The Montreal River Area used to be know as "Trails End". This was the end of the road which extended north from Sault Ste. Marie. Montreal River is also know for the steep surrounding terrain and the cobbled beaches of the former glacial lake shorelines of Glacial Lake Nipissing and Minong. Travellers to the Montreal River Area can view the majesty, and during storms, the power, of Lake Superior from the Montreal River Hill.
New mountain biking trails are being developed by the owners of Mad Moose Lodge. These backcountry trails access the adjacent Provincial Crown Land access roads and will provide connection to the Tribag Mine Road and then Batchawana Bay.
Coastal kayak excursions north or south of Montreal River will introduce you to extraordinary rock uplands and raised cobble beaches formed during the times of Glacial Lakes Minong and Nipissing. Look for Pukaskwa Pits in these cobble beaches.
My first stay at the Water Tower Inn was after a family trip across Canada. We pulled in to the brand new facility in the wee hours of the morning after 5 weeks of camping. It was heavenly!!!! So much so that it became our first and last night stop whenever we headed west. Those stays are something of a legend in my family and this July I had the chance to show my son why. I wouldn't have thought it could be better than my memories but it was. From the warm welcome at the front desk to the 2 hours we spent in the water. Thanks to the wonderful staff, facility and service the legend continues!- Dawn