The Township of Macdonald, Meredith & Aberdeen Additional is located along the shores of Lake George, 30 kilometres east of Sault Ste. Marie. The township is characterized by a vast vista of rural countryside. As one of Central Algoma’s largest municipalities, this area offers its citizens and tourists access to all conveniences found within the larger communities. Local amenities include a grocery store, hardware and equipment stores, gas stations and restaurants.
Easy accessibility to many freshwater inland lakes and wooded areas creates endless opportunities for winter and summer activities. The beauty of this area is further enhanced by the wildlife and the boardwalk. The boardwalk is 2,200 feet of Accessible path where visitors can view the picturesque shores of Lake George and the wetlands. There are several rest areas and signage with information about the wetlands.
In the winter season, visitors can access miles of well-groomed snowmobile trails, ice skating and ski trails in the area. In summer, there are great fishing spots, swimming and even windsurfing on Lake George. In the fall, explore the area on The Circle Route: Highway 638 from Echo Bay to Bruce Mines and along Highway 17 East. This route is known for its charming country roads and scenery. In the fall, this is the perfect drive to view the fall colours and meet local artisans during the annual Sylvan Circle Tour.
Echo Bay is also home to the Loon Dollar Monument, situated on Highway 17B. The Monument is dedicated to Mr. Robert R. Carmichael, the artist responsible for the creation of the design on Canada’s One Dollar Coin, known as the “Loonie”. The must-stop site also has picnic tables.