Northern Ontario offers undefeated outdoor terrain for adventurers
and non-adventurers to enjoy. Visit some of my favourite areas that
will guarantee an unforgettable experience and maximize your fitness
and physical activity levels.
Lake Superior Provincial Park in Wawa houses an array of must-visit
destinations. In particular, many consider Gargantua Bay a Lake
Superior Park treasure that offers the best fishing, hiking/camping,
and views of Lake Superior. The Lake Superior terrain, similar to the
rest of rural Northern Ontario, is rugged and unforgiving. You will
undoubtedly exceed your health and fitness goals after a day of
exploring Gargantua Bay.
Also located within Lake Superior Provincial Park is Agawa Rock,
Canada’s most well-recognized pictograph site documenting ancient
Indigenous art. The scenic trail to Agawa Rock, while short, is rocky,
challenging, and sure to test your endurance. Still, getting to view
these historical artifacts is more than worth the trek.
Orphan Lake Trail, located near Algoma District, offers countless
activities and unmatched panoramic views. Although visitors primarily
enjoy hikes and walks on this trail, you can still increase your fitness
levels on backpacking or camping trips. Stay for a few days and take
advantage of the scenic lookout and surrounding bodies of water.
My personal favourite, Hiawartha Highlands, is housed in my
hometown of Sault Ste. Marie. Its official website boasts elevation by
nature, with activities available for every season. Many of their trails,
including King Mountain, offer cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
during the winter. No matter the weather, Hiawartha Highlands
ensures to increase your physical activity.
Experience the best of Northern Ontario!