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Area Attractions

There are a lot of things to see and do for the whole family within an hour or so drive from Waterfalls Lodge...

Sudbury - 1 hour away

Sudbury is a very large city about 1 hour east of Waterfalls Lodge. It has most large stores, as well as movie theaters, Dynamic Earth, and the Science North Museum...


Dynamic EarthDynamic Earth

Have you walked beneath the earth's surface? Underground tours at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury let you discover what it's like to be a miner. Above ground, pose beside the world's largest coin (The Big Nickel), climb on giant mining equipment, and play with new exhibits.


Science NorthScience North

Are you curious about your everyday world? Visit Science North in Sudbury and discover the wonders around us. Also be sure to check out the Science North IMAX Theatre.


Manitoulin Island - 1 ½ hours away

Heading east then south from Waterfalls Lodge is the sizeable and very scenic Manitoulin Island.

In the town of Little Current you'll find Canada's oldest operating swing bridge, as well as a must-see soap factory with unique bars of soap.

Tobermory Ferry Service carries people and vehicles between South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island and Tobermory in southern Ontario. For a reservation for ferry crossing call 1-800-265-3163.

Additionally, we have a tour book on Manitoulin Island in the store if you want to see in detail what is there.


Espanola - 30 minutes away

The town of Espanola is just 30 minutes east of Waterfalls Lodge. It has several stores that may be of interest:

  • Northwest Trading Co. - crafts (next to Tim Horton's)
  • Northern Reflections - ladies clothing
  • Mark's Work Warehouse - clothing
  • Dollar Store
  • IDA Drug Store
  • Canadian Tire - a little bit of everything (i.e. automotive, electronic, outdoor, household, kitchen, sports & recreation goods)

Massey - 15 minutes away

The town of Massey is just 15 minutes east of Waterfalls Lodge. In addition to the interesting metal sculptures throughout town, you will find some helpful resources:

  • Small grocery store
  • Drug store (they will deliver here if you need anything)
  • Bank
  • Home Hardware
  • Rona Building Supply
  • Pizza
  • LCBO & Beer Store
  • Beach

Spanish - 10 minutes away

Just 10 minutes south of Waterfalls Lodge is the small town of Spanish. Here you will find:

  • Small bites
  • Gas station
  • LCBO & Beer Store - closed on Sunday
  • Spanish Marina
  • The Laughing Forest
  • Inland lakes
  • ATV trails
  • Oldest operating residential school building

Spanish MarinaSpanish Marina

Find a gazebo lookout overlooking the Spanish River Delta, the marina basin, the town of Spanish and the Whalesback Channel of Lake Huron. Or take the Shoreline Discovery Trail through diverse habitats. Of course, if you have your own boat you can launch it at the marina too. Plus, the marina offers laundry and fitness facilities.


Elliot Lake - 40 minutes away

Just a 40 minute drive west of Waterfalls Lodge is Elliot Lake, where you'll find:

  • Canadian Tire
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • LCBO & Beer Store

Nuclear and Mining MuseumNuclear and Mining Museum

Learn about the history of the area from four perspectives: mining, logging, trapping and wildlife. See a variety of mining and nuclear power exhibits, a mine stope re-creation, prospector's workstation and camp re-creation, mine decommissioning display, and much, much more. Located in the Lester B. Pearson Civic Centre in nearby Elliot Lake.


Ontario ParksMississagi Provincial Park

Located about 10-15 minutes north of Elliot Lake, the park provides miles of easy to rugged hiking trails that range from 30 minute nature walks to multi-day wilderness adventures. You'll find scenic overlooks, beautiful lakes with beaches for swimming, a babbling creek, plus historic features like a mine site and logging camp remnants.


Additional Area Attractions

Golf Courses

golf coursesChampionship golf courses:

Stone Ridge at Elliot Lake - 18 Holes

Huron Pines Golf & Country Club (in Blind River) - 18 Holes

Other public golf courses:

Espanola Golf & Country Club (in Espanola) - 18 Holes

Sauble River Golf Club (in Massey) - 9 Holes

For information on other nearby golf courses ask us.


The Deer Trail

Follow The Deer Trail for a scenic tour of the East Algoma region of Ontario. This touring route takes you to beautiful hiking trails, lakes, beaches, picnic areas and waterfalls. You'll also see historic mine sites, museums and interesting geological features. During the last weekend of September you can follow The Deer Trail for a Studio Tour featuring works of art from local artists.


Huron NorthHuron North

In Algoma Country between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury is the Huron North area, where you'll find majestic waterways, pristine wilderness, historic and cultural museums, art galleries, golf courses and nature trails. You'll also find fun events like pow wows, arts festivals, and music and dance competitions.


Lake Huron North Channel Historic TrailsLake Huron North Channel Historic Trails

Each trail stop along the North Channel Historic Trails has interpretive panels showing the history of the region in different points of view: European contact, First Nation, industry, geology, flora & fauna, and recreation. You'll find the trails (for hiking, biking, walking, running, etc.) off Highway 17 from Blind River to Spanish.


... and much more!

For more information about these and other area attractions, just ask us.

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