Year Round: YES
Hours: 9 am - 11 pm
The Wayside Motel is located in the town of Manitowaning, Ontario, directly on Highway 6, halfway between Little Current, 32 km. to the north and South Baymouth, 32 km to the south. Little Current is the entrance to Manitoulin Island across the swing bridge, and South Baymouth is the entrance to the island by via the Chi-Cheemaun ferry.
The Wayside Motel has 6 large clean rooms (all rooms are 20' x 18'), 5 with 2 double beds and 1 with a queen size bed. Each room features rustic cedar furniture, a bar fridge, individual cup coffee maker, free wireless internet, air conditioning, 32” flat screen cable TV and full bathtub/shower in the bathrooms. All rooms were recently renovated, with new carpets, bedspreads, drapes, tub surrounds, and painted throughout. All rooms are non-smoking and pet free. Parking is directly in front of rooms with a large parking lot for cars, trucks pulling a boat or trailer or larger transport vehicles. Motorcyclists are free to wash their bikes, and are supplied with towels to wipe them off in the morning.
The downtown core is about a 10 minute walk, with a beach, marina, restaurants, museum, gas stations, grocery store, drug store, bank/ATM machine, post office and LCBO. There is also an 18-hole golf course with a club house restaurant about 1 ½ km. from the Wayside Motel.
Some of the favourite sights are: The Cup and Saucer Hiking Trail on Hwy 540, Bridal Veil Falls on Hwy 540 in Kagawong, Providence Bay with a long sand beach on Lake Huron, and great fishing on Manitoulin Island, just to name a few.