Every year on the last Saturday of September, the Hike for Health is held along the Nipigon River Recreation Trail in order to raise monies for local needs.
During the rugged 10 km trek hikers enjoy spectacular views from three lookouts over Nipigon Bay on Lake Superior, and later relax on the leisurely portion of the trail beside the Nipigon River and its wetlands.
This year, the hike takes place September 29th. The day will begin at 8:30 am with registration and opening ceremonies at the Nipigon Marina Pavilion. A light breakfast will be served and fundraising/participation prizes awarded. Beginning at 9:30, buses will begin shuttling hikers to the Red Rock trailhead. There will be NO LUNCH provided this year. We encourage hikers to visit participating local restaurants to enjoy “Hiker’s Specials” andreceive 15% off their lunch (alcohol excluded).
This trail is challenging, with rugged terrain and long stairs. Appropriate hiking footwear and clothing is recommended.
2018 Pledge/Reg Form and Information Brochures are NOW available here. **NEW** this year a Liability Waiver must be completed and submitted with registration. Minors 18 and under must have a parent/guardian sign for them. All forms are available at the Nipigon Library, Zechner’s, and the Nipigon Municipal Office, and will be available at the registration table on hike day.