Goulais trail – Hwy 552 and Jewelweed Loop closure
Logging on private land thru which the VT runs will be extending to August 2022. Trucks will be hauling out to Hwy 552. The VT is closed in that area till further notice.
One of the main issues is parking. There is not a lot of room at the junction of the logging road and Hwy 552 (Goulais A1 0.0). We cannot block the loggers egress.
Harmony area main trail
The main VT between HA A1 and HA A2a is open again as the landowner has completed logging operations. The southern third of the trail, and the northern third are unchanged. Part of the middle portion is now a skidder trail and a logging road (ditched). I snowshoed the route the other day and added a few blazes.
Parking at Tier Lake / Havilland Lookout Access
If starting at HA A3/ST A1, do not park at McCauley’s Motel to access the Tier Lake/Havilland Lookout trails. Year-round parking is available at Havilland Shores Beach on Havilland Shores Drive. It’s a short walk to the trailhead from there.
Trail near Carpin Beach Road
Heading east from the spur trail (1 km from end of Carpin Beach Rd.) the main trail crosses the Little Carp River. There is now a temporary ‘log and branch bridge’ there, making a careful crossing possible. Caution is advised as conditions can change quickly.
Blue blazes have been placed from the end of Peoples Road, north to the junction with the main (white blazed) trail. The blue blazes signify that the “No trespassing” signs placed by the landowner do not apply to VTrail users. Remember the VTA Hikers Code however…and stay on the marked trail. We have had complaints of too many cars parked in the snow plough turnaround. Consider the limit to be 4 cars.
We have had complaints about cars parked in front of the postal boxes/recycle/garbage bins.
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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:
VTA Guest Book & trail conditions
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The Voyageur Trail Association appreciates all the landowners who’s land we cross. The trail would not be possible without their generosity.