Keeshigonong Retreat is located right on the shore of Georgian Bay at Neyaashiinigmiing, the home of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
Part of the idea behind Keeshigonong is to give non-Natives a chance to visit a First Nation in a relaxing atmosphere. We hope greater understanding and appreciation follow.
Some of the attractions …
- A great view of the cliffs across the water
- Secluded without being isolated
- In the heart of a UN Biosphere Reserve
- A rare alvar (eastern prairie) at your door
- Canoe (with life-jackets and paddles)
- Within 50 minutes of all the attractions in the Bruce Peninsula, including the Bruce and Fathom Five National Parks
- A 20-minute walk to Cape Croker Campground with nature trails, access to the Bruce Trail, laundry facilities, kids’ playground and events.
The cottage is off the grid and served by solar panels that will give you plenty of electricity for laptops, radios and lights. Cold running water is brought in from the community’s own water line. The cottage is well-insulated. A wood stove will keep you warm, even in the midst of winter.
To book, contact David McLaren at 519-534-4107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeshig, by the way, is Ojibway for ‘cedar’. Keeshigonong means ‘place of the cedars’. And Neyaashiinigamiing means a ‘point of land nearly surrounded by water’.