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How to get there There are only two ways of ar­riv­ing on Man­i­toulin Is­land: by boat or car. The Chi-cheemaun ferry ser­vice, which runs be­tween Tober­mory and South Bay­mouth, of­fers four daily sail­ings dur­ing the peak sum­mer months (June 16– Sept. 4) and a re­duced sched­ule through­out the re­main­der of the year. Road ac­cess is via a one-lane swing bridge i n Lit­tle Cur­rent – where the is­land’s only stop­light is – roughly 50 km south of the Tran­sCanada High­way at Es­panola, Ont. Two air­ports – one lo­cated west of Gore Bay and the other in the east be­tween Lit­tle Cur­rent and Man­i­towan­ing – of­fer ex­tremely lim­ited flight op­tions.

Where to stay Bed and break­fasts, guest houses or small ho­tels are found in nearly ev­ery com­mu­nity on Man­i­toulin Is­land. Op­tions in­clude the Mel­drum Bay Inn ( mel­drum­ in Mel­drum Bay, Man­i­toulin Ho­tel and Con­fer­ence Cen­tre ( man­i­toulin­ho­ in Lit­tle Cur­rent and the Queen’s Inn ( the­ in Gore Bay.

Where to eat Din­ing op­tions are spread across the is­land, too, much like the ac­com­mo­da­tion choices, so it’s of­ten best to bring the min­i­mum es­sen­tials

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