Highway 17 at Sand River Trail, Lake Superior Provincial Park
Sand River July 26, 2012
Round-trip: 6 km
This is one of the more popular hikes in the area. Every time I come here I am surprised by the number of vehicles in the parking lot. It is actually called the Pinguisibi Trail but most people know it as the Sand River trail. Located in Lake Superior Provincial Park this trail takes you along the Sand River past a series of cascading waterfalls. The trail has some steeper sections and some wet areas that can be slippery. The river and the falls look very different in the spring than in the fall, so be sure to visit more than once. Pinguisibi is the Ojibwa name for the Sand River. The Sand River was a route used by the ancient Ojibwa, who lived on the East shore of Lake Superior for at least 2,000 years, as they traveled between their winter camp inland and their summer camp near the shore.