The Beautification Committee is formed by a group of local volunteers to make the Municipality a more attractive community to live and visit through the use of floral displays. You can see many of our flowerbeds throughout the municipality. The committee is always seeking volunteers to assist with general garden care, email Marcus Mohr, Community Development and Outreach Coordinator or call 705-377-5726.
Parks & Picnics in Central Manitoulin
If picnics are your thing, you are in luck. Central Manitoulin has green spaces, little parks and picnic areas located throughout the Municipality.
Also known as the Old School Park is located between the historical Mindemoya Continuation School building and the Mindemoya War memorial hall has a gazebo, benches and many beautiful flower beds maintained by the Beautification Committee volunteers.
Sandfield, on Highway 542, began life as Sandfield Mills in the late 1800s when mills harnessed the power of the water flowing out of the Lake Manitou and into the Manitou River. The Manitou River is still the natural outflow of this giant lake, but the outflow is now carefully monitored, and a dam restricts how much water is allowed out of the late, depending on the season. The Highway 542 bridge passes over the Manitou River as it tumbles down to Lake Huron and, on the dam side of the bridge, there is a tiny island parkette with a single picnic table, accessed by a little bridge. A few picnic tables and a fish themed bike rack. This is a great spot to observe the flow of Manitoulin’s longest river and watch fish spawn in the spring and fall.