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Recreation

The Leisure Services Co-Ordinator is instrumental in organizing summer and winter community activities, and special programs for area children. Presently, the Leisure Services Co-Ordinator helps to organize a soccer and soft-ball league for kids and adults, a day camp for smaller children, and a summer swim program and many, many other activites for all ages.

For more information, call the Municipal office at (705) 248-2441 or call the Leisure Service Co-ordinator directly @ (705) 248-1166 or email cfindlay@ontera.net.   Contact Cindy if you can help out in any way, with any any function or have any new ideas.

The Echo Bay area provides residents and visitors with an environment which is exceptional for recreational activities throughout all seasons. During the winter months, residents and tourists take full advantage of the variety of cold weather activities available to them. For the children, the Echo Bay Community Sportsplex is home to many hours of fun during free public skates and organized skating programs. The Sportsplex is also the sight of the Winter Carnival.  It is also available for recreational hockey and group rentals. In addition, this area boasts great cross country skiing trails and ample space for the snowshoe enthusiast.  The Sportsplex is a staging area for access to the many snowmachine trails and a place to load/unload and leave you vehicles, while having a fun ride.

Snowmobiling is popular in this area and there are many groomed and non-groomed trails accessible to the snowmobiler. Groomed trails in this area hook up with the Algoma Snow Plan which extends from Garden River to Thessalon. To ride the groomed trails, one can purchase a Trail Permit at one of our local gas stations. For the avid snow machine driver, the Echo Bay Snow Falcon Snowmobile Club is always accepting members. For more information on the Snow Falcons, see the Clubs page. 

In the summer, there are many activities and facilities available to residents and visitors. Ball fields located at the Elk's Park and Recreation Centre play host to local mixed and children's soft-ball leagues. For the tennis enthusiast, Hurley Park's municipal tennis courts are open to the public as well as providing a children's play area.  There is one tennis court and an open area with basketball nets for use. There is also a children's play ground found at the Recreation Centre featuring our newly purchased play apparatus. Lastly, the fifty-one miles of municipal roads and diverse landscape provides a challenge to hiking and biking participants.

In addition to the above, the township's water bodies add to the number of activities. In the winter, ice-fishing becomes a popular sport, and during the summer, swimming, boating, water-skiing, sailing, and fishing occupy the time of area residents and visitors.

Lastly, another popular activity is camping. Camping is available on most lakes, however, there are some spots where over-night camping is restricted. To inquire about camping, call the Municipal Office at (705) 248-2441.

Further recreational activities sometimes organized within the community include yoga, Krafty Kreators, walking groups, Fitness for All, Yoga, etc. 

 

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