Thunder Bay's proximity to the great outdoors has always been considered an advantage for residents and visitors.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) manages 2,500 hectares of conservation lands including eight Conservation Areas which are all within one hour of the City of Thunder Bay.

Explore networks of trails and view cascading falls and sparkling waters. Excellent bird-watching, fishing, and recreational opportunities await. All sites are day-use only (7 am - 11 pm).

Cascades

Located in Thunder Bay city limits at the end of Balsam Street. Open Year Round. Features a paved accessible trail.

Cedar Falls

Located in O'Connor Township. Open spring to fall only.

Hazelwood Lake

Located in Gorham Township, 14 km north of Dawson Road on Hazelwood Drive. Open year round. Swim at the beach, try fishing or just enjoy a leisurely walk along one of the many trails. In the winter you can explore the trails by snowshoe.

Hurkett Cove

Located in Dorion Township. Open spring to fall only.

Little Trout Bay

Located in the Municipality of Neebing. Access to Lake Superior. Open spring to fall only. Public Boat Launch.

MacKenzie Point

Located in the Municipality of Shuniah. Open spring to fall only.

Mission Island Marsh

At Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area there is a fully accessible boardwalk, viewing mound, a pavilion and an unbeatable view of the Sleeping Giant.

Silver Harbour

Located in the Municipality of Shuniah. Access to Lake Superior. Open year round. Public Boat Launch.

Trail maps and more information are available from the LRCA office or visit the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority website.

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