Lake Huron Canada forms the border between Ontario and Michigan. The second largest of the Great Lakes stretches from Sarnia in the south up toward Manitoulin Island and scenic Northern Ontario. When you add in the islands, this glacier-carved lake has the longest shoreline of the five Great Lakes. It's also home to the biggest bays in the entire Great Lakes system—Georgian Bay in Canada and Saginaw Bay in Michigan. Along the shores, you'll find many things to do and experience, including beautiful sunsets, outdoor adventure, and chances to connect with culture.
Home to both scenic wonders and rich First Nations culture, Manitoulin Island offers a retreat far away from the every day. With its rugged coastline, welcoming accommodations, and a wide array of things to do, the island is a unique place to enjoy Great Lakes vacations. Whether you're seeking adventure, a quiet retreat, or a mix of the two, you will find many activities to enjoy on the island. After the ice has melted in the spring, a ferry crosses Lake Huron Canada, linking Tobermory and South Baymouth on the mainland to island, a journey that takes a little less than two hours. The island is also accessible by land, via Highway 6 and a bridge, as well as by air and charter boats.
However you arrive Manitoulin Island, you'll enjoy fantastic views of Lake Huron. For a closer look, you could step aboard one of the boat cruises, whether you want to get in some Great Lakes fishing or a sunset sail. Away from the shore, you'll find hiking trails meandering through some amazing scenery and several golf courses. Along the Great Spirit Circle Trail, you'll find many opportunities to experience Native culture through tours, interactive activities, and memorable meals along the shores of Lake Huron Canada.
Like the land of Manitoulin Island, many tales and legends have been told about Georgian Bay Lake Huron. This bay is so large, it's about the same size as Lake Ontario to the east. Along the shores of its islands and mainland communities, you'll find nearly endless options for enjoying all that Lake Huron Canada has to offer. In all four seasons, you'll find plenty that you'd expect for shoreline vacations, as well as some unexpected treasures.
When soaking on the spectacular scenery of Georgian Bay Lake Huron, a visit to a national park is one best places to begin. A stretch of lakeside land from Twelve Mile Bay to Honey Harbour in the southern part of the big bay. Only accessible by boat, Georgian Bay Islands National Park is home to hiking trails and interpretive programs, as well a scenic campground on Beausoleil Island. You'll also find many of the same things to do at Bruce Peninsula National Park. Its rugged landscapes of towering cedar trees, shoreline, and rocky cliffs is so important, this park is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Several of the Lake Huron resorts overlook the gorgeous scenery of Georgian Bay Lake Huron. Whether you're looking for a luxury getaway fit for royalty or budget accommodations, you'll find along the shores of the bay. When you choose to stay so close to water, you'll enjoy easy access to whatever you want to do for a day. You can easily return to your room to rest up for another day exploring the big lake.