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Explore Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island is the world’s largest fresh water island and features more than a hundred small inland lakes. The region is home to 24 first nations settlements and is known for its peaceful and spiritual appeal. The community is built upon an appreciation for the land and many residents practice organic farming, hunting, trapping, and aquaculture activities.

Those who inhabit the island or vacation in the area are active outdoors all year round and participate in many cultural events, sporting and recreational activities, and festivals. For many visitors, Manitoulin Island has a calming small-town feel. Because they are able to appreciate nature, escape from the stresses of the city, and immerse themselves in the rich cultural environment of the island, many families become regular visitors.



Upon disembarking in South Baymouth, follow Hwy #6 north to Lakeshore Road. Turn right onto Lakeshore Road and proceed 4.5 km to 825 Lakeshore Road where you will find The Bear’s Inn Resort. The ferry operates between May and October each year, departing 4 times per day in the summer months and 2 times per day in the spring and fall. The ride is approximately an hour and a half each way. Aboard the boat, you can relax, have a bite to eat, and enjoy the scenery as you cruise towards your destination.


Turn south on Hwy #6 at Espanola turnoff to Manitoulin Island. You will cross the swing bridge onto Manitoulin at Little Current. Continue travelling south on Hwy #6 toward South Baymouth (approximately 60 km) to Concession 6 East, Tehkummah Township. Turn left onto Con. #6 and follow to the second sideroad – Lakeshore North. Turn right onto Lakeshore North and continue to the stop sign. Turn left on Lakeshore Road and proceed to 825 Lakeshore Road where you will find The Bear’s Inn Resort.