In many ways, the history of the Lake Superior Provincial Park (a region located on the shores of Lake Superior) is a microcosm of Canadian history. Thanks to the volcanoes and earthquakes that moulded the Canadian Shield into towering mountains and deep canyons, and the modulating effects of four different glaciers since then, the park includes a variety of significant rock features.
Two of these are Agawa Rock, which is highlighted on the Agawa Rock Pictograph trails and Agawa Mountain, which is reached via the Awausee Trail. The Awausee Trail also offers some great lookouts over the Agawa Valley and the Agawa River. Agawa Canyon is also right next to the park. Visitors who want to hike through the canyon have to take the Algoma Central Railway, which operates along the park’s eastern border.
This trail guide includes Trappers Trail, Crescent Lake Trail, Pinguisibi Trail, Agawa Rock Pictographs Trail, South Old Woman River Trail, Nokomis Trail, Orphan Lake Trail, Peat Mountain Trail, Awausee Trail, Towab Trail, and Coastal Trail. The Awausee trail travels through a forested valley carved by glacial meltwater, and hikers will notice that the river was much larger at one time, as a series of terraces created by various river levels will prove. There are four lookouts that provide spectacular views of the Agawa Valley. Spring flowers, migrating birds and fall colours are highlights of this trail.
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