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.

Fishing

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

Hiking

Dune Trail - 1 km loop (30 minutes), easy

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 - 2 km (1 hour), moderate
This trail takes you to some spectacular vantage points overlooking Lake Superior. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Point Trail - 1.5 return (1 hour), easy

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.

Under the Volcano Trail - 1 km return (1 hour), moderate

Eleven interpretive panels explain the unique geology and geomorphology of Neys along this shoreline trail that passes over rugged and smooth rocks. Rocks are slippery when wet. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

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.

Natural Heritage Education

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!

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.