Where to Stay on Manitoulin Island: FAQ’s
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Where to Stay on Manitoulin Island: FAQ’s

When you are deciding on where to stay on Manitoulin Island, there are a few factors to consider. Do you want to stay directly on the water? How many people are coming (you’ll want a resort that can accommodate a large group). Do you have pets (some resorts like Timberlane are pet friendly!). What activities do you want to do while you’re here? Do you require a fishing boat?

We’ve put together this handy FAQ to answer some of the questions you might have when booking a cottage on Manitoulin Island!

Where is the best area on Manitoulin Island to stay?

All of Manitoulin Island is beautiful, however we are biased and think Timberlane has the best that Manitoulin has to offer!

Timberlane is hidden away in a quiet location on Timberlane Bay along the South shore of Lake Manitou on 200 acres of quiet countryside in Canada’s Great-Lakes country. We are fairly central to everything on the island, so whether you come by ferry or the bridge, we are fairly easy and quick to get to. We are also close to some of the largest tourist attractions including the Cup and Saucer Trail (20 minutes) and Bridal Veil falls (35 minutes).

How do I get to Manitoulin Island?

To get to Manitoulin Island, you can either drive to the swing bridge located in Little Current, drive to Tobermory and then take the ferry, or you can fly, though major airlines do not fly directly to Manitoulin. See below for more details on flying to Manitoulin Island.

What are the driving directions to Manitoulin Island?

If you are driving to Manitoulin Island, here are the driving directions that bring you right to Timberlane Lodge!

Detroit MI:
Cross the border to Windsor, Ontario. Follow Hwy 401 to Toronto and then go north on Hwy 400. Follow north and just past Barrie, Hwy 400 splits becoming Hwy 400 and Hwy 69. Follow Hwy 69 north to Sudbury. Just before Sudbury, turn west on the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 17). Follow Hwy 17 and just past Mckerrow, turn south on Hwy 6 to Espinola. Drive south and over the causeways to Little Current. In Little Current, take Road 540 to West Bay. Then take Road 551 to Mindemoya. Then go east on Road 542 for a couple miles and turn left on Silver Bay Road. Follow Silver Bay for 1 mile and then there is a sharp turn to the right. Drive another 1/2 mile and turn left on Mill Road and drive until you see the Timberlane sign.

Buffalo NY:
Cross the border and follow the Q.E.W (Queen Elizabeth Way) towards Toronto. Just past the town of Oakville, go north on Hwy 403 to Hwy 401 and then follow to Hwy 400 north. Follow 400 north and just past Barrie, Hwy 400 splits becoming Hwy 400 and Hwy 69. Follow Hwy 69 north to Sudbury. Just before Sudbury, turn west on the Trans Canada Highway (Hwy 17). Follow Hwy 17 and just past Mckerrow, turn south on Hwy 6 to Espinola. Drive south and over the causeways to Little Current. In Little Current, take Road 540 to West Bay. Then take Road 551 to Mindemoya. Then go east on Road 542 for a couple miles and turn left on Silver Bay Road. Follow Silver Bay for 1 mile and then there is a sharp turn to the right. Drive another 1/2 mile and turn left on Mill Road and drive until you see the Timberlane sign.

Sault Ste. Marie ON:
Cross the border to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and follow the Hwy 17 (Trans Canada Hwy) to Espinola. Turn south on Hwy 6 to Espinola. Drive south and over the causeways to Little Current. In Little Current, take Road 540 to West Bay. Then take Road 551 to Mindemoya. Then go east on Road 542 for a couple miles and turn left on Silver Bay Road. Follow Silver Bay for 1 mile and then there is a sharp turn to the right. Drive another 1/2 mile and turn left on Mill Road and drive until you see the Timberlane sign.

Flying:

From both island airports (YZE and YEM) – We are an “aviation friendly” lodge with courtesy shuttle service for pilots and their guest. Note: YZE is a Canadian Customs port of entry.

Tobermory to South Baymouth Ferry:

Buffalo, NY – Take the Q.E.W north just past Hamilton Ontario and take Hwy 6 north to Guelph. There is a Guelph bypass so when you drive north on Hwy 6 and reach the 401, turn left (west) on Hwy 401 to the Hwy 6 Guelph bypass. Then follow Hwy 6 all the way north to Tobermory. Take the ferry across to South Baymouth. Drive north on Hwy 542 and past the town of Sandfield, turn right onto Turtle Creek Road and follow to Silver Bay Road. Turn left and then about 1/2 mile turn right on Mill Road and look for the Timberlane sign.

Detroit, MI – Follow Hwy 401 to the Hwy 6 North Guelph Bypass and then follow the same directions as above.

What activities are there to do on Manitoulin?

We put together a list of things we think are the most popular things to do on Manitoulin. From tourist spots, to restaurants, and shopping, here is a list of what to do on Manitoulin Island.

When you stay at Timberlane, we have boats for rent (fishing, pontoon), swimming, perfect spot for kayaking and canoeing, as well as hiking, reading, and relaxing!

Is Timberlane Lodge located on the water?

Yes! We have cottages available waterside, as well as water view, so make sure to contact us if you need details as to which cottages are located right on the water.

Does Timberlane accommodate large groups in your cottages?

Absolutely! We recommend you call to let us know about your group and we can help book your stay! Call us today at 1 800-890-4177 or email info@timberlane.ca.

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