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 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM Monday to Thursday, 7:30 AM to 7:00 PM on Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends.

  • 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 (soups)

  • ice

  • frozen food dinner (to microwave)

  • milk or cream for your coffee or tea


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: