Nipigon River Recreation Trail
Nov15

Nipigon River Recreation Trail

Round-trip: 16.4 Difficulty: Difficult Location: Nipigon, ON Click here for Google Map. The Nipigon River Recreation Trail provides fantastic views of Nipigon Bay.  It connects the Nipigon and Red Rock Marinas and is the most western section of the  Voyageur Hiking Trail.  If you are going to hike the whole trail round-trip, it is easier to start at the Red Rock end. The rocky hills and ridges provide great views of Lake Superior. ...

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Orient Bay Palisades

Roundtrip: 10km Difficulty:  Difficult Location:  Nipigon, ON Click here for google map. The Palisades trail, also known as the Palisades of the Pijitawabik [PEE-GEE-TUH-WAW-BIK] is a must-do hike for local and visiting hikers providing views from some of the highest points in Northwestern Ontario.  The Orient Bay Palisades trail has been created and maintained by the MNR.  They have constructed stairs and bridges to protect the...

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Go-Mar Falls (Gorge Creek Falls)
Sep18

Go-Mar Falls (Gorge Creek Falls)

Roundtrip: 2.5 km Difficulty: Moderate Location:  Orient Bay, ON Click Here for Google Map. I know the name is odd, but I know these falls in the winter as an ice climb called ‘Go-Mar Falls’.   I couldn’t find the actual name of this creek or the falls on any of my maps.  If you have a map that shows the proper names please let me know.  I’m pretty sure these 80 meter falls are visited mostly in the winter, but...

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Jackpine River
Sep11

Jackpine River

Roundtrip: 2km Difficulty: Easy Location: Nipigon, ON Click here for google map. Hike along the beach of Lake Superior in Nipigon Bay at the mouth of the Jackpine River.  You will have views of Kama Point as well as several islands including Vert and St. Ignace. From Thunder Bay drive East on Hwy 11/17 for 126km.   Turn right on the road located 1.2km past the Kama Point Road.  Follow this road staying left until you reach Lake...

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Jumbo’s Cove Train Tunnel
Mar13

Jumbo’s Cove Train Tunnel

Trail Difficulty:  Easy Trail Distance: 1km General Location:  Macdiarmid, ON Google Map Here. Walk on an abandoned rail line through this 1000 foot tunnel that some say is the longest train tunnel in the area.  There is potential for falling rock and ice inside as the tunnel is no longer maintained.  I have heard that it may be slated for destruction.  It’s a good idea to bring a flash light to help watch your footing.  On my...

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