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.
Cascading 36 feet into a swimming hole, Bridal Veil Falls is a special spot. Located on Manitoulin Island just outside of Kagawong, a small town of less than 1,000 people, the waterfall is fed from the Kagawong River and flows into the North Channel of Lake Huron. We swam in the swimming hole three times during our week on the island, and the last time we had it completely to ourselves, which was exceptional. There is blue clay behind the waterfall that my children and their friends rubbed on their skin to soften it. They looked like the Incredible (Blue) Hulk. The swimming is lovely, with the depth ranging from one foot to six foot and permitting little ones to enjoy along with their parents and grandparents. There is also an easy hike down the river which my older children hiked by wading through the river rather than along the path beside the river. My eldest daughter spotted, captured and returned a baby loon to her mom while wading in the river. The only suggestion is to bring water shoes when you go.
Just down the road from the falls is Manitoulin Chocolate Works. We visited twice because their chocolate was so melt-in-your-mouth delicious. From chocolate covered licorice to homemade smore bars to chocolate covered peanut butter bars, the list goes on and on. It is a must-stop when you are at Bridal Veil Falls. Just up from there is a life size chess board along with a tick tack toe and other games. Just down from there is Sailor's Church, 120 years old and sitting on Mudge Bay in Lake Huron.
On your way home, Bridal Veil Variety has good ice cream, cute toques, and all manner of cottage-type items. Bridal Veil Falls makes for a lovely afternoon spent in and by the water.
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