Originally Posted by tedmarshall
I'm planning to do a circle route come summer. Would like to take as many unpaved routes that the trip would allow. Particularly interested in the Sleeping Giant area and the chain of peninsulae (that a word?) and islands that curve up past Nipigon Bay. Wonder if there's ferries or boats that could get me and my KTM 990 from one to other. Maybe it's a pipe dream but then what else is there to do this time of year?
Also, the big bulge of land occupied by Pukaskwa NP. Are there roads closer to the water than 17?
And I'd really like to go to Michipicoten but might be too much of a hassle and $$.
Just the hopes of a Chicago guy who hasn't seen the area since 1971.
Pretty much a pipe dream, I'm affraid
Sleeping giant area (Sibley Peninsula) is a nice ride but it's an hour out and an hour back, no Peninsula or island hopping there. There's the Thunder Bay Lookout, a nice side trip off the Sibley road and on the way back you can hit the dirt roads at Pass lake and come out to hwy 17 at Pearl. Most dirt roads run north/south from Hwy 17 to 11. No roads into Puckaswa that will get you closer to the water aside from the main in and out past Heron Bay. No ferries to island hop. Michipicoten Harbour is interesting and you might be able to hire a fish tug to get you to Michipicoten island but like you say $$.