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Cascades Conservation Area

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beautiful even on the rainy days

The trails at the cascades are great for strolling or chasing after kids that can't wait to get to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Erin H
Thunder Bay, Canada
great stroll, a romantic visit

The water some how clenses you of stress. Enjoyed the nature, running water located in the city... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The trails at the cascades are great for strolling or chasing after kids that can't wait to get to the water. Trails are well kept and maps help you know where you are. In a hiking mood? Maybe ready for a swim? Or just want...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Erin H
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The water some how clenses you of stress. Enjoyed the nature, running water located in the city. Kids and family having picnic's too.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018

Best to see the falls in the spring run off or after a heavy rain, nice walk in the woods with few other people to bother you

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ceajm
Reviewed February 23, 2018

Great place to go for a family walk or hike with or without your dog. Beautiful hike through a bit of forest to the falls any time of the year!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank 480debbie
Reviewed September 24, 2017

This is a very good "bang for buck" walk to the falls after a short drive out of town. The last part is fairly rocky so may not be as good for people with mobility issues.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank kjkToronto
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Loved this area! Multiple paths, covering a wide area and different length trails. The map on display definitely helped us to get around.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DebbieC1000
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite things to do while in Thunder Bay is taking my lawn chair and book to the cascades. A beautiful, picturesque stop to listen to the water and enjoy the fresh out doors. I place my chair in the middle of a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Patsy S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We hadn't been to the Cascades in over 25 years. The plan is to go back and explore more in the next couple of weeks. My friend and I had a day to spend outdoors, with no immediate plans - a magical mystical kind of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ideasculptor
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

We set out to hike to the cascades while in the area. Took the blue trail to the red trail to the yellow trail. Unfortunately the little river run off the day we went was high and we decided not to try and cross, meaning...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank sarahnaid
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

I would consider this a must-see in Thunder Bay! Take a quick zip out of town to the Conservation Area, and find yourself at a sizeable parking lot. There's a loyalty parking payment of $2. There you'll also find a map of the area, and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank WendyH3397
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Response from littledrummerboy2016 | Reviewed this property |
It is about a 10 minute walk. If you take the trail on the left of the parking lot and follow the trail straight down you will arrive at the rocks and the water however the terrain is a little rough if you have wee ones or... More