Despite living in Sudbury for years, I somehow missed out on a spectacularly scenic and attraction-packed drive along the North Channel. This drive has made me appreciate this part of the world even more.
From scenic views to quaint towns to active wildlife (drive carefully!), being a passenger along the route was a blast. And if you make these stops too, you'll begin to understand why the journey is just as good as the destination.
Stretch in Serpent River
Congratulations, you’ve made it about halfway, whether you’re driving east or west. It’s about time to get out of the car and stretch your legs, don’t you think?
As we drove over Serpent River, we couldn’t resist pulling onto the side of the road to jump out and stroll down to the edge of the roaring water. It being spring, the river was very active, but it’s beautiful year-round. This is definitely worth the stop.
Learn Some History in Blind River
If you’re not in too much of a rush and appreciate art and history, you won’t want to miss the Timber Village Museum in Blind River. It’s big enough to occupy a couple hours if you have them (they have over 5,000 artifacts and 3,500 photographs!) but it’s also small enough to do quickly if you’re on a strict schedule like we were.
The museum also functions as an art gallery and gift shop, so there’s something for everyone and it’s a great cultural gem along the North Shore.
- By Ella Jane Myers