Davignon Falls Loop
May24

Davignon Falls Loop

Round-Trip: 5.5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Click here for Google Map of the Route.   This loop takes you to a small waterfall on the West Davignon Creek.  I hear you can also get to this little waterfall from a trail at the corner of 4th Line and Allens Side Road, but I haven’t gone that way yet. This is a great route to hike, mountain bike, or trail run.  There are just enough hills to make...

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Chippewa Falls
Apr12

Chippewa Falls

Round-trip: 2.5 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Havilland, Ontario Click here for Google Map of the route.   The 25 ft high Chippewa Falls can be seen from highway 17, and because of the roadside park right next to them, it is a popular rest stop.  Also at the roadside park there is a plaque that marks the half-way point of the Trans-Canada Highway.   The plaque describes Dr. Perry E. Doolittle, who is considered “Father of...

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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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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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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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Cascade River Loop
Feb11

Cascade River Loop

Round Trip: 14 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Marais, MN Click Here for Google Map The Cascade River in the Cascade River State Park flows through a narrow canyon featuring several waterfalls and cascades.  This is a great spot to visit any time of year and it is one of those places that seems to change so much with each season. Doing this entire hike is strenuous due to the number of hills and steep sections –at one...

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