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All About Blind River

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All About Blind River

Things to Do and Fun Facts to help you fit in like a local

There are many fun outdoor activities and adventures in and around the community of Blind River. Excellent fishing for northern pike, walleye, bass and trout at fishing resorts, cottages and remote fly-in outposts. Being situated on the North Channel of Lake Huron means world-class boating and a full-service marina. There are beautiful sandy beaches for swimming, hiking and nearby touring routes. In winter, you can snowmobile, snowshoe and cross country ski.

But to get to know Blind River from a local perspective, here are some things to do and fun facts you may not be aware of.

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Festivals and Events

The community itself hosts a variety of events throughout the year for locals and visitors: Seniors Games, Canada Day Celebrations, Community Days, Santa Claus Parade, Senior’s Christmas Luncheon and the Children’s Christmas Skate with Santa.
Learn more: Blind River Annual Events

Spend a Rainy Day

Sometimes it rains during your vacation and you can't be outdoors. Here are some things to do that will you keep entertained indoors (or at least all you'll need is an umbrella).

  • Go to the Movies

The Palace Theatre 2 is located at the Alan Bray Auditorium in the French High School (117 Colonization Road). What's playing is listed on the website.
Important to know: cash only, full concession stand, plays one new feature.

  • Visit the Museum

The Timber Village Museum offers a look into the town and the area’s history.

  • Shop Local

What great finds will you discover at these locally-owned shops?

Eats and Drinks

There are many locally-owned restaurants and food trucks to grab a quick bite, enjoy a leisurely dinner, or relax with a drink.

Dining on the patio at Pier Seventeen. Four Cheese Mac and Cheese with a Caesar Salad.  (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

HIke or bike the boom camp trails

This beautiful park consists of 12 km of multi-season trails perfect for those that want to hike and bike. The trails include pavilions located on the east and west end of the park. There are interpretive signs that share the stories of the area in French, English and Ojibwe. In winter, the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing.
Learn more

(Photo credit: Martin Lortz)

Local Beaches

One of our favourite ways to spend a hot sunny day in Algoma is by going to the beach! Blind River and its surrounding area have beautiful sandy beaches perfect for swimming and picnics. These beaches are close to town:

  • 4th Sand Beach (off Hwy 17)
  • Boom Camp Trails (off of Hwy 17)
  • Lauzon Beach, Algoma Mills (off Hwy 17)
  • Bootleggers Bay, Algoma Mills (off Hwy 538)

Pop Culture Facts

- In singer Neil Young’s song Long May You Run, which is a story about the end of his 1948 Buick Roadmaster Hearse named Mort. Young makes a reference to Blind River.

Here are the lyrics:
Well, it was back in Blind River in 1962
When I last saw you alive
But we missed that shift on the long decline
Long may you run.

You can read about the end of Mort in Neil Young's biography Waging Heavy Peace (Chapter 8).

- In the film Anatomy of a Murder (1959), the character Mary Pilant was born in Blind River.

- In the 1986 film Youngblood with Rob Lowe and Patrick Swayze, the Blind River Beavers hockey team is mentioned.

Plan your vacation in Blind River and the area today. Find places to stay at www.algomacountry.com

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