The Michipicoten Canoe Route
"The nearby Michipicoten River formed an important link in the canoe route from Lake Superior to James Bay via the Michipicoten, Missinaibi and Moose rivers. The route was probably explored at an early date by the French fur traders who maintained a post at Michipicoten. However, the first recorded journeys were not made until the 1770s when the Hudson Bay Company began to establish fur-trading posts along this route inland from Moose Fort. In 1781 Philip Turnor, the Company's first full-time surveyor, made a detailed investigation of the waterway. Considerable improvements were made to the portages along the route which, after 1821, became the Hudson's Bay Company supply-line for its Lake Superior District."
Silver Falls: Upper Falls
Silver Falls is located a few miles south of Scenic High Falls on the Magpie River. A wooden bridge crosses the river on Michipicoten Harbor Road at the end of a small natural lake below the falls. An easy 100m trail leads around the lake to the edge of Silver Falls along the Magpie River.
Michipicoten River Village (First Nation) is south of Wawa off Michipicoten River Village Road. Turn right at the fork and follow the road over the bridge to a park and turn left. Follow to the wooden bridge overlooking the falls. There is a small parking area just before the bridge.
Wawa Ontario Canada
"What About Our Small Town?"
Wawa, means "land of the goose" which is an ojibway toungue. you can see many geese during summer here as well as plenty other wildlife in the area. It is a small town, with not much for businesses, but it is not a "hick" town in the least. many travel to and from Sault Ste Marie, the closest city, and follow the trends from there. There are about 2 major clothing outlets, 2 grocery stores, many convenience stores, way too many hotels to count, 4 or more bars and many restaurants. There are alot of activities during summer for all types of people - dances, clubs, camping, ect., and during fall and winter there are mainly activities like hunting, fishing, skiidoo trails and cross country skiing. Kids always have something to do - they spend thier time having coffee, going to a dance or at the local pool hall. The scenery is great and there are alot of private and not so private places to camp. it is a very scenic town - with lots too see.