Although the Grand Algoma Tour can be completed in 1 day, we recommend 2 days, or even extending to a third day as there are lots of things to see and do on the route.
Highway 17 East is a stretch of highway is one that I joke about being to “drive with my eyes closed”. I travel this section of highway a lot, so many places are familiar to me, locations and stops ingrained in my mind.
Coming down to the end of Highway 129, we did see wildlife. We literally stopped the vehicle dead in its tracks because a young black bear was crossing the road!
When traveling the route, especially early morning and early evening, be on the look out for animals. (The bear safely crossed the road and we took his picture from inside the car.)
Thessalon to Sault Ste. Marie and Everything in Between
On this portion of the Grand Algoma Tour you’ll find communities, restaurants, shops and interesting attractions, as well as awesome views and opportunities to enjoy the North Channel of Lake Huron.
In A Road Trip Around the Grand Algoma Tour Part 2, I mentioned visiting the Heritage Park Museum (open July & August annually) and visit the Little Rapids General Store located on the 129.
The next community on the route is Thessalon, a pretty waterfront community that enjoys excellent boating in the North Channel of Lake Huron and of course, fishing.
- Heather Bot