Northern Ontario
Rainbow Routes

Rainbow Routes Association has undertaken the development of several important initiatives. In 2007, Rainbow ROUTES Association developed the “Learning through Trails” program.

Hiawatha Highlands / Kinsmen Park

Hiawatha Highlands is located within the city of Sault Ste. Marie. In the winter the double track is used as a cross country ski trail but in the spring, summer, and fall it makes up an amazing network of mountain bike trails

Thunder Bay is about immersing yourself in natural splendor. Lake Superior, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, and all manner of outdoor sports are at your disposal here.

 Lake Bernard / Sundridge

A 25 km circle route around Lake Bernard near Sundridge.  Primarily on paved roads with some unpaved sections.



Eagle Lake / South River

With many hardwood trees, the Eagle Lake / South River Circle Route provides the perfect backdrop of fall colours in September and early October.  Two routes either 30 km or 65 km.  Primarily on paved roads.

Magnetawan Dam

The Ahmic Lake Route allows cyclists to explore the quiet country back roads around Ahmic Lake. The route is laden with picturesque scenes along the Magnetawan River and Ahmic Lake. Length: 42 km.

Kate Pace Way

This pathway, named in honour of Olympic skier and native daughter Kate Pace, is a multi-use trail for walking, jogging, cycling, and inline skating, and is intended for shared use. The pathway winds through a variety of environments including sections surrounded by trees, streams, and nature, municipal parks, roadways, and residential areas as well as North Bay's beautiful waterfront. Length: 12 km.

Kinsmen Trail

This greenbelt through the heart of North Bay links with the Kate Pace Way near the waterfront, and is owned and operated by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority. The Kinsmen Trail, a parallel paved surface, follows Chippewa Creek as it meanders down the escarpment and empties into Lake Nipissing.