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Superior Fishing

The Red Rock, Ontario area is world-famous for its fishing, with endless opportunities to catch the fish of a lifetime on the cold, pristine waters of the Nipigon River system, Lake Superior and other local lakes and rivers. Nipigon River is even called the Brook Trout Capital of the World, and the Nipigon strain of brookies is locally known as “coasters.” It was here, of course, that the Legend of 1915 began, with the world-record brook trout, plus another record of the largest brook trout doubleheader: two hefty brook trout caught on the same line at the same time. Other fish species like Lake Superior salmon, steelhead and perch are highly prized as well. To preserve this remarkable fishery, please check the current Ontario regulations about conservation, size and zones here and read Ontario fishing license regulations and requirements here.
The Experience: On-shore fishing, Boat fishing, Spin casting, Fly fishing, 12+ species. Find out about our daytrips and our expert guides.

The Big 12: Which ones will you land?

Hunting Trip

Many hunters return to the Nipigon and Red Rock area year after year to hunt moose, black bear, and grouse. Our cozy accommodations are your home away from home during your hunting expedition. Book your stay now and let the hunt begin!"

Hiking and Biking

There are a number of spectacular hikes in the Red Rock area. Two popular ones are:

The Nipigon River Recreational Trail The Lodge offers a private trail on the property that connects to the Nipigon Recreational River Trail. This challenging 10-kilometre trail stretches between Nipigon and Red Rock, along the Nipigon River shoreline and Lake Superior, with incredible panoramic views from three different hilltop lookouts. For a less-demanding 40-minute hike, do the 2.6-kilometre return loop starting at the Red Rock trailhead to Lloyd’s Lookout.

The Red Rock Mountain Trail A hiking and biking path, this scenic 4.9-kilometre loop trail is rugged but rewarding, winding along the valleys and crests of Red Rock Mountain to give you a nearly 360-degree view of Lake Superior, the area’s cliffs and tableland mountains, and the town of Red Rock.

Additional hiking destinations located close to The Lodge include Mazukama Falls, Deer Lake Mountain Trail, Ruby Lake Provincial Park and the famed Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on the Sibley Peninsula.

Birding

Birders can expect to see a variety (120+) of boreal and lakeshore birds in the Red Rock area. Spring and summer are particularly good for birdwatching, as migrants stop to rest and eat after making the long flight over Lake Superior, plus the boreal forest offers plenty of habitat and insects. Depending on the time of year (and your luck) your list includes bald eagles, peregrine falcons, northern parulas, black and white warblers, black-throated blue warblers, Blackburnian warblers, whimbrels, common goldeneyes, horned larks, short-eared owls and scoters. In addition to the area hikes, birding destinations like Hurkett Cove Conservation Area (the “Pelee Island of the North”) and Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park are just a short drive away. Further information on this birding paradise can be found here and here.

North Shore Photography and Art

The breathtaking landscapes that inspired the Group of Seven, Norval Morrisseau and countless contemporary artists and photographers are sure to spark your creativity too! Bring your camera or your art supplies, or inquire about upcoming workshops and retreats hosted by local experts. In neighbouring Nipigon, visit the new Norval Morrisseau Monument and Panel at the Nipigon Bridge Lookout, and stop by the Nipigon Public Library to see an original Morrisseau. You can also view the Nipigon River pictographs (centuries-old Indigenous rock paintings, water access only) on the cliffs of Nipigon Bay at the mouth of the Nipigon River.

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