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Experience Echo Bay

The Leisure Services Coordinator 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 activities for all ages.

For more information, call the Municipal office at (705) 248-2441 or call the Leisure Services Coordinator directly @ (705) 248-1166 or email   Contact Trisha if you have any recreational ideas or if you are able to volunteer.

The Echo Bay area provides residents and visitors with an excellent recreational environment during all seasons. During the winter months, residents and tourists take full advantage of the variety of cold weather activities available to them. The Echo Bay Sportsplex is home to many hours of fun including free public skates and organized skating programs. The Sportsplex is also host to the Winter Carnival.  It is also available for recreational hockey and group rentals. The Sportsplex can also be utilized as a staging area for access to the many snowmachine trails.

Snowmobiling is popular in this area and there are many groomed and non-groomed trails accessible. Groomed trails in our area connect to the Algoma Snow Plan which extends from Garden River to Thessalon. To ride the groomed trail a trail permit is required. 

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.