10 Things to See and Do in the Algoma District

10 Things to See and Do in the Algoma District

The Algoma District, in Northeastern Ontario, covers approximately 48,810.68 square kilometers (18,845.91 sq miles) encompassing 19 communities and several unorganized townships. The natural beauty of the area is magnificent with hundreds of pristine lakes, abundant wildlife and amazing forests. You can enjoy some fishing, swimming or boating on one of the smaller lakes, venture out into the cooler and deeper waters of Lake Superior or Huron or take a hike on one of the many trails. There is a network of ATV and snowmobile trails covering hundreds of kilometers that are easily accessible, groomed regularly and promise to deliver some beautiful scenery and wildlife. Geocaching is also a very popular pastime in the area because of the many opportunities to hide treasures in challenging areas while providing exquisite natural settings. As for attractions, the possibilities are endless. Below are a few of the most outstanding attractions.

10. Maple Syrup Festival

One of the best places to get delicious liquid gold, is from St. Joseph Island. The island is responsible for about 18% of Ontario’s maple syrup production because of their wealth maple trees. Early spring is the start of the maple syrup season in Algoma and St. Joseph Island has it down to a science. They pride themselves in the quality of their maple syrup attributing it to their clean air, healthy maple forest and all the hard work and dedication to produce a superior product and now considered the largest producers of Maple Syrup in Ontario. There are approximately 30 maple syrup producers on the island, and many have adapted modern syrup producing techniques assuring their quality remains consistent each season. If you’re a fan of maple syrup, you can attend the annual Maple Syrup Festival at Richard’s Landing on St. Joseph Island the first two weekends of April. If you can’t make it for the festival, you can vacation on the island anytime and purchase maple products just about anywhere. Take your family for a stack of delicious homemade pancakes smothered in maple syrup while you watch the production for sweet time in Algoma Country.

Pancakes and maple syrup
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