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Trap Rock overlook

Trap Rock is a protruding high hill located east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  A short trail leads one up to this nice viewpoint facing the straits b/w Lake Huron & Lake Superior w/ glimpses of Michigan on the USA side across the way.  The TransCanada Highway runs below as a freeway while there was traces of rain hovering over the area.  At the trailhead, a sign reads:


Welcome to Trap Rock

According to legend, Trap Rock is a resting place for some of our ancestors.  Buried beneath in hidden caves, ancestors of Ketegaunseebee hid from a raid by the Mohawk warriors.  Women, children, and elders were buried when the Mohawk warriors could not find them.  Thunderbird spirits and ancestor buried here helped to conceal our people by hiding the entrances to the caves.  Unfortunately, the Mohawks caused a landslide burying our people in the caves forever.  Trap Rock is also home to the little people and a roosting place for the thunderbirds as they travel watching over the Anishinabek people.

Please be respectful while exploring this area.

Miigwetch - Garden River First Nation

Use trail at your own risk - no littering

Copyright: William L
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Taken: 11/08/2017
Uploaded: 11/08/2017


Tags: trap rock; ontario; sault ste marie; vista; vantage; overlook; viewpoint; lake huron; michigan; highway 17; transcanada highway; canadian shield; first nations; great lakes
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