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Deer Trail Tour

The Deer Trail Tour is a fun loop around Elliot Lake, through Blind River and Iron Bridge. Following river valleys, this route is twisty and has many hills. Although surface treated, there are a few rough roads which makes this loop more suited to the adventure touring type. The loop is 120 km (72 mi).

There are many cool things to see and do on the route, and lots of places to stay and eat.

5 Things You Should Do on the Route

  • Visit museums in Elliot Lake, Blind River and Iron Bridge
  • Participate in the Elliot Lake Motorcycle Rally (June of each year)
  • Climb up the Fire Tower Lookout
  • Have lunch in a shady, scenic spot on the beach
  • Cross the historic 1908 Dean Lake Bridge

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Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine

Algoma Mills, Ontario

Lake Lauzon Resort is open all year long for fishing, camping & beautiful scenery. We are glad to accept bookings for Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.

Dunlop Lake Lodge

Elliot Lake, Ontario

Located 10 minutes north of Elliot Lake just off of Hwy 108, open year-round and cater to ATVers and snowmobilers, with a variety of local trails.

Red Top Motor Inn

Iron Bridge, OntarioBook Now

A unique landmark in Iron Bridge. 25 large, comfortable motel rooms with air-conditioning. Casual licensed restaurant featuring “fresh market cuisine"

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.

Serpent River Trading Post Gas & Convenience

Serpent River, Ontario

Located on Highway 17 midway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. We have been here for over 25 years with the extension being built 15 years ago.

Serpent River Campground

Serpent River, OntarioBook Now

We are a pet-friendly and family-oriented campground and pride ourselves on our clean facilities. We cater to all types of travellers.

Chiblow Lake Lodge

Blind River, OntarioBook Now

Chiblow Lake Lodge is located on the beautiful and scenic lake of Chiblow Lake. Offering housekeeping cabins, trailer lot rent and rustic camping.

Directory

Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Birchland Cottages13775 Hwy 17EThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3356
Chiblow Lake Lodge95 Chiblow Lake RoadBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-843-0402
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090
Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine1479 B Highway 17Algoma Mills ON, P0R 1A0705-849-0007
Red Top Motor Inn22133 Hwy 17 PO Box 427Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-2100
A Taste of Home B& B29 Fullerton StBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7165
Auberge Eldo InnHwy 17, 3 White Dr. Box 156Blind River ON, P0R 1B0800-798-3536
Birch Lodge2429 Granary Lake Rd Box 2115Blind River ON, P0R 1B0866-807-3334
Brownlee Lake Park – Resort & Campground136 Brownlee Road RR #2Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2118
Clear Lake CampBox 301Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-5090
Hampton Inn279 Highway 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-4004
Iron Bridge MotelP.O Box 40Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-2115
Lake Matinenda RV Park & Campground6198 Highway 557, P.O. Box 368Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-849-7310
Lakeview Inn143 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0800
Little Mississagi Camground21467 Highway 17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-4400
MacIver’s Mississauga Motel & Camp Ltd2606 Hwy 17 WBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7411
Mountain View Bed & Breakfast6506 A Highway #129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-1140
North Shore Wayside Inn181 Causley st.Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2249
Old Mill MotelHwy 17E Woodward AveBlind River ON, P0R 1B0800-871-0842
Pam’s Bed and Breakfast28 Albert StreetElliot Lake ON, P5A 2Y8705-847-0078
Pier Seventeen1 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1717
Red Rose Bed and Breakfast25 Albert StreetElliot Lake ON, P5A 2Y7705-848-4716
Sunset on the River241 Woodward Ave,Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-5241
The Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0877-912-0967
Wilderness LodgeBox 44 hwy 546Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2J6705-848-8468
Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Iron Bridge Historical Museum1 James StreetIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-2033
Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090
A Taste of Home B& B29 Fullerton StBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7165
Brownlee Lake Park – Resort & Campground136 Brownlee Road RR #2Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2118
D& L Pizza17 Woodward AveBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-4400
Dunlop Lake Lodge Restaurant74 Dunlop Lake Lodge RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-8090
Fireside Classic Grill14 Oakland BlvdElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-461-3711
Gem’s Variety & Restaurant80 Hergott AveElliot Lake ON, P5A 3A8705-848-0394
Iron Bridge MotelP.O Box 40Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-2115
J R’s Pizza & Chuck Wagon19 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7451
Jackleggers Bar&Grill290 Hillside Drive EastElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N8705-461-8888
Jane’s Tea Garden154 Ontario AveElliot Lake ON, P5A 1Y3705-461-8327
Kentucky Fried Chicken3 Kilborne WayElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-9171
KP Grillhouse22337 Highway 17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-3663
Lakeview Inn143 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0800
Lucky Garden25 Hawkins StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7669
McDonald’s RestaurantHwy 108Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-8118
Melwel LodgePO Box 209Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-2141
Monique’s181 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-3605
Mum’s151 Ontario AveElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T2705-461-3816
Mustangs Grill24 Woodward AveBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0441
North Shore Wayside Inn181 Causley st.Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2249
Paulina’s Café4683 Hwy 17Algoma Mills ON, P0R 1K0705-849-1111
Pier Seventeen1 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1717
Regie’s on the Hill271 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-848-1770
Seventeen Restaurant2 Woodward AveBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1110
Subway225 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0041
Subway275 Hillside Drive, Hillside PlazaElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-848-8030
Sword and Musket181 Causley st.Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2249
The Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0877-912-0967
Tim Hortons33 Causley St.Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1579
Tim Hortons261 Ontario 108 NElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-5220
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