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What Are The Well Liked Rental Amenities in Manitoulin Island?

Trending Vacation Rental Amenities in Manitoulin Island

There are in total of 15 rental amenities in Manitoulin Island, shown above with the property numbers. In Manitoulin Island, 32 rentals offer No Smoking, 30 rentals offer Parking Available, 25 rentals offer Kids Friendly. So, if you need No Smoking during your vacation, use the No Smoking filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Hot Tub, Accessible.

Which Price Range Is Most Typical in Manitoulin Island Area?

Vacation cottage & cabin Rental Price Information in Manitoulin Island

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Manitoulin Island has the largest percentage (33.33%) of homes in C$150 - C$200 price range.
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How Many Vacation Rentals Are Pet Friendly in Manitoulin Island?
Percentage of Pet Friendly Rental Properties in Manitoulin Island
57.14% of vacation homes in Manitoulin Island are pet friendly. Either you bring your loved pets on vacation or you have pet allergies, make sure to select the homes by applying the right filters.
Best Tourist Attractions in Manitoulin Island?
Tourist Attractions In Manitoulin Island

The most common & popular places (a.k.a points of interests) here in Manitoulin Island are:

How Many Airports in Manitoulin Island?
Airports Options in Manitoulin Island

2 airport(s) close to Manitoulin Island are:

How to get around in Manitoulin Island?
Transportations

The closest airport to Manitoulin Island, Canada is the Greater Sudbury Airport. This is a smaller airport, so you may need to fly into a larger airport and take a smaller plane to Greater Sudbury, about two and a half hours from Manitoulin Island. You will need to rent a car to get to the island.

You can also get to the island on the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry which travels Lake Huron between Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island.

What are the must-visit places in Manitoulin Island?
Must See Attractions

The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, settled in 1880 as Little Current, was considered a gateway port to Manitoulin Island. It was a critical stopping point as voyagers traveled the Great Lakes. The waterfront area has been the lifeblood of this historic town and 560 meters of dock continue to provide service to boats each year. In 1998, the Town of Little Current merged with Bay of Islands, McGregor Bay, and the Township of Howland to form the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands. Walk along the downtown docks to see the many floating ships and relax in one of the new pavilions. Take a stroll down Water Street to do some shopping as well.

Bridal Veil Falls can be found by traveling a short trail that is fairly easy to navigate. The falls flow from the Kagawong River and the north channel of Lake Huron. It is approximately 35 feet and it is possible to swim under the falls. There is a staircase to the falls as well. It is a great place to take a picnic lunch and splash in the cool water.

The Cup and Saucer Hiking Trail is a moderate trail near Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands with beautiful wildflowers. There are several activities available on the trail, including bird walking, overlooks, and wildlife. Dogs are permitted on the trail as long as they are leashed. The section just before the overlook is steep and can be muddy during certain times of the year.

What are the nightlife spots in Manitoulin Island?
Nightlife Spots

Anchor Inn Hotel has a bar that has been named one of the best on the island. They offer a large selection of beer on tap, including Manitoulin and Split Rail Brewing. In addition, they offer bottled beer, wine coolers, and cocktails. The bar menu is available from noon until 9:00 PM and ready-made pepperoni, vegetarian, Hawaiian, or deluxe pizza for those late-night trips in town from the water. The Anchor has retro arcade games a DJ on Friday and Saturdays plus specials each night. The hotel is located at 1 Water Street in Little Current.

Founders Andrea Smith and Eleanor Charlton created Split Rail Brewing, the first craft brewery on Manitoulin Island in 2012.  Enjoy their craft beers on a lakeside patio where you can get tastings, 12-ounce glasses, or beer to go. There are often food trucks at the brewery as well as live music. Find them at 31 Water Street in Gore Bay.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Manitoulin Island?
Local Events & Festivals

Manitoulin Country Fest, held in August each year, features world-renowned country artists at a three-day festival. Artists have included Trace Adkins, High Valley, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jason Blaine, Brad James, and Danielle Todd. Camping at the event is available as well. The festival is located at 181A Harbour View Road in Manitoulin.

Rockin’ at the Rock is a music festival, held in August is a three-day music festival offering live rock bands and a Band Battle. Musical acts have included Sass Jordan, The Suite, and Sweet plus many more. The event is held at the Flat Rock Entertainment Centre, 181 Harbour View Road, just south of Little Current.

The Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival, held in late July or early August in Wikwemikong began in 1961 when Wikwemikong Band Member Rosemary Odjig began an effort to revitalize a popular Pow Wow in the area. She arranged the first Wikwemikong Indian Days that summer, an event that eventually became the Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival. Today, it is the longest-running Pow Wow in North Eastern North America. The festival includes arts and crafts, a Champion Anishinaabe Dance, Anishinaabe cuisine, an art gallery, and many cross-cultural performances. There are also regalia, drum and dance lessons, programs providing the history of the Odawa Minis, instruction in the Anishnaabe language, and more. The festival is held at 2098G Wikwemikong Way.

What are the travel peak seasons in Manitoulin Island?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperatures in Manitoulin Island are as follow:

  • January – low of 9F (-13C); high of 25F (-4C)
  • February – low of 9F (-13C); high of 26F (-3C)
  • March – low of 18F (-8C); high of 35F (2C)
  • April – low of 31F (-0.5C); high of 49F (9C)
  • May – low of 42F (6C); high of 62F (17C)
  • June – low of 51F (11C); high of 71F (22C)
  • July – low of 56F (13C); high of 76F (24C)
  • August – low of 56F (13C); high of 75F (24C)
  • September – low of 50F (10C); high of 68F (20C)
  • October – low of 40F (4C); high of 54F (12C)
  • November – low of 31F (-0.5C); high of 43F (6C)
  • December – low of 19F (-7C); high of 31F (-0.5C)

The area gets over 100 inches (319.4 cm) of snow each year.

What are the activities in Manitoulin Island that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve is the only day-use park on Manitoulin Island and provides access to the coastline of Lake Huron. There is a Visitor Centre and 15 kilometers of hiking trails where you can see rare plants and ecosystems.

Mindemoya Lake, the third largest of the more than 100 lakes in the area, is a striking turquoise color compared to the darker tones of surrounding lakes. It is a great place to go swimming and there is an abundance of whitefish. Treasure Island sits about 300 feet above the lake and was originally known as Mindemoya which, in Ojibwetongue, means “old woman.”

Between 1817 and 1822 Lieutenant Wolsey Bayfield surveyed Lake Huron on his ship Recovery and named several areas near Manitoulin Island after his own family. Janet Head Lighthouse is named for his daughter Janet while there is also Helen Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Julia Bay, and Lake Wolsey. The lighthouse is the second oldest standing on the island, it was constructed in 1879 and stands about 40 feet (12 m) high with a keeper’s house attached.

Following a dream to Manitoulin Island, Richard Lathwell learned that the Noble Alpaca Farm was selling their herd and felt they would be an excellent addition to his farm and the Lobo Loco Alpaca Farm was born. The herd produces soft durable fibers which are hypoallergenic, lightweight, and finer than sheep’s wool. You can see the adorable herd roaming the farm and pick up some alpaca fiber as well. You can find the farm at 800 Townline Road RR #1 in Sheguiandah.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Manitoulin Island?
Trip Planning

On your first day on the island, start with breakfast at the Peace Café before heading to Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands. Take a walk on the docks and do some shopping. Then hike to Bridal Veil Falls before visiting Providence Beach. Enjoy lunch at Matthew’s Fish and Chips before heading to Lake Kagawong. Finish with dinner at Elliott’s Café.

The next day, start with dinner at Garden Gate before heading to the Cup and Saucer Trail. Visit Lake Mindemoya and enjoy lunch at either the Island Jar or Maja’s Tea Garden. Take a ride to the Lobo Loco Alpaca Farm and then tour the Centennial Museum. Finish the day with dinner at 1890 Restaurant.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Manitoulin Island?
Art & Culture Places

Perivale Gallery offers fine paintings, photography, glassworks, sculptures, and more. The gallery is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is the premier art destination on the island. The McMullan family founded the gallery more than 40 years ago and since its opening, they have displayed some of the best artwork in the area. You can find the gallery at 1320 Perivale Road East in Spring Bay.

Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah, located on Highway 6, is an eight-acre site that features six outbuildings as well as the main exhibition area. Here you can learn more about the early settlers in the area and take a hike on Lewis Twin Peaks trail. There is also a walking tour of the village. You can find the museum site at 14 Water Street East.

The Pioneer Museum, part of Pioneer Park, preserves artifacts and the history of pioneer life in the area. It stands in a log cabin that was donated by the Brookwood Brae golf course and supplemental logs from the former Montgomery home was added when the budling was relocated to the property where it stands now. You can find the museum at 6020 Highway 542.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Manitoulin Island?
Hidden Gems

Lake Kagawong, located 100 feet above Lake Huron, drains into the North Channel, unlike other lakes in the region. The lake’s outlet plummets over a cliff to form Bridal Veil Falls. Kakawaie Island is a long, thin island on the southeast side of the lake. It is privately owned, spans about 90 acres but it is uninhabited. The beach on the island is a great place for a picnic. You can often see deer swimming from Kakawaie Island to the mainland.

Providence Bay Beach offers smooth sand and clear water, a great place to spend a nice summer day. There is a boardwalk on one end of the beach with a playground. It is the perfect place to watch the sunset, take a dip, or build a sandcastle.

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