Goat Island 1
N 45°59.047’ W 081°54.474’
Goat Island 2
N 45°59.113’ W 081°55.371’
If you’ve ever driven through Manitoulin Island and asked a local where you can spend the night, you were probably sent to Goat Island. It's not far from the TransCanada Highway and easy to find with the hydro tower for a land mark, and an easy to remember name…Goat Island rd.
The ground is really rugged. A mattress, cot or roll out pad might be necessary for a good night sleep if you’re the slightest bit fussy, or not in a larger vehicle. It’s far from Idyllic, but if you want to explore the islands or are just on your way somewhere it’s more than adequate for that. On the plus side though, no potential wake ups in the middle of the night by a uniform.
Located just off the water, like all my spots, there was a lot locals fishing in the area. I'd imagine an afternoon with a rod and reel wouldn’t really be a waste of your time. Just across the Swing Bridge is the Manitoulin Site, but like I stated…is that allowed? I doubt it. A 45-minute drive from Bridal Veil Falls, a place you have to visit swim and play at, at least once in your life. One of those bucket list places, trust me. Manitoulin is huge so if you do decide to explore it for yourself, you will need a starting point, this could be it.