Carpenter Lake Cabins maintains two major hiking trails in the rugged wilderness of the Algoma Highlands. These include the Thessalon River trail and the Carpenter Lake trail both of which are well marked and regularly cleared of brush.
The Thessalon River trail traces a loop over a distance of about 10 km from the door of your cabin along a series of back-country roads and the section of footpath beside the Thessalon River (see map). This distance can be halved by driving to one or more parking areas along the route. Hikers on the footpath are treated to a panorama including white-water rapids and tranquil little Chute, Slide and Lemont lakes. Two major sets of waterfalls occur along this section of river and are highlight of the trip. Hikers can pause to fish for brook trout in pools along the river or explore old dams and chutes left by loggers in the early river-driving days.