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Manitoulin Island

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==History==
Manitoulin means "spirit island " in the Ojibwe language. The island remains a sacred place for the natives although they have had their share of troubles. The first to settle on the island was a French Jesuit priest named Joseph Poncet who set up a mission in the mid 17th century. His stay did not last long since the Iroquois drove he and other visitors away. The island was burned by the Natives in order to purify the land once again.
Native people returned to the land once it was set aside as a refuge for them. A Roman Catholic mission was set up in 1838 and less than a decade later it was taken over by the Jesuits. In 1845 the treaty opened up the island for settlement by non-natives. The Wikweikong Wikwemikong chief refused the treaty and the reserve is to this day unceded. An Ontario Historical Plaque is now on the grounds of the Assiginack Museum to honour Manitoulin Island’s place in Ontario’s heritage. The Aboriginal culture on Manitoulin Island is still strong.
==Get in==
 
There are two ways to get to Manitoulin Island: by car, or by boat. The swing bridge at Little Current, at the northeastern tip of the island, connects Manitoulin to Ontario's highway network. From there, it is a little less than 2 hours by car to Sudbury and almost six hours by car to Toronto.
==Get around==
 
There are lots of cyclists on the Island but there are no trail systems (Trans Canada Trail). Please ensure that safety procedures are taken as you will have to share the road with cars. There are extensive back roads that are quieter and less traveled than the main highway roads.
*<do name="Great Spirit Circle Trail" alt="" address="P.O. Box 469, #15 Hwy 551 M'Chigeeng" directions="" phone="(877) 710-3211" url="www.circletrail.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Learn more about the aboriginal culture though shopping, Pow Wows, tours and more.</do>
*<do name="Manitoulin Island Country Club" alt="" address="PO Box 387-25 Golf Course Road Gore Bay" directions="" phone="(705) 282-2282" url="www.manitoulinislandcountryclub.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
*<do name="Manitoulin Tourism Association" alt="" address="70 Meredith Street East, Little Current" directions="" phone="705 368-3021" url="http://www.mymanitoulinexperience.ca/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Provides information on tourism and businesses in the area.</do>
*<do name="Rainbow Ridge Golf Course" alt="" address="26 B Clover Valle Wikemikong" directions="" phone="(705) 859-2990" url="www.rainbowridgegolf.com" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></do>
 
*<do name="Misery Bay Nature Reserve Park" alt="" address="P.O. Box 114, Gore Bay, ON P0P 1H0" directions="35 km west of Gore Bay, ON, 2 km south of Hwy 540, on Misery Bay Park Road" phone="" url="http://www.miserybay.org" hours="" price="Free" lat="45.80097 N" long="082.72791 W">On an ancient flat rock sea bottom. This unique feature, known as an alvar, presents unusual geological viewing opportunities. The Great Lakes Basin has the only alvars found in North America, and most of the alvars found in the world. Manitoulin Island is on the northern rim of this large land feature. The Manitoulin cluster of alvars are the most significant alvars found anywhere in the world. Of special interest to some will be the relict remains of inland beaches left on the rocks at Misery Bay Park by the retreat of three different great prehistoric lakes. The park Centre building is constructed on the most ancient of these relict shorelines.</do>
==Buy==
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*<sleep name="Providence Bay Tent & Trailer Park" alt="" address="5466 Hwy. 551, Box 66 Providence Bay" directions="" phone="1 (800) 269-2018" url="manitoulinisland/camping.ca" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
*<sleep name="Red Lodge Resort" alt="" address="RR#1 Sheguiandah" directions="" phone="(705) 368-3843" url="www.manitoulin-silandisland.com/redlodge" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
*<sleep name="Rockgarden Terrace Resort & Spa" alt="" address="1358 Monument Road Spring Bay" directions="" phone="(705) 377-4652" url="www.rockgardenresort.on.ca" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
*<sleep name="Santa Maria Trailer Resort" alt="" address="Square Bay Road, Spring Bay" directions="" phone="(705) 377-5870" url="www.santamaria.on.ca" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
*<sleep name="Cosy Cove Cottages" alt="" address="Lake Mindemoya, Mindemoya" directions="" phone="(705) 377-4533" url="www.cottagesincanada.com/cosycovecottages/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="45.741944" long="-82.141447"></sleep>
*<sleep name="Lakeview Resort" alt="" address="879 Lakeshore Road Kagawong Ontario P0P 1J0" directions="" phone="" url="www.manitoulin-island.com/lakeview" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="45.713330" long="-82.211919"></sleep>
*<sleep name="L'Auberge Inn" alt="" address="71 McNevin Street, Providence Bay ON" directions="" phone="(705) 977-4392" url="www.aubergeinn.ca" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>*<sleep name="Silver Birches Resort" alt="" address="110 Bay Street Little Current Ontario P0P 1K0" directions="" phone="1 (519) 743-2670" url="www.silverbirchesresort.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="45.899120" long="-82.117676"></sleep>
*<sleep name="South Bay Resort" alt="" address="South Baymouth, Ontario P0P 1Z0" directions="" phone="(705) 859-3106" url="www.manitoulin-island.com/southbayresort/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="45.570110" long="-82.013199"></sleep>
*<sleep name="The Queens" alt="" address="19 Water Street Gore Bay Ontario P0P 1H0" directions="" phone="1 (705) 282-0665" url="www.thequeensinn.ca" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="45.920984" long="-82.462857"></sleep>
*<sleep name="Mindemoya Court Cottages and Campground" alt="e-mail: [email protected]" address="604 Ketchankookem Trail" directions="" phone="705-377-5778 click blue 27 for website" url="http://www.mindemoya.ca" checkin="" checkout="" price="$130-720" lat="45.750286" long="-82.191131">Daily and Weekly Cottage rentals. Full service Campground. Boat rentals, Fishing, Swimming, Hiking, weekly activities. 20 Acres of privacy. 3 minutes to full service town of Mindemoya. Open May-Oct. Your hosts...John, Doris, and Greg Adams </sleep>
*<sleep name="10 Cherry Lane Little Current Ontario B & B" alt="" address="10 Cherry Lane, Little Current, ON P0P 1K0" directions="" phone="705 368 1333" url="http://www.10cherrylane.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="from $100" lat="" long=""> Daily and weekly rates. Charmful B&B with washer, dryer, dishwasher, television, dvd player, air conditioning, BBQ, microwave, fully equipped kitchen with staples in the cupboards.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Cedar Grove Cottage Resort " alt="" address="544 Ketchankookem Trail, Mindemoya, Manitoulin P0P 1S0" directions="" phone="705-377-4962" url="www.cedargrovecr.ca" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long=""></sleep>
==Get out==
 
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