Hike Lake Superior’s rugged north shore
Let a truly Great Lake take your breath away. Whatever your ability level, there’s a hiking trail for you on Lake Superior’s rugged north shore (PDF 4.0 MB) overlooking the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area – a trail that’s guaranteed to show you why this lake is called an ‘inland sea.’ Start your trek in the town of Rossport and follow the 1.5 km Rossport Coastal Trail that hugs the coastline and introduces the novice to the vastness of Lake Superior. Bird lovers and nature enthusiasts can take a leisurely stroll down the 1.5 km trail at Hurkett Cove Conservation Area, known as a local hot spot for bird life. Red Rock Mountain Trail offers a moderate hike for those looking for something a little longer, but not too difficult. The 7.7 km trail offers great views of Lake Superior's Nipigon Bay and Black Bay. More experienced hikers will want to try the more challenging 9 km Nipigon River Recreation Trail that leads through woodland and wetland habitats, and in and out of ravines. If you’re a serious trekker, load up your backpack, grab your sleeping bag and head out on the 53 km Casque Isles Trail. You’ll enjoy 4-5 days of rugged hiking, with stunning vistas at every turn.
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