Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: minnetonka , mn, usa
Re: Thunder Bay to Kenora or Ft Francis?
We are back this afternoon from our Duluth, Thunder Bay, Fort Frances & back to Mpls. The highways in Canada were amazingly smooth and well marked. A real credit to your highway maintenance people. We don't seem to get roads like that here in the States. Hwy 11 was really lonely - absolutely no gas between Kekabeka (sp?) Falls and Atikokan so plan ahead (we did fortunately). Lots of logging trucks on the road but it was otherwise empty.
We stayed overnite at a resort cabin on Lake Niobe (Lodge) about 16 miles East of Atikokan that was immaculate & with a friendly owner. We had an incredibly strong crosswind Oct 1st between the Falls and Lake Niobe. Locals were talking about it also.
The ride was beautiful with lots of white capped lakes, but we saw exactly no wildlife except for a chipmunk that crossed the road in front of us. Color was at peak & the blue sky really brought it out.
THX for the input. Next time it will be 17 to Kenora.