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Pigeon River Provincial Park

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Thunder Bay, Ontario P0T 2V0, Canada
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Great wilderness close to the city

Half and hour from Thunder Bay is Pigeon River Provincial Park. A short hike take you to the top of... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
ancientmoods
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Thunder Bay, Canada
Not what you'd expect

A rugged, more primitive Provincial Park that was at one time a busy place. Actually had a OPP... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
SnoMan56623
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Baudette, Minnesota
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Thunder Bay, Ontario P0T 2V0, Canada
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Half and hour from Thunder Bay is Pigeon River Provincial Park. A short hike take you to the top of a waterfall for super vistas. Alternatively hike an easy trail to Lake Superior.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

A rugged, more primitive Provincial Park that was at one time a busy place. Actually had a OPP. detachment known as Middle Falls. Close to the Pigeon River border crossing. Remnants of old Government structures. Known for sightings of illegal immigrant crossings, and unknown creatures.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We plotted out our vacation this summer based on provincial parks we wanted to visit. Having had really awesome experiences at rushing rapids, Kakabeka falls, and quetico,we expected way more from this park than there was. We actually decided when we got there to cross...More

Thank sarahnaid
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

When you're at the Pigeon River Border, you have a choice: Take a walk on the Canadian Wild Side, or the American boardwalk with stairs and railings. See the falls from either side, with a bonus on the U.S. grounds (washrooms!). Canadian bonus is a...More

Thank Ideasculptor
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Beautiful easy walk up Pigeon River to the 90 foot high waterfalls pouring down this short river...wild and beautiful. No dam altering the flow. And you can see walkers across the river on the American side. Short hike but sat at the Falls for an...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The falls are very pretty. We enjoyed the park and the beauty of the area. Another natural wonder worth stopping for.

Thank Love4SunnyDays
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Sad that this park has been reduced to what it is. In its time it was a great place to visit and pic nic. Returned to visit middle falls and for the first time to the lookout. The trail is very rough and greasy. Up...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

For our first half hour in Ontario, this park was a great teaser to all the scenic hiking Ontario has to offer. Easy to find the waterfall, and it's fun to look back at the US on the other side.

Thank Katy M
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

We hiked to the lookout and loved our hike! A good workout, but not too difficult with a GORGEOUS view to reward you at the top. Take a water bottle and a snack with you.

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Reviewed 11 December 2015

This river divides the US and Canada and is found just off Hwy 61 north of the border down Hsy 593. Look for the river and pull off and explore as it is not marked well. You can walk along the river to middle falls....More

2  Thank Reg J
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LMagoo
13 April 2016|
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Response from Reg J | Reviewed this property |
Not Lisa. I suspect at this point it should be accessible with good boots. Definitely snow shoes. It gets sun so should be opening up.
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