Pigeon River Gorge
Distance: 1 km
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
This is an adventure off the beaten path –and by that I mean there is no path at all! You will have to navigate by compass through the bush to get here. You could get to this spot pretty easily on the USA side using the Partridge Falls Hiking Trail. But it was fun to just bushwhack in here from the Canadian side.
The area seems to be a part of the Verendrye Provincial Park. The nearby 50-foot Partridge Falls are the start of 20 miles of cascades and falls that result in a 950 foot drop overall that ends with the 100-foot drop at High Falls.
You need to have a good 4×4 vehicle to drive into the starting place. Check the google map link above for the directions. From where you park your car you will have to set your compass and make your way through the forest to the river.
Once you have found your way into a place like this –where there are no roads or pathways to it– it is fascinating to see that there must have been so much activity here long ago. You will see the remains of what looks like an old dam and what seems to be the support for something that might possibly have been a bridge of some kind. I’m not really sure what any of it is, but it definitely seems to be some sort of leftovers from the old logging days.
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