Marinas and harbours provide boaters with the most convenient access to the lakes and rivers in Ontario's Bluewater regions. Services also include boat launch ramps, dockage, fuel, marine supplies, repairs, pump-out, travelifts and boat storage.
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Take a stroll along Bluewater Park with its waterfront trails, outdoor pool, sheltered picnic area, boat launch, splash pad, pirate ship playground and beach. The centerpiece of the park is the South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Centre inside the original railway station. It contains elaborate woodwork, a beautiful oval oak bench and historical exhibits. Tourist information is located at the station. Beside the shore, a three-metre high, white dolomite statue entitled Willie Emerging pays homage to the revered rodent and town mascot, Wiarton Willie. The albino groundhog's residence can be viewed
The Marine Museum is located at the Goderich harbour in the wheelhouse of the “S.S. Shelter Bay”. It contains nautical artifacts, intriguing photographs, paintings and various ship models. The Marine Heritage Walkway features signs that describe hidden points of interest and history about the town’s waterfront along the beach paths, harbours and bluff lookouts. The Sifto salt mine operates a veritable underground city of roadways and chambers that extend more than 3 km beneath Lake Huron, 540 metres below the surface. The mine can produce close to 9 million tonnes of salt
Billings borders the North Channel in close proximity to the famous Benjamin Islands boating area. The port village of Kagawong has harbour facilities for small and large boats, and marine repair facilities are located nearby. Reach Kagawong by Highway 540, between M’Chigeeng and Gore Bay. The community offers a fine swimming beach with public washrooms, and adjacent playground. The mechanical parts of the former hydro generating station and fishing steamboat are displayed by the beach. The Old Mill Heritage Centre & Post Office Museum features a Danny Dodge (of the American
Whether you arrive by land, air or water, Big Tub Harbour Resort is the perfect holiday destination. Discover the wonderful array of activities the resort has to offer. Take one of our kayaks, canoes, pedal boats or stand up paddleboards out to get a closer look at the shipwrecks or perhaps a short stroll to the historic Big Tub Lighthouse. The natural beauty of our shoreline has been preserved, making it the ideal place to relax with a good book or challenge a friend to a game of horseshoes or lawn games. Enjoy great food and drinks on the deck of Bootlegger's Cove Pub. The atmosphere is
J&G Marina looks after all your boating needs in Birch Island and McGregor Bay, one of the best fishing areas in Ontario. We have dockage, boat launching, water taxi and delivery service, marine supplies, boat storage and repairs by a licensed mechanic. The variety store includes a post office, garbage and recycling depot, ice and bottled water.
The double-lane paved North Shore Trail for walking, bicycling or roller-skating hugs the scenic shoreline for fabulous views of sunsets over the lake. North Shore Park has a shaded picnic pavilion and a playground alongside a spring-fed stream bordered by immaculate flowerbeds. It adjoins Port Elgin harbour where boating facilities, fishing and a fish cleaning station are available. The trail connects with the harbour walkway and extends through to South Street in Southampton.
The pretty town of Meaford hugs the south shore of Georgian Bay where the blue waters stretch to the horizon, affording grand sunsets as well as prime fishing and boating. The harbour, with its tidy walkways, is a snug haven for pleasure craft, while the downtown shows off fine Victorian architecture. The Westfort retired coast guard vessel is displayed beside the harbour along with other marine heritage artifacts. The Georgian Trail links Meaford with Thornbury and Collingwood along its scenic, packed cycling path. The Bighead River estuary is a good spot for Rainbow trout angling in the
Port Carling overlooks the boat locks between Lake Rosseau and Lake Muskoka where heritage steam ships Segwun and Wenonah II cruise through the channels. Bridge lifts are a regular occurrence when the ships move through the locks, providing a good photo opportunity for people who like to watch big machinery in action. Sunset Cruises' Peerless II gives sightseeing, sunset and dinner cruises from Port Carling to the most scenic nooks of the Muskoka Lakes. The Port Carling Wall is the world's largest historical, photo-mosaic mural that depicts an overall picture of a steamship made up
Collingwood was once one of the busiest shipyards and industrial ports on the Great Lakes. Today the harbour supports some fishing tugs, recreational docks, boat cruises, boat rentals, a sailing school and a dragon boat-canoe club. The Harbourlands feature a marine walkway with embedded plaques that describe every ship that was launched from the Collingwood shipyards. Other nautical artifacts are displayed throughout the scenic path up to the end of the breakwall where Millenium Park exhibits a colourful display of historical monuments that tell the story of this dynamic harbour.
Downtown Midland has an immaculately landscaped waterfront with harbour services, entertainment, picnic areas, paved bike trails and specialty shops to interest visitors, with free 3-hour parking at community lots. During summer, the harbour hosts fun activities for visitors at its Waterside Wednesdays. Tay Waterfront Trail extends through Midland from Penetanguishene to Waubaushene. It is paved past the Wye River and has a packed surface eastward. Midland Tours 30,000 Island Boat Cruises operates the 300-passenger Miss Midland that departs from the town dock daily. Take a 2 1/2-hour
Village of Bayfield Marina, located at the mouth of the Bayfield River, is voted one of the nicest marine facilities on Lake Huron's eastern shoreline. The marina is within convenient walking access to Bayfield's beach, numerous shops and restaurants. Fully stocked Marine Store and boat repairs available simply across the river. The Bayfield River is also an excellent spot for Rainbow trout fishing.
The Municipality of Meaford Memorial Park is one of Ontario’s few waterfront campgrounds. This picturesque park boasts 400 metres of shoreline, a picnic area, playground equipment and a snack bar. Visitors can enjoy a miniature golf course and woodland trails. All of the trailer sites are either on Georgian Bay or a very short walk from Memorial Park’s very own beach. The campground has running water, showers, toilets and full service hookups. There are 135 sites serviced with hydro and water of which 63 sites have sewer, hydro and water. Open for camping from May 1- October 20
The spectacular sunsets that Port Elgin is famous for can best be seen from the harbour - a must for photographers and romantics. Free parking is conveniently located directly on the beach, which is partly sheltered by a break-wall and is very popular for swimming and windsurfing. Beach volleyball courts are set up during the summer months and playground equipment provides recreation for children. Additionally, in summer the beach is home to the gazebo that provides a lovely setting for Sunday evening bandshell concerts where audiences usually honk their car horns for applause! Visitors can
Located on the north side of the Bayfield River, Harbour Lights Marina is the best kept secret on Ontario’s West Coast. Just for you we offer beautiful sunsets, sandy beaches and grassy docking areas. Enjoy a dip in our pool or a game of tennis on our courts. Laundry facilities, modern washroom/shower facilities, children’s playground, picnic tables, gas and diesel, pump-out, shuttle services are just a few of the amenities to be found at this summer sanctuary. Seasonal slips and transient slips available. Come stay with us and find out for yourself why our customers both
A friendly welcome awaits you at Stanley Park, located on the southwest shore of Lake Mindemoya. Enjoy the ideal central spot from which to tour the beautiful Manitoulin Island. Swim in sunlit waters, some of the earliest swimming on the Manitoulin or bask on our safe private beach. Play a full game of golf nearby. Unwind while your children romp in our playground. Whatever water activities you choose to enjoy, Stanley Park offers a perfect location. Take advantage of our marina by bringing your boat to the island for sailing, fishing or water skiing. Barbecue your catch of the day and share
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands. Our culturally rich town has become the economic hub of North Simcoe for economic prosperity, envious lifestyle in idyllic surroundings and an abundance of recreational pursuits.? Midland flourishes with: • A vibrant and bustling downtown core consisting of unique stores and professional business offices promoted by a Business Improvement Area. • Recent commercial growth includes Wal-Mart, Real Canadian
HENRY'S SOUTH FISH RESTAURANT AT WYE HERITAGE MARINA The second location at the marina on Ogden’s Beach Road, brings the same Great Lakes cottage appeal to the mainland. Enhanced by the traditional cottage flair of the original, the interior of Henry’s South boasts a post-and-beam structure, with lanterns strung up by thick rope, as well as fishing nets and big catches stuffed and mounted on the walls. A large outdoor patio overlooks the water and doubles the seating to almost 200 during summer months. Follow us on Facebook
Canadian Yacht Charters offers the ultimate vacation on Lake Huron's scenic North Channel with its fleet of Bareboat Charters, Skippered Cruises, Day Sailing Excursions and Sailing School. It also maintains a full service marina, marine store and rentals of kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. The town of Gore Bay also provides additional services and interesting diversions for boating enthusiasts. CYC's immaculate fleet of yachts includes luxury sailboats, catamarans and power cruisers, and are the best equipped boats anywhere. Charters include all navigation equipment and charts, ground
Lighthouse Cove is a scenic port located at the end of County Rd 39 and the mouth of the Thames River. The 20-metre high stone lighthouse that was built in the 1800's, marks the location of Lighthouse Cove Conservation Area, a picturesque picnic spot on Lake St. Clair, which is known to anglers for its gigantic muskies. The Cove also has several marinas and restaurants that cater to boaters.
Ceud Mile Failte – A hundred thousand welcomes from the Municipality of Kincardine! In this community deeply rooted to Scottish Heritage and Culture, you’ll delight to the sights and sounds of Scotland…in Ontario! March with the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, as they parade Queen Street EVERY Saturday evening throughout the summer, a ‘must-do’ while visiting! Not visiting on a weekend? Be sure to take in one of our breathtaking Lake Huron sunsets, and listen to the tranquil sounds of the Phantom Piper who lulls the sun to sleep from atop the Kincardine
The beautiful clear waters of the North Channel await your arrival into the Port of Little Current. Enjoy some of the best boating in Lake Huron on your trip through the North Channel, staying a while in the quaint town of Little Current. Little Current is a picturesque small town, its downtown bustling in the summer months with boats, and travelers strolling the newly renovated docks. From the Downtown Docks you are at a prime location for just about everything you need, and from Spider Bay Marina just a short, scenic walk to downtown Little Current. Browse the shops on Water Street, grab
“With deep roots, the sky is our only limit” Explore the villages of Providence Bay, Mindemoya, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake, home to beautiful beaches and lakes. Tourist services include accommodations, restaurants, LCBO, pharmacy and grocery store. High speed internet and cellular service is available in most areas. Boat launches are located at: 570 Dial Road at Windfall Lake, 25 Hutchinson Road at Manitou Lake, northwest end of Big Lake, Perivale Road West at Kagawong Lake, and Ketchankookum Trail at Mindemoya Lake. A marina is located at Providence Bay. Providence Bay
Thornbury’s harbour has a fish cleaning station, sheltered dockage, boat launch, playground and washrooms beside Little River Beach. A scenic path leads over a footbridge to the Bayview Park beach and gazebo along Bay Street where Sunday Night Jazz Concerts perform during summer. Fishing is outstanding at the mouth of the Beaver River. The Georgian Trail cycling path connects Thornbury with Meaford and Collingwood along a former railway corridor.
Big Chute is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway via White’s Falls Road 34 or Big Chute Road 17 from Coldwater. This idyllic spot beside the Severn River is one of the world's most spectacular routes by water or highway. The waterway enables boaters to navigate the chain of rivers and lakes as a short cut from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Most of the 45 locks operate by raising and lowering water levels, but Big Chute Marine Railway employs a carriage that transports boats from one body of water to another. This is the only lift of its kind in North America. Visitors can enjoy
The Bayfield River is an excellent, clean tributary for fishing Rainbow trout, especially at its estuary in Bayfield. The riverflats just east of the bridge over Highway 21 is a good place to cast from shore. The harbour at the mouth also has several marina facilities with full services for motorboats and yachts. The river is also an exciting white water route for experienced canoeists and kayakers. It can be paddled from Clinton to Bayfield in a day and there are numerous rapids (maximum Class 2) and a few timber hazards enroute. A low dam is located just above the Clinton Conservation Area
Nestled on Lake Huron is the wonderful village of Manitowaning and a gem to be discovered by tourists. Boasting community events monthly, residents and tourists alike enjoy all we have to offer. The waterfront is a hot spot for families to spend the day swimming and playing on the beach or on new playground equipment. Washrooms are available. The Bay Street Marina is well used by both boat cruisers and fishermen. It offers fuel service, power hookups, pump-out, showers and a launch ramp. St. Paul’s Anglican Church is the oldest Anglican church in northern Ontario dating back to
Leamington is a small town with big city amenities situated on the north shore of Lake Erie. Leamington enjoys the best of every season: long warm summers, dazzling winters and everything wonderful in between. The award-winning marina has become the jewel of the shoreline with ample docks, patio, pavilion and play area for the whole family. A beach, playground, splash pad, and washrooms are located at Seacliff Park for everyone to enjoy. Leamington has a vibrant arts and culture scene including the Leamington Arts Centre and the newly remodeled Bank Theatre. Point Pelee National
Oliphant has a very wide and shallow sand beach that is a favourite spot for wind surfers and kite boarders. The dredged channels also provide a harbour for small boats. The reedy bays and rocky shoals are great for bass and perch fishing. Oliphant Fen Boardwalk, located at Oliphant 1.5 km. north of the dock, is a 470-metre boardwalk that provides access to a delicate wetland. Colourful wildflowers including rare orchids, Fringed Gentian, Indian Paintbrush and insect-eating plants grow in the fen. Petrel Point, just north of Red Bay and St. Jean Point, north of Howdenvale, are other local
We're located in the Bay of Islands on the north shore of Lake Huron. Besides a warm and friendly atmosphere, the Bay of Islands is home to year round fishing and some of the most beautiful scenery in the entire world. If you are an outdoors person or you enjoy some good old family fun, Hilly Acres has it all. Whitefish Falls is the home of trophy size Musky, Pickerel, Pike, Bass and Lake Trout. We offer clean and cozy, recently renovated, housekeeping cottages fully furnished with kitchens and modern facilities. All cottages have a 3-piece bath. All linens and towels supplied. All
We have range of two and three-bedroom cottages fully equipped with all the facilities. Each cottage comes complete with pots and pans, cutlery and there's a barbecue on the porch. Just bring your own bedding and you' re ready to settle in! We even have a "Bunkie" for a quick overnight stay. Cottages and Bunkies are cleaned and sanitized after each visit, so rest assured, you will have a pleasant stay. Rowboat and canoe rental is available for islands and untouched shorelines which are only a paddle away and waiting to be explored. Boat rentals are available on a daily rate. We
Highway 559 leads to Snug Harbour or Dillon, which are good launch locations for boating around Franklin Island. The island has starkly sculpted, multi-coloured rock and convoluted shorelines that form intriguing shapes. Wilderness campsites can be found on crown land surrounding the area. Snug Harbour lighthouse presides over the inlet while the Red Rock lighthouse appears as a squat fortress on a tiny island offshore. The hamlets offer fishing, marine services, cottage resorts and lovely beaches.