Hiking Trails (yummer)
Hiking can be done almost anywhere, but the best scenery and terrain is in the provincial and national parks. These parks provide marked and mapped trails to avoid getting lost.
There are parks with great hikes close-in to the city: Crystal Creek Conservation Area, the Fort Creek Conservation Area and
there are untamed areas up along Maki and Red Creek Road to the city’s northwest. There are also some very beautiful areas (including a nature reserve) on St Joseph Island to the city’s southeast.
There are some good areas right around Sault Ste. Marie itself in any of the larger Parks…
Ontario Area Parks
- Lake Superior Provincial Park (Agawa Canyon)
- Pancake Bay Provincial Park
- Batchwatana Bay Provincial Park
- Aubrey Falls Provincial Park
- Mississagi Provincial Park
- Mississagi River Provincial Park
Michigan Area Parks
- Tahquamenon Falls State Park
- Straits State Park
- Michilimackinac State Park
Cross-Country Skiing (Winter) Trails
The City of Sault Ste. Marie has an abundance of skiing trails, ranging from those relaxing trails to the challenging Olympic caliber trails. The city has well over a 100 km (60 mi) in nordic ski trail including a few kilometres of well lit trails for night skiing. It also maintains the Searchmont Ski Hill (it to has nordic trails), 25 miles north of the city.
Cross country ski trails can be found at the following locations:
- Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area (Kinsmen Trails)
The Kinsmen Trails have 35 km of Olympic status trails leading from a huge two-storey timber lodge. Evening skiing available. For more information call (705) 759-5310.
- Stokely Creek (more than 90 km of trails through beautiful terrain)
Stokely Creek has over 90 km of groomed, double-tracked trails itself. The trails venture throughout terrain, lakes and forest. The lodge is 29 km norht of the city with about a kilometre of skiing required to reach it. For more information call (705) 649-3421.
- Fort Creek Conservation Area (quite a workout, ungroomed trails)
Fort Creek Conservation Area offers the most challenging trails in the city. Its located of Second Line. For more information call (705) 946-8530