East of the largest freshwater island in the world, Philip Edward is the wild cousin of Manitoulin. Make the complete tour for a taste of quiet inlets and wide-open Bay. A detour to the Fox or Hawk Islands adds the feel of the Bay’s tiny islands. Chikanishing Creek offers a sheltered and picturesque paddle before being spit out into the full expanse of the open Bay.
If the weather is calm, venture out to the Hawk islands and explore the woods and dramatic landscape. From Green Island, you can see nothing but water on the south horizon — a humbling experience. Beware that waves can creep up while you’re there and may not be evident until you are off the island again.