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While you can choose to relax and do nothing except enjoy the view, there is plenty to do in and near Meldrum Bay. This is an ideal location for nature lovers as there are lots of different species of birds at this end of the island, many deer and hares. You may see the occasional bear on the way to the lighthouse.
MELDRUM BAY INN
While at the Inn, you may end up talking to some of the boaters from around the Great Lakes.
NET SHED MUSEUM
The lighthouse is operated as a museum and can be visited along with a restaurant that operates on the site. There is also camping on the park grounds. It is only a short drive (or challenging bike ride) from Meldrum Bay.
The site is attractive to those who want to paint, take pictures, jump into the water or explore its unique flora and fauna.
Cockburn Island - a short boat ride across the Missisaggi Straits from Meldrum Bay—makes a nice day trip. The island was settled in the late 1800's and at its peak the population may have exceeded 1,000 inhabitants. After World War II, a steady migration back to the mainland began, and now there are perhaps only two or three year-round residents. However, many former islanders use their old homes as summer cottages, and as many as 200 come to the island in July and August. To get to Cockburn Island, contact the Township of Cockburn Island for sailing times and details. Once on the island you can arrange a taxi to show you around. You may also want to bring bikes.
PURVIS BROTHERS FISHERY
If you like preparing your own seafood you can pick up fresh whitefish, trout and smoked fish from Purvis Brothers at Burnt Island near Silverwater. Whitefish from Purvis Brothers is shipped to many big cities such as New York, Chicago and Toronto. Besides the freshly caught whitefish, the trip to Burnt Island makes for a pleasant excursion.
SHESHEGWANING AND ZHIIBAAHAASING
If you have an interest in native arts and culture, you may want to visit the nearby First Nations of SheShegWaning and Zhiibaahaasing. Visitors are welcome and the two communities are on the same road. There is a store in SheShegWaning that sells native crafts, and Zhiibaahaasing is the home of the reputed world’s largest outdoor peace pipe and dream catcher.
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