Gros Cap offers outstanding vistas from the shoreline of Lake Superior. For those willing to make the trek to the rock bluffs, using the Voyageur hiking trail, you'll be able to take in a 270 degree vista at a height of 60 to 90 metres (197 to 295 feet) above Lake Superior.
Cyclists can ride to the Gros Cap area directly using Highway 550 (Second Line) or by using a combination of Highway 17, Fourth Line, Allen Side Road and Third Line to Second Line then on to Gros Cap. On the return cyclists can extend the trip by cycling out to the Pointe des Chenes area before returning.
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.
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.
Enjoy 2-3 day vacations, exploring the Great Lakes Heritage Coast with the Inn as your Trailhead.
In Feb 2010, our company Kruger Products stayed at the Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites with our customers during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts event and were very impressed with the staff and facilities. Given our positive experience, we would highly recommend the Water Tower Inn to other companies or groups looking to host an event in Sault Ste. Marie.- Nancy Marcus