Blind River

Blind River

Once a bustling Northern Ontario logging town, Blind River is now a hub for trail enthusiasts and a welcoming rest stop for visitors touring the area.

Algoma’s awe-inspiring landscapes surrounding Blind River attract nature photographers and outdoor enthusiasts. Its waterways are popular for fishing, watersports and boating. In the winter, its epic trails are perfectly groomed for snowmobiling.

Map of Blind River

Where is Blind River?

Blind River is situated on the North Channel of Lake Huron in the Algoma District. It is named after the river which flows south from Pathfinder Lake and into Lake Huron.

The town is located halfway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie on the Trans-Canada Highway 17. 

From Toronto, Blind River is about a five to six-hour drive. Travellers can also choose to travel via the bus service operated by Ontario Northland.

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Things to do in Blind River

Enjoy hiking and skiing

Hike or cross-country ski over 10 kilometres of multi-season trails through coastal headlands and wetlands at Boom Camp Interpretive Park. Multiple trail options are available.

Explore the waterfront trail

A part of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail runs through Blind River, providing a scenic path to cycle, take a leisurely stroll and enjoy amazing sunsets.

Relax on the beach

Fourth Sands Beach, located just off Huron Beach Road is close to town and provides the perfect ambience for a swim, a family picnic or a relaxing walk on surrounding trails.

Visit the Blind River Marina

Blind River Marina Park is a popular rest stop for cyclists and boaters offering hot showers, washrooms and wi-fi. It also includes the Timber Village Museum and TVM Art Gallery.

Last updated: February 15, 2024

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