Explore a natural adventure that began millions of years ago here in our own back yard during the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority’s annual hike at the Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area Friday, July 24.
People can register for the hike, and reserve a seat on a bus which departs North Bay at 8:15 am by calling NBMCA at 705-474-5420. The bus departs from the New Ontario Brewery, 1881 Cassells St. but you must call to reserve a seat. Fee for the hike and bus are by donation; pay what you can. The hike, which begins at 9:30 am, is sponsored by Eagle Tree and Landscaping Services.
Please note that portions of the trail are rugged and steep. You need to be reasonably fit, physically well and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the 1.5 hour hike.
The 120 ha (400 acre) Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area is rich in history. The highlight of the 1.9km trail is the spectacular Amable du Fond River waterfall which drops 12m (40ft) through the 18m (60ft) high walls of the Gorge.
The Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area is located in Calvin Township. From Highway 17, travel east towards Mattawa. Turn on Highway 630 and follow the signs. Entrance to Eau Claire Gorge is on the right (Graham Rd). If you are meeting us at the Gorge, please call first to register. 705 474-5420.
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