass Lake, ON Click here for Google Map This trail follows an abandoned logging road traveling up and down several medium sized hills through stands of poplar, fir and spruce ending on the sheltered cobblestone beach of Sawyer Bay at the base of the Sleeping Giant.  There are hike-in campsites located at Sawyer Bay and it is a good spot to try out your backpacking skills. From Thunder...

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Crescent Lake to Mud Lake Snowshoe
Jan14

Crescent Lake to Mud Lake Snowshoe

Round-trip: 7 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map There are so many great trails in the Norwesters, and it is such a beautiful area to snowshoe.  This snowshoe hike takes you out on the ice of Crescent Lake and over a series of ponds and beaver dams to Mud Lake. From the parking lot of the water treatment plant on Mission Road head back down the road you came in on and turn left onto Mt McKay...

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Aldina Fire Tower
Dec18

Aldina Fire Tower

Roundtrip: 4km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Nolalu, ON Click here for google map. Hike up Carson Creek Peak to the Aldina Fire Tower.  The Aldina Fire Tower is about 100 feet tall and was put up in the 60’s. Just the cupola is left up top. Carson Creek Peak is listed as the fourth highest summit in Ontario with a broad and flat summit covered by dense bush, with the spot directly under the tower being the high point of land...

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Claghorn Observer Rock Trail
Jul17

Claghorn Observer Rock Trail

Roundtrip: 2 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Dorion, ON Click here for google map. This is a gorgeous little-known location with a marked trail to the top of a long cliff band known as Claghorn providing spectacular cliff top views.  This is one of several trails in the area. The Observer Rock Trail was created by the Thunder Bay Outward Bound School.  The Outward Bound programs had previously used these cliffs for their rock...

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Welsh Mountain

Trail Distance: 7 km Trail Difficulty: Difficult Trail Location: Pearl, ON Click here for GPS track on Google Maps. Welsh Mountain trail has a few steep climbs that are rewarded by great views in all directions.  This trail isn’t officially maintained, and while it is marked for the most part with blue blazes, I did have some trouble following the trail in a few spots so be ready to navigate and find your own way. It can be...

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