Saulteaux Section Trail Conditions January 13, 2019
When using the Voyageur Trail… Look Up!
***DANGER*** If the trees are swaying it is too windy to enjoy the trail safely!
With the freezing rain there are many broken tops and branches! Too many to clear.
The recent freezing rain and snow loads have caused trees to bend and break.
Work parties have made good progress from Saulteaux Section A16 back towards A13..and on the main trail towards Mable Lake, but there is still much to do!
There are MANY overhead hazards.
Trees are bent over the trail.
Broken tops have fallen on the trail.
Partly broken tops are hanging up by a mere sliver.
Broken branches are held up by other trees.
On a windless day, perhaps not a big deal
BUT…add enough wind to cause the trees to sway and the trail should not be used!
So, the trail is not closed, we are simply warning users that there are overhead hazards and that in a wind, the hazard is too great.
Stokeley area conditions are much better. The Hiawatha area is particularly bad.
South section of the Tom Allison Side Trail closed from A1 to Lake Superior due to logging until spring 2020. The section down by the lake near Red Rock rd. is not affected.
Local Places to Buy 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 below);
Ontario Tourist Information Centre, Huron St. at Queen St. W.
Stamp ‘N Win Postal Outlet, Churchill Plaza;
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: