Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater island in the world, separates Lake Huron from the Georgian Bay and forms the North Channel, one the most highly regarded waterways in the world. This island is home to pristine forest, dramatic landscapes of the Cup and Saucer nature trail, and crystal clear lakes. It is an area with a rich history and culture, with many First Nations reserves.
The island can be accessed via two routes. The first is the Chi-cheemaun ferry, which travels from Tobermory, in Southern Ontario, to South Baymouth and back. This ship, and it's sister, the Nindawayma, are both decorated in a classic style and feature restaurants, bars, and gift shops. The second access point is the distinctive Little Current swing bridge - a decades old landmark which opens every hour to allow passage to sail boats. Little Current itself is a picturesque small town, with appealing decor and historic buildings. Along the main street is the primary marina for the area, where each day lavish yachts and elegant sail boats dock next to speed boats and fishing boats.
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