Trail Difficulty: Easy
Trail Distance: 4.2 km
General Location: Thunder Bay, ON
This is one of my favourite trails year round. It is the trail I most often take people on who are new to the area or new to hiking. The trail takes you to a fantastic beach that is great for a cold swim in the summer or for ice formations in the winter.
The Middlebrun Bay trail is located in the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. From Thunder Bay follow highway 11/17 North-east for 36 km to highway 587 opposite Pass Lake Truck Stop. Turn right onto 587 and drive for 36 km, passing through the village of Pass Lake and stop at the Lake Mary Louise camp-ground office to pay your day use fee. Continue on highway 587 for 1.2 km and then turn left and drive 1 km to the trail head on the far side of Sibley Creek Bridge.
There is parking at the trail head. The trail is easy to follow through the forest where it ends at a beautiful sandy beach on the shore of Lake Superior.