Hiking

La Vase Portages Hiking Trails

La Vase Portages Hiking Trails

In 2012, the Conservation Authority, together with the Friends of La Vase, created a new walking trail at the northern reaches of the historic La Vase Portage. It allows enthusiasts to experience the tranquil waters of a portion of this passageway used by Voyageurs...

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Laurentian Escarpment

Laurentian Escarpment

The extensive network of trails leading out from the Conservation Authority is open to the public year-round offering spectacular views of the city and mixed terrain. The trails attract a variety of users from mountain bikers and dog walkers to school and community...

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Laurier Woods

Laurier Woods

Despite being surrounded by urban activity, Laurier Woods is a natural 240-acre haven in the heart of the city. Its preservation has been overseen by dedicated citizens of the Friends of Laurier Woods and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority. Over time, a...

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Otter Lake

After Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, Otter Lake is the largest lake in North Bay. The Otter Lake area is a pristine, undeveloped, very large natural area with exciting geographical and natural history. It is just 15 minutes from downtown North Bay, making this area...

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Kate Pace Way

Kate Pace Way

The Kate Pace Way is a paved pathway that connects North Bay's waterfront with the neighbourhoods and green spaces at the south end of the city. The trail was also recently designated as part of the Voyageur Cycling Route with cycling connections to other provincially...

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Kinsmen Trail

Kinsmen Trail

The Kinsmen Trail is a paved pathway winding along Chippewa Creek through the heart of North Bay. The trail makes use of streets along some sections, but frequent signage and pavement markings make navigation of the trail easy. The Chippewa Creek EcoPath follows 3.2...

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Duchesnay Falls

Duchesnay Falls

North Bay’s iconic Duchesnay Falls draws hundreds of hikers to the trails in every season. The access off Highway 17 offers the best vantage point to view the series of falls as they cascade down the escarpment. The trails can also be accessed from behind the...

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Black Forest Park

Black Forest Park

Open May through October, the trail loops through a towering red and white pine forest stand. Reforestation efforts have been in place since 2006 after a large portion of the forest experienced blow-down in a storm event. A series of interpretive signs provide...

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Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park

Located on the historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the scenic Mattawa Valley. This park offers great hiking trails with scenic views and outstanding fall colours.

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