Manitouwabing Lake got its name from Ojibway Indian family group who frequented the area. In the early settlement days, the lake provided transportation for lumber companies and the power of falling water at the upper and lower ends was harnessed to run grist, woolen and saw mills. Homesteads where cleared in the surrounding fertile clay soil.
Located less than 31 kms from Parry Sound, service roads are abundant making Manitouwabing a popular lake for cottages. The lake occupies 3,088 acres with a perimeter shoreline of 94 kms featuring many inlets, points and bays which make it a fantastic location for cottages with unique view points. The lake is essentially shallow a summertime surface water temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.
If you plan to make a recreational investment here, where better to start than the Ridge at Manitou, Manitouwabing Lake’s most compelling social focal point. Here is where friendships begin and last a life time.
Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary
The Ridge at Manitou is proud to be designated as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. Set against rolling Canadian Shield country that changes effortlessly from high rock ridges to lowland areas of valleys and tributaries. The Ridge is home to countless species of flora and fauna and three special natural features include a wetlands, black ash bog and winter deer yard.
Audubon certification has been achieved by fulfilling numerous stewardship commitments. Environmentally responsible management and continuous monitoring ensures the protection of the water quality, fish, woodland’s and wildlife without compromising your enjoyment.
Your play is contributing to the well-being of the land and the creatures that make the Ridge their home.