Nature Trails near Manitowaning, Ontario

Welcome to Manitowaning /Assiginack!
The Township of Assiginack is located on the eastern portion of Manitoulin Island.The main community, Manitowaning (the first European settlement on Manitoulin Island), is nestled in a picturesque bay.
Manitowaning offers a diverse number of attractions and unique landmarks including; the Assiginack Arena and Fair Grounds (with public tennis courts and ball diamond), Bay Street Marina (offering access to the North Channel and Great Lakes), an original lighthouse still in operation (built in 1878), the Rainbow Ridge Golf Course, swimming beaches and playgrounds, McLeans park that has year round access for hiking, biking snowshoeing and cross country skiing, St. Paul’s Anglican Church (the oldest Anglican church in Northern Ontario), Museum exhibit building with an adjacent original blacksmith shop, authentic log home and early century school house.
Retail and services include municipal office, medical clinic, ambulance services, waste disposal, public Internet access, volunteer fire department, seven churches, post office, public library, grocery store, restaurants, pharmacy, variety and convenience stores, chartered banking services with 24 hour ATM, real estate & insurance sales, building supply, building and construction contractors, automotive sales and services, marine sales and service, liquor/beer store, greenhouses and landscaping, florist, farm and feed supply, aviation storage, and lodging (resorts, motels and bed & breakfasts).

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Located at the end of Beach Road in Wikwemikong, this trail is 14 km of easy to intermediate trails, spectacular lookouts and educational signage. The Outdoor Fitness Park section of the trail is a double track, granular surfaced trail with five fitness stations...


Eagle’s Nest starts from McLean’s Park, up New England Road, across a road allowance with pine forest, alvars, crevasses and into Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy property with its Escarpment outcrops. Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy is a charitable land...


Enjoy the outcrops, woods and view exhibits. Enjoy a stroll through the diverse eco systems of Gordon’s Park in the heart of a hardwood forest. Observe & listen to the beauty of nature around the pond, up the escarpment, in the swamp & throughout the...


Donated to the Municipality by Don McLean, this beautiful wooded park is home to 4 trails, 3 of varying distance for walking, running, hiking, or snowshoeing, and 1 trail reserved for bicycle trail riding. and a covered pavilion in case of rain or for a picnic....