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Soo Finnish Hosts Mabel Lake Tour

Wed, Feb  14, 2007 - By Jim Mihell

Soo Finnish Nordic Ski Club in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is hosting its annual Mabel Lake Tour on February 25. 

This tour is a non-competitive, family-oriented event which consists of 19 km of meticulously groomed (classic only) back-country wilderness trails.  The tour begins on the Hiawatha Highlands’ Crystal trail, and after 2.5 km it heads back country through forests, alongside rivers, and eventually to Mabel Lake where things generally go downhill and an impromptu ‘ski flying’ competition is normally held, much to the dismay of the club’s insurance underwriters.
There are two refreshment stations along the way where you can stop to enjoy a hot drink and cookies and warm yourself by a bonfire.  A social and lunch follows at the Hiawatha Highlands lodge.  For further event information see   Driving directions to Hiawatha Highlands may be found at