DescriptionBelieved to be the world's largest freshwater island, Manitoulin Island is 176 kilometres (110 mi.) long and 5 to 80 kilometres (3 to 50 mi.) wide. More than 100 lakes speckle the interior, including Lake Manitou—thought to be the world's largest lake within a lake. Within that lake are several more islands. Opportunities abound for hiking, bicycling, fishing, camping, boating and scuba diving.
Gordon's Park, near Tehkummah just north of Regional Road 542 at 18777 Hwy. 6, offers recreational activities year-round. An outdoor wildlife museum, two hiking trails, bicycling, snowmobiling, archery, astronomy and miniature golf are some of the options; phone (705) 859-2470.
Farmers markets are held Fridays and Saturdays at several locations on the island between Victoria Day weekend and the second Monday in October. Fresh produce, baked goods and local crafts are among the items for sale; phone (705) 377-4045 for information. The island also contains five First Nations reserves.
Manitoulin Island is accessible from the Bruce Peninsula by ferry from Tobermory or from Espanola via Hwy. 6 to Little Current.
Visitor InfoManitoulin Tourism Association Address not available MANITOULIN ISLAND, ON . Phone:(705)368-3021
Things to SeeAssiginack Museum