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Hiawatha Highlands

For many residents of Sault Ste. Marie, the 1,214 hectare (3000 acre) Hiawatha Highlands is the area of choice for their hiking, jogging, cross-country skiing, picnicking and nature study. The Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority has acquired the forested lands for conservation and recreational purposes.

You can leave directly from Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites and cycle or jog to the Hiawatha Highlands and enjoy a refreshing dip in Crystal Creek. Take Old Garden River Road to Landslide Road and follow the road to the Hiawatha Highlands.

Mountain Biking

This is a primo trail area close to Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites. There are many marked cross-country ski trails which make excellent mountain bike trails in the summer months.

Road Biking

Cyclists can ride from the Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites to the Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area using Old Garden River and Landslide Roads. The Landslide Road hill can be a challenge early in the cyling year.

Hiking

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.

Walking

Many kilometers of marked forested trails used for cross country skiing in the winter offer hiking galore in the non-winter season.

Cross Country Skiing

Hiawatha Highlands offers 40 kilometres (24 miles) of nordic trails within the 3,000 acre Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area just 15 minutes north of the international border. With over 40 years of cross-country skiing tradition, STAR trails are some of the best in North America.

Snowshoeing

Hiawatha Highlands rents snowshoes and has snowshoe trails in the Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area.

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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

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

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Testimonials

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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