Attention all hikers, trail walkers, and fitness enthusiasts, if you’re looking for a bit of a hiking challenge, you’ve come to the right place. This hiking trail in Ontario will take you on a worldly adventure and lead you to stunning heights and panoramic views. Here’s what to know about the Nipigon River Recreation Trail.
Take a trip to Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area, located east of Thunder Bay. Here is where you’ll find one of the most rewarding hikes in the province.
The Nipigon River Recreation Trail spans 10.1 km which for hikers, could take an estimated three to five hours to complete.
It’s considered a difficult trail due to its length however it is suitable for ages eight and up, according to Parks Canada.
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The trail guides you along the “shoreline of the Nipigon River from Nipigon to Red Rock and along Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior, the world’s largest freshwater lake.” There are several clifftop lookout points to stop at with the best panoramic views.
It is a well-maintained, rugged, wilderness recreation trail that has Parks Canada red chairs along the way.
Of course, you don’t have to embark along the entire trail to reach one of the clifftop lookout points, you can opt to walk down the Red Rock Trailhead instead.
This is a shorter, 40-minute hike that leads to a viewing platform at Lloyd’s Lookout. You can then hike a few minutes further to relax in one of the Parks Canada red chairs.
Alternatively, you can start at the Nipigon Marina trailhead and hike two to three km of flat terrain along the edge of the Nipigon River for stunning outdoor views.
But if you are ready to face the challenge and hike the entire trail, Parks Canada recommends that you start at the Red Rock Trailhead.
We can spend all day talking about the Nipigon River Recreation Trail but we’ll leave it to you to experience it in all its glory.
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Where: 023 ON-628, Red Rock, ON