The Lake Superior Circle Tour Headquarters has found a new home base along the Ontario North Shore. Previously located along Highway 11/17 (Trans-Canada) in Nipigon, the new headquarters now resides 12 kilometers west, in the township of Red Rock. The location sits along the Red Rock waterfront, in the local Marina & Interpretive Centre. Visitors and travellers of the Lake Superior Circle Tour are encouraged to visit the Centre, discover all that the community of Red Rock has to offer, and starting in 2023, receive their stamp at the newly designated location.
Conveniently located just 8 kilometers off the main Circle Tour route, the township of Red Rock is not only home to the new Headquarters, but also to a range of activities to do. While visiting the Headquarters, travellers can tour the Interpretive Centre to learn about the Red Rock area. View the taxidermy displays of native wilderness species, take a ride to the bottom of Lake Superior in the virtual submarine and learn about the prisoners of war camp. There are also bike rentals available from the Centre which visitors and travellers can tour the marina or community on.
With the Interpretive Centre being at the local marina, travellers can enjoy the beauty of Lake Superior while walking down the boardwalks and along the break wall. Kids can cool down on the splash pad during summer months or play in the park.
Telescopes on the boardwalk allow you to soak in the distant scenery along the river
Also, in the community of Red Rock, visitors can enjoy a variety of hiking trails at various difficulty levels to suit everyone’s needs. The Lloyds Lookout Trail, located just before the train tracks upon entering the town, is a short 1.25km trail that leads to a viewing deck overlooking Superior, out to La Grange Island and Red Rock itself. The Red Rock Mountain Trail can be accessed off the Red Rock Road up sideroad Red Rock Road 1 with signage to the trail head. This trail totals 4.9km and is considered difficult. There are three newly constructed viewing platforms to enjoy panoramic Lake Superior views, sights over the community and surrounding area – a more challenging yet very rewarding hike!
Enjoy a Superior Picnic Adventure in Red Rock! Travellers can take part in this North Shore program right in Red Rock. Enjoy a delicious meal made by Red Pebbles Café and indulge at the dedicated Superior Picnic Table located at the marinas break wall. There is a dedicated menu item for the program which features a locally sourced ingredient. Or travellers can enjoy any of the delicious menu items to bring on their picnic adventure with them. Red Pebbles Café is located at the local Recreation Centre and feature a variety of options, there is even a kids menu section as well.
Red Rock’s Superior Picnic Table at the scenic marina
This program showcases various dining locations along the North Shore each with their own special that includes a locally sourced ingredient. Each participating location has a nearby picnic table to encourage everyone to take advantage of the beauty the North Shore encompasses.
With a local grocery store, convenience store, a marina and school park, hiking trails and endless scenic views, Red Rock is more than just the new Lake Superior Circle Tour Headquarters location, it is a must-see destination. Add it to your itinerary upon planning your Circle Tour trip and experience this Superior treasure.