This is one of the most easily accessible, most popular sea kayaking area in all of the Great Lakes. And with thousands of islands dotting the east coast of Georgian Bay and into the Parry Sound it's easy to understand why. This map, which was the first of our series along the coast, includes Franklin Island & its numerous satellite islands near the coast, the Mink Islands further west and the McCoy Islands to the north of the Minks.
Aside from the extraordinarily beautiful rocky islands, the area has a rich boating, fishing and lighthouse keeping history, with its fair share of shipwrecks and seafaring stories. Much of this fascinating human history is detailed in text which covers the entire backside where you'll also find information and great colour photographs about the geologic and natural history of the area, plus useful sections about planning your trip, route suggestions, gear guide, backcountry etiquette, safety concerns, contact information and much more.
Our 1:30,000 scale map has extraordinary geographic detail plus special features showing shallow waters, shoals, buoys, ranges, lighthouses and other nautical items. It combines the most useful features of topographic maps and nautical charts, which is just what sea kayakers prefer and have been asking us for. There is even a compass rose.
On waterproof plastic as usual, so sea kayakers can get it as wet as they like without it disintegrating! It can even double as a useful rain hat.