There are numerous places and recreational trails to explore within the Porcupine Health Unit’s catchment area.
The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority maintains approximately 45 km of trails for cycling and walking around the City of Timmins. The Timmins Trail Guide is available at the Conservation Authority Office for $2.00.
The Kettle Lakes Provincial Park features 4 trails between 1.5 km and 2 km. You can access or download the trail map on the Ontario Parks website. Note: A registration fee is required to enter the park.
Access to the Matheson Rotary Club Interpretive Trail is gained at the westerly end of MacDougall Street. The Trail stretches from MacDougall Street to Second Street down Monahan Road and along the railroad tracks back to MacDougall Street. The trail is approximately 1.75 km in length and has benches and information boards along the way.
Sturgeon Falls Lookout (Also known as Spruce Falls) on the Kapuskasing River is approximately 2.7 km in length, one-way. The trailhead is available at the junction of Hemlock and Ash streets. Once you get to the end destination, the view of the river from the top of the falls is stunning. The trail map can be found on Google Maps.
The Rene Brunelle Provincial Park features 2 trails of approximately 1.5 km. Note: A registration fee is required to enter the park.
The Moonbeam Nature Trails offers 7 trails covering nearly 35 kilometres in and around Remi Lake and the Rene Brunelle Provincial Park. During the summer months, they offer free daily bicycle rentals. In winter, snowshoes can be borrowed. For more information regarding rentals and to obtain the map, visit https://www.moonbeam.ca/map-trails.
The municipality of Hearst offers the following trail for its residents and visitors.
The Hearst Cross Country Ski & Snowshoeing Club has 28 km of cross-country skiing trails that are accessible for hiking from spring to late fall. The trails can be accessed from the following location on Hwy 583 North:
The Fushimi Lake Provincial Park has 2 trails (1 km and 7 km). The latter trail takes you to one of the few original fire lookout towers left in Ontario. A registration Fee is required to enter the park.
The Buttercup Trails in Hornepayne are groomed in the winter and used for hiking during the summer months.
Nagagamisis Provincial Park features 2 trails (1.5 km and 4 km). Note: A registration fee is required to enter the park.
Lake Commando provides a refreshing refuge from the summer heat and being smack dab in the heart of the community. Take in a two kilometre stroll around the lake or find a local park and enjoy a walk, as well as many other recreational activities that wait your presence.
Cochrane’s Bike Share Program is free and available for all local residents and visiting tourists alike. Take a bike and ride where you need to go! Whether you are hitting the trails for a picnic, enjoying the scenic views, or want a healthy mode of travel to and from work.
The Iroquois Falls Cross-Country Ski Club features four scenic one-way ski trails, totalling 20 km, and one 5 km snowshoe trail. Trails can be accessed during the summer for walking, jogging or hiking. The trail map can be found on the Iroquois Falls Cross-Country Ski Club website.