Sault Trails and Recreation System Trails

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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The Sault Trails and Recreation System (STAR) covers Hiawatha Highlands, Kinsmen Park, Wishart Park and the Tarentorus Fish Culture Station. There are three main trail systems: the Crystal Creek System with five trails; the Lookout Trail System (locally known as the Pinder System after the family who donated the land), which includes four trails; and the Red Pine Trail System with four trails. There are also several creeks, lakes and wetlands that are the ideal habitat for more that 70 species of birds, including bald eagles, redstarts, blackburnians, common yellowthroats, ovenbirds, parula warblers, red eyed vireos, hermit thrushes and bluebirds. You’ll have a good chance of seeing 18 species of mammals, including chipmunks, voles, and red fox. This trail guide includes Crystal Creek System: Kinsmen Lit, Hiawatha Extension Trail, Crystal Creek Trail, Inner Loop, Olympic Extension, Lookout Trail System (Pinder System): Lookout Trail, White Pine Extension, Mockingbird Hill, Sugar Bush Extension, Red Pine Trail System: Red Pine Trail, Fish Hatchery Extension, Cold Water Creek Extension, and Wishart Park Extension.

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"The Sault Trails and Recreation System (STAR) covers Hiawatha Highlands, Kinsmen Park, Wishart Park and the Tarentorus Fish Culture Station. There are three main trail systems: the Crystal Creek System with five trails; the Lookout Trail System (locally known as the Pinder System after the family who donated the land), which includes four trails; and the Red Pine Trail System with four trails.

There are also several creeks, lakes and wetlands that are the ideal habitat for more that 70 species of birds, including bald eagles, redstarts, blackburnians, common yellowthroats, ovenbirds, parula warblers, red eyed vireos, hermit thrushes and bluebirds. You’ll have a good chance of seeing 18 species of mammals, including chipmunks, voles, and red fox. This trail guide includes Crystal Creek System: Kinsmen Lit, Hiawatha Extension Trail, Crystal Creek Trail, Inner Loop, Olympic Extension, Lookout Trail System (Pinder System): Lookout Trail, White Pine Extension, Mockingbird Hill, Sugar Bush Extension, Red Pine Trail System: Red Pine Trail, Fish Hatchery Extension, Cold Water Creek Extension, and Wishart Park Extension."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Sault Ste. Marie
Distance: 24
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 13 trails totaling 15 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Sault Trails and Recreation System Trails

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May 2018