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Red Rock (Ontario)

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Red Rock (Ontario)

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Red Rock townsite

Red Rock [4] is a scenic town located on the shores of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario. It's a good spot for outdoor enthusiasts or if you want to get away from it all. Its rugged cliffs and the waters of Nipigon Bay provide plenty of opportunities for hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, snowmobiling, and skiing.

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Red Rock is located at the end of Hwy 628, 8 km (five miles) off Highway 11/17 (the Trans-Canada Highway), 97km east of Thunder Bay.

If you have a boat, the Red Rock Marina services include fuel, electricity, security, shower, pumpout, and launching.

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Red Rock Folk Festival
  • The nearby rivers and lakes off excellent fishing, including some of the best ice fishing in Northern Ontario. Local fish include: Walleye, Northern Pike, Muskie, Lake and Brook Trout, Small and Large Mouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Sauger, Sturgeon, and Whitefish. Red Rock holds the world record for Biggest Brook Trout! Think you can beat it?
  • Go hiking on the 8.2km trail that connects Nipigon and Red Rock. This takes approximately three hours to complete. If you are considering the hike, it's easier to start on the Red Rock end and if you only plan to hike one way, arrange for a ride back. You may want to take water and a light lunch. Along the way there are rest areas where you can look out and see the lake, and the magnificent wildlife.
  • There is a public golf course located just off Highway 11/17 between Nipigon and Red Rock. North Shore Golf Club is noted for it's breath taking scenery and rental equipment is available.
  • The recreation centre in Red Rock offers a variety of activites such as a three sheet curling club, a bowling alley, an arena, a senior's club, a weight room, an outdoor swimming pool and a gymnasium.
  • Live from the Rock Folk Festival, Pull-a-log Park (on Lake Superior), [1]. Hosted in the second week of August, this folk festival usually features about 25 performers. It also includes arts and crafts and the Paju Run — an 11.2km course that climbs 715 feet to the top of Paju Mountain.  edit

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There are three restaurants located throughout Red Rock with wonderful homecooked meals: The Birchwood Cafe and Campground, Rose's Snack Bar, and Mountain Breeze Restaurant.

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The marina
  • Birchwood Campground and Cafe, 490 11-17 Hwy, +1 (807) 886-2440, [2]. Campsites are scenic and well kept. The business offers a campground, amethyst gift shop, general store, and cafe with home cooking. You will find numerous items of handcrafted jewelery and other unique gifts.  edit
  • Quebec Lodge, +1 (807) 886-2603. A small lodge that features a large living room (meeting room) and dining room and high speed internet. The Red Rock/Nipigon hiking trail is only a short hike from the Lodge's back door. Breakfast and lunch are served on site; their partner, the Red Rock Inn, will provide dinner. Sometimes sponsors theme weekends such as fly fishing or adventure weekends.  edit
  • Red Rock Inn, 145 White Boulevard, 1-888-547-1402 (toll-free) or +1 (807) 886-2111, [3]. Includes air conditioning, cable television, coffee makers, continental breakfast and a magnificent view of Lake Superior. Some single and double suites also feature gas fire places and whirlpool baths. $85-$135.  edit

The township of Red Rock has also set aside an area for camping at the Marina park.


Get out[edit]

Routes through Red Rock
Fort FrancesThunder Bay  W noframe E  NipigonNorth Bay
WinnipegThunder Bay  W noframe E  NipigonSault Ste Marie

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