Sault Ste. Marie Area
The Saulteaux club maintains a Facebook Page (opens in separate tab) with regular posts on hikes and club information.
Contact: 705-942-1891 or 705-949-4105
The Saulteaux Club maintains an active calendar of events. Please check it for upcoming events. Or print a one-page printable events calendar.
Here's a little Saulteaux (pronounced Sue-toe) Club history...
- first section built: Maki Road to Goulais Avenue on November 23, 1974
- whole section officially opened on September 21, 1975 at a ceremony at Gros Cap before a crowd of approximately 150 people
- first New Year's outing was held in 1975
- first Mother's Day outing was held in 1986
- helped to establish the Sault Trails Action Committee (STAC) to plan and build the SSM HUB Trail.
The Saulteaux Voyageur Trail Club schedules over 30 outings a year including hikes, trail maintenance, snowshoes, bushwhack skiis and backpacking. You do NOT have to be fit to participate! We schedule several outings a year for small children and/or beginners. If in doubt, call the leader. He/She will be most willing to let you know how long you can expect to be out and what kind of terrain you may be covering. Then decide if that particular outing is for you. Come out and try us out! You are more than welcome!
Saulteaux Club Outings (outside of Sault Ste. Marie area are marked with an *)
For all outings, bring water, fly repellent, a lunch, and dress appropriately. Be prepared to sign an Assumption of Risk Agreement. Unless otherwise indicated, these outings are all a Level 2, slow (according to Hike Ontario recommended ratings.) Meeting location addresses: Goodlife building, 589 Second Line East (in parking lot on Second Line side); Market Mall 275 Second Line West (in parking lot on Korah Road corner); Churchill Plaza 150 Churchill Blvd., near Beer Store (on Trunk Road between Lake and Wellington).
Check out this 2012 video from Shaw TV about the Saulteaux Club:
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Saulteaux Trail Conditions
(Updated February 2013)
Gros Cap Loop Trail (pdf brochure) (access S-A1 via Marshall Drive and Jackson Island Road) (adopted by Mike & Cheryl Landmark). Passable, fairly well-used. (June 2012)
East of [A2] at Marshall Drive (at approximately km 3.0) to the lookout north of Town Line (12.2 km mark), the trail has been PERMANENTLY CLOSED. The landowners no longer give us permission to hike on this route and no alternative route has been found. A loop trail has been created south of the remaining section of trail, with plans for another loop to the north of the trail in 2013.
Creek Road (A5) west to Lookout (Town Line): Leaves Creek Road steeply uphill, following an eroded cleft. West of the lookout, the former trail is now CLOSED.
Creek Road (A5) to Carpin Beach Road (adopted by Mike Barker): Good shape (Fall 2012)
Carpin Beach Road to Leigh's Bay Road: Good shape (Fall 2012)
Leigh's Bay Road to Maki Road (A7a) (adopted by Mike Barker): Good shape (Fall 2012).
Maki Road (A7) to Goulais Avenue (A8) [The Dr. Paul Syme Section] (adopted by Alvin & Carey Olar 942-6505): Good shape (Fall 2012). The bridge over the West Davignon Creek has been washed away in fall rains. You may not be able to cross the creek on the rocks in periods of high water.
**A note for hikers planning to park their vehicles on Goulais Avenue. Do NOT park in the Camp Korah parking lot. Due to dumping and damage to school property the gate can be closed and locked at any time, day or night, so even if it is open, it may not remain that way for long and your vehicle could be locked in!
Crimson Ridge Loop (A9) (pdf brochure)(yellow blazed)(adopted by Doris Welz): Good shape (Fall 2012).
Goulais Avenue (A8) to end of Peoples Road (A10) (adopted by Horst Wetzl):Good shape (expect wet feet over beaver dam).(Fall 2012)
End of Peoples Road (A10) to Old Goulais Bay Road (A11) (adopted by Horst Wetzl): Good shape. Trail now crosses a different beaver dam over the Root River. (Fall 2012)
West Branch of Root River to Glenview Vacation Homes on Highway 17 (A12) (adopted by Mike Barker): Near the middle of this segment, trail is difficult to follow because of regrowth of vegetation for several hundred metres where trail passes through areas of recent clear cut logging; alternate way to cross clear cut is by following orange-flagged snowmobile trail path for ~ 800 metres to where it rejoins marked main trail. Otherwise in good shape (Spring 2012)
Highway 17 (A12) to Crystal Creek (A15) (available for adoption): Good shape (Fall 2012).
Crystal Creek (A15) to Mabel Lake (Saulteaux eastern terminus at Km41.2) (adopted by Don McGorman): there are a few large windfalls that are easily passable otherwise trail is good (May 2012).
Odena Loop Trail (A13) (adopted by Steve Dominy): cleaned and blazed (Sept. 2012). This 4 km yellow blazed loop trails connects with the main trail at two locations: (west) just east of the Root River bridge where trail enters forest north of Sixth Line; (east) at bend in trail just north of the Crystal Creek crossing.
Crystal Creek (A15) to Mabel Lake (Saulteaux eastern terminus at Km 41.2) (adopted by Don McGorman): there are a few large windfalls that are easily passable otherwise trail is good (November 2012).
Beaver Link Trail (A16) (adopted by Don McGorman): there are a few large windfalls to work your way around (August 2012). This 3.5 km yellow blazed link trail connects (west) with the Odena Loop trail approximately 1.5 km north of the gate at the end of Connor Road and (east) with the main trail 0.5 km west of Mabel Lake.
Mabel Lake Loop (new): Connects main trail at Mabel Lake with Beaver Loop trail (near east Crystal Creek crossing); trail path cleared; blazes will be installed spring 2013.
Crystal Creek side trail (new): connects Mabel Lake loop trail with the south shore of Crystal Lake; trail path cleared; blazes will be installed spring 2013.
The Tom Allinson Side Trail:
Jackson Island Road (A1) to creek and onto Lake Superior shoreline (up for adoption): in good shape (Fall 2012). Road from top of the hill to the lake is muddy and rutted from ATV use.
Lake Superior shoreline at creek to Lakeshore Drive (at Pebble Beach via Red Rock Road) (TAST at 6.0) (adopted by Gail Andrew): (Fall 2012) Good shape.
The John Rowswell Hub Trail Route: This municipal, multi-use, non-motorized, paved trail has been built and kept in good shape by the City of Sault Ste. Marie. The entire John Rowswell HUB Trail route has had signs installed in 2012. Call 705-942-1891 for more information.
Finn Hill to Northern Avenue – Large parking area. Visit the Jim Miller Memorial Trailhead up the hill.
Northern Avenue to Tarentorus School - There is construction at the top of the hill at the terminus of Northern Avenue. Use caution crossing Second Line.
Tarentorus School to corner of 3rd Line and Great Northern Road - Be careful crossing Great Northern Road.
Clergue Park to behind former Plummer Hospital site is complete. From here, you travel down Queen Street to Pine, then south on Pine to the Marina site and the "back door" paved path to Bellevue Park. Used the paved street next to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources building, cross Queen Street, to Churchill Blvd. Travel north to Mark Street, then east on Mark and Singwauk to Shannon Road. North on Shannon to Bennett Blvd. The trail crosses Shannon to the north just past school yard to Silver Birch extension. Use the crossing at Trunk Road which will bring you to the paved path paralleling McNabb Street, to the intersection of McNabb and Black Road and the parking area at Finn Hill.
SAULTEAUX SECTION NOTICES:
For anyone thinking they can use the new Brookfield Windfarm Road, you must go to Brookfield's office and sign a Waiver AND you are not allowed to park on the road. Your vehicled WILL be towed. The Waiver is just to pass over the road, not to park there.
Anyone using the Camp Korah area at the end of Goulais Avenue: please do NOT park in the Camp Korah parking lot. You may be inadvertently locked in behind a gate with no way to get your vehicle out.
|Photo:||Freighter Passing Sault Ste. Marie|
|Local Place(s) to
|ACR Gift Shop
Airways General Store, 2667 Second Line West
Algoma Bicycle Company, 360 Queen Street East
Algoma's Water Tower Inn, 360 Great Northern Road
Bush Plane Museum, 50 Pim Street
Hiawatha Highlands, Landslide Road
Hole in the Wall Bookstore, Wellington Square Mall
JB Environmental (Polti Store), 186 Bruce Street
Joe's Sports & Surplus, 40 Queen Street East, Tel: (705) 253-2361 and Fax: (705) 942-2877 (see ad below);
National Canal Gift Shop;
Sault Ste. Marie & Region Conservation Authority, Fifth Line;
Stamp 'N Win Postal Outlet, Churchill Plaza;
Trading Post, Hwy 17 North at Fourth Line.
Also available from our online store.
|Online Section Map:|
|Local Links of Interest:||Agawa Canyon Train Tour
Algoma's Water Tower Inn, hotel with pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness centre, restaurant, bar - ask about the Adventurer's Club
Bush Plane Museum "Canada's Best Indoor Attraction " - Attractions Canada, 2001
Clean North, environmental concerns
Glenview Cottages, a great place to stay on the Voyageur Trail
Little Oak Cabin, fully furnished cabin for rent
Prince Township, hiking, golfing, sight seeing, zoo, paintball, etc. a short drive on the way to the Voyageur Trail
Sault Cycling Club, cycling enthusiasts
Sault Naturalists, bird watching, plant and insect identification
Sault Star newspaper, Sault Ste. Marie's daily newspaper
Sault Ste. Marie, city site with many other links
Sault Ste. Marie Canal, a National Historic Park
Sault Ste. Marie Conservation Authority, landowner for many of our local trails
Sault Stryders (running club)
Local 2 News link for Sault Ste. Marie's on-line up-to-the-minute news
Sootoday.com Sault Ste. Marie's on-line electronic up-to-the-minute news source
Superior Hiking (Hiking Trails Around Lake Superior)
|Local Club Info:||Current Saulteaux Voyageur Trail Club Executive:
Gayle Phillips, President
Jan Zurawinski, Vice-President
Susan Graham, Secretary-Treasurer
|Related Materials:||Assumption of Risk (Hiking) (Paddling)
Trail User's Guide
Become a VTA Member (On-line / Mail-in Form)
Local Guidebook Sponsors:
|Sault Ste. Marie Retailers Who Offer Discounts to VTA Members (please show your up-to-date Membership Card).
Algoma Bicycle Company, 360 Queen Street East (10% off purchases by showing current VTA membership card)
Enterprise Car Rental [quote cororate #3CM0261], 97 Great Northern Road, 254-3227.
Foot Locker, Station Mall (10% off purchases)
Glenview Cottages, Great Northern Road (5% off cottages--certain restrictions apply, please inquire)
|Clergue Forest Management,
85 Great Northern Rd., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 4Y8
T: 705.942.7706 F: 705.942.8798
|Little Brown Dog Bed & Breakfast,
742 Wellington St. W., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6C 3V4
T: 705.949.9591 F: 705.949.9594