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!