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Thessalon

Thessalon invites you to come visit its town and surrounding recreation area. Any season you visit you will find one of the friendliest and most welcoming communities. Only 80 km (48 mi) east of Sault Ste. Marie, we are located at the mouth of the beautiful Thessalon River on the North Shore of Lake Huron. During the warmer months, Thessalon makes an excellent base for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, biking, hunting, camping and boating. Best of all, Thessalon offers large, clean “Blue Flag Rated” sandy beaches for excellent swimming with playgrounds nearby.

While relaxing on one of our beaches, you may even be lucky enough to watch a Great Lakes freighter pass by on its way to Thessalon’s Smelter Bay. You have to see it to believe it! Our sunsets (and sunrises!) over Lake Huron will take your breath away. The lakefront full-service 40 slip marina is a natural stop for boaters. Amenities include washrooms, showers, laundry, kitchen, and lounge with library and TV. Thessalon is the hub for popular cycling, hiking, and motorcycling touring route trails, including the Great Lakes Waterfront and Voyageur Trails, the Lake Huron Circle, and the Deer Trail.

The excitement continues into the Fall season. World-class Fall colours are on display in Thessalon and around the loop on Highway 129 towards Chapleau, then on to Wawa, returning through Sault Ste. Marie. Thessalon gets its “Tip of the Tail” nickname from the annual Fall motorcycle loop called “Ontario’s Tail of the Dragon”. Hundreds of motorcyclists crave the meandering highway along the banks of the Mississagi River.

In the winter months, the fun doesn’t stop! Snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are our activities of choice. Thessalon has something to offer for both young and old. Art lovers can discover our Northern Ontario landscape that provided the inspiration for the famous “Group of Seven” artists.

If you are interested in seeing a wide variety of bird species, Thessalon has lots to offer. During Spring and Fall migration, Lighthouse Point is alive with warblers, flycatchers, sparrows, and other songbirds in the trees alongside the road. For birders, the wastewater treatment lagoons are popular attractions and twenty different species of ducks have been recorded at the ones in Thessalon. The beaches at the parks and the marina are a great place if you want to find some gulls or shorebirds. You will also want to check out the open fields on the north side of Highway 17, as they have great habitat to find owls, hawks, and falcons. Plus, you never know what kind of rarity you’ll come across. Thessalon has had some remarkable species come through in recent years, including a sighting of a Tropical Kingbird, a species typically found in Central America!

Little about the history of Thessalon is recorded before the lumbermen arrived in 1869. Indigenous Peoples may have called the area “Neyashewun” meaning “point of land.” History buffs learn about our once-booming lumber town with remnants of a strong lumber industry at the renowned local sawmill. While the historic lighthouse at the end of Lighthouse Point Drive is no longer, the functioning Red Bridge originally built in the late 1880s is a living reminder of our past.

Local amenities include everything you will need – restaurants, fine accommodations, our municipally-run Lakeside Campground, charming shops, full grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, variety store, gift shops, gas station, liquor store, and wireless access at the local library. Community events such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Community Days, Fall colour tours, and Moonlight Madness take place throughout the year making Thessalon a great place to visit during all four seasons.

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Limberlost Lodge

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Excellent housekeeping cottages. Clean, comfortable & well equipped. Fish the lakes, rivers & streams in the Mississagi Valley for numerous species.

Big Basswood Lake Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

Enjoy a relaxing retreat with comfortable cottage rentals on the crystal clear waters of Big Basswood Lake North of Thessalon.

Whispering Winds

Mississagi Valley, Ontario

Located on Seymour Lake, Whispering Winds is a wilderness paradise with the seclusion of a fly-in resort yet accessible with your own vehicle.

Cedar Rail Ranch

Thessalon, Ontario

Located 25 km north of Thessalon via Hwy 129 in the Mississagi Valley. Come experience a family vacation at Cedar Rail Ranch today!

Snowshoe Camp Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

Six remote, peaceful, clean, housekeeping cabins along the shoreline of Wakomata Lake. Summer ATVing & ice fishing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Northern Skies Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

Do you want a restful family retreat or an exciting wilderness adventure? Shopping, sightseeing and golf, or a trek to a remote fishing lake?

Flying Eagle Camps and Backcountry Outfitters

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Flying Eagle Camps was established in 1993. We offer Outpost Cabin Rentals to people looking to discover the Northern Ontario landscape and wildlife.

The Outpost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

Located 28 miles north of Thessalon on Lake Jobamageeshig, Our lodge features a majestic 1938 Adirondak style main lodge with a private dining room.

Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Come spend the night at the inn while taking in the breath-taking panoramic view of our own private bay and sandy beach. We are open all year-round.

Thessalon Ski Trails

Thessalon, Ontario

Strap on your skis for another great season in the Stewart Highlands. Over 8 km of groomed trails the Thessalon Ski Trails is a picturesque adventure.

Birchland Cottages

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Birchland Cottages is nestled in a beautiful and peaceful private bay on Clear Lake and is a wonderful place to come and relax.

Wakomata Lake Cottages

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Relax and get away from all the hustle and bustle to a cottage resort paradise on beautiful Wakomata Lake, located 32 miles north of Thessalon.

Birch Lake Resort

Thessalon, OntarioBook Now

Six cozy cottages – all have lake view decks, lakefront access, 2-bedrooms, full kitchen, 3-piece bathrooms, TV, fire pits, barbeques.

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Big Basswood Lake Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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Flying Eagle Camps and Backcountry Outfitters

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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Whispering Winds

Mississagi Valley, Ontario

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Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant

Thessalon, Ontario

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Wakomata Lake Cottages

Thessalon, Ontario

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Thessalon Ski Trails

Thessalon, Ontario

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The Outpost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

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Snowshoe Camp Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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Limberlost Lodge

Thessalon, Ontario

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Northern Skies Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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Cedar Rail Ranch

Thessalon, Ontario

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Birchland Cottages

Thessalon, Ontario

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Birch Lake Resort

Thessalon, Ontario

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Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Big Basswood Lake Resort297 Big Basswood Lake RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3802
Birch Lake Resort99 Basswood Lake RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2219
Birchland Cottages13775 Hwy 17 EastThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3356
Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant1 Lakeside DriveThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3330
Cedar Rail Ranch428 Wharncliffe RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2021
Limberlost Lodge8 Limberlost LaneThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-828-0461
Northern Skies Resort8404 Highway 129 Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-4066
Snowshoe Camp ResortWakomata Lake Road, RR 3Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-206-0447
The Outpost Lodge8572 Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2518
Wakomata Lake Cottages9538A Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-992-5900
Whispering WindsSeymour Lake RoadMississagi Valley ON, 705-785-3782
Beadles Bed & Breakfast276 Water StreetThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2023
Big Basswood Lake Camp & Trailer ParkBox 29, RR #2Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3802
Black Creek Outfitters9538F Hwy 129Mississagi Valley ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2555
Brownlee Lake Park – Resort & Campground136 Ingram RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2118
Grand Falls Camp6688 Hwy 129 North, Box 248Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2560
Kathy’s Bed and Bring Your Own Breakfast75 Stanley Street, Box 556Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-0837
Mountain View Bed & Breakfast6506 A Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-1140
North Shore Bed & Breakfast299 River StreetThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3173
Pinecrest Tent & Trailer Park12519 Hwy 17 East, PO Box 517Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2635
Sunset Lodge and CabinsHighway ON-129Chapleau ON, P0M 1K0249-493-0047
Thessalon Lakeside Park Campground110 Lakeside DriveThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2523
Tunnel Lake Trading Post & Motel6274 ON-129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-2508
Windmill Campground44 Windmill Road, PO Box 209Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3464
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Heritage Park Museum2 Little Rapids Road, PO Box 425Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2722
Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant1 Lakeside DriveThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3330
Brownlee Lake Park – Resort & Campground136 Ingram RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2118
Jones Valu-mart215 Main StreetThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2132
Rob’s Variety & Diner27-C Maple Ridge RoadThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2225
Sinton Tavern and Restaurant176 Main StreetThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2414
Tim Hortons10 Lakeside Drive (Esso Gas Station)Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-943-9989