Travel the Trans Canada Highway (Highway 17) or backcountry roads. At any time of the year, outstanding scenic vistas of Algoma's rugged landscapes and shorelines are draws to the travelling public. You too will discover why our scenic drives are must-do additions to your vacation trip.
|Gitchee Gumee Trail|
A drive along Highway 17 north of Sault Ste. Marie to Lake Superior Provincial Park and beyond to Wawa will provide the visitor with awesome views of the rugged Lake Superior coastal area. Visitors can also stop to explore adjacent attractions like the Canadian Carver and Agawa Indian Crafts retail outlets. You may wish to explore for agatized rock and rare shore vegetation along the coast. Photography and painting opportunities abound! This a "must do" drive during the fall colour period but is always a scenic trip.
|Lake Superior Provincial Park|
The Trans Canada Highway (Highway 17)within Lake Superior Provincial Park is a favourite drive for residents and non-residents alike. Scenic pullovers at Old Woman Bay, Sand River, and Agawa Bay are particularly popular sites. The drive during the fall colour season is outstanding!
A drive to Searchmont using Highway 17 and Highway 556 provides excellent vistas of the rugged inland area. This route is especially attractive during the fall colour period. For those who are interested in a longer tour using resource access gravel roads, then the visitor can continue along the Ranger Lake Road to Highway 129. Here the tour continues south along Highway 129, which is paved, through the spectacular Mississagi River Valley and on to Highway 17 in the Thessalon area. At Thessalon, the motor tour would follow Highway 17 to return to the Water Tower Inn.
|Gros Cap Bluffs|
A drive to the Gros Cap area is always a pleasant trip because of the scenery. During the fall colour period this is a particularly scenic drive that local residents enjoy taking.
|Echo Bay/Sylvan Valley|
Highway 638 from Echo Bay to Bruce Mines is a scenic trip offering visitors attractive views of rural agricultural lands and rolling rock upland country with inland lakes and streams. This route has little traffic.
|St. Joseph Island|
Highway 548 circles St. Joseph Island. The highway provides the visitor with scenic views of the St. Marys River as well as rolling inland areas. To visit Fort St. Joseph, the driver should follow A Line to the Fort's entrance.
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