Located within Hurkett Cove Conservation Area, this trail is a naturalist’s treasure. Over 180 different bird species have been observed at this site, coined the “Pelee of the North.” An easy, short walk with little elevation brings you through the forest, along the shores of Lake Superior’s Black Bay to the rich marshland that draws so many of these birds during their migration. See songbirds along the trail, raptors overhead, and waterfowl and shorebirds in the Cove or along the Black Bay shore. A pavilion with picnic tables and displays can be found just north of the parking lot.


Directions: From Hwy 11/17 just east of Dorion, turn east onto Black Bay Drive. Head east for 2.9 km on Black Bay Drive and follow the signs to Hurkett Cove Conservation Area.

A donation of $2 is encouraged for parking. Donations support the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority.


Classification: Easy Distance: 2 km (one way)


Hurkett Cove map