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Aug 6, 2018 - Chutes Provincial Park

We arrived at the campgrounds and found that the camp site was very very tight to get our 26 foot TT in to that spot. The road was almost a single lane and had trees on the side of the road which mad it very had to back in. I had to go foward and back for about ten minutes before I could get the trailer in the space. Norma had to get on top of the trailer to brake off some of the tree limbs that were hanging very low on the roof. After setting up at the campsite we took a ride down to the old swimming hole.Back in the old days they had...

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Jun 29, 2017 - Chutes Provincial Park

I’m staying in Chutes Provincial Park which is just north of the little town of Massey. In the late 1800s, most of this land belonged to the Spanish River Lumber Company & in the spring, the logs were floated down the River aux Sables, which runs through the park, to the Spanish River & on to Lake Huron & the sawmills. The River aux Sables is full of rapids & falls so there were several log chutes built to move the logs around some of the more dramatic drops in the river to avoid log jams. The chutes are all gone now but they gave their...

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Jun 28, 2017 - St Joseph Island to Massey

I had plenty of time so went back to Fort St Joseph this morning. On the way, I had to stop for a porcupine to cross the road (the first one I’d ever seen), then a much faster deer crossed in front of me. On the way back up the island a little spotted faun ran along the road, although I didn’t see mum & there was another bear but he was in the distance. So it pays to get off the beaten track, even though the roads are a bit rougher. Fort St Joseph was a military fort, not a trading post, but it was built here on the north shore of the great...

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Sep 8, 2011 - Chutes Provincial Park

We left Sault Ste. Marie at about 10:00 on Tuesday morning. We reached the Canadian border within a few minutes after crossing the bridge. As we crossed the bridge we had a view of what is left of the St. Mary’s Rapids. The border crossing was uneventful and we headed for a shopping center in Sault Ste. Marie, ON where we found a bank and used their ATM to obtain some Canadian money. Then it was east on route 17 to Massey, ON and The Chutes Provincial Park. Unfortunately we missed the turn the firs time and ended up adding 30 miles to our...

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Aug 19, 2008 - Entering Canada

We entered Canada on Aug. 11 and spent the next three nights at Chutes Provincial Park, in the small town of Massey, Ontario. The campground was very nice with the Sables River running beside it. We spent a day exploring Manitoulin Island,the largest fresh water island in the world (who knew?). It is about 100 miles long so we didn't cover much of it and returned to our campground without a picture. :( Also, we've been lucky enough to be able to get a good TV reception to watch the Olympics. We find ourselves pulling for Canada much of the...

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Jul 31, 2008 - 41 Massey

This was another day on Highway 17. I rode most of the way from Thessalon to Massey with two Tour du Canada veterans who have joined us for part of the ride. As such I was exposed to the wisdom that comes from having completed the whole tour. What I learned was that every dot on the map that denotes a town, village, or hamlet requires a stop to eat. Actually that is a bit of an exaggeration but only a bit. The day was only 130km but we stopped in Iron Bridge, Blind River, Serpent River, and Spanish. We camped at Chutes Provincial Park just...

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Jul 24, 2007 - Batchawana Bay to Massey, Ontario

Today turned out completely different than planned which is always gret. The plan was to make a b-line to at least Sudbury and cut the amount of bush between us and Quebec City as quickly as possible. We are definately getting tired of driving the TransCanada in northern Ontario. We left Batchawana Bay shortly after 8:00 AM and headed towards Sault St. Marie. We had met a fellow last night who suggested we explore a logging road just down the highway called mile 38 road. He described the road as running alongside a "very scenic river" and...

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Aug 4, 2006 - Day 42 Thessalon to Massey

Day 42 Thessalon to Massey 127km in 4 hrs 27 min @ 28.5 kph total time 6hrs Another nice day for riding - got to high of about 24 - not too hot - finding that I am consuming less water & making more pit stops - Dr Mark commented that it means that I am staying well hydrated... Straight down hwy 17 for another 140 km . The hill were fairly flat , easy going and actually a fun day of biking . Like playing scrimmage with the boys in hockey with 5 aside , no one on the bench - playing the whole game, not keeping score , some rushes , but also...

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Aug 5, 2005 - Thessalon to Massey - 130 km

One more day for TS in the truck. Man...this is getting depressing (for him AND me). I left the camp solo at around 8 am and headed for the first stop of the day, Iron Bridge. The winds were blowing in our favour for once, so I cruised there at an average speed of almost 30 km/hr. It was a beautiful day...and early enough so that it wasn't too hot. In Iron Bridge I met up with Mart. After a chocolate milk and socializing, we headed off towards Blind River...where our next stop would be - at the Tim Horton's there! Mart pulled me all the way...

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