GPX file now available. This tour starts the morning of August 20 in Tobermory, where we take the morning ferry to South Baymouth and spend the next 2 days exploring the roads, sights and activities of Manitoulin Island. We return to South Baymouth in time to catch the evening ferry on the 21st. There will be a group booking in Owen Sound for the evenings of the 19th and the 21st for people who don't want to drive through. Limited to the first 15 members' cars.
Ferry to Manitoulin Island
Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre
Thursday @ 8:00am
Mum's Restaurant and Bakery
Thursday @ 12:00pm
Ferry to Tobermory
Thursday @ 5:50pm
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Complete Event Description:
This tour is a taste of the sights and attractions of Manitoulin Island. We'll spend 2 days/ 1 night on the island itself, with driving, native crafts, an optional hike and looking at the unique scenery as the main themes. The tour starts and finishes at the Tobermory ferry docks (click on the Waypoints tab for location). We'll take a ferry to the southern tip of the island and there, as the tour title suggests, do a circular tour of the central and eastern portions of the island.
A general itinerary follows:
Tuesday August 19
(optional) after 4PM Check in to
the Best Western Inn-on-the-Bay hotel in Owen Sound
6PM dinner at Best Western Hotel (function room)
Wednesday August 20
(Optional) 8:15 AM depart Owen Sound hotel for Tobermory
10:15 AM Arrive Tobermory ferry dock to claim reservation (NOTE: must arrive
before 10:20. There is construction
along Highway 6 between Hepworth and Tobermory). Ferry is 11:20 to 1:05
1:05 PM Arrive South Baymouth. Drive to Providence Bay
- walk on Providence Bay shore
3:00 PM Depart Providence Bay
- arrive Monument Corner
3:45 PM Depart Monument Corner
- rest and gas stop,
- drive to Little Current
5:30PM Check in at Hawberry Motel
7:30PM dinner at Anchor Inn
Thursday August 21
Breakfast in Little Current
9:30 Depart Little Current. Drive to M'chigeeng (West Bay)
- Ojibwe Cultural Centre/ Lillian's Museum
11:00 Depart M'Chigeeng. Drive to Kagawong
- visit Bridal Veil Falls
12:00 Depart Kagawong. Drive to Gore Bay
- visit Janet Head
12:30 Depart Gore Bay,
drive to Mindemoya
- lunch at Mum's Restaurant and Bakery
1:30 Depart Mindemoya. Drive to South Baymouth
4:45 PM Arrive South Baymouth ferry dock to claim reservation (NOTE: must
arrive before 4:50). Ferry is 5:50 to 7:35 PM
7:35 PM Arrive Tobermory. Drive to Owen Sound
9:15 PM (Optional) Check in to the Best Western Inn-on-the-Bay hotel in Owen
click here to see pictures of a 2013 trip to the Island
Ferry departs at 11:20 AM from the Tobermory ferry docks. THOSE WITH RESERVATIONS MUST CHECK IN AT LEAST ONE HOUR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. Tour participants are responsible for making their own ferry reservations. See website attached to this description for online and telephone booking information.
Ferry departs at 5:50 PM from the South Baymouth ferry docks. THOSE WITH RESERVATIONS MUST CHECK IN AT LEAST ONE HOUR PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. Tour participants are responsible for making their own ferry reservations. See website attached to this description for online and telephone booking information.
Deadline for registration: Monday, July 28, 2014 @ 11:59pm
Spots Remaining: REGISTRATION FULL
Note that you must be an active TMC member to participate.
There are several things you will need to do before registering for this tour, please read the following (if any of the following is confusing, just call or email me for help: 905-852-5514 or email@example.com)
Start and Finish options The tour starts and finishes at the Tobermory ferry docks (click on the Waypoints tab for location). Depending on your schedule, you may choose a number of pre- and post-tour options: Pre-tour: While it is possible to drive to Tobermory from Toronto, you may want to arrive in the area and stay overnight in Owen Sound or Tobermory. We have a group reservation in Owen Sound, please use the contact information below to make a reservation at the hotel and mention you are a member of Trillium Miata Club group reservation. On Wednesday morning, we will leave Owen Sound in enough time to make the cutoff for ferry reservations in Tobermory. Post-tour: You may want to extend your stay on the island and come home later. If so, we have made arrangements with the Hawberry to extend rooms as needed. An alternative is to stay at the Meldrum Bay Inn on the far northwest tip of the island - food and accommodation is excellent. You may also decide to take the land route to/from the island. The road between Little Current and Espanola is a delight to drive, so you could come home via that longer route. Another alternative is to stay Thursday and Friday on the Bruce Peninsula and join the Creemore Classics Tour on Saturday. See the TMC events calendar for more information on that event.
Hotel Booking - Manitoulin Island Depending
on the choice you've made about pre- and post-tour activities, you need
to book at least one hotel. For the night of August 20, we will be
staying at the Hawberry Motel in downtown Little Current (contact information below). Please tell
the reservation desk you are with the Trillium Miata Club when making your booking. (added July 7) there is a hotel/ferry discount program available. If you tell the Hawberry reservation desk you are taking the ferry, they will reduce your room rate by $5.00 and give you a reference code (about 12 characters) to be used when booking your ferry reservation. Optional Hotel Booking - Owen Sound For those wishing to stay overnight on the way to/from Tobermory, there is a group booking available at the Best Western Inn-on-the-Bay in Owen Sound (about 115 minutes from Tobermory). Contact information is available on the Waypoints tab of this event. Please mention you are with the Trillium Miata Club when making the reservation.
Ferry Bookings Please use the information on the Waypoints tab to make reservations for the ferry. To be part of the tour, please book the 11:20AM from Tobermory on August 20 and the 5:50 PM from South Baymouth on August 21. You can book online or by telephone. You may also decide to travel at different times and meet us on the island. (added July 7) to receive a 10% reduction in ferry fees (click here to see details of the offer), book by calling the customer service number (from the Waypoints tab on this event) and giving them the reference number you received from the Hawberry Motel.
As of July 9, ferry reservations were less than 15% full, so there is plenty of room for us. PLEASE NOTE: you have to be at the ferry dock a minimum of one hour before sailing to keep your reservation.
Tour Registration When you have booked hotel and ferry trips, please click here to register for the tour
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