7 Greatest Hikes in Thunder Bay


6. Middle Falls Lookout Trail

A moderate, 4-kilometer trail is a good jaunt for anyone with the motivation to get out into nature, get some exercise, and explore back country scenery. Also in Pigeon River Provincial Park, Middle Falls Lookout Trail is less popular than High Falls but is definitely worth the trip at any time of year. The Lookout Trail is picturesque, climbing to the peak of a cliff overlooking both Pigeon River and Lake Superior, two lakes forming a border between Minnesota and Ontario. In years past, the trail has been well groomed but the park has stopped operations in the area and it’s fairly overgrown but still accessible. Walk through the campground along the stream from the old park structures to get the best view of Middle Falls. Walk back downstream, into the bush and to your right where you’ll cross a small wooden bridge and then follow the Pigeon River trail while negotiating steep stairs before hitting the lookout point.

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