Elliot Lake is deservedly known as The Jewel in the Wilderness, surrounded by pristine forests, and numerous lakes and rivers.

In Elliot Lake outdoor life happens all year round. If you’re into hiking, fishing, golfing, paddling, skiing, berry picking, ATVing or snowmobiling, then you’ll love living here. Bird watchers and nature photographers will enjoy the wildlife that abounds.

Hiking

Whether you enjoy a short stroll on a lakeside trail, or an adventurous multi-day hike, there’s a walking trail in Elliot Lake to suit.  The local hiking/walking club Coureurs de Bois organizes guided walks ranging from easy treks to more challenging hikes for more experienced walkers. Trail maps are available from the Elliot Lake Welcome Centre desk in the Lester B Pearson Civic Centre.

Sheriff Creek Wildlife Sanctuary  is a wetland surrounded by hiking trails, a short drive from downtown. The sanctuary is popular with hikers, birdwatchers (there are several hides along the trail route), botanists, and wildlife enthusiasts. You might see ducks, songbirds, turtles, beavers, sandhill cranes, even an eagle or hawk.  Water lillies abound in summer, and you might see wild orchids and nodding trilliums in spring/early summer.

Mississagi Provincial Park (a short 30 minute drive from Elliot Lake) – has seven hiking trails, camping areas, and great fishing. Mississagi is a recreational park and a nature reserve, so is undeveloped aside from the trails and camping areas.

Golf

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a novice or a high handicap golfer, you’ll enjoy Stoneridge Golf & Country Club, an 18 hole championship course with outstanding scenic views. Putters Restaurant is located in the clubhouse for pre and post-game refreshments.

Skiing

Elliot Lake may be one of the few towns in Canada with a ski-hill minutes from the downtown core. The Mount Dufour Ski Area, cross country ski trails – Elliot Lake Cross Country Ski Club

Water Sports

Whether you’re a swimmer or a canoeist/kayaker, there are enough beaches, lakes, and rivers in and around Elliot Lake to keep most water babies happy.

Curling

The Deer Trail Curling Club will accommodate novice curlers and experienced skips.

Softball

Elliot Lake Mixed Sl0-Pitch

Elliot Lake Youth Slo-Pitch and t-ball

Volleyball

Elliot Lake Mixed Volleyball League

Elliot Lake Ladies Volleyball

Soccer

Elliot Lake Minor Soccer

Hockey and Skating

Adult shinny, youth hockey & figure skating

Fishing

There are over 4000 lakes in the area surrounding Elliot Lake. Local fish species include trout (rainbow and speckle), small mouth bass, pickerel (wall eye), and northern pike. Ice fishing is popular in winter, with a city-sponsored Ice Fishing Derby most years.

ATV/Snowmobile

Elliot Lake has over 300 km of looped ATV and snowmobile trails, with links to trails even further afield. You can ride for a few hours, or a few days, and the trails are suitable for everyone from novice riders to seasoned ATVers.

Foraging

Elliot Lake is in wild berry country. Blueberries grow in their billions most years. You can also find wild raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, Saskatoon berries, crab apples, and cranberries.