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
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.
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.
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.
We had a nice hike today from Mills Block, where I missed the turn-off…twice, then over to Rabbit Mountain. The forecast wasn’t good but it turned out to be a beautiful day. Many thanks to Dave and Peter for keeping us on track!