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Diverse Autumn Weekend Getaways Just Off The Beaten Path


It is impossible to miss the transition from Summer to Autumn in Algoma Country. The leaves slowly turn from red to orange to yellow and eventually fall to line our forests and hiking trails with Canadian maple leaves until the snow does indeed come in December. Autumn in this area is breathtaking. A trip to the region will remind you just how powerful nature can be. Visitors are amazed at the drastic changes Mother Nature is capable of, and wowed year after year by the picturesque environment created for guests of the Algoma region.

When sticky summer temperatures start to fall, and cool northern evenings return to Algoma Country, most cottage resorts and lodges say goodbye to guests for another season and enjoy a well deserved vacation of their own. Feel like you missed out? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered! Here we highlight a variety of autumn weekend getaways that are available at two unique operations in the region!

Wakomata Shores Resort

Located in the Mississagi River Valley in the Laurentian Highlands, you will be impressed with the spectacular scenery throughout the year, highlighted by an amazing fall colour season. The beauty of the fall colours is worth experiencing as the leaves on the oaks and maple trees change throughout our area. For all nature lovers bringing your camera is a must. The fall is the perfect time to capture the beauty of nature.

Upcoming Fall Events:

ATV Tour Social – September 9-11 & 16-18

ATV Tour Social provides a great opportunity to see all the beauty that lies in Algoma. Two nights’ accommodations and five delicious meals with a great guided ATV tour of the area all for $150 a person. This ATV tour social package is conducted in partnership with Kegos Camp. Accommodations are available at both properties for this package September 9th-11th or September 16th-18th.
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Artist Connect Weekend – October 14-16

This package invites artists of all skill levels to come together and share their own talents, skills and works with other artists for a wonderful weekend at Wakomata Shores Resort. $150 get you four delicious meals and two nights in one of our cozy cabins make a for a great weekend retreat!
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Conclave of Colours – September 23-25, 30-2 & October 21-23


This package invites you and yours to come together and share a wonderful weekend at Wakomata Shores Resort. Embrace the fall colours, become captive in the amazing backdrops and landscapes. Plenty of recreational options and adventure for those that seek it and lots of quiet places to sit back, relax and unwind. Four delicious meals and two nights in one of our cozy cabins make a for a great weekend retreat!
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Thanksgiving Weekend Package-October 7-10

Embrace the fall colours, share stories with long lost family and friends, or save mom from the kitchen and bring the family to the resort for the last long weekend before winter hits! Six delicious meals and three nights accommodations in one of our cozy cabins make a for a great weekend retreat!

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Murder Mystery Weekend

Oct. 28-30 & Dec. 2-4 (Couples) & Nov. 4-6 & 18-20 (Ladies only)


If you love a mystery, and solving it, this is the perfect weekend for you and your better half, or plan a girls weekend of fun! Wakomata Shores Resort present Murder Mystery Weekends for couples and the ladies. All weekend packages go for $150 a person and include two nights accommodations and four meals.

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Wakomata Shores Resort is a year round property offering great accommodations and a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Rock Island Lodge B&B and Paddling Centre

Situated on Lake Superior’s wilderness coast, just off the Trans-Canada Highway 17 near Wawa, Ontario, Rock Island Lodge provides boutique, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations for adventure travelers, nature enthusiasts and families; serene beaches for intimate outdoor weddings; and quiet conference facilities for nature-inspired corporate retreats. Offer the only waterfront accommodations for over 400 km (250 mi) on the Lake Superior Circle Tour.

Active vacation specialists! offering sea kayak, canoe and standup paddleboard guided day trips, instruction and rentals, as well as day hiking and journeys by historic voyageur canoe. “Simply Superior” location is the ideal venue to be inspired, awaken your senses and hone your skills with nature photography or plein air art workshops, yoga or personal wellness retreats, and professional outdoor skills training. Or you may simply choose to relax on the lake shore and soak up the sunshine and big skies of summer on Canada’s Inland Sea.

Upcoming Fall Events:

Yoga and Journaling Package – September 13-15, 2016


Yoga and journaling package with Anne Archambault M.ED, RYT. Fall is the season of transformation. We can see this all around us in nature: the leaves are falling, the air is changing and we are harvesting an entirely new crop of fruits and vegetables. It is important that we change with the seasons — just as nature does.

Anne offers you: three days of Yoga practice and Journaling. An opportunity to align yourself through Yoga and reflect on what arises from the process. Anne is an Educator with over 25 years’ experience working with groups, with different needs. She serves as part time faculty at Concordia University in the Applied Human Science Department in Montreal and offers lectures and workshops for different organizations. Anne did her first Yoga Teacher Training in Hawaii in 1984 and has not stopped learning since. Her main influence have been Hatha as well as Anusara Yoga. She has accompanied many participants in Yoga practice and has seen first-hand the power of Yoga wisdom.

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Journey into Self – A Healing Retreat – September 23-25, 2016


Take time for Self-care and Self-love on this three-day healing retreat, lead by a team of Thunder Bay’s experienced alternative holistic practitioners. Journey inward to release samskaras and old lower vibrating energies, while the physical body is supported by nourishing plant based whole foods and the healing energy of the Boreal Forest and Lake Superior. Participants will receive daily Yoga and meditation practices, healing circles, evening fire ceremonies and Kirtan, guided medicinal plant walk, Medicine Cave excursion, special optional one on one private sessions in Reorganizational Healing and Crystal Healing, daily vegan and gluten-free meals of organic/local healing foods, organic herbal teas, and plenty of unscheduled time for Self. Powerful medicine awaits!

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Winter Moccasin Making Workshop – October 1st-2nd, 2016


You’ll be learning from the best in the business, Dave and Kielyn Marrone, owners of Lure of the North who together have built a life and a career driven by their passion for traditional winter travel, crafts and northern culture. They’ve field tested these winter moccasins on countless expeditions, including a 40-day, self-supported snowshoe journey in Northern Ontario. They know first hand that moccasins are the warmest, lightest and coziest style of winter footwear you may ever own!

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Rock Island Lodge B&B and Paddling Centre is open in the fall and a great way to experience something new on the shores of lake superior. Offering a welcoming environment for beginners to experts!

For a full list of events in the Algoma Region visit our events page.

About Erik Bringleson

An avid golfer and outdoor enthusiast, it wouldn't be a surprise to find me on one of Algoma's awesome trails in the summer, fall, winter or spring. Born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, and proud to show off just how much the Algoma region has to offer.

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