The Deer Trail Touring Route
This 120 kilometre (75 mile) triangular route stretches around the City and holds countless breathtaking views for all visitors. The Deer Trail promises some of the most beautiful, unspoiled landscapes of the north and hosts a variety of outdoor recreational activities year round. Whether your interest is driving, canoeing, cycling, hiking, skiing, backpacking, rock hounding, nature studies or swimming, the Deer Trail has more than you need. Rustic lodges and Crown land campgrounds are located throughout the area and offer a wonderful base for all outdoor sports, or simple relaxation.
The Fire Tower Lookout and Heritage Centre
The Fire Tower Lookout is a replica of a fire ranger's lookout and provides a stunning 360º panoramic view of the area, including the North Channel of Lake Huron and Manitoulin Island. It also highlights some of the area's former mine sites that have been returned to their natural state. The Fire Ranger's Heritage Centre is the restored Ranger's cabin originally erected in the mid 1950's. This three-room building, which consists of a kitchen, living room and bedroom, originally housed the area's tower watchman and his wife. Located minutes from the City's centre, these attractions are accessible by car, bike or foot in the warmer seasons and by snowshoes, skis or snowmobile in the winter
Elliot Lake Mining Monument and Memorial Park
Created by Laura Brown Breetvelt, a former Elliot Lake resident, this monument was built to honour the hard working miners who risked their lives each day and the community and families that supported them. Adjacent to the Monument lies the Mining Memorial, where names of workers from the Elliot Lake mines who died of workplace accidents or occupational illnesses are engraved for posterity. The Monument and Memorial Park provides a breathtaking view of the Horne Lake Escarpment and access to scenic nature trails as well as picnic facilities and parking
Elliot Lake Nuclear and Mining Museum / Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
The museum traces the history of the area, from early First Nation settlement to logging, through the small cycle of its uranium mining industry from its origins to its state of- the-art closure. Central to the exhibit, the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame displays portraits of individuals who have demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievement in the mining industry. Local artwork complements this celebration of the life and soul of the community
Sheriff Creek Wildlife Sanctuary
Located within Elliot Lake, this development offers well defined trails, marshes and forested areas, which offer superb opportunities for birding and wildlife viewing. Under the stewardship of the Penokean Hills Field Naturalists, the sanctuary has been enhanced with interpretive signage, bird-nesting boxes, bird blinds and viewing areas.
Mississagi Provincial Park
The vast and rugged Mississagi Provincial Park is just 25 minutes north of Elliot Lake and has 60 campsites in a pristine natural setting. The park covers 12,000 acres and is classified as a National Environmental park which recognizes its significant natural and cultural features. While the campsites do not offer electricity the sites are well maintained and many have direct canoe access to the deep spring fed waters of Semiwhite Lake. With its massive cliffs and valleys, magnificent forests, and many lakes and streams, the park is a paradise of nature that's carefully protected. Six well marked hiking trails and portage routes meander through the forest providing opportunities for backcountry camping, fishing and canoeing.