Northern Light Lake Overlook
Nov22

Northern Light Lake Overlook

Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Grand Marais, MN Click Here for Google Map. Take this short steep hike –gaining 380 feet over 1km– to the top of Blueberry Hill for views of Northern Light Lake and upper Brule River. From Grand Marais drive 20 km north on County Road 12 (the Gunflint Trail). Watch for a small parking area on the east side of the road, after the Northern Light Lake Road (Forest Road # 140.)...

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Mt. Godfrey Old Ski Trail Route
Jan09

Mt. Godfrey Old Ski Trail Route

Trail Difficulty: Difficult Trail Distance: 6km loop General Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click here for Google Map and GPS tracks. This is a good trail for a snowshoe hike.  You will walk through the gully between Mt Rose and Mt Godfrey to a great view facing Mountain Road.  From there you go up a fairly steep incline up Mt Godfrey to the old chair lift site.   There are many snowmobile trails here so watch out for snowmobilers and make...

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Heyden Lakes Snowshoe
Mar01

Heyden Lakes Snowshoe

Round-trip: 7km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Sault Ste Marie, ON Click here for Map of Route This snowshoe route takes you through a forest trail with a few hilly sections as well as over the ice on some small lakes. It is a 7km loop, but you can also opt for a shorter 4km loop. I have done this hike a few times now with two different groups, and on my own. The hike runs mostly on snowmobile trail, and over the lakes, but there are...

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Hiawatha 4k Snowshoe
Jan19

Hiawatha 4k Snowshoe

Round-trip: 4km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Sault Ste Marie, ON Click here for Route Map Hiawatha Highlands is a very popular spot for people to hike, bike, ski, snowshoe and picnic in Sault Ste Marie. I read somewhere that here are something like 45km of trails here to explore year round.  In the winter you will need to pay to use the trails, but in the summer you do not. The Hiawatha Highlands also contains Kinsmen Park which...

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St Kateri Loop
Jan12

St Kateri Loop

Round-trip: 4.5 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Sault Ste. Marie, ON Click Here for Google Map of the Route This 4.5 km loop falls partly on the Dr Paul Syme section of the Voyageur Trail, and partly on the St. Kateri Outdoor Learning Centre trails (formerly Camp Korah).  Dr Paul Syme was one of the founders of the Voyageur Trail Association.  St. Kateri is an outdoor learning centre that has a 180 acre parcel of land at the top of...

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Carp River Road
Mar17

Carp River Road

  Trail Distance: 10km Trail Difficulty: Moderate General Location: Thunder Bay Google Map Here. Hike, snowshoe or bike along Carp River Road on the Fort William First Nation Reserve to  the Lamond River.  Great views of  the Squaw Bay mountain (I can’t find an official name for this mountain on any map) and Lake Superior.  Follow the trail for about 5k where you will reach a turn around area with an old foundation from a...

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