Backpack & Hiking
With an area of 22,000 square miles, the Algoma Region offers many hiking challenges for novice and experienced backpackers. Experience a serene walk through a groomed nature trail, or rough it alone in some of the most magnificent untouched areas of Northern Ontario. Algoma has hundreds of hiking possibilities!
The following are some of Algoma’s most popular places to hike:
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The Voyageur Trail – 600 km (400 mi)
These trails pass through some of the most spectacular and rugged areas of Ontario. Upon completion, this hiking trail will span the central part of Northern Ontario from Manitoulin Island to Sault Ste. Marie, along Lake Superior to Thunder Bay. The longest continuous stretch is approximately 300 km (200 mi) from Sault Ste. Marie to Elliot Lake. The Saulteaux (Sault Ste. Marie) Section of the Voyageur Trail map is available from Algoma Kinniwabi Travel Association.
The Chapleau Crown Game Preserve
As the largest crown game preserve in the world, this 2 million acre preserve offers endless backpacking opportunities. Backpackers will experience awesome scenery and photography opportunities of wild animals in their natural surroundings. For a map and self-guided tour of the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve visit www.chapleau.ca.
Lake Superior Provincial Park
This is the largest provincial park in the Algoma Region and offers a variety of trails for hiking enjoyment. Backpack among cloud shrouded hills or along cobblestone beaches. You can take one day or several days to enjoy this natural environment park.
Mississagi Provincial Park
This hiker’s paradise has numerous well-market trails. Some are pleasant short walks through the forest, while others are more challenging hikes for experienced and energetic hikers. Test your hiking stamina on the MacKenzie Trail, or follow Semiwhite Creek Trail for chances at amazing wildlife photography.
The Coastal Trail – 63 km (5 to 7 days)
The best trail in Algoma, this strenuous hiking adventure traces the Lake Superior coastline along scenic cliffs and cobblestone beaches and through bush. Keep your eyes peeled for bald eagles, especially along the Sand and Agawa rivers. Several access points give you a choice of spending one or several days on the trail.
From backcountry hiking and camping under the stars, to day trips and nights in comfortable cabins, it’s easy to plan a hiking trip to Algoma.
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Outfitters, Resorts and Services
Visit our members’ directory for more information on backpack & hiking, outfitters and resorts in Northern Ontario, Canada, or call the Algoma Kinniwabi Travel Association at 1-800-263-2546.