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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Picnic Point
May05

Picnic Point

Trail Distance: 1 km return Trail Difficulty: Moderate Trail Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Google Map here. Great views of Lake Superior along this short trail that takes you to Picnic Point.    Near the beginning of the trail there is a  footbridge over an old silver mine adit.  This adit is locally referred to as the ‘bat cave’.  Bring a headlamp or a flashlight if you are brave enough to enter and you will be able to...

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The Sea Lion
Apr28

The Sea Lion

Round-trip:  2 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Pass Lake, ON Click here for Google Map. The Sea Lion is a fantastic spot to bring tourists.   The Sea Lion Trail is often hiked as a side-trip on the way to or from Tee Harbour. The Sea Lion itself  is a diabase dyke that has been left behind after the sedimentary rocks in which it crystallized eroded away.  It juts out 15 metres into Lake Superior at Perry Bay just northwest of Silver...

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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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Brule Bay Bluffs
Apr14

Brule Bay Bluffs

Roundtrip: 3 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map I have a number of secret hiking spots I don’t usually tell people about.  This was one of them, but it was hard to keep a place like this a secret for long. This hike has everything — shoreline, cliffs, views, trails to explore, and even a possibly a Pukaskwa Pit or two–all very close to town. Recently this trail has seen some...

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