Round-trip: 7 km

Difficulty: Moderate

Location: Thunder Bay, ON

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This snowshoe hike is good to do mid-winter when you know ice conditions will be good for walking on Sawdust Lake.

Drive South on Highway 61 turn left onto Mountain Road at the Nor’wester Hotel, drive 1.4 km then turn right onto Coppin Road.? Drive to the end of Coppin Road and park legally on the side of the road making sure you do not block any local traffic, hydrants, or driveways.? The trail starts on the east side of the road.

There are lots of trails in this area so make sure you have a map and a compass. The first part of the hike is a steep climb.? Just after the trail levels off look for the first trail on the right that leads to Sawdust Lake.? Once you are at the lake you can snowshoe around the perimeter.? You can return the way you came or you can take a side trip to the top of Lost Mountain for a view over the city.

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