Saulteaux- Sault Ste. Marie
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
- helped to establish the Sault Trails Action Committee (STAC) to plan and build the SSM HUB Trail.
The Saulteaux Voyageur Trail Club schedules many public outings a year including hikes, trail maintenance, snowshoes, and occasionally bushwhack skiing. 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!
The Saulteaux Section does outings in all seasons…enjoy the trail on foot…on snowshoes and skiis! We also explore area waterways (the original “voyageur trails”) in kayak and canoe.
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 near Korah Road corner); Wellington Square Mall parking lot (nearest the corner of Trunk Road and South Market Street).
Check out this 2012 video from Shaw TV about the Saulteaux Club:
Trail Sections We Manage:
Local Place(s) to Purchase Guidebook:
- Airways General Store, 2667 Second Line West
- Algoma Bicycle Company, 360 Queen Street East
- Algoma’s Water Tower Inn, 360 Great Northern Road
- Hiawatha Highlands/Ice Cream, Landslide Road
- Joe’s Sports & Surplus, 40 Queen Street East, Tel: (705) 253-2361 and Fax: (705) 942-2877 (see ad);
- Ontario Tourist Information Centre, Huron St. at Queen St. W.
- Trading Post, Hwy 17 North at Fourth Line.
Also available from our online store.
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
- Blaq Bear – Providing logistical support to hikers
- 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:
Mark Crofts, President
Susan Graham, Secretary-Treasurer
No updates available at this time.