Situated west of the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Prince Township is not to be missed if you’re visiting this area of Algoma. With a landscape of farmland, rugged Canadian Shield rock, the breathtaking views of the Gros Cap Bluffs and stunning coastline of Lake Superior, Prince Township should be your must-visit list. Especially if you love the outdoors!
What is there to do in Prince? We’ve put together a list of outdoor adventures, attractions and services to help you plan a day-trip.
PRINCE TOWNSHIP MUSEUM
The Prince Township Museum is made up of five buildings that focuses on the history of the township’s residents and educates visitors on the first pioneers who settled Canada. These attractions are: The Prince United Church, Conway Log House, One-room Schoolhouse, Implement Shed, and Large Implement Shed. Buildings and artifacts are from between the 1800s and 1900s. The museum is open to the public for tours.
July and August: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 am - 4 pm
Book a tour by phone: (705) 779-2992 or (705) 779-3996.
If you’re staying in Sault Ste. Marie, bring or even rent a bicycle and ride out to Prince Township. Ride this area’s section of the Lake Huron North Channel Bike Trail, which is a 380-km cycling extension of the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail from Sudbury to Gros Cap Marina Park. Cycling along the signed route makes for a great day-trip and an excellent way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
Download the Lake Huron North Channel Trail Map Here
GROS CAP MARINA PARK
Spring of 2017 saw the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Gros Cap Marina Park. Features now include: beautiful landscaping, wheelchair accessible paths, a universal dock which allows water tourists with mobility issues to easily transfer to and out of their water crafts, two picnic tables, compost washroom facility, bear proof waste disposal containers, and a signage kiosk. A secure watercraft storage unit is also in the works.
VOYAGEUR HIKING TRAIL
The Saulteaux Club maintains the trail systems of the Sault Ste. Marie and Area of the Voyageur Hiking Trail. The Club also organizes local hikes and paddles in the area which you can find on their website: www.voyageurtrail.ca. Guidebooks are also available for purchase at: Joe’s Sports & Surplus, The Water Tower Inn, Hiawatha Highlands, Airways General Store, The Trading Post, Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Travel Information Centre and the Algoma Bicycle Company.
BOOTS & SADDLES ROADHOUSE
This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. The menu includes wings, burgers, ranch-style dinners, sandwiches and wraps and is fully licensed. This is a great place stop during a driving tour, bicycle ride, day-hike, or in winter, by snowmobile when you’re looking for a hot meal to warm you up.
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See the full menu here
AIRWAYS GENERAL STORE
Heading to Pointe des Chenes beach for the day? Stop at the store for snacks, beverages or anything else you’ll need for picnic. The general store also sells gas so no worries when out touring the countryside. The general store is also open in winter, and is located on District 13 Snowmobile Trail SSM 1. Sledders can fuel up their snowmobiles, buy necessities, and head next door for a hot meal at Boots & Saddles.
The Great Trail Celebration took place on August 26, 2017 at Gros Cap Marina Park from 1 pm to 7 pm. Trail participants gathered at the park. Hikers for the Gros Cap Loop Voyageur Trail hike and Voyageur canoeists and kayakers for the Gros Cap Bluffs Voyageur Canoe-led paddle. The Sault Cycling Club lead a bike ride from Sault Ste. Marie to the park. Between 4 pm and 7 pm there was a BBQ, live music with Rusy McCarthy, a tree planting ceremony, and prizes.
Staye tuned for 2018 dates.
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