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OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

 

 

The Township of The North Shore has an environment that is exceptional for recreational activities during all seasons.  With many facilities available to residents and visitors, everyone can take full advantage of what the area has to offer year-round.  

 

Below you will find various activities that are happening within the Township during all seasons.  Visit the North Shore Travel Information Centre in Blind River for further information on area recreational activities.

 

 

GAME HUNTING

 

Within areas defined by Ontario's hunting regulations, the Township of The North Shore has an abundance of game animals for the hunter to enjoy.  You will find big game animals like moose, deer and black bear and small game animals such as squirrels, rabbits and hares.  Birds include many varieties of waterfowl, ruffed grouse and spruce grouse.

For further information on game hunting regulations, stop in at any Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) office or the North Shore Travel Information Centre in Blind River and pick up a copy of the Hunting Regulations Summary booklet. 


 

FISHING

 

 

The lakes and rivers within the Township offer the angler the best sport fishing found anywhere in Ontario.  The cool, clean northern waters are teaming with countless species of fish that lure anglers from around the world.  From small inland lakes and rivers to the larger Lake Huron, the fishing is great in any season.

For more information on fishing regulations, stop in at any Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) office or the North Shore Travel Information Centre in Blind River and pick up a copy of the Fishing Regulations Summary booklet. 

 

 

 

BIRD WATCHING ON THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON

 

Bird watching or “birding” is one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America.  It is an activity that can be enjoyed by all year-round.

The North Shore of Lake Huron is nestled between the Precambrian Shield and the North Channel.  This area offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario and breathtaking sunsets.  It is a nesting area for a variety of birds as well as an area used by many flocks during migration.  The North Shore of Lake Huron is definitely a birdwatcher's paradise.

Most of the area is under birded, however it is increasingly becoming a destination for birdwatchers across North America.

 

 

 

 

INTERESTING BIRD FACTS


*Birds are the only animals that do not have a bladder.
*Birds are the only animals that have feathers. It is believed that feathers developed from reptilian scales.
*Birds have a series of associated air sacs instead of lungs.
*A bird has more bones in its neck than a giraffe.

 

For more information on bird watching in the region visit the North Shore Travel Information Centre in Blind River for your bird watching tour map.

 

Also visit this related website:

Federation of Ontario Naturalists

 

HIKING


Kennebec Walking Trail (Serpent River)
Deer Trail Walking Trail (Elliot Lake Turn Off)
Voyageur Trail Walking Trail (Highway 108)
Wagoosh Walking Trail (Spragge)
Little Lake Bog Walking Trail (Algoma Mills)

 

SWIMMING

 

The Township of The North Shore offers residents & visitors two beautiful beaches on Lake Lauzon and Bootlegger’s Bay in Algoma Mills.  These beaches offer clean swimming waters, playground area, picnic areas, boat launch, and change room facilities.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

ü     Biking along many of the hiking trails;

ü      Boating and sailing with boat launches in Algoma Mills, Spragge, and Serpent River;

ü      Tennis court in Spragge;

ü      Serpent River Campground in Spragge;

ü      Hockey & Skating – Outdoor rink in Spragge;

ü      Snowmobiling – approx 100 kilometres of trails;

ü      Cross-country skiing.

 

 

 

 

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