Hiawatha Highlands Conservation Area on the north side of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is one of my favorite close hikes just north of the border. It's not quite wilderness but it certainly lies on the edge of it! If you walked due north from here you wouldn't cross another paved road for over 100 miles! Interestingly, for all the times I had visited the waterfalls and the lake I had never taken any time to explore the trails wandering around the park. That's what I was setting out to do this day...
Trailhead GPS Coordinates: 46.589684, -84.275365
Route Type: Loop Difficulty: MODERATE
Hike Length: 1.5 miles Hike Duration: 1:15
Trailhead Temp: 74'F Trail Traffic: 10-25 people
Min. Elevation: 920' Max. Elevation: 1,050'
Total Vertical Gain: 130' Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 87'