Adventures to be had, memories to be made...we are committed to exploring and experiencing all that Northern Ontario has to offer us. Our plan is to immerse ourselves in the rugged beauty and vast vistas one step at time.
Gore Bay is located on Manitoulin Island at Lake Huron's North Channel, a fabled waterway. Incorporated as a town in 1890, it has vast vistas of sea and forest along with a charming harbour, a couple of nice restaurants and a chocolate factory. We spent two days enjoying its charms earlier this month. The people were helpful and welcoming and the water was inviting.
Here you can rent boats at Canadian Yacht Charters to explore the North Channel, something on my TO-DO list albeit with a bit of trepidation. Here you can eat delicious pepperoni and cheese stuffed crust pizza at Buoy's Eatery looking out over the harbour. There is also a fish and chips restaurant at the pier along with a playground and water park on land and a bunch of fun floaties in the water operated by SplashnGo Adventure Parks. We spent a fun-filled afternoon in the water, bouncing around, pushing each other in and having a blast - kids and adults alike.
Our final destination was the Finnia Chocolate Shop in town. It boasts homemade chocolates made on the island, "from bean to bar." It had numerous chocolate options including gluten free and vegan chocolate and the pairing of both dark and milk chocolate with peanut butter, mint, raspberry, maple syrup and buttermilk. All of us grabbed something to savour and enjoy upon departing Gore Bay.
Gore Bay was such a delightful day trip for us that we did it two days in a row. Spending time in a lake town with so many enjoyable activities is never a bad idea. It was glorious.
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