From remote lakeside campgrounds to picturesque hiking trails, northern Ontario is a treasure trove of unknown natural wonders. In this post, I’ll give you a tour of a few of Northern Ontario’s lesser-known sites.
In the list, Provincial Park Killarney stands #1. Outdoor enthusiasts will find paradise at Killarney Provincial Park, which is located in the heart of the La Cloche Mountains. Killarneys mountainous terrain, gorgeous lakes, and dense forests make it an excellent location for hiking, canoeing, and camping. One of the park’s best-kept secrets is the ever challenging Silver Peak Trail, a hike that rewards visitors with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
Lake Superior Provincial Park, a breathtaking wilderness area that hugs Lake Superior’s shoreline, is the next stop. Despite the prominence of its seashore, the park’s interior is a jewel just waiting to be found. On the 65-kilometer Coastal Trail, which winds into the park’s interior, visitors may get a close-up view of the rocky terrain. The path takes hikers through arctic forests, close to deserted lakes, and over rocky ridges.
If you’re looking for a more secluded camping experience, the Chiniguchi Waterway Provincial Park is a hidden gem worth exploring. The network of connected lakes and rivers in this wilderness park is perfect for canoeing and kayaking. Since the park’s campgrounds can only be gotten to by water, anyone looking for peace and quiet can easily find it here.
Another untapped jewel in Northern Ontario is the Temagami region. Temagami, famed for its stunning lakes and old-growth forests, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. On the Chiniguchi River, whose mighty waters flows through the region, visitors can kayak through some of the most stunning wilderness in the province. The Ishpatina Ridge Trail, one of many hiking trails in the area, leads hikers to Ontario’s highest point.
Last but not least is Pukaskwa National Park, which is located on the beaches of Lake Superior. Although though the park is not very hidden, many visitors miss its rocky coastline and undeveloped beaches. The Coastal Hiking Trail, which encircles the entire park’s coastline, offers hikers the chance to see the rough beauty of the park up close. There are also a number of bush campsites in the park, which can only be accessed on foot by trail or by boat and offer a quiet and private camping experience.
Finally, Northern Ontario is a wealth of untapped jewels that are just waiting to be unearthed. Secluded campsites and challenging hiking trails in northern Ontario allow outdoor enthusiasts to explore some of the most pristine landscape in the province. So prepare your gear, fasten your hiking boots, and head off to explore Northern Ontario’s hidden gems. You won’t be disappointed.