Day 47 Video – Hearst

Pay no attention to the title card! This is actually Hearst – we just got really tired after the road between Longlac and Hearst.

Mike’s Ride Report – Highway 11 from Nipigon to Longlac

In the amalgamated municipality known as Greenstone, the citizens have some of Northern Ontario’s most epic scenery as their backyard. Aside from the massive Lake Nipigon,known by some as the sixth great lake, and accessible only through the municipality, there is also the epic Pijitawabik Pallisades, a billion and a half year old series of cliffs formed by glacial action, which frames the twisty road through this far northern area. Riders looking for the awe inspiring scenery will get their fill here.

Highway 11 from Nipigon to Longlac – Ride Report

  • Rideability: High – The roads have plenty of curves and long descents and rises. Nothing terribly technical but you won’t fall asleep.
  • Road Quality: Very high – These roads are great pavement, and in some places it’s as fresh as fresh can be. No worries about road snakes, bumps, humps, or holes.
  • Scenic Value: Extremely high – Billion year old cliffs. Need I say more? They are EVERYWHERE. Not a dull corner.
  • Services: Good – There’s gas, accomodations and food all along the way. Chill in Geraldton is great, but always busy. Motels tend toward the economy aesthetic, but are all clean. And gas is plentyful on this stretch. It’s after Longlac that you might need to think twice.

Overall: This is such a great ride, even though it’s far from just about everything. Even if you have to drive for two days to get here, you’ll never forget it.

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Day 45 Video – Lake Helen Ride

Just a tease of how great this ride is. Long live Greenstone.

Day 45 Video – Pijitiwabik Pallisades

Incredible views from the top of these massive glacial cliffs in Greenstone.

Day 44 Video – Sail Superior

We went on a harbour cruise with Capt. Greg Heroux of charters. Such a beautiful way to experience the majesty of Lake Superior.

Day 44 Video – Eastern Standard Time

Ontario is so big it has two times zones. What other province or state can claim that!? I think not…

Day 43 Video – Dry River Bed

Another incredible sight on the highway to Pickle Lake, Ontario’s most Northerly paved road.

Day 42 Video – Sturgeon River Rapids

Some pristine examples of Northern goodness on Highway 599 to Pickle Lake!

Fightin’ fires


Answering a fire call at the Fire Management Headquarters in Greenstone. They’ve got 40 fires happening right now!

To Greenstone!


We’re heading north on highway 11 from Nipigon, heading into the Greenstone region — visiting Beardmore, Geraldton, Nakina and Longlac before continuing on to Hearst and Kapuskasing. This is one of the prettiest views heading up this road — the St Sylvester mission church, built in 1877 looks out over beautiful Lake Helen.