Manitoulin Island recommendations?
August 11, 2019 7:56 AM   Subscribe

We are going to Manitoulin Island for two days, midweek. Any recommendations for things to do, see and eat beyond the obvious stuff like Bridal Veil Falls? Would especially love recs for vegetarian-friendly restaurants that won't break the bank (a great pizza place that has a meat-free pizza would qualify).
posted by rednikki to Travel & Transportation around Ontario (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I just realized that I was last there around 2005 but the beach at Carter Bay was lovely. Climbing Cup and Saucer is cool - it was one of the first local land formations to emerge after the last ice age and the route to the top shows foot wear on the stones.
posted by bonobothegreat at 8:49 AM on August 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

Farquhar's dairy had the best ice cream. Try hawberry if they have it
posted by Ftsqg at 9:05 AM on August 11, 2019

We had a really good time horseback riding and visiting the petting zoo at the Kicking Mule Ranch in Tehkummah. The little kids had pony rides. The owner is a very nice guy.

We also visited the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation Centre in M'Chigeeng. Beautiful artwork and exhibits and we were able to watch some elders work on traditional crafts. The intricate beading was amazing, she was using a tiny needle to sort the tiniest beads for a piece she was making. I believe they offer classes but we were there at the wrong time.

We picnicked at Bridal Veil Falls, it’s cool, but the forest walk away from the falls is very beautiful too. Have a great time!
posted by pixlboi at 12:06 PM on August 11, 2019

Cup and Saucer nature hike has the awesome scenic vistas! As mentioned, wear hiking foot ware.

(If you're driving thru Tobermorey, don't be late for the Ferry. It fills up fast.)
posted by ovvl at 4:31 PM on August 11, 2019

Are you going to see the Perseids? If yes then you already know about the dark sky preserve there. If not then there is a dark sky preserve where you can try to see shooting stars if the rest of the sky cooperates.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 5:19 PM on August 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

For future visitors to this thread, at this time Carter Bay beach is closed off to the public – there's a development going in there. (This has been a point of controversy on the island.)
posted by rednikki at 6:09 AM on August 16, 2019

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