LOCAL HIKING TRAILS
Silver Falls Trail
Length: 500 m (linear)
Hiking Time: 30 min.
Difficulty: Easy (family suited)
Walk across the Magpie River Bridge to the North-West side. An easy 500 metre trail takes you to the edge of the falls.
Heritage Walk on Wawa’s Scenic Waterfront
At the North end of Wawa’s shopping district on Broadway Ave. is a gorgeous view of Wawa Lake. It’s also the start of the Heritage Walk along the lake. Interpretive plaques relate the fascinating stories of Wawa’s history as you enjoy a leisurely walk at the water’s edge.
Mr. Vallée Park Trail
Length: 2.8 km (linear)
Hiking Time: 45 min.-1 hour
From near the centre of town you can find the very scenic trail leading up to Mr. Vallée Park and a beautiful Anderson Lake. This trail begins at Wawa Creek near the Township municipal garage and meanders upwards towards the quiet, beautiful Anderson Lake. There you will find a large picnic table and a small dock. This is a great place for kids to cast a line! Other than the stairs climbing the hill at the start of the trail, it is a fairly easy walk. There are quite a number of stairs, but the top affords a great view of the town!
CROSS COUNTRY SKI / SNOWSHOE TRAILS
Magpie Voyageur Trail (hike/snowshoe)
The Magpie Trail begins from adjacent the Pinewood Motel on Hwy. 17 across from the famous Wawa Goose and the Wawa Tourist Information Centre. Marked with 5cm * 15 cm white rectangular blazes, the trail crosses private land and hikers and snowshoers are encouraged to respect the trail user’s code posted near the start. The trail follows the Magpie River to Scenic High Falls (2 hours) then continues on to Silver Falls in the Mission. The trail is relatively easy although there are some difficult climbs. www.voyageurtrail.ca/michipicoten.html
Michipicoten Post Provincial Park/Driftwood Beach (hike/snowshoe)
Approximately 10 km south of Wawa lies a Provincial Park which was once an Ojibway Native encampment and a fur trading post. Now an outdoor recreation site the Michipicoten Post Provincial Park is located at the union of the Michipicoten River and Michipicoten Harbour. There are no services provided in the park and no camping is allowed. This trail is suitable for cross-country skiing but is not track set.
This park is home to one of the largest accessible beaches on the Lake Superior shore, and provides a number of summer and winter hiking, snowshoeing and cross country ski trails that are maintained by local users. http://www.ontarioparks.com/ english/michp.html
Mr. Vallée Park (hike/snowshoe)
From near the centre of town you can find the very scenic trail leading up to Mr. Vallée Park. This easy trail begins at Wawa Creek near the Municipal garage and meanders upwards towards the quiet, beautiful Anderson Lake. There you will find a large picnic table and a small dock. The trail is accessible for summer and winter hiking and snowshoeing. Contact Carol Chalykoff (705) 856-4514 for more info.
￼Lake Superior Provincial Park
￼Lake Superior Provincial Park located 20 km south of Wawa is home to a number of moderately easy to very difficult trails that vary in length. The park is gated during the winter but accessible for winter hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. http://www.ontarioparks.com/english.com/english/lakes.html