Originally Posted by crazyoldboatguy
A little farther east of Blind River is Spanish, Ontario. They have a very nice marina and a great launch ramp
and a gin pole if you need one. There is plenty of water there - we were there several years ago when the water was lower and we draw 4'. There is a town nearby for provisioning
- a long walk but the grocery store will pick you up and drop you off. Nearer to the Benjamins than Blind River.
This is a good website to view for all the marinas
The North Channel Map
Spanish hosts a rock concert every summer, not sure about the details, but always have some pretty good names entertaining there. You can get the details at that site...
There is a local watering hole in Blind River called the "Riverside" and every Tuesday night they host a local "jam session"....an ever evolving group of artists get together for a "picking and a grinning" session around 7 p.m., and beer is cheap(by Canadian standards).
Meldrum Bay has a great restaurant on the point, it's at the western end of Manitoulin Island.....the restaurant is only open in the summer, and has awesome food
. The marina there is almost brand new and very well protected.
has awesome fish
and chips right on the bank downtown, and pretty close provisioning.
So...lots to do, lots to see, great fishing
, great blueberry picking, AWESOME sailing.....gunkholes galore......hope to see you up there!