Northwestern Ontario

Ouimet Canyon

Ouimet Canyon

Round-Trip: 1 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Dorion, ON Click Here for Google Map Ouimet Canyon is a large gorge located in Dorion, Ontario.  The gorge is 100 metres deep, 150 metres wide and 2 km long. The canyon is so deep and cold that three species of Arctic...

Hazelwood Tower

Hazelwood Tower

Round-trip: 100 m Difficulty: Easy Location: Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map Note:  This tower has been taken down since I was there in 2010. A reader requested the information for Hazelwood Fire Tower so I thought I'd post it here for everyone.  I...

Cedar Falls Conservation Trail

Cedar Falls Conservation Trail

Roundtrip:  2 km Difficulty:  Easy Location:  Kakabeka Falls, ON Click here for google map. Located just past Kakabeka Falls the Cedar Falls Conservation Area features a trail that leads through an evergreen forest to Cedar Creek and the falls. This is an easy hike...

Tee Harbour

Tee Harbour

Roundtrip:  12 km Difficulty: Difficult Location:  Pass Lake, ON Click here for Google Map. This is a classic Sleeping Giant Trail.  It is a former logging road and the trail is wide and gently rolling.  The trail to Tee Harbour is often biked or skied and there is a...

Sawyer Bay

Sawyer Bay

Round-trip: 12 km Difficulty: Difficult Location: Pass Lake, ON Click here for Google Map This trail follows an abandoned logging road traveling up and down several medium sized hills through stands of poplar, fir and spruce ending on the sheltered cobblestone beach...

Picnic Point

Picnic Point

Trail Distance: 1 km return Trail Difficulty: Moderate Trail Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Google Map here. Great views of Lake Superior along this short trail that takes you to Picnic Point.    Near the beginning of the trail there is a  footbridge over an old silver...

The Sea Lion

The Sea Lion

Round-trip:  2 km Difficulty: Easy Location:  Pass Lake, ON Click here for Google Map. The Sea Lion is a fantastic spot to bring tourists.   The Sea Lion Trail is often hiked as a side-trip on the way to or from Tee Harbour. The Sea Lion itself  is a diabase dyke that...

Little Trout Bay Lookout

Little Trout Bay Lookout

Trail Distance: 1 km Trail Difficulty:  Easy Trail Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Google map here. 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 the road seven minutes to the...

Brule Bay Bluffs

Brule Bay Bluffs

Roundtrip: 3 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Thunder Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map I have a number of secret hiking spots I don't usually tell people about.  This was one of them, but it was hard to keep a place like this a secret for long. This hike has...

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