A park so beautiful the Group of Seven made artwork inspired by it! Neys Provincial Park can be found in Terrace Bay, known for its scenic vistas, fine sand beaches and waters with perfect conditions for surfing.

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Pic Island is where you’ll find views worthy of a painting. The breathtaking view of Pic Island’s vistas and Thompson Channel inspired Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris.

If you want to take in the views yourself, just follow the park’s Pic Island Overlook Trail. Be sure to come prepared though as the trail runs 4.5km with a 9km return.

There are a handful of other trails to check out as well.

  • Dune Trail
    Length: 1.3km
    Difficulty: Easy
    Time: 30min
  • Lookout Trail
    Length: 1.6km
    Difficulty: Moderate
    Time: 1 hour
  • Point Trail
    Length: 1.0km/2.0km return
    Difficulty: Easy
    Time:  1 hour
  • Under the Volcano Trail
    Length: 2.5km/5km Return
    Time: 2 hours
    Difficulty: Difficult
  • Kopa Cove Trail
    Length: 2.6km/5.2km return
    Time: 2-2.5hours
    Difficulty: Very Difficult

Don’t forget to pack a bathing suit, too!

Ontario Parks says that Neys boasts “one the finest sand beaches on Lake Superior’s north shore.”

“The bay is relatively shallow and sandy, so in the heat of the summer you are able to take a refreshing dip or surf in the notoriously cold Lake Superior and actually enjoy the experience,” Ontario Parks continues.

If you’re heading over for the day, be sure to book your day/vehicle pass here.

Neys Provincial Park

Where: 1004 ON-17, Neys, Terrace Bay, ON