Neebing-McIntyre Floodway

Roundtrip: 4 k
Difficulty: Easy
Location: Thunder Bay, ON

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Most people in Thunder Bay are aware of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway but few have walked along the portion that leads to the mouth of Lake Superior. The Neebing-McIntyre Floodway is a large channel through town that is designed to reduce damage from flooding in the intercity area.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority and the City of Thunder Bay Parks and Recreation Department have constructed over five kilometres of pathways that link to the 28 km network of recreation pathways in the City.

Also part of the floodway is the Blake Memorial Grove which utilizes donated funds to plant approximately 300 trees per year. The Memorial Grove extends along the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway from Fort William Road to the Harbour.

From Intercity drive East on Main street over the bridge until you reach 110 Ave turn right onto 110th Ave and turn right into the parking area directly after you cross the bridge over the floodway.

This walk forms an H pattern. From the parking lot follow the paved path until it ends at McIntosh street or you can continue along the river on the grass path behind the row of trees. Return the way you came to the parking area and cross the road and follow the path to the mouth of the river. Return to the bridge and cross over and do the same on the other side of the river waking up toward the train bridge and back and then toward the mouth of the river and then back to the parking area.

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