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“what a beautiful area” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hiawatha Highlands

Hiawatha Highlands
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St. Catharines, Canada
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“what a beautiful area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The area was clean and well maintained, except for people throwing their water bottles in the water, it is to bad that some people don't see the beauty of this area

Visited July 2014
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Sault Ste. Marie
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51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best part of the Soo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

I've been going to Hiawatha since I was about 4 years old when my dad would take my sister and I there to play in the park. Soon after we were heading there in the winter to learn to cross-country ski. Later on we were going up there to swim and jump off the falls (no one does it anymore) with our friends. To this day I am at Hiawatha about 3 times a week (summer and winter) to take my dog for hikes or snowshoeing. The park is encompasses a huge area and is a great example of nature's beauty during all seasons in Northern Ontario. In the summer many go to walk the trails in amongst the tall red pines or to visit the 2 sets of falls on the crystal creek. Mountain biking has become quite popular and there is now a good number of trails to choose from. In the fall the changing of the leaves is spectacular and with the leaves off the trees there a few nice vantage points to view the entire city. During the winter the park offers several well-groomed cross country ski trails of varying lengths and degrees of difficult. There is even a 2km lighted trail that is perfect for those learning to ski and who want to go at night. There is also snowshoe trails and trails that you can walk on since they are so packed down. Just north of the park at the end of the Connor road is perfect place to bring your dog to run on the snow packed trails. All in all the park has a lot to offer for local and visitors alike - be sure to visit!

Visited June 2014
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ontario, canada
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Silent Sport Mecca - Nature in the City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Hiawatha Highlands is located at the corner of 5th Line & Landslide Rd. 5th line can be accessed by taking Great Northern Rd (Hwy 17) North (West) just to the limits of town. 4th Line is the last signalled intersection.

The area is partly run by the Kinsmen Club and the SSM Conservation Authority.
I visit this area multiple times weekly. The area is divided into three sections: The Pinder side (Northwest); the Red Pine Side and the Crystal Side. The Pinder and Red Pine sections are all trails. The Crystal side has the majority of activity.

Summer Activities:
Tons of hiking trails; most of which are XC ski trails - 2 of which access waterfalls (Crystal side)
At least 25kms of awesome singletrack mountain bike trails spread out in three sections (All three sections)
Multiple playgrounds
Dining shelter
Small lake with grass and picnic areas
Sault Ste. Marie Voyageur Trail
Ice Cream Parlor

Winter Activities:
XC Skiing - www.hiawathahighlands.com
Snow-shoeing

Rentals available.

If in the area this is a great spot to relax and take in the beauty of the area. There is a lookout on both the Pinder XC trail and the Red Pine XC trail that can be accessed by foot in the summer and ski in the winter giving a great panorama of Sault Ste. Marie.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

If you are visiting Sault Ste. Marie and enjoy the outdoors than Hiawatha should definitely be on your list of places to see. There are different hikes that vary in length (from a few kilometers to 10 kilometers or more). There are beautiful waterfalls to see and take pictures at. I love it there.

Visited September 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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134 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The Crystal Falls”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

The falls are very nice but hard to find. I would give 5 stars if they only had some signs. The falls themselves are very good falls to see. Expect a hike with a climb though. I would recomend if you can find it.

Visited September 2013
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