Hike the Algoma Region of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada! Access rugged coastal headlands and explore exceptional nature and interpretive trails in nearby National, Provincial and Conservation Authority Parks. Explore all or segments of the Voyageur Trail Association's 300 kilometres of trail in Algoma now registered as vital hiking links in the Trans Canada Trail network. Challenging or easy, there are trails for everyone!
|Gitchee Gumee Trail|
Pancake Bay Provincial Park has two hiking beautiful hiking trails, plus a spectacular sandy beach along which you may enjoy a stroll. If you do decide to visit, you will need to acquire a day permit and receive instructions from staff at the gate house on how to reach the trail heads. The Voyageur Trail Association is presently expanding its trail system through this area and will be connecting King Mountain to the Montreal River areas.
|Lake Superior Provincial Park|
This park's 11 hiking trails range from easy to demanding but always offer superlative scenic landscape discoveries. For the day use visitor, the Orphan Lake, Pinquisibi and Agawa Rock Pictograph Trails are recommended. Lake Superior Provincial Park has spectacular coastal and river scenery accessible through its varied trail system. Day permits are required. Remember what you pack in you must pack out.
|King Mountain / Bellevue Valley|
The Voyageur Trail Association's hiking trail to the Robertson Cliff area is recommended in this area. The climb to the scenic cliff lookout is steep but well worth the effort. For those who are fit and interested, the visitor can do the entire Stokely Section of the trail. Before leaving Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites, maps and hiking advice should be obtained.
The Hiawatha Conservation Area has six trails that can be used. The Pinder, Red Pine and Crystal Creek Trails are the most popular. These trails are also used for cross-country skiing in the winter.
|Gros Cap Bluffs|
The Gros Cap Bluffs can be accessed using the Voyageur Trail. Here the trail should be accessed from Marshall Drive. This location has spectacular views of Whitefish Bay of Lake Superior and rugged coastal scenery.
|Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront|
The Hub Trail
The John Rowswell Hub Trail, a 25-kilometre, non-motorized system, now circles the core of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Hub Trail’s core system was started in 2000, and the central 5-km loop was completed in early 2012. The next phase in its construction will include “spokes” to connect it to major shopping, educational, residential and workplace destinations. The Hub is easily accessed from Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites. More...
|St. Joseph Island|
There are hiking trails at Fort St. Joseph which should be explored to obtain a different perspective on the history of the park. Hiking trails have also been developed at Mountain View and can be accessed through Jocelyn Township's office location. In the northwest portion of the island, a hiking trail and an observation deck have been developed at Stirbling Point.
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