Monday, June 18, 2012

Manitoulin Spotlight: Gordon's Park Eco Resort

Located on the beautiful island of Manitoulin, you'll find Gordon's Park Eco Resort.  It's a unique outdoor experience for those who would like to go camping, tipi tenting, or stay at a B & B or in a cabin and experience the beauty of Manitoulin.

Twin tipis 

It's not just a place to stay though. They've also got activities for the whole family to enjoy. You can go stargazing, visit the interpretive centre, play a round of mini-putt, go hiking, check out the fossils, take an edible wilds tour, swim in their solar heated swimming pool, check out their gift shop, and more!
Deer out back: Photo by Paul Beduhn 2012

Photo by Paul Beduhn: Art Show in the Interpretive Centre for Taste of Manitoulin

Photo by Paul Beduhn: Manitoulin - Bruce Penninsula Passage Ride 2012

One of Gordon's Park's popular attractions - Thursday Night Astronomy.
Thursdays in July and August are Astronomy Nights At Gordon's Park.
Photo credit: Milky Way and Northern Lights taken by Aaron Top at one of the star parties in 2011

The night will include an orientation into astronomy, a review of planets, northern lights and solar systems as well as instruction on the use of a planisphere (sky map) to find objects in the night sky.

You will learn how to star hop, view with the naked eye & have an opportunity to try Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars & to observe through the Park's 8 inch Dobsonian Telescope.

Price: 15.00 per person

To get information or to reserve your spot please call 705-859-2470, contact us at or visit us at

To view Gordon's Park's Calendar of Events, click here.

Ladies, Gordon's Park is having their annual Women's Outdoor Weekend next weekend! Grab your best girlfriends, pack up your gear, hit the open highway, and head on over for a weekend of R & R! Surround yourself with the beauty of nature, hang out with some awesome ladies, and maybe learn something new (like how to build a Nut Hatch Birdhouse)!

June 22 – 24, 2012 – Women’s Outdoor Weekend
All Inclusive Women’s Outdoor Weekend at Gordon’s Park on Manitoulin Island including two nights camping (other accommodations available), all food, supplies and workshops including a Welcome Campfire, Ice Breaker Games, “Focus on Nature” Guided Hike, Facials & Foot Bath, Nut Hatch Birdhouse, Solar Heated Swimming Pool, Putt-Putt Challenge, Open Mike Campfire, Nia – The joy of movement, Reiki Mini Course, Wind Up Luncheon and more. Optional And By Advance Appointment Only (25.00 per half hour) – Swedish Massage (Bev Lynch 705-859-1317 or and Tea Leaf Readings (Sharon Alkenbrack 705-282-0193 or 705-859-2470, and “like” them on
190.00 + tax per person


ashley picco said...

It looks beautiful and lots of fun (and this is coming from a non camper/non outdoors girl)

Christine said...

Tee hee! They've got a bed and breakfast too if you're not inclined to camping :)

Tammy @ In R Dream said...

If you have never been to norhtern Ontario! You have no idea what the real milky way it! OR how amazing the stars at night are! Great post! I have never been as far as you are! LOL

Christine said...

You should come for a visit, Tammy! :) Your kids will have a blast! The beaches and waterfalls are gorgeous too! There's also the Manitoulin Chocolate Works! Just sayin'! ;)

Sober Julie said...

Ok that's it, we have to sleep in tee pees when I come!!

Christine said...

Sober Julie:
HAHA! I know! Isn't that the coolest? :) Your kids will love it! So much fun! You know what? Gordon's Park is just up the road from us! Less than a 5 min drive!

Kelly @ City Mom said...

Wow this place looks amazing! If I make it out to Manitoulin (which I hope to) I will be sure to check this place out!

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

Looks like a beautiful place!

Ashley said...

Wow! These cool places need to be closer to where we live!

Christine said...

If/WHEN you visit, I'll take you guys to Providence Bay beach, Bridal Veil Falls, the Chocolate Works and all the other awesome places on the Island too!

Christine said...

Thank you! It is certainly one of Canada's hidden gems! Who would have thought the water here at the beaches would be aqua/turquoise!? I never expected to see anything so beautiful in Northern Ontario! LOL!

Christine said...

I know what you mean! I'm always amazed to see how many tourists we have to drive 10+ hours every year to spend a few days/weeks here. It really is refreshing!

Cherry said...

Oh that looks like a great getaway with a mix of amenities. I gotta say, while I still prefer full on back country backpacking, with kiddos I can also appreciate the luxury of a B&B in the woods, or just a picnic table and an outhouse!
And I'm so jealous of how little light pollution you have up there, plus the northern lights? swoon!

Jodi Shaw said...

Totally makes me want to go camping! I love the tipies they are cool.

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