is the name of both a First Nation chief, and a township situated in the seat
east corner of the ceded portion of Manitoulin Island. Historically the township's
main community was the thriving lumbering town of Michael's Bay, before destroyed
by fire. The first township council convened there in 1881. Located centrally
in the township, the village of Tehkummah developed as a service area for the
surrounding agricultural communities.
Manitou River and Blue Jay Creek, famous for trout and salmon, wind across the
township flowing into Michael's Bay.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources constructed a Fish Culture Station near
A wonderful drive,
not to be missed, is the Lakeshore Road. Not only for its natural beauty but
also because of the artistic flair of a local artiest, who has transformed
simple rocks into natural works of art. Paintings of loons, a lion and an
Indian headdress are there to spot.
"shoe tree" is another surprise on your drive. The tree is exactly
what the name implies, 50 pairs of shoes adorn the tree, which is surrounded
by beautifully kept grounds and flowerbeds.