Friday, November 16, 2012

Aguasabon Falls and Gorge - Terrace Bay, Ontario

Aquasabon River
Terrace Bay, Ontario

One of the easiest falls to access when traveling the north shore of Lake Superior is Aguasabon Falls, a breathtaking plunge of the Aguasabon River into a gorge, located less than a mile off of Highway 17 just outside Terrace Bay.
From pictures I have seen, we have been very fortunate both years to catch these falls at their high water level, as the river roars into the gorge below, plunging nearly 100 feet in the process. A very short walk from the parking lot leads to a boardwalk and viewing platform, and for the more adventurous, the Voyageur Trail also connects here and follows the Lake Superior shoreline through all of Canada.

From the platform, it is easy to watch the river flow through this brief gorge before emptying out into Lake Superior. Back in Terrace Bay, check out the recently built replica lighthouse, open to the public and providing a great view of the bay from its top:

Getting there: Just after passing through Terrace Bay on Hwy-17, look for signs for the falls on the right, the road will be on the left, it isn't much of a drive and there is a large parking lot.

Overall: Great
Hike: Easy

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