|Here you will give
you some fun things that can be experienced at or near
||There are four courses
within a half hour drive of the cottage!
- Idyll Glen - Mindemoya (20 minutes
- Gore Bay Golf Club - Gore Bay (35
- Golf Club (18 hole) - Manitowaning
(45 minutes east)
- Espanola Golf Club (18 hole) -
Espanola (60 minutes north)
- Cup and Saucer (3
k from the cottage) has a short (2K) and a longer
hike (5K), well marked and spectacular views from
the top (and is part of the World Biosphere). It
is an extension of the Niagara Escarpment. NOTE -
it does involve some climbing
- Bridal Veil Falls & Hiking Trail
has a beautiful view of the falls and a trail that winds down along
the river to the town of Kagawong and then another short walk back
to the parking area
- Misery Bay - A new Provincial day use park
with great trails, sand beach, interpretive centre (great for kids),
picnic, swimming. A bit of a drive but has become our
favourite and annual trek http://www.miserybay.org/
- Other trails exist in various
locations on the Island, but these two are our
- There are several excellent places
to dine out. These are some of our favourites:
Garden's Gate Restaurant
**** (app. 30 minutes away in
Tehkummah) is an award winning country restaurant
(Where to Eat in Canada) with fine dining at
modest prices. Whitefish to die for! Do not be in
a rush, they cook the food from scratch (Reservations
The School House
Restaurant - Providence Bay**** (app. 45 minutes away) -
has excellent food. http://aubergeinn.ca/2011/03/06/fine-dining-at-the-school-house-restaurant-manitoulin-island-march-break-2011/
Red Lodge **
(10 minutes away on Lake Manitou) has nice German and Canadian
cusine Food http://www.manitoulin-island.com/redlodge/
|Fresh and Smoked Fish
- Every Friday afternoon,
Purvis Brothers have a truck in Mindemoya
(parking lot next to grocery store) selling fresh
whitefish, trout and smoked fish.
- Cold Water Fishery
that sells a wide variety of local and east coast
fish, scallops, lobster in Little Current (behind
- The grocery stores in
both Little Current and Mindemoya always have
trout and whitefish (we prefer the whitefish).
Dan who rented in 2007 took
$200 in vacuum packed rainbow trout home (from Cold
Water Fishery in Little Current).
- There is a riding stable 3 K from
the cottage near Silver Birches lodge. There are
also other stables available.
- Native Culture - There
are many native art galleries in M'Chigeeng and
Wikwemikong that feature local artists. The
Objibway Cultural Centre in M'Chigeeng is worth a
stop. There is theatre in Wikwemikong that is
also quite nice.
|Children's Pottery Making
- Children's Pottery Making
Workshops by McQuay Click and Clay in Mindemory a
great activity for Children
- Edwards Art Gallery in Kagawong is
- Perivale Art Gallery at 1320
Perivale Rd, Spring Bay (on Lake Kagawong is
harder to find but a nice little gallery.
- Ten Mile Point and Trading Post - not only
one of the best viewing points (ten miles from Little Current on
Highway 6) it has a gift shop with outstanding native art, crafts
and much more.. Well worth the trip to visit.
- There a also some galleries in
- Native Galleries are located in
- There are excellent local museums
that feature early life on Manitoulin in
Manitowaning and Sheguiandah that are worth a
Suggest packing a lunch, and head
towards Kagawong where you can view the famous Bridal
Veil Falls, for a walk along the river and hike back
up the road. While there, check out Edwards Gallery,
the Chocolait Factory or the African store or the old
fashion candy story.
Move on to Gore Bay and look for
"The Bluffs" just outside of town with a
spectacular view of the harbour
Head over to Providence Bay for a
nice beach experience.
Drive to Little Current and a walk
along the dock with views of the swing bridge and
look for Farqhuar's hand dipped ice cream.
Then take highway 6 to Sheguiandah
and visit the Howland Museum.
After that, move along highway 6
with a stop at "Ten Mile Point for a fantastic
view of the channel and a visit to the gift shop.
Keep going to Manitowaning to visit
their museum for a true taste of frontier life on
After visiting the museum, head
back towards Little Current again and backtrack along
Bidwell Road (see directions to cottage) for a
pleasant view of the country.
- There are plenty of side trips and
places to explore. Visitor Centres
can provide detailed advice for you of places to
|Fishing and Boating
- There is no dock at the
cottage (too rough to keep a dock in)
but there are boat launches in Little Current,
Rockville, and M'Chigeeng to fish for lake trout,
salmon, rainbow trout, Nipigon Speckled Trout,
pike perch, walleye or bass. You can also rent
boats at local lodges.
- There is a canoe
(jackets and paddles) at the cottage for use of
- Banking - There
is a Toronto Dominion and a Bank of Montreal
(with bank machines) in Little Current. Other
towns have only Bank of Montreal
- Hospitals & Urgent
Care - Little Current and Mindemoya both
have a hospital and urgent care facilities
(Little Current is recommended)
- Foodland Grocery
Store - Mindemoya is a new and
excellent grocery store, carries fresh
fish, has a liquor and beer and a full
- GG's and Food Mart
- Little Current carries good
line of groceries.
- Cold Water Fishery
- Little Current (behind beer store) has
a wide variety of fresh and frozen fish
and other seafood
- Bakery - Mums Bakery and
Restaurant - Mindemoya is a
"Gem" that has excellent baking.
DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!
- Liquor Stores - Little
Current has a beer store and liquor store.
Mindemoya has Liquor/Beer outlet within the same
- Ice Cream - NO
visit to Manitoulin is complete without hand
dipped Farquhars Ice Cream. Try it and be your
|Relax and Enjoy
Better still, what
about a glass of wine, a good book, nice fire in the
fire pit or simply curl up in the sun room with a
coffee and good book (or not) and listen to the waves
and tree leaves? If it is cold enough, there is
always the wood stove.
ONLY USE WOOD LOCATED NEAR PUMP HOUSE FOR FIRE PIT
As one guest stated
"What a place, I even took my teeth out!"
|Links To Other Sites
- For general information on
Manitoulin Island Tourism and community events,
please go to:
- For local newspaper (Manitoulin
Expositor) please go to: