Instagram Travel Thursday – my favourite Instagram photos from a recent trip to Manitoulin Island.
I have only just started on Instagram in the past week but I’m loving it thus far! I hesitated to start because I thought that it was just going to be one more social media site to have to keep on top of of but it’s so easy and so much fun for anyone who is as addicted to taking photos and looking at other people’s photos as I am.
We spent this past weekend and the beginning of the week on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario so I’m sharing a few of my favourite Manitoulin Instagram photos for Instagram Travel Thursday this week.
Manitoulin Island is located in the north channel of Lake Huron on the Canadian side and is the world’s largest freshwater island. My husband’s parents grew up on the island so we visit every summer at least once.
The island can be accessed by either car or ferry – we were driving so we arrived via the Little Current swing bridge which swings on the hour to let boat traffic through during the summer months. Crossing the bridge always feels like arriving home even though the cottage and the village of Kagawong are still some distance down the road.
We stay in the village of Kagawong and I love the small harbour area here – particularly this lighthouse.
Kagawong is a popular village with summer tourists who arrive to see Bridal Veil Falls. Most people park near the falls and walk down a set of metal stairs to see it but we hiked through the woods along Kagawong River to get there.
Bridal Veil Falls is definitely worth the hike.
After hiking, a visit to the marina in Kagawong for a refreshing ice cream cone is mandatory, I think.
Near the marina is St. John the Evangelist, a nautical-themed church with this gorgeious stained-glass window.
The best part about visiting the cottage though is probably the change of pace from our busy lives in the city – sometimes there is nothing better than just relaxing on the dock.
Playing on the beach is fun too!
Before we know it, a few days have passed and we are crossing the bridge to the mainland as we leave the island and start the long drive home.