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Lake Superior Provincial Park

Lake Superior Provincial Park is one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario, covering about 1,550 square kilometres along the northeastern shores of Lake Superior between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa in Algoma District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. Ontario Highway 17 now runs through the park; when the park was established by Ontario in 1944, there was no road access. Traces of ancient volcanic activity can be seen in rock outcrops near Red Rock Lake and several other sites. For more than 2000 years, this was long an area of occupation by various cultures of indigenous peoples; the oldest artifacts found here date to 500 BC. At Agawa Rock, near the mouth of the Agawa River, there are pictographs created by the early Ojibwe people of this region; the figures are painted on the rock with a mixture of powdered hematite and animal fats and are estimated to be 150–400 years old. The records are visual representations of legendary figures. Selwyn Dewdney was the first scholarly figure to discover the pictographs.

The first written description of these pictographs was published in 1851 by American ethnologist, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft. As United States Indian agent in Sault Ste. Marie, he conducted extensive studies about the Ojibwe people, aided by his wife Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, half-Ojibwe and the daughter of a major fur trader in the city. While the Ojibwe were forced to cede their lands to the Canadian government under an 1850 Treaty in exchange for reserves and annuities, they have preserved hunting and fishing rights to former territory. In the 1940s, the Lake Superior Provincial Park was established, it took over an Ojibwe fishing village known as Nanabozhung within the boundaries. From the late 20th century, the Batchewana First Nation of Ojibways, whose traditional territory included the village known as Gargantua Harbour, had long agitated to regain road access to the village. One of its reserves is Rankin Location Indian Reserve No. 15D in Ontario and members have fished at Gargantua Harbour.

In 2007 some 200 members, led by Chief Dean Sayers, restored a road to the village along a park trail, without a work permit. After trying to negotiate with the band, the Ministry of Natural Resources filed charges against it in 2008, saying that the First Nation had damaged park property; the First Nation contended this was a traditional fishing and ceremonial area and construction of the road was necessary to exercise their Treaty rights. In March 2015 Justice Logan dismissed all but one of the eleven counts in the case. In his decision, Logan upheld that a Treaty right existed for the Batchewana First Nation to use Gargantua Harbour for commercial fishing and agreed that the road was necessary to get to the shore, he upheld the Band for obstruction, requiring a fine to be paid. Recreational activities in the park include canoeing and hiking, swimming, hunting, educational programs, wildlife viewing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Hiking Trails The 11 hiking trails located throughout the park can be accessed from Agawa Bay, Crescent Lake, or Rabbit Blanket Lake campgrounds, or from Highway 17.

The Coastal Trail reveals the beautiful Lake Superior coastline. It is demanding and can take between 5 and 7 days to complete; the Coastal Trail is part of the long-distance Voyageur Hiking Trail. The 11 trails offer a wide variety of distances and difficulty from short half-hour hikes to multi-day trips. Orphan Lake Trail is a moderate difficulty trail that has a variety of terrain over an 8 km loop and takes 2–4 hours to complete. Pictographs A short trail leads to the Agawa Rock Pictographs, they are located on a sheer rock face on Lake Superior. Several of the pictographs can be seen only from the water; the park office is located in the northern part of the park at Red Rock Lake. Senior staff, including the superintendent, can be reached at the park office between 9 am and 4 pm during summer months. Agawa Bay has 152 campsites. There are two comfort stations located in the campground equipped with showers, laundry facilities and flush toilets. An amphitheatre is located in the campground, presentations here by park staff are a common occurrence in the summer months.

All the campsites are within walking distance to Lake Superior. There is a premium for campsites located beside the beach. Permits are obtained at the Agawa Bay gatehouse. Firewood and ice is available for purchase at the Agawa Bay gatehouse. Agawa Bay is the location of the park's visitor centre where information can be obtained about the park and surrounding areas. There are a gift shop open to the public from May through September; the visitor centre has a display area orchestrating the history of the park and the influence that Lake Superior Park had on the fur trade, the Group of Seven artists and shipwrecks in the region. There are trailer storage opportunities available, but arrangements must be made with senior staff located in the northern part of the park at the park office; the visitor centre has received a number of awards for its design. Crescent Lake had 46 campsites and was located 2 kilometres off of Highway 17 beside Crescent Lake. Rabbit Blanket Lake has 60 campsites. There is one comfort station located within the campground equipped with showers, laundry facilities and flush toilets.

The campground is located beside Rabbit Blanket Lake. Firewood and ice can be purchased at the park office. Due to its size and location, the park lies in both the Eastern forest-boreal transition ecoregion and the Central Canadian Shield forests region, its r

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"Aava" is a song by Edea, the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998. The song was performed twenty-first on the night, following Belgium's Mélanie Cohl with "Dis oui" and preceding Norway's Lars Fredriksen with "Alltid sommer". At the close of voting, it had received 22 points, placing 15th in a field of 25, thus relegating Finland from participation in the 1999 Contest; the song consists of the repetition of the phrase "open landscape wide", taking advantage of the sounds of the Finnish language (in which the phrase is rendered "avaa maa avara". It thus stands as something of a one-off in Contest history, is regarded with interest by many fans of the Contest, it is not the song with the briefest lyric in contest history, that distinction being held by Norway's Secret Garden with "Nocturne", but it does hold the record for the fewest different words, a total of 6. It was succeeded as Finnish representative at the 2000 Contest by Nina Åström with "A Little Bit". "Aava" "Aava" "Aava" Official Eurovision Song Contest site, history by year Lyrics, from Diggiloo Thrush