Get to Know Thessalon

This town has all the services and outdoor adventures you need for a memorable getaway!

In this blog, we want you to get to know the town of Thessalon. Situated on the North Channel of Lake Huron, Thessalon is a waterfront community with countless boating, sailing, and paddling opportunities as well as Lake Huron fish excursions. There are also many hiking trails nearby and beaches for sunbathing and swimming.

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The Red Bridge

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Affectionately known to its residents as "The Red Bridge," the Government Road Bridge has been part of the town for about 100 years. It spans 100 feet across the Thessalon River, connecting the east and west sides of town. The bridge was originally built of wood and constructed in the late 1880s. The current bridge is made of steel and is open to pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicular traffic.

Lots of Great Fishing

The Thessalon River meanders through town, and we bet you didn’t know that it’s home to diverse species of fish! These include walleye, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, muskie, salmon, speckled trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout. You’ll find lots of great spots for casting from shore. But the excellent fishing doesn’t stop there. Thessalon is surrounded by many inland lakes, which means lots of great fishing!

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(Photo credit: Kris Bain Fishing)

Algomy Red

What is this? It’s the big red Muskoka chair, located at Pinecrest Trailer Park on Hwy 17. You can climb up to the top of this roadside attraction for a photo op. It’s fun!

(Photo credit: Algoma Country)

Eats and Drinks

You’ll find fresh coffee, delicious homemade baking, and even take-out pizza in Thessalon.

Pick Your Own Strawberries

Get a fresh taste of Algoma! Located in nearby Little Rapids, Twin Rivers Farm offers u-pick for strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. This is a great place to get a taste of locally grown fruit for pies and pastry desserts, or fresh berries to top your morning oatmeal and yogurt.

Visit the Shops

These in-town shops and nearby specialty stores offer a variety of apparel or home décor, local food products, gifts, and more.

Thessalon History

Get a glimpse of settler life at the Heritage Park Museum in Little Rapids. Open in July and August, the displays include a general store, blacksmith shop, drive shed, schoolhouse and a pioneer home.

The Annual Country Fair and Silent Auction are held on the Monday of the August Civic Holiday weekend with live music, cooking and baking, activities for the kids, vendors and artisans, and historical demonstrations.

Only three 12-sided barns exist in Canada, and two are located in Algoma. The Cordukes/Weber Barn in Sowerby is only a 12-minute drive from Thessalon and hosts a farmers’ market in the summer on Saturdays from early summer until fall.

There are bed & breakfasts, motels and cottage resorts in the area, all within close proximity to Thessalon. Plan your vacation in Thessalon and the area today. Find places to stay at

About Algoma Staff Writer

Algoma Country is a spectacular 4-season vacation destination for outdoor and urban adventures. The region borders Lake Superior and Lake Huron and is rich in old-growth forests, and countless waterways.