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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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Must Sees

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Overlooking the tranquil shores and awe inspiring vista of Horne Lake. Parking and hiking trail access is available.

Ascend this Fire Ranger's Lookout for a stunning 360 panoramic view which includes the North Channel of Lake Huron and Manitoulin Island.

Mississagi Provincial Park is perfect for canoeing, fishing, hiking and camping. Six trails feature the area's rolling hills, valleys and many lakes.

Visit the Timber Village Museum experience the 17th century life of lumber camps and early settlement homes & businesses of North Channel communities.

Partner Listings

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.

Mukwa Adventures

Spanish, Ontario

Imagine yourself riding ATV along a picturesque Northern Ontario wilderness setting. Enjoy memorable outdoor adventures with your family or friends.

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.

Algoma Adventures

Elliot Lake, Ontario

Algoma Adventures services for this year will include guided fishing day trips (Summer / Winter), guided ATV and snow machine tours.

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.

Chiblow Lake Lodge

Iron Bridge, 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.

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"

Directory

Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Birchland Cottages13775 Hwy 17 EastThessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-3356
Chiblow Lake Lodge95 Chiblow Lake RoadIron Bridge ON, P0R 1B0705-843-0402
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090
Lake Lauzon Resort & Marine1479 B Hwy 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 StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7165
Auberge Eldo Inn3 White DriveBlind River ON, P0R 1B0800-798-3536
Birch Lodge2429 Granary Lake Road, Box 2115Blind River ON, P0R 1B0866-807-3334
Brownlee Lake Park – Resort & Campground136 Brownlee Road, RR #2Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2118
Clear Lake Camp21272 Hwy 17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-842-5090
Hampton Inn279 Hwy 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-4004
Lake Matinenda RV Park & Campground6109 Hwy 557Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-849-7310
Lakeview Inn143 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0800
Laughing Waters B&B1343 Lauzon Village RoadAlgoma Mills ON, P0R 1A0705-849-5229
Little Mississagi Camground21467 Hwy 17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-4400
MacIver’s Mississauga Motel & Camp Ltd2606 Hwy 17 WestBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7411
Mountain View Bed & Breakfast6506 A Hwy 129Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-841-1140
Mountain View Camp2277 Granary Lake RoadBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7087
North Shore Wayside Inn181 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2249
Old Mill MotelHwy 17 East & Woodward AvenueBlind River ON, P0R 1B0800-871-0842
Pier Seventeen1 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1717
Red Rose Bed and Breakfast25 Albert StreetElliot Lake ON, P5A 2Y7705-848-4716
South Bay Park101 South Bay RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2S9705-848-2804
Spanish River Inn125 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705 844-2000
Sunset on the River B&B241 Woodward AvenueBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-5241
The Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EastIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0877-912-0967
Viking Trailer ParkPO Box 310, 21654 & 21715 Hwy 17Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-2834
Wilderness LodgeBox 44, Hwy 546Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2J6705-848-8468
Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Mukwa AdventuresSpanishSpanish ON, P0P 2A01-705-862-1150
Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum255 Hwy 108Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-2287
Gallery at the Centre255 Hwy 108Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1800-661-6192
Iron Bridge Historical Museum1 James Street, Box 460 Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-2033
Timber Village Museum180 Leacock Street (Hwy 17), PO Box 628Blind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-7544
Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Dunlop Lake Lodge74 Dunlop Lake RoadElliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090
Red Top Motor Inn22133 Hwy 17, PO Box 427Iron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0705-843-2100
Brownlee Lake Park – Resort & Campground136 Brownlee Road, RR #2Thessalon ON, P0R 1L0705-842-2118
Butterfly Grill Food Truck63 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1H0705-227-0311
Dixie Lee Chicken147 Front Street, Hwy 17 WestSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705-844-2150
Dunlop Lake Lodge Restaurant74 Dunlop Lake Lodge Road, PO Box 152Elliot Lake ON, P5A 2J7705-848-8090
Fireside Classic Grill14 Oakland BoulevardElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-461-3711
Gem Variety & Restaurant80 Hergott AvenueElliot Lake ON, P5A 3A8705-848-0394
Great Canadian Chip Truck22171 Hwy 17, PO Box 75Iron 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 AvenueElliot Lake ON, P5A 1Y3705-461-8327
Kentucky Fried Chicken3 Kilborne WayElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-9171
KP Grillhouse22337 Hwy 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
Mississaugi Fry Company7 West StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705 576-2144
Mustangs Grill24 Woodward AvenueBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0441
North Shore Wayside Inn181 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-2249
Pier Seventeen1 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1717
Rustys JFB Café181 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-576-2223
Seventeen Restaurant2 Woodward AvenueBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1110
Spanish River Inn125 Front StreetSpanish ON, P0P 2A0705 844-2000
Subway225 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-0041
Subway275 Hillside Drive (Hillside Plaza)Elliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-848-8030
The Village Inn Motel & Restaurant22337 Hwy 17 EastIron Bridge ON, P0R 1H0877-912-0967
Tim Hortons43 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-1579
Tim Hortons261 Ontario 108 NorthElliot Lake ON, P5A 2T1705-848-5220
Tim Hortons (Esso Gas Station)498 Causley StreetBlind River ON, P0R 1B0705-356-3549
Topper’s Pizza259 Hillside Drive SouthElliot Lake ON, P5A 1N7705-461-1717
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