Tranquil Beauty, Northern Pride :High Falls
The stark beauty of High Falls on the Grassy River will take your breath away. This pristine area appeals too many in search of natural beauty, amazing sights and sounds, or to connect with ancient history. The Grassy River has a long and colourful connection to the First Nations
and the fur trade days. Today this area provides exceptional recreational opportunities for bird watchers, photographers, paddlers, youth expeditions, Glamping (WildExodus.com/ travel), hiking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. There is presently a historical move to re-establish an ancient portage that will connect the Arctic with the Atlantic watershed. The Little Hawk Portage has been revived and will be maintained for all paddlers to enjoy and re-live the travels of our forefathers and our First Nation friends. Pictograph paintings can be seen on a cliff face in the Mattagami and Matachewan tribal territory, west of Temagami. First discovered in the late 1950’s by archaeologists, these paintings are believed to be hundreds of years old. Pictographs can be seen at many locations along the Grassy River System. High Falls, a series of rapids and waterfalls with a total drop of 40 metres, can be accessed by
hiking, biking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along a 12 km trail that begins at Dalton Road just before the descent into the Grassy River Valley. Canoeists and Kayakers can often be seen paddling to High Falls. The trail located on the east side of the river is often used by ATV’s in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. An alternate method of seeing High Falls is by the Musgrove Road providing access to the west side of the river. So pack a lunch and enjoy the sights and sounds of this stunning trail.