Land of Nipigon Adventure Guide
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Land of Nipigon Adventure
What kind of adventure?
Go Hiking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing
Multiple hiking trails of various degrees of difficulty and length are available throughout the area.
An area famous for its Brook Trout also has 12 other fish species to fish for. Some of the best and varied freshwater fishing offered anywhere in the world. Stop at the Nipigon River Bait Shop for all your fishing needs.
Enjoy Fantastic Vistas
From the Ouimet Canyon, the Palisades, Kama Hill to simply driving highway 17 along Lake Superior. Some of Ontario’s most stunning scenery is here.
The Boreal forest is home to many animals, and the Nipigon Area allows for excellent viewing opportunities. Birdwatching becomes a great past time as they flock to the area each spring.
Hundreds of small inland lakes, lazy rivers, fast rivers and even Lake Superior offer some great opportunities to see the area from a different perspective.
Lofquist Public Beach, Splash Pads in Nipigon and Red Rock as well as public pools in Nipigon, Red Rock and Terrace Bay. Oh, and the Beaches.
Charter a tour
Nipigon, Red Rock and Rossport all offer boating excursions either fishing or sightseeing. Road tours are also available through Nipigon River Bait Shop.
Play a round of golf
Nipigon, Terrace Bay and Greenstone all have quiet golf courses for you to relax on.
We have thousands of kilometres of forest roads in various conditions for you to explore. Many of these allow access to the Boreal forest most people never see.
Go to the beach
From the small beach at Lofquist in Nipigon to Rossport, Schreiber and Terrace Bay beaches on Lake Superior. Poplar Lodge on Lake Nipigon has an extensive sandy beach and trail as well.
No hustle and bustle, just relax and take it in.
The Map below is in testing mode. Local information, points of interest, trails and more is being added and functionality with descriptions and more is being developed actively.
|Steel River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Whitesand River||Fishing Location,Trail Head|
|Black Sturgeon||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Mackenzie River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|McVicar Creek||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|McIntyre River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Neebing River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Elizabeth Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike|
|Gathering Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike|
|Georgia Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike.|
|Barbara Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Lake Trout, Pike. Boat Launch, Crown Land Camping|
|Postagoni Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike, Boat Launch, Crown Land Camping|
|Lake Jean||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike|
|Triangle Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike, Boat Launch, Crown Land Camping|
|Trapnarrows Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike|
|Leopard Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye|
|Parks Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike. Boat Launch, Crown Land Camping|
|Fraser Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike, Perch. Sandy Beach with crown land camping.|
|Parks Lake||Fishing Location||Walleye, Pike, Boat Launch with crown land camping.|
|Hillcrest Park||Point of Interest||- View of Thunder Bay and sleeping Giant|
|Moraine Creek Falls||Waterfall|
|Red Rock Falls||Waterfall|
|Red Rock Falls||Trail Head|
|Waterfall into Nipigon River||Waterfall||Nice fishing as well. Access via river or trail to east.|
|Small Waterfall||Waterfall||Small footpath to waterfall off bush road to south.|
|Kama CLIFFS tRAIL||Trail Head||Kama Cliffs Trail 23km east of Nipigon along Highway 17 to just before Jackpine River there is a pull off/parking area on the North side of the road. Walk along highway on trail going west to trailhead approximately 300m. Trailhead coordinates: 48.971791°, -88.001027°|
|Lofquist Municipal Park/Beach||Other Recreation||Upgraded amenities, changing rooms and benches in 2018. Gravel beach with floating dock offshore. Crystal clear water with abundant wildlife and fishes.|
|Nipigon pool||Other Recreation||Outdoor pool opens in the summer at the Nipigon Recreation centre. Lifeguards on duty.|
|Nipigon River Bait Tackle and Souvenirs|
|Little Fraser||Fishing Location||Shore fishing - or small boat for Walleye, Perch, Brook Trout. Small waterfall and creek just upstream.|
|Alexander Dam viewing Platform||Short trail to wooden viewing platform|
|Red Rock Marina||Point of Interest||Fantastic views, camping, interpretive center, canoe/kayak launch, fishing, docks, boat launch.|
|Red Rock Interpretive Center||Point of Interest|
|Current River Trowbridge||Fishing Location|
|Current River - Cascades||Fishing Location|
|Boulevard Lake||Fishing Location|
|Fort William Park||Fishing Location|
|Thunderbay Marina||Fishing Location|
|Kaministiquia River Heritage Park||Fishing Location|
|Windfarm||Point of Interest|
|Silver Harbour||Fishing Location|
|Coldwater Creek||Fishing Location,Steelhead||Small river with Spring/Fall run Steelhead, some Brook Trout|
|Cuestas of Lake Superior||Geology Point of Interest|
|Road cut Unconformity||Geology Point of Interest|
|New Road Cut||Geology Point of Interest|
|Red Rocks of Red Rock Mountain||Geology Point of Interest|
|Hemlo Gold Mine||Geology Point of Interest|
|Wawa Goose and Tourist Info Center||Point of Interest|
|Terry Fox Monument and Look off||Point of Interest|
|Mary Jane Stocked Lake||Fishing Location|
|Nipigon River - Pipeline||Fishing Location,Steelhead||Easy foot access to the River for fishing and waterfall just downriver.|
|Alexander Dam Boat Launch||Fishing Location|
|Stillwater Creek||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Paddle to the Sea Park and Splashpad||Point of Interest|
|Nipigon Museum||Point of Interest|
|Nipigon River Bridge||Point of Interest|
|Nipigon Marina||Point of Interest|
|Boat Launch Kam River||Fishing Location|
|Red Rock Mountain Trail||Trail Head|
Red Rock Mountain Trail
Distance: 4.9km loop
Organization: Land of the Nipigon Waterways Development Association
Description: Hike this scenic trail to enjoy spectacular panoramic vistas. This is a foot and bike path that runs along the crests and valleys of the Red Rock Mountain. This trail takes advantage of all sides of the mountain, offering nearly a full 360 degree view of the region and a variety of the area's stunning geological features.
This trail provides stellar views of a variety of stunning features of this portion of Lake Superior and a great chance to sit back, relax and enjoy from any of the three platform lookouts.
Directions: From Hwy 11/17 take the turn-off to Red Rock on Hwy 628 and travel for approximately 5.5 km. Turn right onto Red Rock Road No. 1. The trailhead and parking area are just past the bailey bridge, on the right.
|Fishermans Park||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Neste Boat Launch||Fishing Location|
|The Palisades||Point of Interest||Tablelands with multiple waterfalls (ice falls in winter).|
|Palisades Trail Head||Trail Head|
|North Shore Golf Club||Golf Course|
|Agsaubon Golf Course||Golf Course|
|Pumphouse Beach||Point of Interest|
|Terrace Bay Beach||Point of Interest|
|Slate Islands Impact site||Geology Point of Interest||Ancient meteorite impact site. Small islands with Caribou.|
|St Sylvester Historic Church||Point of Interest|
|Rendevous Ski Trails||Cross Country Ski Trail||Distance: 2.5-6 km loops, 13 km total Elevation Gain: Estimated Time: 1-3hr Difficulty: Easy, intermediate and difficult loops. Features: Sheltered woodland and open track-set traditional trails. Organization: Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Club Description: A series of loop trails classically groomed and track-set for beginners to expert skiers, meandering through spectacular scenery in the valley between Nipigon and Red Rock. Skiers can choose a trail to suit their abilities. Directions: Approximately 6 km west of Nipigon, exit Highway 11/17 heading south onto Golf Course Road. Travel 350 metres to the trailhead sign on the right.|
|Nipigon Look off Tower||Point of Interest||New tower offers stunning views of Red Rock, The Nipigon River Bridge and Nipigon Bay.|
|Nipigon River Bridge Viewing Platform||Point of Interest||Viewing platform along walkway at the center of the Nipigon River Bridge overlooking Gapens Pool - a prime Brook Trout spawning bed on the Nipigon River.|
|Nipigon River Trail Lookoff||Point of Interest|
|Nipigon River Trail look off||Point of Interest|
|Nipigon River Recreational Trail - Nipigon||Trail Head|
|Ouimet Canyon||Geology Point of Interest|
|Oimet Canyon||Point of Interest|
|Dorion Fish Hatchery||Point of Interest||800 Fish Hatchery Rd, Dorion, Ontario P0T 1K0, Canada Tours available weekdays, call ahead of time @ (807) 857-2322. Plan on spending a couple of hours in the area. See all aspects of The Dorion Fish Culture Station and all stages of the 600,000+ fish the station stocks in local lakes every year, from eggs to large adult fish. See all life stages of Lake Trout, Brook Trout and more. How to get there. 33km west of Nipigon along Highway 11/17. Turn North onto Fish Hatchery Road. Travel for 6.5km. There will be signs.|
|Wolf River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Ruby Lake Marble||Geology Point of Interest|
|Ruby Creek||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Ozone Creek||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Lake Superior - Jackpine River Mouth||Fishing Location|
|Jackpine River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Cypress River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Little Gravel River||Fishing Location,Steelhead|
|Rossport Beach and Town||Point of Interest|
|Casque Isle Trail Head A1||Trail Head|
|Casque Isle Trail Head A2||Trail Head|
|Casque Isle Trail Head A3||Trail Head|
|Casque Isle Trail Head A4||Trail Head|
|Schreiber Beach||Point of Interest|
|Casque Isle Trail Head A5||Trail Head|
|Casque Isle Trail Head A6||Trail Head|
|Train museum||Point of Interest|
|Casque Isle Trailhead A7||Trail Head|
|Casque Isle Trail Head A8||Trail Head|
|Casque Isl;e Trail Head A9||Trail Head|
|Casque Isle Trailhead A11||Trail Head|
|Agusaubon Falls Trails||Point of Interest|
|Terrace Beaches||Geology Point of Interest|
|Terrace Bay Lighthouse||Point of Interest|
|Jackfish Ghost Town||Point of Interest|
|Polly Lake||Fishing Location|
|Hurkett Dock||Fishing Location|
|Male Lake||Fishing Location|
|Red Rock Marina||Fishing Location|
|Black Sturgeon Dam||Fishing Location|
|Black Sturgeon River||Fishing Location|
|Black Sturgeon River||Fishing Location|
|Lofquist Lake||Fishing Location|
|Ozone Creek Waterfall||Waterfall|
|Jackpine River Glacial Deposits||Geology Point of Interest|
|Mazukama Bay Look off, Kama Cliffs||Point of Interest|
|Red Rocks of Kama||Geology Point of Interest|
|Kama Bay Look off and Park||Point of Interest|
|Crew Trail||Trail Head|
Distance: 1.4km loop
Organization: Singletrack Society Trails Association
Directions: Trailhead is located at the back (west side) of the parking lot at the Nipigon Marina
|Mazukama Falls||Trail Head||Mazukama Falls 19 km east of Highway 11 turnoff along Highway 17, north onto gravel road camp 81 for 0.5km, just before power lines. Waterfalls and great views of Lake Superior. Trailhead Coordinates: 49.014496°, -88.014209°|
|Nipigon River Recreational Trail - Red Rock||Trail Head|
|Portage Trail||Trail Head|
The Portage Trail is a great way to explore Nipigon on foot or by bike. Begin at the Bridgeview Lookout (Railway St.), downtown, or at the marina to experience this 3.5 km urban trail that takes you down main street, around the lagoon, and under the famous Nipigon River Bridge. Browse the shops, enjoy the restaurants, visit the Paddle to the Sea Park/Splash Pad, take a dip, observe wildlife, and check out breathtaking views of Lake Helen, the Nipigon River, and Doghead Mountain.
|The Bald Spot||Trail Head|
Bald Spot Trail
Distance: 2.8 km return
Organization: Singletrack Society Trails Association
|Deer Lake Mountain Trail||Trail Head|
Deer Mountain Trail
Distance: 6.6 km loop, with two short lookout trail spurs
Organization: Nor'Wester Voyageur Trail Club
Description: This is a wilderness recreation trail. The wooded trail gradually climbs to the top of a cuesta and circles the perimeter with incredible views in all directions before returning to the trailhead. Trail spurs to cliffs overlooking No Good Lake and Lofquist Lake are optional. A beaver dam must be crossed on the No Good Lake spur trail.
Directions: From Hwy 11/17, drive 3.4 km north on Hwy 585. A trailhead sign on the left near the bushline marks the start of your hike. Parking is available on either side of the road.
|Double Boat Launch||Fishing Location|
|Nipigon Lagoon||Fishing Location|
|Nipigon River Bridge||Fishing Location|
|Main Wharf||Fishing Location|
|Floating Docks||Fishing Location|
|Black Bridge||Fishing Location|