Find out more about Nipigon Trails! A Trailhead North Partner.

nipigon trail

This 8.2 km hiking trail, which connects the Nipigon and Red Rock marinas, takes between 2 ½ to 3 hours to complete.

The trail from Nipigon hugs the shoreline of the Nipigon River as far as Sawmill Point. This part of the trail is easy walking and affords the hiker a chance to view the wildlife on the river, including bald eagles, blue herons, peregrine falcon, pelicans, and a variety of waterfowl. Moose, deer, otter and beaver may also be seen along the trail in the summer, and in the winter wolves and fox are sometimes observed on the frozen river.

At one point the trail crosses a causeway where there is a viewing deck giving the hiker views up and down the river. Interpretive signage has been provided along the trail…..more

Map here

Learn about Ignace Trails. A Trailhead North Partner!

Lily Pad Lake Trails

outdoor winter activities

Lily Pad Lake Trails, located near gimak Beach offer three kilometers of trail surrounding Lily Pad Lake. The trails are well maintained and provide excellent chances to view birds and wildlife. For trail maps or to find out more about Lily Pad Lake visit the Ignace Tourist Information Centre.

Dorion – A Birding Paradise – and A Trailhead Ontario Partner!

Dorion – A Birding Paradise on Superior's Shore

Do you have an interest in Birds? Birding? Or Bird Watching?

If your answer is yes, you will want to plan a trip to the north shore of Lake Superior region to take in the annual Canyon Country Birding Festival in Dorion held each year in late May. The Dorion Birding Festival is your opportunity to spend two great days in Canada’s Great Outdoors experiencing bird watching in the majestic setting of Lake Superior and the proposed Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

Dorion is a small community located on the northern shore of Lake Superior, with the Hurkett Cove Conservation Area andOuimet Canyon fast becoming known as North American hot spots for birding. Dorion is less than an hour’s drive east ofThunder Bay where you can connection into Thunder Bay International Airport with Porter Airlines, Westjet, Air Canada and now United Airlines out of Chicago.

This is your opportunity to enjoy two full days of guided birding excursions. Experience an outdoor wilderness experience like no other as you walk the trails and paths at Hurkett Cove, Ouimet Canyon and the Nipigon River Recreation Trail. TheHurkett Cove trails are maintained by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority. Ouimet Canyon is an Ontario park while the Nipigon River Trail connects the towns of Red Rock and Nipigon and is part of the Trans Canada Trail.

2013 will mark the fifth year for the Canyon Country Birding Fesitival, with over 100 species of birds to see. With the help of experienced guides, all with a wealth of local knowledge, you can expect to see a wide variety of birds from eagles, hawks, ruffed grouse to chickadees, woodpeckers, jays, nuthatches, and finches plus waterfowl like ducks and geese.

Calling Northern Ontarians – 5 Reasons you’ll want to attend Trailhead North

Hi  – we want you to attend Trailhead North, April 17, 18, 2015.

canoe on shore outside of atikokan ontario
canoe on shore outside of atikokan ontario

A two day meeting of trail lovers from Northern Ontario. We want you attend because we want you to join us in declaring:

  • Our appreciation for the land.
  • Our love of the outdoors.
  • Our desire to get out of doors.
  • Our enjoyment of physical activity.
  • Our work to make more trails in the north.

Please join us. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trailhead-north-trails-symposium-tickets-15559035494

Epic Adventures – hiking date Feb 7.

Hi Hikers – http://www.epicadventures.ca/

Putting together another Hike Club outing.  Looking at going this Saturday, February 7 at 12 noon.

Destination will again be in the Baldspot Trail System, however we will be doing a different loop.  Will be starting at the MNR and proceeding up to do the Widowmaker.

This trek will be fairly short 3-4 km, but I imagine we will have to break trail on the Widowmaker, so this will slow down the pace.  We may skip into one of the already packed side trails, this depends on how much effort we use to break the Widowmaker.

Remember to pack snacks, fluids and snowshoes. Also dress accordingly for weather.

Please advise if you will be attending or not.

Michael – Epic Adventures

Trailhead North – a discussion amongst users and managers, April 17, 18, 2015

A a group of trail stakeholders

We want to encourage this – http://www.kenoradailyminerandnews.com/2015/01/14/more-snowmobiling-trails-expected-to-open-in-coming-weeks

We want to avoid this: http://www.saultstar.com/2015/01/26/chapleau-groups-demise-has-ripple-effects