Round-trip: 11 km
Location: Wawa, On
Peat Mountain is in the northern part of Lake Superior Provincial Park on the eastern shore of Lake Superior. The mountain stands just over 1600 feet tall, although I didn’t find an exact height for it anywhere. Despite the thick covering of trees, the mountain has several lookouts from bare rock outcrops that allow you to enjoy beautiful panoramas of the surrounding wilderness. The forest in the low areas of the trail is mossy, lush and green. Of course, this would be best hiked in the fall when the leaves are full of colour, but I would also love to see these views in the early spring when the bright green buds are on the trees.
From Sault Ste. Marie, drive north on Highway 17 for about 190 km and turn left into the Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground. You can park near the campground registration booth. If the park is open you will need to check-in and pay the day-use fee. Walk past the registration booth and take the first road to the right, and you will quickly see the sign for the Peat Mountain Trail. Follow the trail as it heads to the southwest. The trail is well marked, and you should be able to follow the markers all the way around the loop. Be sure to check out all the lookouts, they are worth it!