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Some things to do on Manitoulin Island when at Dawson Resort.

Manitoulin Island is known as an outdoor haven for those to enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities. Manitoulin Island is also a great place for those interested in visiting the small towns, villages, museums, art galleries, farmers markets and local shops. There are so many things to do on Manitoulin Island, here is a list of some things to see and do while you're visiting the island.

  • Town of Gore Bay Gore Bay became a town on April 7, 1860. Gore Bay is a town of 900 people on the north shore of Manitoulin Island, MARK YOUR CALENDARS! HARBOR DAYS IS COMING 2018 This year’s event is packed with fun filled activities for the whole family to enjoy. Many annual events will remain like the card board boat race, pancake breakfast, BBQ, fish fry, live music, and dance, but there is an exciting line up of new activities planned for this year. “It’s Not a Party Without Us” will be onsite to keep the kids happy. Bouncy Castles, Foam Pool Party, Jousting Arena, Bonzai Water Sports and Candy Stand are some of the items planned. Face painting by Chantal will be attending again, free kites will be distributed, and so much more for the kids. Summer Water Sports Travelling Ski Show & Flyboarding will also be part of this years line up of entertainment. Inflatable dinghy races! Dinghy’s will be provided! Bring and wear your own lifejacket! The Gore Bay Harbour Centre, Gore Bay – Manitoulin Airport, Gore Bay Marina, The Gore Bay Harbour Centre, Museums of Gore Bay, Parks and Trails, Places to Stay and Eat, Gore Bay Shopping: The Best on Western Manitoulin, The Gore Bay Theatre, For more information click on the Gore Bay link

  • Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands By 1880, Little Current, or “Petite Current” as it was known by the voyageurs, was well recognized as the “Gateway Port” to Manitoulin Island and a critical stop-over point for refueling and re-supplying water traffic on the Great Lakes.In 1998, the Town of Little Current was amalgamated with the Township of Howland and the McGregor Bay area to form the municipality that we now know as the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands. To this day, the Little Current waterfront is the life-blood of the community and the key to its economic success. The rich marine history of Little Current has continued to present day where the 560 meters of town docks continue to host hundreds of boats (both power and sail) every year. Northeastern Manitoulin and The Islands

  • Township of Assiginack Summer Activities in Manitowaning! Take a look at the exciting events happening in Manitowaning this summer! Mixed Martial Arts, swim and stand up paddleboard lessons, activities at library, museum and beach, orienteering, hiking at McLeans Park, a new Open Water Swim race, annual Deer Show, and so much more. Assiginack

  • Municipality of Billings We have a sustainable economy, artistic and cultural diversity, and the beauty of nature. Guided by the vision of its citizens, Billings Township is a safe and progressive community that practices environmental responsibility, provides dependable services, and maintains its rich cultural heritage. You must takeout the time to visit the Village of Kagawong. Stop by Bridal Veil Falls Kagawong, has something for everyone. Billings

  • Township of Burpee & Mills The Township of Burpee & Mills was established in 1997 with the amalgamation of the townships of Burpee and Mills, but the roots of both townships go back to the 1870s. As settlers came to western Manitoulin to create family farms, many of them landed right here in Burpee-Mills. About 330 people call our community home, and we're proud of the friendship we enjoy and the services we provide. Our volunteer fire department and recycling centre are two of the most obvious, but we've got more. Our municipal complex houses a large community hall, township offices, fitness room and gymnasium. Our outdoor ice rink doubles as a basketball court in summer. Nine or ten times each year the complex is also home to our famous pancake breakfasts. Community volunteers make it happen, and hundreds of folks come from miles around to enjoy good food and good times. We're proud of our community, we take care to make it a great place to live, and we welcome everyone. Click below to learn more about who we are, what it's like to live in Burpee-Mills, and to get the information you need.

  • Municipality of Central Manitoulin The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. When vacation at Dawson Resort you may want to check out the School House restaurant for some fine dining . For 20 years we’ve offered fine dining to thousands of guests and visitors to Manitoulin Island. In season, most of our cuisine’s fresh ingredients are locally grown and our wines comprise the best from Ontario’s premium vineyards complemented by select international wines. Come and enjoy the history of our dining room, the excellent cuisine and the beauty of Manitoulin Island. Central Manitoulin

  • Township of Cockburn Island Municipal Office 199 Peachy Thessalon, Ontario P0R 1L0 Phone : (705) 842-1986 Cockburn Island

  • Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island The Municipality of Gordon / Barrie Island was established in 2009 with the amalgamation of the municipalities of Gordon and Barrie Island, but the roots of both places go back to the late 1800's. Spanning over 250 kilometers with a year-round population of around 500, our municipality is best known for its rich agricultural history that's still thriving today. They make their home and cottages here. Come visit us sometime and see for yourself why many people value and appreciate Gordon/Barrie Island for hunting, sport fishing, farming, starting businesses, raising families, and enjoying retirement. With a wide range of natural beauty including limestone cobble shore, rolling pastures, bur oak prairies and inland lakes, there's no place quite like Gordon/Barrie Island. Watch the video above and see for yourself. Gordon/Barrie Island

  • Township of Tehkummah In 1866 the Township of Tehkummah was established, taking its name from a man named Louis Tekoma, who came here after the signing of the 1836 treaty made Manitoulin a native reserve for those loyal to the British. The present day village of Tehkummah, surrounded by softly rolling farmland, sits inland from the site of the original settlement at Michael’s Bay on the south shore. Michael’s Bay was the site of a highly successful sawmill which burned to the ground in 1914, along with the village itself. Visit the Little School House Museum in South Baymouth to learn more about Michael’s Bay, and its interesting cast of characters, and the history of Tehkummah Township.


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