An ideal rest stop along the North Channel, Blind River has been a historic gathering spot since the early 1600s. Located at the halfway point between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, this warm community has a full suite of amenities available. Travellers can base themselves at a number of comfortable motels, B&Bs and cottages and enjoy exceptional food at several local restaurants, including a seasonal venue at the Town’s marina, located on Lake Huron’s famed North Channel cruising waters.
Visitors can hike or ride the Boom Camp Interpretive Trails system, which melds rich cultural and historic significance with scenic vistas and soft sand beaches via 12km of multi-season trails, or stop at the Timber Village Museum and the Northern Ontario Logging Memorial to take in some local history. Those that wish leave the shore behind will find that they have numerous opportunities to get out on the water, with not just Lake Huron, but a wealth of local lakes, rivers and wilderness areas to explore. And if you’re looking for a hidden gem? Visit Fourth Sand Beach, located just off of Huron Beach Road. You will not be disappointed.
Festivalgoers should be sure to check out Rocking on the River, a two-day annual music festival and motorcycle show on civic holiday weekend that includes overnight camping options. The venue is host to other local events, so be sure to check its schedule before your next stop in Blind River.