Marathon is located in Ontario’s Superior Country. This community sits along Highway 17 and is just past Neys Provincial Park nestled approximately midpoint between the cities of Thunder Bay and Sault Ste Marie. Marathon has a population of 3,273 and originally began as Peninsula a railway community. This area is most well-known for the indigenous settling their first and its history with the railroad. Some of the most popular things to do in the area include beach combing on the shores of Lake Superior right within the community. Many locals walk the beaches daily in awe of Superior when she holds her waves high, shows stunning stormy skies, or gives everyone a calm and peaceful day. In addition to the traditional pastimes of hunting and fishing, there are opportunities for canoeing/kayaking, ailing, boating, scuba diving, hiking, backpacking, geocaching, orienteering, golf, international standard cross country skiing trails, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, wildlife and bird watching, scenic vistas for photographers and artists, camping and much, much more.