Sail Southern Georgian Bay (4 - 5 Days)

Day 1

Please note – for more information on marinas, please see the Ontario Marine Operators website. The Ports Cruising Guide Georgian Bay edition is an invaluable resource while traveling by boat in the Georgian Bay region and can be purchased online or at Georgian Bay marinas.

Set out from Midland or Penetanguishene today. Both communities offer several marinas for docking the night before your travels. Make your way to Beausoleil Island today, home of the Georgian Bay Islands National Park. This park is accessible by water only, and offers camping, hiking, swimming and park interpretation for overnighters as well as daytrippers. Pick up a visitor's guide at any of the docks within the park for all the information. Beausoleil Island features several docks to choose from for the night. Tie up and spend the rest of the day exploring.

Distance:

Midland/Penetanguishene to Beausoleil Island (approximately 6 -10 nautical miles)

Day 2

Today set sail for Massassauga Provincial Park. Another backcountry park popular with boaters, kayakers and campers, Massassauga offers many overnight bays, and shore access through use of mooring pins, buoys and gathering areas. There are many excellent locations to choose from. The park map (available from the park office at 705-378-0685) along with the nautical charts and the Ports Cruising Guide can help to guide your exploration. Once you’re settled, spend some time hiking in the park and taking in some of the interpretation offered. Please note – usage fees apply depending on your overnight plans and shore access.

Distance:

Beausoleil Island to Massassauga Provincial Park (approximately 25 nautical miles – depending on location in each area)

Day 3

Indian Harbour is your destination today. Make your way behind Bands Island to this beautiful and popular anchorage. Cottage owners in this area ask that you respect their privacy and do not go ashore for any reason.

Distance:

Massassauga Provincial Park to Indian Harbour (approximately 12 nautical miles – dependant upon location)

Day 4

Make your way back to Penetanguishene or Midland today, being sure to spend some time in this historical community before heading back home.

Distance:

Indian Harbour to Midland or Penetanguishene (approximately 22 nautical miles)

Accommodation Options:

Knights Inn, Midland
751 Yonge Street, Midland
P. 705-526-2219
http://www.knightsinn.com/hotels/ontario/midland/knights-inn-midland/hotel-overview
1875 A Charter's Inn
290 Second Street, Midland
P. 1-800-724-2979
http://www.chartersinn.com/
Diverse Rentals and Vacations Floatel
708 Champlain Road, PO Box 5025, Penetanguishene
P. 705-549-2991
http://www.hindsonmarine.on.ca/

Dining Options:

Cellarman's Ale House
337 King Street, Midland
P. 705-526-8223
http://cellarmans.ca/
Dino's Fresh Food Deli
319 King Street, Midland
P. 705-526-2431
http://dinosfreshfooddeli.com/
Henry's
3282 Ogdens Beach Rd, Midland
P. 705-528-1919
http://www.henrysfishrestaurant.com/
The Boathouse Eatery
177 King Street, Midland
Directions: At the Town Dock
P. 705-527-7480
http://www.boathouseeatery.com/
The Library Restaurant
526 Hugel Street, Midland
P. 705-528-0100
http://www.thelibraryrestaurant.ca
The Olympia
924 King Street, Midland
P. 705-529-3873
http://www.olympiagardens.com/
Ciboulette et Cie
248 King Street, Midland
P. 705-245-0410
http://www.cibouletteetcie.ca/
The Ladybug Café
342 King St., Midland
P. 705-526-4851
http://ladybugcafe.ca/
Lilly's Italian Eatery
223 King Street, Midland
P. 705-245-0909
Blue Sky Family Restaurant & Tavern
32 Main Street, Penetanguishene
P. 705-549-8611
http://www.shopmidland.com/microsite/index.cfm?listingid=1000983
World Famous Dock Lunch
4 Main Street, Penetanguishene
Directions: Penetanguishene Town Dock
P. 705-549-8111
http://www.penetang.com/docklunch/?listing.action=reviews

Things to Do:

Discovery Harbour
93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene
P. 705-549-8064
http://www.discoveryharbour.on.ca
Kings Wharf Theatre - Drayton Entertainment
Penetanguishene
Location: Jury Drive
P. 705-549-5555 / P. 1-888-449-4463
http://www.draytonentertainment.com
Martyrs' Shrine
PO Box 7, Midland
Location: Hwy 12 East
P. 705-526-3788
http://www.martyrs-shrine.com
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons
Hwy 12 East, Midland
P. 705-526-7838
http://www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca