Fort St Joseph National Historic Site is located at the south end of St. Joseph Island. It is the site of the remnants of a British fort that was active during the war of 1812. Some of the ruins are still there today.
We will drive from the Sault to the park gate (about 90 km/ 54mi). We will snowshoe through the park bird sanctuary to the visitor centre (closed this time of year) and have lunch in the picnic area. There will then be a period of time to roam the ruins. We will head back to La Pointe Point or Rains Point and follow a trail through hardwood forest back to the park entrance. This hike will cover a variety of forest types from cedar swamp to mature hardwoods.
Bring food, water, snowshoes, poles recommended. Distance 8-10 km/ 4.8-6 mi on all flat terrain (no gently rolling hills).
Meet Up At 9:30 am
At Wellington Square Mall (near South Market St) to carpool
If you have questions, would like to participate in this outing or require more information please contact trip leader Murray Nott 705-942-2896 or MurrayNott@hotmail.ca before the outing.
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