On the Eastern side of Lake Huron lies the rugged yet truly magnificent Georgian Bay. Numerous homes and cottages share the vast Georgian Bay.
Tobermory lies at the northern end of Bruce Penisula and provides ferry access to Manitoulin Island.
Numerous Uninhabited Islands to Explore
It is estimated that there are 30,000 islands strewn within the perimeter of Georgian Bay. A good number of these 3000 islands contain forests and no human buildings, while the rest are used for cottages.
Hikers should be cautioned that the land surrounding Georgian Bay contains Ontario's only poisonous snake - the Missisauga Rattlesnake.
Georgian Bay is also known as the 6th Great Lake - so called because of its size and location.
Georgian Bay granite rock formations were carved by the last ice age.
Water Details of Georgian Bay
Parent Waterbody: Lake Huron
FedBy: Lake Huron, French River, Little Lake, Gibson River, Go Home River, Seguin River, Naiscoot River, Magnetawan River
DrainsInto: Lake Huron
Located within close proximity to southern Ontario (and in particular the large city of Toronto), Georgian Bay is an easy 2-4hour drive from Southern Ontario.
Georgian Bay and Lake Huron are world renowned for their supreme boating and sailing opportunities. There are numerous marina's to fulfill your boating needs, as well as a good supply of fellow boaters to share stories with. Both longer-trip sailboat yachting as well as weekend motorboating.
Georgian Bay is innundated with rugged, rocky shores carved out by glaciers and the pounding of wind and water over the millenia. One can spend a lifetime exploring the bays and channels carved through the rocks.
While Georgian Bay is made up mostly of rocky shorelines, the occasional sandy beach is to be found.