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Hiawatha Highlands

This wonderful recreation park, located within the city limits and set amid hundreds of forested acres operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Conservation Authority, is one of the city’s greatest natural assets. The park itself is managed by the local Kinsmen Club, in collaboration with The Soo Finnish Ski club.  The facility is open daily from December to March. Indoor facilities are open on a daily basis offering hot and cold beverages, snacks, washroom facilities, rentals, repair, and service.


Cross Country Skiing

Hiawatha is open daily from December to March for nordic skiing. Indoor facilities are open on a daily basis offering hot and cold beverages, snacks, washroom facilities, rentals, repair, and service. Click here for a description of trails.


Well-maintained nordic ski trails are open to all during the Summer Months. Enjoy beautiful white pines and waterfalls just minutes from the city. For a light walk, try the Kinsmen 2km trail or for a more challenging jaunt, the Crystal Creek trail system is beautiful. View trail descriptions.

Mountain Biking

In the Summer Months, ski trails and other forested trails are open for mountain biking. Whether you're looking for a few kilometres on beginner trails or a more challenging day trip, Hiawatha is well-equipped to meet your needs. Touring bike rentals are available at the Inn - just speak to Reception.


Dedicated snowshoeing trails are maintained during the Winter. Snowshoe rentals are available on site. Obtain a trail map at the Kinsmen Centre or click here.

The Trailhead

Driving distance from Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario: 10 km/6.2 mi.

Book a Nordic Ski Package at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites. You’ll love our special Trailhead rooms with extra foyer space to store your gear, and a whirlpool tub to soak in. Once you get here, our Trailhead Adventure Hosts can help you plan your itinerary for your outdoor adventure in the Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario area, and for other events and activities you might enjoy close by.

Maps & Links

Hiawatha Highlands:
Main Trail map: View
Detailed description of Hiawatha Highlands X-country trail systems: View
For information about Sault Ste. Marie and area activities and attractions, visit

Special Offers

Shopping Package

Shopping Package

Sault Ste. Marie is your Christmas Shopping destination. Packages include Station Mall Gift Cards and Starbucks Lattes.

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Romance Package

Romance Package

Spend time with the one you love with our Romance Package.

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Clean, friendly, and convenient with everything you need right at the hotel or a stone's throw away. Great pool area and good food. Starbucks starts your road trip when you leave.

- Brad, Toronto, Ontario

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