A Superior Treasure
Red Rock is a small beautiful town located 1-hour east of Thunder Bay 5 minutes off Highway 11/17 on Hwy 628. Red Rock is a safe scenic community overlooking Lake Superior’s Nipigon Bay. Situated between the Red Rock Mountain and the beautiful shores of Lake Superior the town is known for its hospitality, breath taking views and varied outdoor activities. Many residents in the community enjoy being out on the lake exploring the many islands or fishing for trophy sized fish.
The Marina Interpretive Center offers showers, washrooms and laundry facilities for visitors, campers and boaters alike. The waterfront is a great place for families to come spend the day at pull-a-log park either checking out the critter dipping dock to catch some aquatic creatures or stopping by the splash pad on a hot summer day. While at the marina go explore the Interpretive Center and see the wildlife exhibit with a local hunter’s moose on display or check out some old pictures and information about Camp R, the WWII prisoner of war camp. Take a ride in the submarine on a virtual reality tour of Nipigon Bay to see shipwrecks and the monster fish you can catch off the piers.
Then take a walk or rent a bike to discover what the town has to offer. Grab some snacks from Saunders Foodland or stop and enjoy an ice cream from Dampier’s Offshore Variety Store. If it’s getting close to mealtime pop by the Red Pebbles Café in the Recreation Center for a home cooked meal. While at the recreation center have some fun at the bowling alley and play a game two.
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Afterwards you may want to go on a walk around town with Red Rocks Historical Society Walkabout Guide or take a nice hike with breath taking views up one of our hiking trails. The Red Rock Mountain Trail is a foot and bike trail that is 7.5 km long which takes you along the top and through the valleys of the Red Rock Mountain. This trail has amazing views of Lake Superior’s Nipigon Bay and Black Bay from the 3 viewing platforms overlooking the town of Red Rock. The trailhead is located at the end of the Red Rock Rd No.1, 5 minutes down Hwy 628 from the turnoff of Hwy 11/17. A small parking lot is available with signage and a map of trail. The Red Rock Mountain trail is classified as BLUE with minimal BLACK inclines.
There is always plenty to do while visiting Red Rock. Come stay a while.