The cities in Northern Ontario offer many experiences to the outdoor enthusiast looking for both the urban and outdoor adventure. Theses major cities thrive in the north with the advantage of being surrounded by wilderness or just a short drive away from wilderness. These cities offer hiking and biking trails within the city limits. Other activities are available such as fishing, canoeing, kayaking and camping. Numerous cities and towns are located right on a major lakes or rivers such as Sault Ste. Marie on the St. Marys River, North Bay on Lake Nipissing, and Thunder Bay on Lake Superior. Below are some of the cities located in Northern Ontario.