I returned to Thunder Bay from my Europe Trip in early June just as summer was arriving in Northwestern Ontario. Without any work prospects on the horizon, I decided to take my travels closer to home and set out on a 2,600 km road-trip from Thunder Bay to Grey County where I spent a few days on my uncle’s farm before coming back via the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island. The scenery was spectacular along the way, and I took advantage of the many scenic lookouts, provincial parks, conservation areas and local trails to venture off the Trans-Canada Highway and explore a bit more of the massive province of Ontario.
Ontario is more than a tenth the size of Canada and is larger than France and Spain combined.
- The many scenic pull-outs along the north shore of Lake Superior
- Hiking and camping along the (free) Casque Isles Coastal Trail
- Detour to the Scenic High Falls south of Wawa, ON
- Hiking the 10 km Awausee Trail in Lake Superior Provincial Park
- Hiking the Under the Volcano Trail and going for a swim at Neys Provincial Park
- Getting inspired to hike and climb along the Bruce Peninsula while taking the Manitoulin Ferry