Trip Rating: 5/5
The North Channel is the stretch of water stretching from the St. Mary's River, near Sault Ste. Marie in the West to approximately to top of Georgian Bay in the East. The dramatic landscape is accented by the La Cloche Mountain Range on the North Shore, the South is bounded by Manitoulin, and Cockburn Islands, to the South. The Channel is nearly 250km long, with vast stretches of the lanscape untouched, pristine wilderness. This day trip is going to focus on the La Cloche and Sagamok reserve coastline.
The launch site is pictured below. The trail is on the southern end of the park, which is unsupervised. However, Chutes Provincial Park is less than 30 mins by car and offers some top notch camping opportunities. There is plenty of parking and a very old boat ramp that seems to have been abandoned. The closest services are in Sagamok, or Massey, which is a bit of a drive.