Ready for your next Ontario adventure? Check out this scenic Ontario hiking trail that’ll guide you along a riverside path and up close a 55-metre cascade. Here’s what to know about A.Y Jackson Lookout
Located in the region of Sudbury is this self-guided experience full of curiosity, awe, and history. The A.Y. Jackson Trail is a short, 3 km hiking trail that offers a scenic view of High Falls that cascades into the Sudbury Basin, according to Ontario Trails. Though there are technically three trails, they all interconnect.
According to Discover Sudbury, the lookout point is named after one of Canada’s Group of Seven artists, A.Y Jackson who was captivated by the falls. Not only was it their favourite but also a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.
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Your journey begins along a beautiful 1 km riverside trail. Here’s where you can see the falls from afar, right on the A.Y Jackson Lookout spot. Continue along the trail to a bridge that goes across the top of the falls and into a 2 km loop.
It’s a serene experience if you’re looking to be one with nature and rushing waters. Per Ontario Trails, this trail “is developed and supported through the efforts of the Rainbow Routes Trail Association, a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the development and promotion of non-motorized trails generally, and the Trans Canada Trail in particular for the City of Greater Sudbury.”
After you finished your trail adventure, you can head back to the main starting point and use the washroom and picnic facilities if needed.
This is a perfect end-of-summer AND fall activity for all to enjoy.
A.Y Jackson Trail
Where: 45 km northwest of downtown Sudbury on Hwy. 144