Sudbury·Backroads Bill

Bucket list: 5 places to check out in northeastern Ontario

After five years of sharing stories from his travels through the wilderness of northern Ontario, our ourdoor columnist Backroads Bill Steer put together his list of five of his favourite spots.
Backroads Bill Steer loves to guide people to the beautiful outdoor spots of northeastern Ontario. (Supplied by Bill Steer)

After five years of sharing stories from his travels through the wilderness of northern Ontario, our outdoor columnist Backroads Bill Steer put together his list of five of his favourite spots.

The founder of the Canadian Ecology Centre near Mattawa told CBC Radio's "Morning North" host Markus Schwabe that it was a tough list to craft ... but he persevered.

Take a listen to the interview.

To mark 5 years of sharing his stories on Morning North, Bill Steer a.k.a. Backroads Bill joined us in studio with his list of the top 5 places to check out in Northern Ontario. 8:19

Here's Bill's top 5 list:

New Post Falls  

New Post Falls, Abitibi River. "My favourite waterfall in all of northern Ontario." (Bill Steer)

Devil's Rock

Devil's rock near Cobalt, Ont. "It's one of the best vistas in northern Ontario." (Bill Steer)

Wolf Lake

Backroads Bill Steer checks out a Dolmen stone at Wolf Lake near Sudbury. "Everyone needs to go here." (Bill Steer)

Moon Rocks

"Moon rocks" near Foleyet, Ont. "They're white and sparkly ... it's just a neat spot." (Bill Steer)

Petroglyphs

Petroglyph of a moose near Obabika Lake, Ont. "It's a great way to understand the cultural affiliation with the great outdoors." (Bill Steer)

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