Starting Friday May 29th, 2020 Providence Bay Beach, Mindemoya Government Dock Beach, Ketchankookem Trail/Old 551 Beach and the Monument Road Beach near Stanley Park will be officially opened to the public. The Municipality has decided it is using a phased and cautious approach to reopening some of these areas that will allow residents to enjoy fresh air, nature and physical activity. Any person using permitted amenities must ensure that they maintain a physical distance of at least 2 metres from anyone else using the area. The beaches are open but still subject to O. Ref 104/20, Closure of Outdoor Recreational Amenities. https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200104. Social gatherings of more than five people remain prohibited under O. Reg. 52/20 https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/200052. ***Boarwalk and Playgrounds are now open updated 07/20/2020. Washrooms are being opened at the Providence Bay Beach but converted to single use. The Discovery Centre washrooms are closed. The washrooms at the Government Dock in Mindemoya will be opened but converted to single use.
A Little About Central
The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island.