Mount McKay

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Mount McKay is the highest peak of the Nor'Wester Mountains and was formed millions of years ago. Rising majestically above the Lake Superior, its top is flat though its defined by steep cliffs. The Ojibwe had named it Animikii-wajiw which means Thunder Mountain and it was very sacred to them. It was restricted to non Aboriginals for a long time. It got its current name after the 19th Century. Named in honor of William Mackay, this sill mountain forms significant part of the city's landscape. There are hiking trails if you want to go hiking. It is also a popular place among rock climbers. The scenic lookout post offers unrivaled views of the nearby countryside and lake. You will also find camping facilities and trailer sites.

Location:  Top of Mt McKay Trail