Living in the Algoma area, we often forget just how lucky we are with all the beautiful nature and scenery around us. There are so many places to explore! The month of May marks opening day for many Ontario parks, and the warmer weather makes for the perfect hike. Check out NDC’s “Bucket List” spots to hit this summer and original photos taken by an NDC team member.
Round Trip: 5km
Location: Goulais River, Ontario
This hiking trail is open all year round and makes for some amazing views. To reach this hidden treasure, drive north on Highway 17 for 28km. After the Goulais River Bridge, turn right onto Old Highway 17 road and take the first right onto Robertson Lake Road. Drive for almost 5km and you should arrive at a parking area on the right side of the road and trail head is located across from parking.
Gros Cap Bluffs
Round Trip: 5km
Location: Prince Township, Ontario
A local favourite, the Gros Cap bluffs attracts outdoor enthusiasts all year round offering spectacular views of nature, hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and much more. To reach this destination, head west in Prince Township down Second Line West (Highway 550) until the end, approximately 20 minutes west of town.
Hiawatha Highlands / Kinsmen Park
Roundtrip: Over 60km of trails
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
This Sault Ste. Marie treasure is used all year round for hiking, cross country skiing, biking, and relaxing. The entire area can be used by beginners as well as advanced riders. To arrive at this destination, drive down Black Road and turn right onto Old Garden River Road then continue onto Landslide Road.