The southeast Shores of Lake Huron run from Sauble Beach down to Sarnia & include some of the best sandy beaches. Although closest to the larger urban centres of southern Ontario, this region has some of the most intensive agriculture operations.
Formed over 5000 years ago, the glacier-created escarpment of the Bruce Peninsula is known for its rugged landscape, and unique formations called ‘flower pots’. This region makes up the northern tip of the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve.
Southern Georgian Bay represents the southernmost tip of Georgian Bay, as well as the gateway to the 30,000 islands – the largest concentration of freshwater islands in the world. Wasaga Beach, a popular 14 km sandy beach is Blue Flag recognized.
An area encompassing the “Thirty Thousand Islands” much of it is designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve striving to achieve conservation of biological diversity while at the same time encouraging sustainable development practices.
Manitoulin Island is the world’s largest freshwater island, and spans 2766 km2. The island itself contains 108 freshwater lakes and four major river systems, & it is geologically a meeting place for the Niagara escarpment and the Canadian Shield.
The North Channel stretches from Sault Ste. Marie to Killarney and boasts a number of uninhabited islands, a natural fjord and world’s largest freshwater island (Manitoulin).