Inspired by the internationally renowned artwork of the Group of Seven, the G7 Lake Superior Trail project aims to link a network of existing and potential trails from Pic River to Neys Provincial Park, in an effort to build “A Trail to Connect the Paintings”. As part of this project, a lot of work has recently gone into re-cutting and marking the Kwewiskaning Coastal Trail. This trail follows 10 km of rugged coastline on Lake Superior, from the mouth of the Pic River to Heron Bay, with an additional 10 km continuing through to Marathon. Trail development north-west of Marathon to Neys will hopefully commence in 2016.

The Kwewiskaning Coastal Trail is originally part of the network of trails developed by the Voyageur Trail Association with the intention of eventually establishing an 1,100km continuous wilderness-style trail from Sudbury to Thunder Bay via Sault Ste Marie (and Marathon). The VTA website is a great resource for information and maps of existing hiking trails around the north shore of Lake Superior.


Link to Voyageur Trail Association web site with trails map for entire trail:

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.


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Length: 12 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Compacted soil/hard packed and Rock
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Accessibility not known.

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: None reported

Pic River First Nation - 807-229-8885

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 48.6051310
Longitude: -86.2960680