We drove from Chutes Provincial Park to Lake Superior Provincial Park along the Trans Canada Highway. The highway follows the shoreline of Lake Superior but there are very few places where you can actually view Lake Superior from the road.

 

The city of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario sits on the border with Michigan in the US and is known for a variety of things of which one is the Sault Ste Marie Canal which first opened in 1798 and provides a lock to bypass the rapids of St. Mary’s River whereby connecting Lake Superior to Lake Huron. Sault Ste Marie offers a variety of hiking, biking, ATV, and snowmobiling trails and close proximity to several provincial parks such as Pancake Bay and Lake Superior Provinical Parks.  You would need to stay here awhile to really explore all that Sault Ste. Marie has to offer.

 

Further north from Sault Ste. Marie is Chippewa Falls, a beautiful 25 foot waterfalls which just happens to be the half way point along Trans Canada Highway, which extends from St. Johns, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia, for a total of 4,860 miles in length.  1,453 of those miles are in Ontario.

 

Lake Superior Provincial Park lies on the east side of Lake Superior and had 2 campgrounds, Agawa Bay campground on the southern end and then Rabbit Blanket Lake campground about 35 miles further north.  Many of the sites around the provincial park, hiking trails, etc. are quite a distance from one another. Agawa bay Campground is right on the shores of Lake Superior and looks like a great campground but the campground was full when we were there so we opted for Rabbit Blanket Lake Campground.

 

Campground: Rabbit Blanket Campground
Location: Lake Superior Provincial Park (on Rabbit Blanket Lake)
Site: 28 (back-in)
Cost: $59.31 (CAD)
Services: E (30 AMP)
Comments: A heavily treed campground with both overnight campers and also a few destination campers. It is on a small lake but quite a distance from Lake Superior and many of the hiking trails. It worked fine for an overnight for us and it had nice, level sights, and laundry facilities.

 

Rabbit Blanket Lake is a small lake adjacent to the campground. There offered canoe rentals to enjoy the water which consists of several portages and takes you to some of the best brook trouting fishing in the park.