The Wayside Motel, Manitoulin
Manitoulin Island

Dining & Attractions


Dining Options

Our small convenience corner offers snacks, drinks, dry and/or frozen food and basic toiletries (in case you forgot something) available only to our guests. You will not go to bed hungry if you happen to arrive in Manitowaning after 6:00 PM and find all of the stores and gas station closed. 

Area dining establishments located within 30 min drive include:

Two dineries in Manitowaning:

  • Loco Beanz Coffee Shop and Sandwich Bar offers breakfast, lunch and supper including sandwiches, BBQ burgers, salads and pizza. In season they are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday and weekends from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday.

  • Rainbow Ridge Bar & Grill at the local golf course serving food from Wednesday to Sunday until 7:00 PM.

Within 15 - 20 min drive:

Within 30 min drive:

  • Restaurants in South Baymouth (seasonal only) and in Little Current (all year).

The Convenience Corner at the Wayside’s Reception offers:

  • bottled water, juices and pop drinks

  • energy bars

  • dry processed food

  • frozen food dinner (to microwave)

  • milk or cream for your coffee or tea (please ask us)


Area Attractions

There are many tourist attractions spread across the Island. Plan for at least two full days visit to get a flavour of the area. Below we listed just a few attractions our guests liked and enjoyed in the past:

Chi-Cheemaun Ferry cruises:

Cup and Saucer Hiking Trail:

Bridal Veil Waterfalls and River Trail:

Various sites and activities in Wikwemikoong Unceded Territory:

Beautiful sandy beach and swimming in Manitowaning and Providence Bay

Assiginack Museum:

Rainbow Ridge Golf Course in Manitowaning:

Cool fishing charters and boat rental off Wikwemkoong:

Debajehmujig Theater Group in Manitowaning:

Astronomy and star gazing adventures at Gordon’s Park Dark Sky Preserve (star gazing and Aurora Borealis parties):

Horseback riding at Kicking Mule Ranch more info at: