First robin just sighted in the Inn’s courtyard waterfall garden. Reportedly stout and strutting…a rust-red breasted harbinger of a long-long-awaited spring. Forest trails tease us…no longer ski-able, barely hike-able. But that won’t last long. Puffy boots are giving way to sneakers, and nature is pulsing with budding new beginnings. City trails however, like the new Hub Trail, are ready for walkers and cyclists.
The John Rowswell Hub Trail, a 25-kilometre, non-motorized recreational system, circles the core of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. The Hub is easily accessed from Algoma’s Water Tower Inn & Suites. The Hub Trail, consisting of on-and-off-road sections, is restricted to walking, and self-propelled activities such as cycling; it is wheel-chair friendly. It connects historical, cultural and natural points in Sault Ste. Marie, fosters human-powered activity, and engages the user with its mix of urban areas, waterfront, city amenities and attractions, and natural areas and vista. Trail maps are available.
Access from Algoma's Water Tower Inn & Suites
Finn Hill Section
Walk and bicycle* accessible from the Inn. Cross Old Garden River Road from the Inn’s east rear parking lot entrance. Travel the paved access road across the street to its end (1/4 Km). Cross at the stoplight at Northern Road, then turn left, walking along Northern past Sault College. Cross at the stoplight on Pine St., then follow the Hub Trail signs.
*You can rent bicycles from the Inn. Inquire at Reception.
While my work takes me many places across Canada, the Water Tower Inn is by far one of my favourites. The staff are exceptionally pleasant, rooms are clean and the 'Inn' offers 2 places to eat onsite. The food is great from either the 'Pub' or 'Caseys'....with lots of healthy choices.- Tripadvisor Review - Schmitty