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21 June 2013
Visit Flowerpot Island!
What to Do While You're at the Cottage
Flowerpot Island is a place of rugged beauty, with its undisturbed natural vegetation surrounded by the pristine turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. This magical place is set in Fathom Five National Marine Park off the shore of Tobermory and it is a must-see spot to visit while you enjoy your cottage rental on the Bruce Peninsula! (As this is a part of the National Marine Park, park access fees do apply).

When renting a cottage an important consideration is often what kinds of activities are available for the whole family to enjoy. A visit to FlowerPot Island is one such option - for everyone!

Flowerpot Island offers a great setting for exploration during the late spring, throughout the summer, and into early fall  perfect for cottagers! Access is dependent on weather conditions (especially the wind), but Georgian Bay often co-operates.

Boat tours (operated by two private tour companies) depart out of Tobermory and provide transportation around, or to and from the Island, giving you the opportunity to step off the boat and see the majestic Flowerpots up close and personal. There are two of these impressive rock formations that look like flowerpots  hence the name  that were formed by the wear and tear of waves over millions of years.

And dont forget to enjoy trekking the Island via the hiking trails (wear appropriate footwear though, these are rugged trails aimed at maintaining the natural beauty of the Island!). These trails will bring you to a cave, an observation deck looking out at Georgian Bay, as well as the Lightkeepers home and lightstation. Cold drinks and snacks are available there, but its also a good idea to come prepared before you leave the cottage and ensure that you have plenty of drinking water, especially on those hot summer days! And while there are a few garbage bins on the Island, dont bring a lot of garbage with you  and please dont litter!

When getting your pack together before leaving the cottage for your day-long adventure, dont forget to pack your swimsuit so that you can take a dip in the cool waters of Georgian Bay  if you dare!

After a visit to FlowerPot Island, head back to your cottage and relax and reflect on your adventure!
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