Wawa Hiking Motels | Outdoorsman Motel

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Best Northern Motel for Tourists and Hikers

Greetings, weary traveller! If you’re looking for a place to after hiking and exploring all that Wawa offers, look no further than the Outdoorsman Motel. All the 5 star motel amenities you could want in a hiking motel are here! Your hiking journey will be one to remember when you stay with us. Even if you’re not a hiker, there’s plenty to do in Wawa for tourists. See the majestic birds at the bird sanctuary, walk through the old-growth forest, or go fishing in one of our many lakes. No matter your interests, you’ll find something to love about Wawa.

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Enjoy Your Wawa Adventure with Our Complimentary Services

Hiking can be a pretty strenuous activity, and we want all of our guests to be able to enjoy their time in Wawa. That’s why we offer complimentary services to all of our guests. You’ll never have to worry about not being able to do something because you don’t have the right equipment.

Our complimentary services include the following:

  • High speed wireless internet and free wi fi in rooms
  • Flat screen TVs with cable TV in every room with full cable packages.
  • Fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies every morning by 6 a.m.
  • Fresh-brewed coffee every morning by 6 a.m.
  • Full-sized BBQs and utensils are provided.
  • Glass wine and drink glasses are provided to guests.
  • Complimentary shuttle service to and from Wawa Airport.

Children’s Park Adjacent to the Motel

Travelling with young children can be tricky, so we have a children’s park next to our motel. This way, you can let your kids play while you relax in your room and know they are playing in a safe area.

Walking Distance To many Hiker Friendly Wawa Restaurants

There’s no need to worry about going hungry when you stay with us. We are within walking distance of many restaurants, so you can always find something to eat. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal, you’ll be able to find it near our motel.

Wawa Fitness Center

Fitness is the key to a healthy lifestyle, and we want all of our guests to be able to stay fit while they’re on vacation. Few minutes’ walk from the Wawa public gym. You can use the gym to work out or take a yoga class.

Limited Pet-Friendly Rooms Available

We know that your pets are part of the family, and we want them to enjoy their vacation just as much as you. That’s why we offer pet-friendly rooms for those who need them. Your furry friend will love exploring Wawa just as much as you will.

Local Hiking Trails and Adventures

Looking for an exciting hiking adventure? Wawa has the perfect landscapes and trails to get your heart pumping and explore the great outdoors. Whether you’re a novice or experienced hiker, Wawa’s diverse terrain has something for everyone. Here are just a few of our favorite local attractions to get your hiking.

We’re located at Wawa, Ontario. Wawa is nestled on the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by the incredible natural beauty of Wawa’s stunning provincial parks. Whether you want to make the most of Wawa’s hiking trails and scenic lookout points, or simply relax on Wawa’s scenic sandy beaches, Wawa’s Outdoorsman Motel has everything you need for a great trip.

With spacious rooms that offer incredible views of the lake and convenient access to Wawa’s top attractions,Wawa’s Outdoorsman Motel is the perfect choice for those looking to explore Wawa in style and comfort. Plus, with free on-site parking and complimentary daily coffee service, Wawa’s Outdoorsman Motel allows you to relax and enjoy Wawa’s beauty without having to worry about a thing. So why wait? Book your stay at Wawa’s Outdoors.

Local Attractions in Wawa, Ontario, Canada

Wawa is a beautiful city known for its abundance of hiking trails and scenic natural vistas. Whether you’re an experienced outdoors adventurer or just looking to spend some time outdoors, Wawa has plenty of amazing local attractions to explore.

Wawa is a hotspot for hikers worldwide and the Outdoorsman Motel is most hiking and outdoor enthusiasts’ first choice in Wawa motels. So whether you’re planning a relaxing weekend getaway or an action-packed outdoor adventure trip, Wawa is the perfect destination. With its beautiful natural landscapes and array of exciting local attractions, Wawa is truly a nature lover’s paradise. So book your trip today and experience all that Wawa has to offer!

Scenic High Falls

If you’re looking for even more adventure in Wawa, be sure to check out Scenic High Falls. Located just a short drive from town, this stunning waterfall is the perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring and taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Whether you visit during spring when the falls are flowing at full force or enjoy them.

Sandy Beach

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If you’re looking to relax and unwind after a long day of exploring Wawa, make sure to visit Sandy Beach. Located along the shores of Lake Superior, this scenic beach is the perfect place to soak up some sun or take a refreshing dip in the cool lake waters. Whether you want to take a swim, build sandcastles.

Agawa Rock Pictographs

Located at the foot of Mount Nemesiwabangone, the agawa rock pictographs are one of Wawa’s most iconic and sought-after attractions. These stunning ancient rock carvings date back hundreds of years and depict animals, people, and other symbols that reflect the culture and history of the region. Whether you’re an art lover or simply looking to learn more about Wawa’s unique cultural heritage, a visit to the agawa rock pictographs is sure to be both educational and rewarding. So what are you waiting for? Head to Wawa today and discover these incredible ancient carvings for yourself!

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Don’t Wait for Any Further. Book Your Stay at the Outdoorsman Motel Today!

We know that planning a hiking vacation can be challenging, but we want to make it as easy as possible for you. That’s why we offer a variety of different services to our guests. We want you to be able to relax and enjoy your time in Wawa, and our goal is to make that happen.

Whether you’re looking for a pet-friendly room, a smoke-free environment, or a modern air-conditioned room, we have what you need. We also offer complimentary services like free wifi, cable TV, and shuttle service to and from Wawa Airport.

What are you waiting for?

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Best Hiking Trails in Wawa, Ontario

Peat Mountain Trail

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Moderate Hiking Ability. Lake Superior Park Trail

Check out this 8.0-km loop trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 48 min to complete. This is a popular trail for camping, hiking, and running, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are May through September. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Length   8.0 km   Elevation gain   398 m   RouteType   Loop

Noisy Bay Trail

Easy Hiking Ability. Lake Superior Park Trail.

Length   4.3 km   Elevation gain   161 m   Route Type   Out & back

Discover this 4.3-km out-and-back trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 20 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, hiking, and walking, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring.

High Falls to Silver Falls

Moderate Hiking Ability. Lake Superior Trail.

Head out on this 5.3-km out-and-back trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 45 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, snowshoeing, and running, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. The trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. This trail includes hiking to beautiful waterfalls at both ends. If you’re coming from Magpie Falls, there are a few steep areas within the first kilometer, and one moist and muddy part that you may have to follow during the summer months. Most hikers will find this trail slightly challenging, but if you come prepared with water, weather protection (especially for the mist), and friends, you will have a great time.

Length   5.3 km   Elevation gain   237 m   Route Type   Out & back

Peat Mountain Loop

Moderate Hiking Ability. Lake Superior Park Trail

Check out this 8.0-km loop trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 37 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, camping, and hiking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day. The best times to visit this trail are April through November. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

This is the very demanding hike with excellent views, but thankfully most of the challenges are in the first half of the Lake loop. Hikers recommend planning between three and five hours to hike with a dog. Bugs are normally worst in spring, so hiking at the end of summer and during fall is recommended. Folks recommend camping at Rabbit Blanket, paddling the lake and streams as well, before making your trek up to the beautiful views looking up at the mountain. Overall, this is a challenging trail with awesome lookouts, and the route is well marked and easy to follow. This is a shorter section of this loop, as there is a longer version that includes the Foam Lake extension.

Length   8.0 km   Elevation gain   345 m   Route Type   Loop

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Potholes Trail

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Moderate Hiking Ability. Lake Superior Park Trail

Get to know this 0.8-km out-and-back trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 12 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, hiking, and running, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through October. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

This is a very short hike along a peaceful little trail with some neat geological features to see, known as the Potholes. Folks recommend planning between 20-30 minutes here, along with bringing decent footwear to help navigate along the end of the trail. If interested, you can also go further into the Cedar Trails which is a moderate trail. The famous Potholes are a must watch. There is often quite a good variety of wildlife in the region, and you should be expecting to see animals like white mink, white-tailed deer, moose, bear, and fox.

Length   0.8 km   Elevation gain   16 m   Route Type   Out & back

Fenton-Treeby Canoe Route

Moderate Hiking Ability. Lake Superior Park Trail

Enjoy this 14.8-km loop trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 4 h 33 min to complete. This trail is great for birding and paddle sports, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. Beautiful day trip paddle with multiple short portages.

Length   14.8 km   Elevation gain   380 m   Route Type   Loop

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Green Trail

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Easy Hiking Ability. Wawa, Ontario

Check out this 2.9-km loop trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 45 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking, snowshoeing, and running, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Length   2.9 km   Elevation gain   71 m   Route Type   Loop

Wawa Airport Creek Path

Easy Hiking Ability. Wawa, Ontario

Check out this 5.0-km out-and-back trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 22 min to complete. This trail is great for hiking and mountain biking, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring.

Length   5.0 km   Elevation gain   143 m   Route Type   Out & back

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Rabbit Blanket Trail

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Easy Hiking Ability. Wawa, Ontario

Explore this 1.6-km loop trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 23 min to complete. This trail is great for camping, mountain biking, and paddle sports, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are April through November. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash.

Length   1.6 km   Elevation gain   27 m   Route Type   Loop

Rabbit Blanket Paddle

Moderate Hiking Ability. Lake Superior Park Trail

Experience this 4.7-km out-and-back trail near Wawa, Ontario. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 h 10 min to complete. This trail is great for birding, camping, and paddle sports, and it’s unlikely you’ll encounter many other people while exploring. The best times to visit this trail are May through October.

Length   4.7 km   Elevation gain   99 m   Route Type   Out & back

Choose the Outdoorsman Motel for your next hiking adventure.

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Wawa Hiking Trails Stay at the Outdoorsman Motel 705 856 4000

Look What Our Past Guests Have to Say About Their Stay

  • We stayed overnight on a road trip. Great place to stay! Super clean and friendly. You can tell the owners take immaculate care of the property. Highly recommended!

    Nancy Smetaniuk Avatar Nancy Smetaniuk
    September 30, 2022

    Stayed at the outdoorsman, last minute, after a long drive across northern Ontario. The place has been totally renovated with super cute, cabin decor, and was immaculately clean. I travel a lot for work and the bathroom, was probably one of the best I've seen. It had a huge, new bathtub, which is near impossible to find anywhere else. They are normally so small and gross at most places, but not here. But most importantly, again... It was so clean. The owners were also super nice. We came to ask for some ice and he handed us crystal glasses to mix a drink. Fresh cookies in the morning was also a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

    Ash s Avatar Ash s
    July 30, 2022

    Ray greated us and was very friendly. Our room was fresh smelling, very clean and had everything we needed. Cute decor. We are doing the Lake Superior Circle tour on our motorcycle and have stayed in various places along the way. We would definitely recommend The Outdoorsman. Also close enough to places to walk to eat if you don't want to ride your bike to dine.

    Tamara O'Connor Avatar Tamara O'Connor
    August 30, 2022
  • Excellent motel! Our room was comfortable, clean, and updated and the kitchenette was really convenient The staff were very friendly and we enjoyed the fresh cookies and coffee! Wish we could have stayed more than one night!

    Sarah V Avatar Sarah V
    July 30, 2022

    What a little gem of a place to stay! The room was impeccably clean, and loved the cabin feel. Staff is super friendly. We had to leave early so missed out on coffee and cookies. Would definitely stay here again!

    Tony Carriere Avatar Tony Carriere
    August 30, 2022

    Best place to stay in Wawa! They have the most amazing bathrooms and the service is incredible! Staying here is always a highlight of our trip!!

    David Franke Avatar David Franke
    October 30, 2022
  • My husband and I stayed here twice, on our honeymoon road trip. On the way up, we decided to book here and we loved it! We loved the cabin vibe of our room. It was very clean and comfortable. The gentleman checking us in was very nice. They even offer some baked goods and coffee in the morning. We loved it so much, we decided to stay there again on the way back. It is a very small town so there's limited things to do but Lake Wawa is beautiful! Highly recommended!

    Emilie Meilleur Avatar Emilie Meilleur
    November 2, 2022

    Had a wonderful stay. The owners are very friendly and gave me some great advice on local things to do and see. The room was beautifully renovated and very clean. We really appreciated the full size fridge and freezer plus microwave. The parking lot was well lit and in good shape. Also the morning cookies and coffee are delicious.

    David Jennings Avatar David Jennings
    September 30, 2022

    My corworker and I stayed at the Outdoorsman for one night earlier in September. We really enjoyed out experience! The room was very clean, equipped with a large fridge and microwave. it is conveniently located right in Wawa, walking distance from the downtown. Ray was very helpful and friendly and was able to share more information about the area.

    Camilo M. Avatar Camilo M.
    September 30, 2022
  • Highly recommend the Outdoorsman Motel! Very clean room, large bright bathroom, full size fridge, quiet, and comfortable beds! Lyne and Ray, the owners, go above and beyond to meet your needs!

    Cory Kutchaw Avatar Cory Kutchaw
    July 30, 2022

    Barhroom was new, bright, and very clean. Fridge in room was convenient. Queen bed was clean and comfortable. The Canadians stick headboard was very charming. We would stay again.

    S G Avatar S G
    May 30, 2022

    This is a little gem in Wawa. The beds are super comfortable, you can tell the bathroom was redone recently and it looks great. The rooms are adorable. One suggestion I would make is to put a chain on the door to the rooms for little escape artists like my son (4yrs) , he was able to open the door freely so for the nighttime we put the table infront of the door to avoid him getting out. The room was impeccably clean, I swear not a spec of dust anywhere. Will definitely stay here again if we need to stay the night in Wawa. The cookies and coffee in the lobby are a cute touch for the morning. I'd also like to add that the staff are very friendly!

    Abby Tourout Avatar Abby Tourout
    August 30, 2022
  • I was dreading the thought of looking for a room in Wawa on a Sunday night but we were too tired to keep driving. I chose this Motel after reading so many positive reviews. It is gem! Don't let the rustic appearance of the rooms fool you. The decor is not old and musty, it's beautiful and comfortable. Our room was very clean and had an updated bathroom. We would certainly stay there again.

    Sandy Brodie Avatar Sandy Brodie
    June 30, 2022

    The best place to stay in this beautiful part of Canada! The rooms were spotless and very comfortable! So cozy! The cleanest motel! Excellent service. Everything was perfect right down to the fresh baked cookies! Thanks so much to Ray and Lyne for your hospitality! Ray and I enjoyed our stay there. It was such a pleasure to meet you both. Looking forward to another stay and visit. Highly recommend this motel!! Five star! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Sharon Fowler Avatar Sharon Fowler
    September 30, 2022

    Great place for our family of four. The room was really clean and the bathroom looked brand new. Staff and owners very friendly and accommodating. Best part, the motel is right next to a playground so entertaining our 2 year old was easy. I would stay here again.

    Aubs Ow Avatar Aubs Ow
    August 30, 2022
  • This quiet, clean, pet friendly motel in Wawa is one of the best spots we've stayed while traveling the TransCanada. There's a park with a playground directly across the street as well as a grocery store + several restaurants in walking distance. Owners are very kind and accommodating, they obviously love what they do. A note for my fellow vegan/lactose intolerant travellers: they had both Silk Oat and almond milk out for coffee service in the morning. What a thoughtful touch! We will be back again and again. Highly recommend.

    Meagan Avatar Meagan
    September 30, 2022

    Love this place and fully recommend to anyone travelling through or working in the area. Room was very clean and loved the furniture that came with it. Full kitchenette and lots of room. Rooms have been renovated. The friendliest owners. Nice conversation, great coffee and freshly made cookies in the morning. Was great for my family of 4 and my pets. We will stay again if we are passing through.

    James Masterman Avatar James Masterman
    April 30, 2022

    Love this place! Super clean, comfy and the staff are very nice. We arrived late and they were sure to make accommodation for us upon arrival. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone who comes through town. Added bonus there’s fresh cookies and coffee in the morning.

    katherine allman Avatar katherine allman
    August 30, 2022
  • What a beautiful place to stay in Northern Ontario. Super friendly and accommodating staff. The rooms are so clean, neat, cozy and comfortable. There's even fresh baked cookies and coffee at the main office every morning. Highly recommended and A1 place to stay if you're in Wawa. Thanks Ray and Lyne for a fantastic stay at this beautiful little gem!

    Ray Patrie Avatar Ray Patrie
    July 30, 2022

    Love this place ❤️. Its warm and cozy. The new owners welcome you like family. The outdoorsy and country theme is inviting. Brand new everything from the rugs to the unique lamps. Took a day long motorbike ride with friends and and were happy to rest at this little gem. They even provided free shammys to wipe our bikes down. The new owners are delightful and helpful if you need anything. The rooms have a full size fridge and freezer to store anything you may pick up across the street at the local grocery store. There is also a beer store and restaurants less than a block away. Outside there are new barbecues and also lawn chairs for you to enjoy the fresh air. Last but not least , fresh delicious coffee and just baked cookies offered in the morning. We will most definitely be staying again.

    Janine Benwell Avatar Janine Benwell
    June 30, 2022

    Extremely friendly staff! Lovely spot to stay. We stopped here for one night on our way through the town and decided to stay here over the other spots in town and we are SO happy we did! The rooms were spotless and clean. You could smell the cleanness of the room. The bathroom looked brand-new and just renovated. There was wifi, tv, fridge, microwave, table and a queen bed in the room. Very comfortable room and gave a lovely "home" feeling. We received free coffee in the morning and fresh baked cookies! The staff were very genuine, kind and friendly. Definitely will stay here again if we pass by again! Definitely recommend!

    Emily Rogers Avatar Emily Rogers
    May 30, 2022
  • Very clean, very accommodating and friendly staff. Quiet. Great air conditioning, beds and shower. Love the decor. 🙂

    Shannon Young Avatar Shannon Young
    June 30, 2022

    We are driving from Ottawa to Vancouver with lots of overnight stays in chain hotels. This stay was by far the best. Clean, comfortable and friendly. Highly recommend. Only minor criticism was that as we had to leave very early, coffee was not available. Pot in the room would have been icing on the cake.

    Carolyn Holyome Avatar Carolyn Holyome
    June 30, 2022

    Clean, newly renovated, well lit parking lot, welcoming, quiet. Will stay again on the return trip and would highly recommend.

    Kathryn Hogan Avatar Kathryn Hogan
    October 30, 2022
  • What a wonderful little motel. Rooms are beautiful, make you feel like you’re in a cabin. Very clean, SUPER friendly staff, coffee and fresh baked cookies in the morning. Credit card NOT required!

    Katie Brown Avatar Katie Brown
    April 30, 2022

    The best hotel experience I've had. The rooms were tidy and well kept. The full size fridge and freezer as well as the barbecues were a great feature for someone like myself who was staying for an extended period of time. The coffee and cookies available early in the morning made for a great start to my work days and the owners were incredibly friendly and personable.

    Michael Beauchamp Avatar Michael Beauchamp
    August 30, 2022

    Amazing stay with hosts Ray and Lynn. Definitely the best hotel in Wawa. The rooms character and cleanliness makes you feel like you are at home.

    Derek Vaillant Avatar Derek Vaillant
    September 30, 2022
  • y The room was clean and comfortable. Nicely decorated. The bathroom had apparently been recently re-done, as it was very clean and BRIGHT. I went to the office to get ice. Ray, the owner, asked if I was making a cocktail to un-wind, which I was. Ray handed me two glass, cocktail glasses, as he did not want us drinking out of plastic glasses. A touch of class, on Rays part. The owners were absolutely great in making sure their guests were comfortable. We would definitely stay here again..... Go Packers.......

    Tim Zeigle Avatar Tim Zeigle
    September 30, 2022

    I have been to dozens of motels across Canada, but this motel is by far the best!! Not 5 stars but 10 stars!! Ray and Lynn, together with their staff, are great people. Ray and Lynn make you feel almost like your family from the first moment. The rooms are beautiful, everywhere is clean, everything is working, WiFi is amazing, they even invite you for a coffee and cookies in the morning! This motel is better than many 4 star hotels!! I have been here twice and will come again. Thanks Ray and Lynn you are the best!!!!

    Peter Antal Avatar Peter Antal
    September 30, 2022

    Great place. Everything is clean and updated. Nice amenities including refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker in some rooms, grills. Ample parking with a few spots for vehicles with trailers. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

    Pat Daum Avatar Pat Daum
    July 30, 2022

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