Date of Visit: July 30, 2016
How we got there: Drove from Thunder Bay, Ontario
Lodging: Pic River Guest Suite
- White River Suspension Bridge Trail – 18km out-and-back hike with minor elevation change and a few rocky sections. Trail passes through several ecoregions, including marshland, canadian shield and jackpine forest. It is part of the much longer Coastal Hiking Trail, but a good turnaround point for a day hike is the suspension bridge at km9 that hangs 23 meters above Chigamiwinigum Falls.
Tips: Only 10-15,000 people visit this relatively unknown park each year so it’s a great place to find tranquil wilderness. That also means it’s tough to find area visitor information and there are few accommodations nearby, so plan ahead. That being said, there are tons of beautiful provincial parks on the north shore of Lake Superior, so leave plenty of time to explore.
Next time: Hike the entire coastal trail. Paddle to a backcountry campsite on the shore.