Gargantua Harbour
Jul19

Gargantua Harbour

Round-Trip: 6 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Wawa, Ontario Click Here for Google Map of the Route Gargantua is the main access point for the Coastal Trail of Lake Superior Provincial Park.  It is an easy 3 km walk down an old road from the parking area to Gargantua Harbour.  You can continue hiking from Gargantua Bay all the way to Chalfant Cove–which the most northern point of the LSPP Coastal Trail.  But with so much to see...

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Fort Creek
Jun29

Fort Creek

Round-trip: 3 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Sault Ste. Marie, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route The Fort Creek Conservation Area is owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority.  It was built around 1971 to address flood control issues within the city, with the bonus of providing recreational green space.  The Hub Trail comes through the Fort Creek Conservation Area and this route follows the Hub Trail part...

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Au Sable Lighthouse
Apr19

Au Sable Lighthouse

Round-trip: 4 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Grand Marais, Michigan Click Here for Google Map of the Route The Au Sable Point Lighthouse was built in 1874 to fill the gap between the Grand Island and Whitefish Point lighthouses.  An eighty-seven-foot (26.5m) brick tower was built on a rise putting the light about 150 feet (45.7m) above Lake Superior’s surface. If you take the tour during the summer, you can get an an amazing view...

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Desbarats Bat Caves
Apr05

Desbarats Bat Caves

Round-trip: 6 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Desbarats, Ontario Click Here for Google Map of the route.   The only thing disappointing about this outing was that my camera batteries died before I got the chance to take many pictures –and I didn’t even get one of the caves!  But this is definitely a place I will visit again, and I will add some better pictures then! We didn’t go onto the bat cave on our trip...

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Log Slide Overlook
Mar15

Log Slide Overlook

Round-trip: 1 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Grand Marais, MI Click Here for Google Map of the Route The Log Slide is located about 11 km west of Grand Marais, Michigan. This is a must-see stop on any trip to the Pictured Rocks. The log slide itself was a chute that loggers used to move logs from the top of the dunes down to lake superior to be loaded onto boats for transport.  The wooden chute is no longer there, but it was said that...

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Grand Sable Dunes
Mar08

Grand Sable Dunes

Round-Trip:  5 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Grand Marais, MI Click Here for Google Map of the Route Located in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, the Grand Sable Dunes cover a five mile stretch between the Sable River and Au Sable point. The Dunes are located about one mile west Grand Marais, Michigan.  The best place to view them is from the  1km trail starting at the Grand Sable Visitors Center.  This trail winds across the top of...

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