Roundtrip: 10 km
Location: Schreiber, ON
Hike from Hwy 17 to a rugged Lake Superior beach at Worthington Bay. Worthington Bay is located on Lake Superior between Schreiber and Terrace Bay.
From Thunder Bay drive East on Hwy 17 for 190 km until you reach the town of Schreiber. Continue along Highway 17 for 5km and turn right onto Worthington Bay Rd.
Worthington Bay road is not maintained but it is possible to drive a 4×4 vehicle down to the beach. Otherwise, park near the start of the road — the hike or bike down the road to the beach will be well worth it. It is a great place to spend the day. A picnic table and fire pit are available on the beach.
Also in the area is Mt. Gwynne, which is the highest point in the area. You can see the remnants of the once productive North Shore gold mine. Abandoned machinery, building foundations, and old rails are signs of the 1930’s mining activities.
The bay features one of the few historic pictograph sites on Lake Superior. The pictographs are located on the inside face of the rocky outcrop toward the lakeside of the noticeable old mill site.