updated on: June 27, 2016
Getting Away From it All in Blind River
Quiet town in Ontario's North Channel has everything the visiting boater needs
Any cruise along the North Channel should include a stop at this boater's haven
About halfway between the cities of Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie, on the Trans-Canada Highway, lies the quiet town of Blind River. With a history that stretches back to its founding in 1906, Blind River is one of the top destinations for boaters and outdoor enthusiasts in Ontario's Algoma Country. I’ve passed through the area several times, but recently I had a chance to bring a boat and spend some time exploring.
Where to Launch
Blind River is the ideal destination for trailer boaters. With eight boat launches on four different bodies of water, there is something for everyone. Launch your boat at the Boardwalk Boat Launch in the centre of town and you can enjoy a leisurely cruise on the river’s protected waters.
For the more adventurous boater, head south from the highway to Blind River Marine Park and you’ll have access to the famous North Channel. From here you can enjoy dozens of miles of scenic boating in an area considered to be one of the best freshwater cruising areas in the world.