Hiking in Northwest Ontario is rewarding and as challenging or easy as you want it to be. Visitors to North of Superior and Thunder Bay are consistently charmed by the views of nature and spectacular scenery around almost every corner of abundant regional trails. If you go that extra distance, there are even more hidden gems, clandestine delights you’ll find when avoiding the beaten path. Several Provincial Parks, including Quetico and spectacular Sleeping Giant, offer unparalleled opportunities for exploring and sightseeing in the great outdoors.
7. Boardwalk Trail
In Thunder Bay’s Pigeon River Provincial Park, there’s a 1.5 kilometer hike perfect for taking it easy and enjoying the sights rather than huffing and puffing along the way. The Boardwalk Trail runs adjacent to Lake Superior’s shoreline, a great endeavor with younger kids. Informational signs along the boardwalk offer details about this area of Ontario–don’t forget to look down and try to find the paddle-shaped boardwalk boards, an interesting addition to the locally built trail. The sculpted bench found on the shoreline is a great place to stop and take in the view and from there, you can turn back around, or, for added measure, continue on a little bit farther and take a walk along the sandy beach and hop back on the boardwalk via a short, forested trail. To continue on even farther, head to the end of the beach where signs point to additional trails including High Falls Trail and Finger Point Trail.