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Johnson Township

Established in 1889 and home to the hamlet of Desbarats, Johnson Township is located 60 km east of Sault Ste. Marie on the Trans Canada Highway 17. With access to the beautiful North Channel of Lake Huron, we are home to several freshwater lakes with public beaches and boat ramps. Johnson Township is a vibrant agricultural community with a seasonal Farmer’s Market supported by the local Mennonite community.

The wildlife preserves of the Kensington Conservancy include walking trails and scenic lookouts. The Central Algoma Secondary School and the Township Arena are both regional hubs for many recreation activities. We provide a full range of recreational events and programs including winter and summer community festivals, the annual Fishing Derby and the Big Buck Contest, as well as soccer, baseball and hockey programs for families.

The Voyageur Trail, the Waterfront Trail Cycle Route and major Snowmobile Trails pass through the township.

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