Our plan for the day was to take a couple of moderate hikes in Lake Superior Provincial Park between Wawa and Sault Ste. Marie.
This is one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario at 1,500 square km (600 sq. mi.). Established in 1944, it is located on Highway 17 (part of the Trans Canada Highway at this point) about 23 minutes South from Wawa. A daily use vehicle permit costs $14.50 between May 4 and October 28. The park has a variety of hikes, topography and campgrounds. Checking in at the North Park office, we asked what their favourite hikes were and they suggested this one as well as Katherine Cove (next post).
The hike is a 3.5 km moderate out and back hike, along the Sand River past a series of waterfalls, with an elevation gain of 124 meters. It was a fabulous hike and a great spot for quiet contemplation (although the falls were certainly not quiet).
Sand River rushing
down to Lake Superior.
Blue skies shine above.
The photos will tell the rest of the tale.