Loch Lomond Dam
Nov26

Loch Lomond Dam

Round-Trip:  5 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Squaw Bay is always a great place for a hike.  I used to know Squaw Bay Road as Carp River Road.  These days I seem to interchange the names and am still not sure which is correct. I’ve already posted three other hikes along this road:  Carp River Road, Carp River Falls, and The Eagle.  This time we will head to the Loch Lomond Dam. This is a...

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Jarvis Bay Beach
Nov19

Jarvis Bay Beach

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click here for Google Map Most people come here to launch a small boat and do a some fishing, but it is also a good spot for a picnic and a little exploring. There are some other really good trails close by, but I thought I’d post this easy one first for those who have never been to Jarvis Bay or haven’t even heard of the area. To get to Jarvis Bay drive down...

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Hume Gorge
Nov05

Hume Gorge

Round-trip: 3 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Kakabeka Falls, ON Click here for Google Map Take this easy hike into the Hume Gorge.  This is a popular spot for whitewater kayaking.  There is a series of cascades, potholes, and some very interesting exposed rock.  The water levels at different times of year will greatly affect your experience visiting this area. Drive on highway 17 past Kakabeka Falls and turn right onto Hume Road...

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Boardwalk Trail
Sep10

Boardwalk Trail

Round-trip:  700 m – 1.5 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map This easy hike is located in the Pigeon River Provincial Park.  You can take this easy walk along the boardwalk to the shore of Lake Superior any time of year.  This is a good hike to do with kids. From Thunder Bay drive approximately 68 km west on highway 61.  Park at the Tourist Ontario Information Centre just before the border...

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Joe Creek Nature Trail
Jun11

Joe Creek Nature Trail

Roundtrip: 1.6 Difficulty: Easy Location:  Pass Lake, ON Click here for Google Map The Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is a known hiking destination.  There are a few very popular hikes in the park that always make everyone’s tick list.   But there are also several shorter trails, like this one, that seem to see very little traffic. From Thunder Bay follow highway 11/17 east for 44km then turn right onto highway 587.  Stay on hwy...

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Hurkett Cove
May28

Hurkett Cove

Round-trip: 4km Difficulty: Easy Location: Dorion, ON Click here for Google Map. Hurkett Cove Conservation Area is an excellent  place to spend an afternoon enjoying a picnic and a short hike.  It is a popular location for birding and exploring the Lake Superior shoreline. Travel east on highway 11-17 just past Dorion and then turn right at the Hurkett Cove sign and follow the dirt road for 3 km to the shore of Black Bay on Lake...

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