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About Antler Bend

Antler Bend is a quiet, private subdivision for true outdoor enthusiasts that relish in hiking, kayaking, boating, and family bonfires. It’s a rare opportunity to build your shoreline cottage retreat on a 2 to 5 acre lot with unobstructed sunset views that you’ll love sharing with family and friends. These untouched cedar forest lots, located on the North Channel, are now available starting from only $239,000.

Our subdivision of 30 lots is located on beautiful Barrie Island on Manitoulin Island, ideal for those looking for a new, unique living experience! Enjoy kilometres of peaceful nature on the world's largest freshwater island. No matter what your next project looks like, we're here to help you get started!

Meldrum Bay
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The Olde General Store

The Area

Nearby, the vibrant community of Gore Bay is packed with all the amenities you could wish for ⁠— from unique mom & pop shops and restaurants to grocery shopping, micro-breweries and much more. Here are just a few of the local treasures that you can look forward to:

Everything you need and more!

  • Finnia Chocolate & Cacao Shop
  • Loco Beanz Coffee Shop
  • Split Rail Brewing Co
  • ValuMart Grocery Store
  • LCBO
  • Gore Bay Airport
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Park & Playground
  • Gore Bay Look Out
  • Cup and Saucer Hiking Trail
  • Gore Bay Marina
  • Bridal Veil Falls in Kagawong
  • World-Class Boating
  • Renowned Sport Fishing
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Pre-built homes & plans

Don't want to design your own home? We offer pre-built home plans as an option to accommodate your busy lifestyle. Our lots are 2 to 5 acres, with 200 feet of water frontage and natural cedar forest that creates privacy. Our skilled builder will work closely with you to ensure that your dream cottage becomes a reality. Each lot is serviced with hydro, and water is drawn directly from the freshwater of the North Channel. Some lots offer sloping bluffs that are 20 to 50 feet high that provide exceptional views of Lake Huron.

Pre-built home plans include:

  • Professionally installed wind and solar panel system
  • Use of eco-friendly building materials from local lumber yards
  • Home construction
  • Detailed floor plan design
Family BBQing
Dog with a lifejacket watching family on a raft
Three women enjoying drinks on the dock

Island access

The island is accessible year round via a unique one-lane bridge. It’s a familiar local landmark that signals you’ve arrived. During peak summer season, you’ll also have the option of flying into the Gore Bay Airport or taking the MS Chi-Cheemaun Ferry (May to Oct).

Gore Bay — Manitoulin Airport (C-YZE)

As a certified aerodrome, the Gore Bay – Manitoulin Airport offers one of the most convenient ways to access Barrie Island. Located in the township of Gordon/Barrie Island, this full-service airport is an easy 10-20-minute drive from Antler Bend. The airport has two paved runways, instrument approach procedures, fuel (JetA & 100LL), weather station, rental hangars and crew vehicle. From May to October the airport has CBSA Port of Entry status, permitting direct access from the United States. C-YZE is the home of the Gore Bay Flying Club which offers flight instruction and aircraft rental.

The airport is currently expanding and is set to include:

  • Secondary runway (05-23) expansion to 3,500' x 75'
  • Helipad construction
  • New air terminal building construction
  • Enhancements to field electrical centre/standby power
  • Additional security and wildlife fencing

Whether you're a recreational flyer, corporate pilot, or wanting to use an air charter service, the Gore Bay – Manitoulin Airport offers you more time to enjoy the fascinating beauty and tranquility of your Antler Bend paradise.

Tobermory Chi-Cheemaun Ferry

Known affectionately as “The Big Canoe”, the MS Chi-Cheemaun is a lovely way to explore the picturesque Georgian Bay landscape on your voyage to Manitoulin Island. The ferry itself is state-of-the-art and packed with amenities, including a cafeteria, live entertainment, boutique store, art gallery and more.

The scenic voyage, traveling between Tobermory and Manitoulin’s South Baymouth, takes approximately two hours. It’s currently available for bookings between May 6 to October 16 and can even accommodate vehicles – from bikes and motorcycles, to cars, trailers and RVs.

Aerial photo overlooking Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island
Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Facts

  1. Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world and contains 108 freshwater lakes of its own.
  2. It’s a very popular place for tourists and the population of the island grows by more than a quarter in the summer months.
  3. Manitoulin has many lighthouses and the oldest one, The Strawberry Island Lighthouse, was built in 1881.
  4. It’s rumoured that in 1943, U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took a secret fishing trip to Birch Island, located just twelve miles off Manitoulin Island.
  5. The name "Manitoulin" means "spirit island" in Ojibwe.
  6. There are six First Nations communities on Manitoulin.
  7. One of Manitoulin's First Nations communities, Wikwemikong, is the only unceded First Nations community in Canada.
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Kagawong waterfall

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