Neys

Neys

Biking

Bicycles are a great way to explore the campground and are encouraged as a mode of transportation within the park. They are permitted on park roads but not on the trail system.

Birding

Birders at Neys can expect to see birds typical of the boreal forest.

Boating

Launch your boat at a ramp on Little Pic River to enjoy the spectacular views from offshore.

Canoeing

Canoe the pristine waters of Lake Superior or explore the Little Pic River. Bring your own canoe or rent one from the park. Launch along the sandy beach or at the boat launch located on the Little Pic River.

Discovery Program

During the summer, Natural Heritage Education leaders offer guided walks, children’s programs, evening slide talks and movie nights. Look for special events on weekends. Superior Sand and Sun is held annually in mid-July. Neys Nostalgia Days, traditionally held on the second weekend in August, gives visitors a chance to meet the spirits of the past including the prisoners-of-war who once stayed in this remote spot, voyageurs who passed by here, Canadian Pacific Rail navvies, loggers and fishermen. Come visit us at our newly renovated Visitor Centre!

Fishing

Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, whitefish and salmon are found in the waters of Lake Superior.

Hiking

Dune Trail
Length: 1.3km
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 30min
This short, self-guided interpretive trail acquaints you with the sand dune ecosystem of the park. As you walk along this short trail, take note of the delicate dune vegetation and then compare it with the plants of the boreal forest at the back of the loop.

Lookout Trail
Length: 1.6km
Difficulty: Moderate
Time: 1 hour

This trail takes you up onto scenic rocky highlands, overlooking Ashburton Bay and the broad expanse of Lake Superior. Along the way, the trail weaves through a myriad of habitats including thick spruce forests, a shaded creek valley, bare rocky exposures, and sandy dunes.

Point Trail
Length: 1.0km/2.0km return
Difficulty: Easy
Time:  1 hour

The trail begins at Prisoner’s Cove, curves along the shore and ends at rocky Prisoner Point and a view of formidable Lake Superior. Notice the delicate plants that have made this inhospitable place their home. Rocks are slippery when wet. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Hike back the way you came, or carry on along the Under the Volcano Trail.

Under the Volcano Trail
Length: 2.5km/5km Return
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Difficult 

Find the Under the Volcano trailhead where the Point Trail ends. Choose your own adventure along the rocky coastline with its unique geologic, glacial and volcanic history. Rocks are slippery when wet. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Hike back the way you came, or carry on along the challenging Kopa Cove Trail.

Plan your trip accordingly and hike within your abilities.

Kopa Cove Trail
Length: 2.6km/5.2km return
Time: 2-2.5hours
Difficulty: Very Difficult

A scenic cobble beach nestled along the shore of Lake Superior marks the starting point of this trail. A steep climb through rugged terrain ends at the Pic Island Overlook, with a spectacular view of Pic Island and Thompson Channel.

Hike back the way you came, or carry on along the challenging Pic Island Overlook.

Plan your trip accordingly and hike within your abilities.

Pic Island Overlook Trail
Length: 4.5km/9km return
Time: 2.5 - 3 hours
Difficulty: Difficult
A rutted dirt road twists and winds its way up to the Pic Island Overlook.

The vista that awaits you will make the effort worthwhile. From the top, you are rewarded with the breathtaking view of Pic Island and Thompson Channel that inspired Group of 7 painter Lauren Harris.

Plan your trip accordingly and hike within your abilities.

Hunting

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local Ministry of Natural Resources office.

Swimming

Neys’ spectacular two kilometre beach is situated on Ashburton Bay on Lake Superior. The bay is relatively shallow and sandy, so in the heat of the summer you are able to take a refreshing dip in the notoriously cold Lake Superior and actually enjoy the experience! Visitors can also swim in the Little Pic River.