Crescent Lake Loop
Mar11

Crescent Lake Loop

Round-trip: 5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Snowshoe from the water treatment plant on Mission Road, over Crescent Lake, and around the base of Mt Rose. I have posted a few hikes in this area now: Crescent Lake to Mud Lake, Crescent Lake, and Mt Rose.  If you haven’t made it to Crescent Lake yet — it’s time to check it out!  It’s so close and such a great area to...

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Cavers Winter Trail
Jan21

Cavers Winter Trail

Round-Trip: 7 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Rossport, ON Click Here for Google Map Cavers Cove is located just west of Rossport and the Cavers Winter Trail takes you up along the ridge for great views of Lake Superior and the railway line. I have hiked this trail several times both in the summer and winter, but in all honesty it has been a while since I have been on this hike.  Since I haven’t made it back yet so far this...

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Crescent Lake to Mud Lake Snowshoe
Jan14

Crescent Lake to Mud Lake Snowshoe

Round-trip: 7 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map There are so many great trails in the Norwesters, and it is such a beautiful area to snowshoe.  This snowshoe hike takes you out on the ice of Crescent Lake and over a series of ponds and beaver dams to Mud Lake. From the parking lot of the water treatment plant on Mission Road head back down the road you came in on and turn left onto Mt McKay...

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Little Trout Point
Jan07

Little Trout Point

Round-trip: 4 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map I have posted three other hikes that start near the Little Trout Bay Conservation Area — Little Trout Bay Lookout , Little Trout Ice Hike, and Mount Mollie.  I have one or two more to add in the future. 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...

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Temperance River Gorge
Dec17

Temperance River Gorge

Round-trip: 1.5 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Schroeder, MN Click Here for Google Map Hike this scenic route along the narrow Temperance River gorge in Temperance River State Park to see the Hidden Falls.  Along the way you will see the many small waterfalls, some interesting potholes, and the shore of Lake Superior. This spur trail meets up with the Superior Hiking Trail that follows the river gorge before climbing to the top of...

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Mary Island Ice Hike
Mar05

Mary Island Ice Hike

Roundtrip: 5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Click here for Google map. Hike on the ice from the Silver Harbour conservation area to Mary Island. Silver Harbour is a busy ice fishing spot in the winter.  This year ice boat races are being held there. Remember hiking out on the ice is not for beginners.  You need to be able to determine if the ice is safe, have the proper safety gear with you, and know what do if...

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