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Heaven's Gate Adventure

Manitoulin Island, ON

This Adventure will take us to Manitoulin Island, where we will spend 7 days enjoying the incredible scenery of the island, all the  while challenging yourself while completing two of the greatest trails in Ontario.

 

Using the Honey House as a Base Camp, we will be completing two trails. First, we will complete the Cup & Saucer Trail, a gorgeous day trail that travels along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment and offers incredible views. The next day, we will pack up and leave for the Heaven's Gate Trail. It will take us 4 days to complete this difficult trail with some 4000 feet of elevation change. We will spend 3 nights camping in the Ontario Backcountry. Our nights will be filled with the cool crisp air of Northern Ontario, and views of the Northern Lights above. This trip will be epic! 

After our difficult multi-day hike, we will have one more evening and morning in the Honey House to celebrate our achievment, share photos and stories, and relax before heading home the next day. 

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DATES: September 24, 2022 - September 30, 2022

DEADLINE: June 30, 2022

FEE: 

DOWNPAYMENT: 

$490/person

$290

*Downpayment is non-refundable after Registration Deadline

** Season Pass Holders will recieve discount at time of invoice

INCLUDES:

Accomodations:
-5 days, 3 nights at Honey House AirBnB 
 
Food:
-3 breakfasts, 2 Dinners at Honey House
-3 breakfasts, 3 dinners on Trail

Travel:
-Ferry Fee to and from Manitoulin Island
-Trail Head to Trail Head Taxi Service

Guide:
-Camp fuel on trail
-Access to First Aid
-Access to Satelite Communicator
-Access to Emergency Equipment

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What Will You Be Doing?

Saturday, September 24, 2022:

The Group will meet in Tobermory and board the MS Chi-Cheemaun Ferry. After a short ferry ride, we will arrive on Manitoulin Island and head to The Honey House AirBnB. After settling in, we will head into town for dinner and then back to the Honey House to enjoy the evening and prepare for the next days hike.

Sunday, September 25, 2022:
We will get an early start to the day, beginning with a good breakfast. After eating and cleaning up will will head to The Cup & Saucer trail. We will hike this famous loop trail for 8.5kms enjoying the spectacular views while travelling along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. We will stop on trail for a lunch break and then complete the trail. Once back at the Honey House, our packing and planning for the Heaven's Gate Trail will begin. A good dinner will follow, some time at the fire pit, and then off to bed. 

Monday, September 26, 2022:
We will rise bright and early, get a good breakfast, clean up and pack the vehicles to head to the Eastern Trail Head. From there, a taxi service will drive us to the Western Trail head some 60 minutes away. We will start our adventure on The Heaven's Gate Trail, and spend the next 11kms climbing and descending two small mountains to reach our river side camp. After setting up camp and preparing dinner, we will settle in for the night. If the skies are clear, we may even get to enjoy the Northern Lights. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
As the sun rises and hits our tents, we will rise to the sounds of nature. After our breakfast, we will break camp and head out to complete 9 kilometers of trail. We will spend the day climbing many peaks and crossing many valleys and rivers to reach our second camp. We will make camp at the mouth of a river and the shores of Wright's Lake. Here we can enjoy the sound of the waves lapping against the shore. A good dinner and a good night's rest will prepare us for the endeavors of tomorrow.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2022:
Today will be a bit of an easier day. After breakfast, we will start our 10½ km journery to camp 3. Today the trail will be a little simplier, but don't get to comfortable, it will still be grueling as we travel up and down many small peaks, and cross a few small rivers. We will eventually reach a small Cabin. Here will we make camp for the night, pitching our tents on the shore of Florence Lake. 

Thursday, September 29, 2022:
On this day, we will be completing the last 9kms of the trail. Beginning with a steep 525 foot climb to the summit of Mount Ararat. At the summit, some 1210 feet above sea level, we will enjoy some amazing views. After which, we will begin our slow but steady descent for 7kms until we reach the finish point of the trail. After loading our packs into the car, we may head up to a peak only 200 meters from the parking lot to enjoy some final views in the afternoon sun before heading back to The Honey House. On the way back to the AirBnB we will stop to grab dinner for a BBQ and some beverages to enjoy around the fire pit on our final night.  

Friday, September 30, 2022:
Today we will have plenty of time for a good breakfast breakfast with lots of time to talk about our amazing journey and share photos. After which we will clean up and pack to check out of The Honey House and make our way back to the MS Chi-Cheemaun Ferry. We will stop at a local diner on route for a quick bite to eat before boarding the ferry. We will separate paths once we meet Tobermory. On this adventure you will push your limits, make great new friends, and create amazing memories for a lifetime.