Attractions Waterfronts

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Hurkett Cove

Penn Lake Park

Nipigon Waterfront

Red Rock Waterfront

Thunder Bay Waterfront

Waterfronts

Northern Ontario’s Superior Country not only hosts a large section of Lake Superior but also boasts many in-land Lakes, rivers and streams. With such a vast array of water sources the Superior Country region boasts several waterfronts. Many of which offer a wide variety of products, services, and experiences, from marinas and campgrounds, to picnic areas and playgrounds. Northern Ontario locals spend many months along and on the water no matter the time of year. A visit to Superior Country would not be complete without experiencing one of the many waterfronts among the region.

Hurkett Cove

Hurkett Cove Conservation Area is on the shores of Lake Superior, on the Black Bay. The cove is in the Township of Dorion, 2.9 km east of Highway 11/17 down Black Bay Road. It is equipped with picnic tables, BBQ Grills, Washrooms, and Pavilion. The area is a naturalist’s paradise, perfect for botanizing, bird watching, paddling, and photography. This area is a perfect stop while travelling through Northern Ontario’s Superior Country.  

Penn Lake Park

Penn Lake Park is the largest continuous dedicated park space within the town of Marathon. The waterfront offers picnic sites along the shoreline providing an ideal setting for family outings and activities. The sand/gravel matrix coupled with imported sand create a series of beaches and swimming areas. The campground offers 16 campsites with 30/15 amp service and 2 RV sites with 50/30/15 amp services. The campground also offers a comfort station, playground, biking and walking trails. 

Nipigon Waterfront

The Nipigon waterfront is in the Nipigon Bay of Lake Superior. The waterfront offers beautiful views of the marina and adjacent Dog Head Mountain equipped with a tower viewer on a viewing deck. There are picnic tables allowing for the perfect destination for an afternoon lunch by the water. The waterfront hosts an Ecopark campground and convenient comfort station. The scenic Nipigon River hiking trail connects the Nipigon and Red Rock marinas. 

Red Rock Waterfront

Red Rock’s waterfront is also in the secure fresh water harbour of Nipigon Bay. Walk along the beautiful board walk and appreciate the picturesque harbourfront. Visit the Interpretive Centre for exciting, interactive exhibits or the Marina Restaurant for some delicious fare in a comfortable setting. The township of Red Rock set aside an area for camping at the Marina Park. The Red Rock waterfront aslo hosts an annual Canada Day celebration as well as the widely popular Live from the Red Folk Festival. 

Thunder Bay Waterfront

Thunder Bay’s waterfront is an area brimming with year-round activity and amusement. Steps away from the shore you will find the Waterfront district which is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, bars and accommodations. There are many festivals, concerts and events hosted at the waterfront. Year-round fun could be had at the splash pad that turns to ice skating rink with a fireplace in the center in the winter. There is public art on display throughout the park. Walk along the boardwalk and get a view of the Sleeping Giant and Lake Superior. Discover the area’s transportation history aboard the Alexander Henry Museum Ship.