North Central Ontario Hikes

Grindstone Falls

Grindstone Falls

This 20-minute trail will take you to Grindstone Falls, a cascading waterfall with a total drop of about 30 metres. There was very little water coming over the falls when we visited. I hope to go back and see these falls in the spring when they will look much better...

Pig Pen Chute

Pig Pen Chute

I was introduced to Pig Pen Chutes by a friend as a spot to jump off the rocks into the water on a hot day.  It is also a good spot to fish, camp, or picnic. Round-trip: 200 m Difficulty: Easy Location: Thessalon, ON Click Here for Google Map of the route Pig Pen...

Rosseau Island

Rosseau Island

This stop along the highway near Rosseau Island had a shoreline that was very fun to explore with lots of interesting water caves, rock formations, and a good view from the cliff. Trail Data Round-trip: 2 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Pancake Bay Click Here for...

Sand River

Sand River

Located in Lake Superior Provincial Park this trail is actually called the Pinguisibi Trail but most people know it as the Sand River trail. Round-trip: 6 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Agawa, Ontario Click Here for Google Map of the Route This is one of the more...

Gargantua Harbour

Gargantua Harbour

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. Round-Trip: 6 km Difficulty: Easy Location: Wawa, Ontario Click Here for Google Map of the...

Fort Creek

Fort Creek

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...

Batchawana Beachwalk

Batchawana Beachwalk

Batchawana Bay beach is known by most as just a place to swim, picnic, and relax in the heat of summer.  But off-season you can have the beach to yourself and the pleasure of walking up to 9km of beautiful sandy Lake Superior shoreline! Round-trip: up to 9 km...

Griffin Lake Tower

Griffin Lake Tower

Griffin Lake Tower is the site of an old forest fire lookout tower.  You can hike to the top for great views of Griffin Lake and Batchawana mountain. Round-trip: 11 km Difficulty: Moderate Location: Batchawana, Ontario Click here for Google Map of the Route If you've...

Robertson Cliffs:  Ila’s Loop

Robertson Cliffs: Ila’s Loop

The local VTA includes a route onto the Robertson Cliffs portion of their trail (in yellow) called "Ila's Loop".  It is named after Ila Aho, a local dedicated hiker who created the route. Round-trip: 5 km Difficulty: Difficult Location:  Goulais River, Ontario Click...