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Ontario's Near North - Chutes PP

sunny 25 °C

Leaving Mississagi PP this morning was bittersweet. It was a gem of a composite with no neighbours and beautiful rugged scenery, yet this morning the mosquitos were hungry and decided we looked like breakfast. It was cool outside which made them more prevalent. The basically chased us out of the park!
After gassing up and getting a few groceries in Elliot Lake, we headed for Chutes Provincial Park just an hour up the road. Its a small park just off the Transcanada Highway at the town of Massey. Our spot is right at the back of Circle B and behind us is the trail and the “Chutes”. Its a wide spot and the pines trees are all around us.
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A quick walk to the River aux Sables made us realize the sound we hear from the campground is not the highway but the roaring of the many falls. This was originally a logging company’s area where they would haul the fallen trees to the frozen river and then in the spring when the ice melted, the logs would flow down to Lake Huron with help from the log drivers.
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After dinner we headed out to explore on our bikes and found the beach area below the falls. Very shallow and so sandy with white sand you’d think we were in Jamaica! Tomorrow we will explore more the trails and might head into Massey to see what’s there.
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Posted by blgracey 17:55 Archived in Canada

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