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Hiking the Hidden Gem of Lake Superior Provincial Park – Noisy Bay Trail

This beautiful, rocky trail is often overlooked in Lake Superior Provincial Park as it sits at the top of the provincial park but is well worth the drive. This 4km hike that leads you to Noisy Bay takes you through beautiful forest paths and ends at a greenstone beach made up of rocks that are estimated to be 2.7 billion years ago. You are likely to be the only ones on the trails as it not in the main stretch of the park and does not even have a write up in the Lake Superior Provincial Park hiking section of the book. It is just a small square on the map of the park and it wasn’t until we inquired about the hike did we find out more.

How to Get to the Noisy Bay Trailhead:

If you are coming from the south of Lake Superior Provincial Park head north on the Trans-Canada Highway about 69km to the Fenton Lake Parking Lot. There are signs for a boat launch area on your right hand side of the highway. Pull into the parking lot and park your car there. Make sure you have stopped in at either the visitors centres at Agawa Bay or Rabbit Blanket to get your parks pass for either the day or overnight camping passes before you start off on your hike to avoid getting a ticket. From the parking lot you will head back out and cross the TransCanada Highway. From the driveway of the parking lot you should see a sign for a hike across the road. Head towards the sign and this is the trail head to the Noisy Bay Trailhead.

The Noisy Bay Hike:

The hike is relatively easy it is 2km each way on a well trodden path out to the beach. You are largely in the forest for the entire time so I recommend you wear a heavy layer of bug spray as the mosquitos were really bad the entire hike. The path was not difficult just a fair among of roots and some rocky areas so good hiking shoes are recommended. Once you make it out to the beach make sure to stay a while and the beautiful views and likely compete serenity of being on your own. We stayed to watch the sunset and were able to make it back to the parking lot just as it was getting dark.

The Noisy Bay Hike was probably one of our favourite hikes to do in Lake Superior Provincial Park. It happened to be the only hike we were the only hikers on the entire time, it was not too challenging and offered stunning views of Lake Superior. The hike only took us about 40 minutes each way and is dog friendly.

The Noisy Bay Hike was probably one of our favourite hikes to do in Lake Superior Provincial Park. It happened to be the only hike we were the only hikers on the entire time, it was not too challenging and offered stunning views of Lake Superior. The hike only took us about 40 minutes each way and is dog friendly.

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