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All About Blind River

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All About Blind River

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

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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.

Like and follow Blind River Tourism on Facebook for year round photos, events and news.

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

One event that you may not know about: Rocking on the River
This is one of Blind River’s best kept secrets! Started back in 2010, this 2-day concert series entertains music lovers with the sounds of acoustic, country and blues and rock musicians. There is also a motorcycle show n shine, food vendor, giveaways and prizes.
Learn more: www.rockingontheriver.com

Timber Village Museum. (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

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 in to the town and area’s history. The museum also has an art gallery which hosts 5 art exhibits per year featuring local talent.

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

- See What’s Going on at The Library
Follow them on Facebook for regular posts of events, social gatherings and workshops.

Eats and Drinks

There are many local 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)

Blind River Farmers Market

Throughout the summer, a Farmers' Market is held at the pavilion on the grounds of the Travel Information Centre in Blind River every Saturday from 9am - 2pm. You’ll find fresh produce and locally caught fish plus handmade crafts and more.

Local Beaches

One of our favourite ways to spend a hot sunny day in Algoma is 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 area today. Find places to stay at www.algomacountry.com

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