Before departing on our 2 1/2 hour drive up Hwy 17 to Wawa,had to make a stop at Tim Horton's for coffee and bagel. Along the way passed some road blasting and saw a small black cub walking along the roadway. Sure hope it stays out of traffic and finds its mama. Passed too quickly to get photo.
We are staying at Wawa RV park on Hwy 17 for 3 nights. Nice park, but only water and 30amp. Set in the woods next to Magpie River.
After checking in, we drove to Scenic High Falls and Silver Falls just down the road and also visited the information center with a huge WaWa on display. The famous Wawa Goose is the largest of its kind in Canada. The original Goose was erected in 1960 to commemorate the completion of the last link of the Trans Canada Highway. The one standing now has been on site at the Visitor Center since 1963.
|By the Wawa|
|Close up View|
|Info About the Wawa|
|Scenic High Falls|
|Scenic Lookout of Lake Superior|
Throughout the town are 15 painted heritage doors telling the stories of settlers to the community including the Michipicoten Four who walked from Wawa to Sault Ste Marie to prove there was away though the bush for a highway.
Wawa is host to one of the largest ice fishing tournaments in Ontario with more than $100,000 in prizes and 1,200 fishermen participating. Also an annual Salmon Derby.
Lake Wawa is a meeting place for local artisans and just a place to relax and take in the beauty of Lake Wawa.