Schreiber Beach

Schreiber Beach is a must see for tourists who prefer a more relaxing pace. Lake Superior’s beaches provide the perfect opportunity for swimming, picnicking or hiking. Stop for a rest in Schreiber’s beautiful gazebo. To find this secretive beach, ask a local or proceed to the downtown area, pass through the CPR underpass and turn right immediately following the underpass. For those visitors interested in geology, what is possibly North America’s most diverse, best preserved and internationally known collection of micro-fossils within Precambrian rock is found in the Schreiber Channel. This nature reserve is located just southwest of Schreiber.

As one hikes along the shore of Lake Superior, one comes across a group of unusual concentric rings embedded in the rock. The rings vary in colour and size, with the largest more than three feet in diameter. They are clearly visible over a couple hundred square yards of bedrock that slopes down to the lake.  It is not readily apparent what caused these intriguing circles, or stromatolites, in the rock. Schreiber Beach also provides access to Mount Gwynne through a rugged 2 to 4 hour hike that provides those successful with a breath-taking 360° view of the area

Trees surrounding a view of Lake Superior

Casque Isle Hiking Trails

The Casque Isles Trail is an adventurer’s dream come true, and then some—one of the top 10 best hikes in Ontario! This is the must-hike trail in Northwestern Ontario. The trail weaves 53 km (33 miles) along the north shore of Lake Superior, highlighting some of the most stunning vistas of Lake Superior, and linking the communities of Schreiber, Terrace Bay and Rossport together.

You’ll be swept away as you hike from one beautiful bay to the next. Signed and groomed by the passionate volunteers of the Casques Isles Hiking Club, the Casque Isles Trail is an important section for both The Great Trail and the Voyageur Hiking Trail. Whether you’re an amateur or pro, the trail is divided into five segments and 11 access points, so this 53 km long expedition can be challenged in small sections or triumphed over all at once—the choice is yours to make. Each segment varies in length and difficulty, it’s divided up as: 

    • McLean’s | 14 km (8.70 miles)
    • Schreiber Channel | 13 km (8.07 miles)
    • Mount Gwynne | 7 km (4.35 miles)
    • Death Valley | 10 km (6.21 miles)
    • Hydro Bay walk around | 3 km (1.86 miles)
    • Lyda Bay | 6 km (3.73 miles)

The Casque Isles Trail is classified as a difficult trail. The casual hiker need not worry, many sections of the trail are moderate in difficulty. There are also a number of unofficial campsites along the trail for visitors wanting to spend the night and enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior, its ruggedly pristine coastlines and the enchanting stars of the trail’s dark skies.

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