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Events and goings on

There are significant changes afoot for the reach, focus and information beyond the Land of Nipigon Adventure Guide. As part of the changes, I can compile and display trails and recreation interactive map for the region.

In addition to being displayed online, the data and resources will also be included on printed maps, guidebooks and resources which will be available online and in select stores and venues in the coming months.

This new interactive map data will include:

  • Trails
  • Shore fishing locations
  • Places to visit and see
  • Geologically significant points
  • Waterfalls
  • Foraging/Berry Picking
  • Many other recreational resources for those that live work and come to play in the region

 

There are also substantial changes coming to the maps (digital and print) which are all currently under redesign and focus as well as additional subject focused guidebooks in development, all with local flavour and all containing information and resources to not only bring people here, but to inform the people of the region what is available here. 

Below is just a sample of the development of the map and its resources. In the coming weeks, this information will expand and extend to represent the recreational activities available in our region.

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.  

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TitleCategoryDescription
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
Chub 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
Elevation Gain: 183m
Estimated Time: X
Difficulty: Difficult
Features: Lookouts over Black Bay, Red Rock and Nipigon River.

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

Nipigon River
Recreational Trail

Distance: 10.1 km one way
Elevation Gain: 154 m
Estimated Time: 3-5 hours
Difficulty: Difficult
Features: Panoramic views of Nipigon River and Nipigon Bay from three clifftop lookouts. Wooded and shoreline habitats. White pelicans, peregrine falcon, bald eagles, great blue heron, otters.

Organization: Land of the Nipigon Waterways Development Association

Description: Experience the shoreline of the Nipigon River from Nipigon to Red Rock and along Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. Suitable for ages 8 and up (depending on abilities) this is a well-maintained, rugged, wilderness recreation trail.

If you don’t have much time, consider taking a shorter 40-minute (2.6 km return) hike starting at the Red Rock trailhead to the viewing platform at Lloyd’s Lookout, then hike a few minutes further to relax in the Parks Canada red chairs. Or, start at the Nipigon Marina trailhead and hike 2-3 km of flat terrain along the edge of the Nipigon River. If you plan to hike the entire trail, it is recommended you start at the Red Rock Trailhead. Shuttle service is available in Nipigon, call 807-887-1008.

Directions:
Red Rock Trailhead - From Highway 11/17 head south on Highway 628 towards Red Rock. Travel approximately 7 kilometres where signage will direct you to turn left onto Third St. a short gravel road, where the trailhead is found.
Nipigon Trailhead - From Highway 11/17 turn onto Railway St. or First St. and follow the directional signs to the Nipigon Marina. From the marina parking lot, walk south across the road bridge to the trailhead.

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
Agusaubon Falls Waterfall
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
Kama Falls Waterfall
Ozone Creek Waterfall Waterfall
Mazukama Falls 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

Crew Trail

Distance: 1.4km loop
Elevation Gain: 15.2m
Estimated Time: X
Difficulty: Intermediate
Features: Shaded woodland, creek.

Organization: Singletrack Society Trails Association

Description:
This mountain bike/hike trail is a relatively new build concept that began in 2011, utilizing the principles and guidelines of sustainable design and construction put forward by the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA).
Originally the trail started when Parks Canada (LSNMCA) brought IMBA to Nipigon for a Trail Care Crew School. Over the course of the school, approximately 100 metres of sustainable trail was created. Construction continued by SSTA into the current 1.4 km length.

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

Nipigon River
Recreational Trail

Distance: 10.1 km one way
Elevation Gain: 154 m
Estimated Time: 3-5 hours
Difficulty: Difficult
Features: Panoramic views of Nipigon River and Nipigon Bay from three clifftop lookouts. Wooded and shoreline habitats. White pelicans, peregrine falcon, bald eagles, great blue heron, otters.

Organization: Land of the Nipigon Waterways Development Association

Description: Experience the shoreline of the Nipigon River from Nipigon to Red Rock and along Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake. Suitable for ages 8 and up (depending on abilities) this is a well-maintained, rugged, wilderness recreation trail.

If you don’t have much time, consider taking a shorter 40-minute (2.6 km return) hike starting at the Red Rock trailhead to the viewing platform at Lloyd’s Lookout, then hike a few minutes further to relax in the Parks Canada red chairs. Or, start at the Nipigon Marina trailhead and hike 2-3 km of flat terrain along the edge of the Nipigon River. If you plan to hike the entire trail, it is recommended you start at the Red Rock Trailhead. Shuttle service is available in Nipigon, call 807-887-1008.

Directions:
Red Rock Trailhead - From Highway 11/17 head south on Highway 628 towards Red Rock. Travel approximately 7 kilometres where signage will direct you to turn left onto Third St. a short gravel road, where the trailhead is found.
Nipigon Trailhead - From Highway 11/17 turn onto Railway St. or First St. and follow the directional signs to the Nipigon Marina. From the marina parking lot, walk south across the road bridge to the trailhead.

Portage Trail Trail Head
PORTAGE TRAIL

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
Elevation Gain: 61m
Estimated Time: X
Difficulty: Difficult
Features: Ridge-top lookouts over town of Nipigon and the Nipigon River.

Organization: Singletrack Society Trails Association

Description
This mountain bike/hike trail is of moderate difficulty in terms of trail rating with one section considered difficult. The trail is well-known, and often visited by locals. There are impressive natural wonders, such as glacial erratics.
Directions:
Trailhead is located on Greenmantle Drive, 100 m north of the Wadsworth Dr. intersection. (Shortly after the pavement turns to gravel.)

Deer Lake Mountain Trail Trail Head

Deer Mountain Trail

Distance: 6.6 km loop, with two short lookout trail spurs
Elevation Gain: 145m
Estimated Time: 3-4 hours
Difficulty: Difficult - short black diamond sections-steep climbs, unstable footing
Features: Thirteen cliff-top lookouts with panoramic views of Nipigon Bay, Nipigon River, Deer Lake, No Good Lake, Lofquist Lake and Black Bay. Old growth cedar forest, beaver dam.

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

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