We publish a lot of content at Northeastern Ontario Tourism—sometimes we come out with duds, and sometimes with total rockstars! With another calendar year coming to a close, we thought it would be fun to look back on your favourite articles of the ones we published in 2017.
These articles performed head and shoulders above the rest either here on the Northern Portal or at NortheasternOntario.com. They were social media darlings, shared by many, and read by many more. Starting at number 10, these were the most read articles by you.
10. The Ultimate Fall Road Trip: The Lake Temiskaming Loop Tour
Who loves a good post-summer road trip full of fall colours, tasty eats, big views, and windy backroads? Apparently you folks do—you’ve made this story the #10 most read article of 2017. Whether you’re cruising in an RV or car, or on a motorcycle, late summer and fall are fantastic times to explore the Lake Temiskaming Tour in Northeastern Ontario.
9. 30 Photos Proving That Northeastern Ontario is the Most Beautiful Place on Earth
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and the talented and award-winning Sarah Furchner provided us with a full set of her favourite shots from Killarney, Sudbury, and Manitoulin Island. We loved them and were so glad that you did too.
8. Wolf Lake & Blue Lagoon
The popularity of this article shows that there are more than a few backcountry explorers among you. Cascading waterfalls, quartzite rock, and majestic old growth red pines—this hidden lagoon is a favoured destination for the intrepid explorers willing to make the trek.
7. Terror Train 6607
It turns out that you love to be scared, with the Terror Train story being one of the most searched articles in our archives in 2017. Making an appearance every October in the Greater Sudbury region, Terror Train 6607 is a famed and favourite Halloween tradition in Northeastern Ontario.
6. Moosonee – Traveller’s Guide to the End of the Line
This post explains the how, where, and what of a train trip to the northern communities of Moosonee and Moose Factory. An introductory resource guide for any newcomer wanting to travel north, this post was one of the top searched articles in 2017 and widely shared on social media.
5. 11 Photos That Show Off the Beauty of the North Channel
The North Channel is known for having some of the finest cruising grounds in the world. Pink granite, glacier-smoothed rocky shoreline, crystal clear blue waters, and windswept pines—this landscape will take your breath away and this photo essay shows it off.
4. The Northern Lights Trip Planner
If you’ve ever wanted to have a Northern Lights viewing experience, this resource article is a great place to start. Depending on how much time you have to spend, this article provides three possible trips you can plan in Northeastern Ontario—an adventure many of you seem keen on, and one we highly recommend.
3. The Planet D’s Favourite Things to Do on Manitoulin Island
If you’ve ever thought about making a trip to Manitoulin Island, let Deb and Dave from the Planet D be your guides! They visited our region in 2014, and their article continues to be one of the most popular resource guides on the Northern Portal.
2. Top 5 Things to do in Killarney
Located within a day’s drive of Toronto and Sudbury, Killarney Provincial Park is a popular hiking, camping, and paddling destination in the summer, and a popular snowshowing, cross-country skiing, and yurt camping destination in the winter.
1. Increase Your Odds: Viewing the Northern Lights in Northeastern Ontario
Our community loves the Northern Lights—so much so that you made this article the #1 most searched article of 2017, by a landslide. Paired with the Northern Lights Trip Planner, there’s a good chance that these resources will help you have a Northern Lights viewing experience.
There you have it—the most loved, searched, shared, and commented on posts of the last calendar year. Keep following along for more amazing outdoor adventure content in 2018.