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Lookout Trail


Pancake Bay Provincial Park

Located across the road from the campground, this hiking trail takes you through a lush forest dominated by tall maples and yellow birch.

This hike provides you with the best views of Pancake Bay and opportunities to catch a glimpse of the local wildlife, including moose. From the lookout you can see across to Whitefish Point known as the “graveyard of the Great Lakes” where the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk in a fierce Superior storm in 1975.

Highlights of this trail include: two lookout platforms offering spectacular views of Lake Superior and Pancake Bay, secluded inland lakes where you may hear the call of the loon and the scenic Pancake River Falls. This wide, sheltered, sandy bay on Lake Superior's east shore offers a respite for weary travellers.

From a viewing platform you can see the lake and the spot where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a fierce November gale in 1975. Voyageurs used to stop here, with just enough flour left to make pancakes before restocking supplies in nearby Sault Ste. Marie.



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