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 where they can begin the hike. Water stations are available along the hike. There will be NO LUNCH provided this year. We encourage hikers to visit participating local restaurants to enjoy “Hiker’s Specials” and show proof of participation to receive 15% off their lunch bill.
This trail is challenging, with rugged terrain and long stairs. Appropriate hiking footwear and clothing is recommended. Spectacular views make it well worth the effort!
2018 pledge forms will be available SOON at the Nipigon Library, Zechner’s, and the Nipigon Municipal Office, or online.