The STATO (South Temiskaming Active Trail Organization) hard surface urban trail is open to hiking, walking, running and non-motorized cycling. It is a 19.4 km route that weaves through the City of Temiskaming Shores, primarily along the shore of Lake Temiskaming, offering scenic vistas of beautiful Lake Temiskaming. A low difficulty trail that allows all non-motorized equipment. Note that this trail is not open during the winter months. For further information, visit http://www.stato.ca
DEVIL’S ROCK TRAIL
The DEVIL’S ROCK (Mani-doo Ajabikong) Trail is an easy 2 km walk from Hwy. #567, a few km south of Haileybury. It is not accessible by wheeled transport. The end point offers a 180 degree view of Lake Temiskaming from the top of the area’s most prominent cliff at a vantage of 110m above the lake. This cliff face lies along the Lake Temiskaming West Shore Fault, the most prominent and dramatic fault of the Temiskaming Rift Valley. The site has spiritual significance to the First Nation communities of the area.
OTTAWA-TEMISKAMING HIGHLAND TRAIL
The OTTAWA-TEMISKAMING HIGHLAND TRAIL extends for 84 km from Latchford, south to McLaren’s Bay, along Lake Temiskaming. There are many access points. The full trail will take about 6 days to complete as it is moderately rugged, but well marked. For this and many other trails managed by Nastawgan Trails Inc., Email: www.nastawgantrails.org
WHITE BEAR FOREST TRAIL
The WHITE BEAR FOREST TRAIL (also managed by Nastawgan Trails) is about 3km east of Temagami. It features one of Canada’s oldest known portages, dating back some 3000 years. At its core is an “old-growth” forest, where red and white pine trees are commonly 260+ years old, with some up to 400 years old. There are a number of easy hiking trails.
MOUNT CHEMINIS TRAIL
The MOUNT CHEMINIS TRAIL leading off of Hwy. #66, (at the Ontario-Quebec border) ascends to the top of the most significant landscape feature in the north eastern corner of the Aspiring Geopark. Although the feature can best be seen from within the Geopark, the gigantic, solitary dome lies completely east of the boundary line. It is an important ceremonial ground for the Ojibway First Nation, providing a splendid view of the Geopark.
COBALT HISTORIC WALKING TRAIL
The COBALT HISTORIC WALKING TRAIL is a paved, easy access 3 km tour through the center of the town of Cobalt, the “Silver Capital of Canada”. It adjoins the SILVER HERITAGE TRAIL, a 6 km system of roads and paths that can be hiked, cycled or driven through Coleman Township. Although industrial mining started in 1903, the silver and cobalt deposit was accessed by indigenous people for thousands of years, and mineral samples are found in First Nation’s burial mounds throughout Eastern North America.
GRANDE CHUTE TRAIL
The GRANDE CHUTE TRAIL is accessible on Quebec Hwy. #101, 8 km north of Laniel. It begins as a 7 km side-road, (Chemin de Topping), but a half km easy hike is requires to reach the waterfalls of the Kipawa River, as they tumble over the distinctive rock assemblage of the Grenville Front. In 2017, the Bank of Canada honoured the location by featuring it (and others) on the $10 bank note for the 150th Anniversary of Canada.
RÉCRÉ-EAU des QUINZE TRAILS
RÉCRÉ-EAU des QUINZE, originating at Notre-Dame-du Nord, features an extensive playground with 6 marked hiking trails, well equipped with bridges, picnic tables, and scenic observation sites, all surrounded by forest and waterways. The featured bike path connects to "La Route Verte" which can take the avid cyclist all the way to Quebec City.
OPÉMICAN PARK TRAILS
OPÉMICAN PARK, bordered by Lac Témiskamingue and Lac Kipawa, will open in 2019. Park developers have established a new series of hiking trails that highlight the junction of the territory`s deciduous and boreal forests. An area rich in cultural history, it was home to the First Nation people for millennia before contact with European society was made in the 17th century. The Park typifies the landscape of the Southern Laurentians.
MAPLE MOUNTAIN TRAIL
MAPLE MOUNTAIN, located within Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park is accessible by a combination of canoeing and hiking. Located in the most westerly portion of the Aspiring Geopark, only well experienced trippers should attempt this multi-day excursion. There are alternate waterway starting points at Temagami, Mowat's Landing (Montreal River), and Elk Lake. The mountain is known by the people of the Temagami First Nation as "The place where the spirits go." The summit features a full scale 33m intact fire tower.