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This is a set of 7 beautiful rapids and cascades, all within walking distance of The Chutes (see separate entry). They are found in Chutes Provincial Park and should be included in any visit to the bigger falls therein. Truth be told, I have only see the first four, as I got turned around on my only visit and thought that I had reached the end. You'd think that I would have realized that four wasn't seven!

I've given this site 3 stars. Even though the biggest cascade on its own would probably rate 3 stars. Taken together with the bigger falls downstream, the whole site rates as 4. I left the sisters as 3 and coded the big falls as 4, in order to empasize the Chutes on the map. Note that flows can decline dramatically during a dry summer.

The first cascade is the largest and is featured as the main photo on this page. If found on its own it would rate 3 stars during good flows. A careful walk on to a smooth rock outcrop downstream gives a good view. A wooden viewing platform on the far side of the river can be reached if you stay on the trail.

The next several rapids are smaller, and mostly rate 2 stars, perhaps 1 for some. If you reach a footbridge, you will be looking downstream at the fourth sister. Continue not much further to find 5 and 6 on either side of a second bridge. No. 7 is upstream.

The best way to visit the Seven Sisters is after a visit to Chutes Provincial Park. Upon entering the park, keep right and follow the access road down to the river. This road eventually gets close to the big falls. To visit the Seven Sisters Rapids follow the trail upstream from the main falls, the first 'sister's about 700 m away. NOTE. There is an entrance to this trail about 500 m north on Hwy 553. Unfortunately, there is no parking here. Just use the main park.

Some Key Facts
Region Northeast
County Sudbury
Near Massey
Watercourse Aux Sables River
Watershed / % Lakes 3 / 15%
Ownership Chutes Provincial Park
Landscape Semi-wilderness
Size Medium
Modification Natural
Access Easy
Top / Bottom Moderate / Moderate
Trail conditions Gravel, bare rock
Hiking Time 30 min
Coordinates 46.225,-82.0739
Site ID WOO.SUD.068
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This page last updated on April 20, 2024. Earlier versions can be examined on Archive.org, dating back to 2003.