Manitoulin Family Vacation
There is so much to do!
Relax and Play
Relax by your cabin while your kids play in the sandbox… swim in the shallow bay or dive off the floating dock… or play in the…
Tree Forts 100% kid-created, there’s the cedar fort,
the ‘jungle fort’ and the ultra-secret ‘secret fort’…
Catching fish is easy, just tie on a spoon, or buy worms and minnows from the nearby live bait shop, and cast right off the dock!
Finding Fossils on the lakeshore is easy at Hutchinson’s. The fossils on this shoreline are some of the oldest lifeforms on the planet…ancient coral is like crystalline honeycomb…strange horn-shaped fossils and imprints of microorganisms are plenty!
Swimming in the crystal clear waters Lake Manitou is spring fed, deep and clear. The water is cool and the shorline is rocky…bring water shoes! Diving is possible off our floating dock, just 10 m. out. The bay in front of cabins 3 – 7 is great for wading around. Children ages 5 – 16 tend to jump in off our dock, or dive in off the nearby government dock. All within clear view of the central firepit area, so you can relax in the sun and/or shade and still be in eye’s view!
River Wading The Manitou River starts at Hutchinson’s Cabins. The dam is controlled by the MNR and in the summer levels are low enough to allow fun wading. Children can wade, swim, and net for crayfish, frogs, minnows, mudpuppies and suntans!
River Adventure An excellent adventure in learning about river life is offered through the local Manitoulin Streams River Rehabilitation group. Click here for more info.
Day Trips Remote Sandy Beaches, Pow-wows, Cottage Industries, Hiking, Organic Community Gardens, Museums, Playgrounds, Nature Interpretive Centres, Unique Gifts, Horseback Riding, Art Galleries, Theatre, Restaurants.