Neebing-McIntyre Floodway
Nov08

Neebing-McIntyre Floodway

Roundtrip: 4 k Difficulty: Easy Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Most people in Thunder Bay are aware of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway but few have walked along the portion that leads to the mouth on Lake Superior. The Neebing-McIntyre Floodway is a large channel though town that is designed to reduce damage from flooding in the intercity area. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority and the City of Thunder Bay...

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Hazelwood Tower
Jun24

Hazelwood Tower

Round-trip: 100 m Difficulty: Easy Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Note:  This tower has been taken down since I was there in 2010. A reader requested the information for Hazelwood Fire Tower so I thought I’d post it here for everyone.  I hadn’t posted it until now because it’s not really hike since you can drive right up to it.  But if you are interested in seeing a fire tower this one is close...

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Cedar Falls Conservation Trail
Jun16

Cedar Falls Conservation Trail

Roundtrip:  2 km Difficulty:  Easy Location:  Kakabeka Falls, ON Click here for google map. Located just past Kakabeka Falls the Cedar Falls Conservation Area features a trail that leads through an evergreen forest to Cedar Creek and the falls. This is an easy hike along a well-marked trail that is suitable for all ages.  The trail is wide and well maintained and there are a few hills.  A good time to take this hike is in the late...

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Little Trout Bay Lookout
Apr21

Little Trout Bay Lookout

Trail Distance: 1 km Trail Difficulty:  Easy Trail Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Google map here. Little Trout Bay Conservation Area is located 45 minutes south of Thunder Bay on Highway 61 to Little Trout Bay Road, turn left and follow the road seven minutes to the Conservation Area. Park at the boat launch.  The trail  is located across the road from the parking area. There is no sign but the trail is obvious enough.  This short trail...

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Kama Lookout
Mar04

Kama Lookout

Round-Trip: 1 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Nipigon, ON Click Here for Google Map This is really a wayside rest with an amazing view, and it is more of a hike in the winter than the summer.  In the winter the road is not open and you need to hike up from the highway.  In the summer you can drive up for the view. From Thunder Bay drive East on Hwy 11/17 for 128 km and look for the road on the lakeside just past the Kama Road and...

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Kingfisher Lake
Dec24

Kingfisher Lake

Round-trip: 4.3 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Kingfisher Lake Outdoor Education Centre is run by the Lakehead Public Schools to teach awareness and appreciation of nature to children. The public trail winds through a wetland and forest to the shore of Kingfisher Lake before looping back to the starting point.  This popular trail is well marked and we found we did not need our snowshoes even...

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