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St. Joseph Island

Many colourful stories, some legend, some historical fact, are told about St. Joseph Island. The most western of the Manitoulin chain of islands, St. Joseph Island is situated in the channel between Lakes Huron and Superior. This 140,000 acre island is located 45 km (28 mi) east of Sault Ste. Marie via Highways 17 and 548.

The “Island”  is a great place to tour by motorcycle, car or bicycle. Visitors will fall in love with the two communities located on the Island: Richards Landing and Hilton Beach. Both communities offer amenities like great restaurants, campgrounds, motels, full-service marinas and charming shops. The Island is linked to the mainland by a non-toll bridge which opened in 1972.

Spring sees the Island come to life with the flow of maple syrup that has made St. Joseph Island famous. Pancake breakfasts, tours of maple syrup productions and the ability to purchase this sweet taste brings travelers to the Island each year. Spring, summer and fall see the return of the boaters to the two full service marinas located on the Island. The Lake Huron waterway is a boater’s paradise and St. Joseph Island is one of the reasons why. There are many fishing opportunities year round to catch northern pike, trout, bass and salmon. In the fall, the maples on the Island turn brilliant colours ranging from bright red, to orange to yellow. Winter bustles carpets of snow on the snowmobile trail system. The location between Ontario and Michigan makes the Island a veritable hub of snowmobile activities. A championship 9-hole golf course, public beaches and trails, and the two villages have a variety of businesses to serve the traveler, as well as hosting many special community events.

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Upcoming Events

November 19, 2017

Cookie Walk

November 19, 2017

Tea & Bazaar

April 6, 2018

Maple Syrup Festival

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Stonefield House Bed & Breakfast

Richards Landing, Ontario

Stonefield House is an idyllic country retreat situated on 85 private acres of mixed forest and meadow on Picture Perfect St. Joseph Island.

Clansmen Motel

Richards Landing, Ontario

Located in a quiet secluded woodland setting on the outskirts of the village of Richards Landing, features spacious non-smoking rooms.

Mountain Maple Products

Richards Landing, Ontario

Situated on St. Joseph Island we are one of 30 island syrup producers. Our products have be sold as gifts to 26 different countries around the world.

Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site – Parks Canada

Richards Landing, Ontario

Once a thriving community of soldiers, Aboriginal people, and fur traders, visit the fort where the War of 1812 began.

Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton Beach, Ontario

Newly expanded in 2005. Services include gas, pump out, laundromat, showers, clothing, charts and ice. Dockside water and power (30 and 50 amp).

Hilton Beach Inn

Hilton Beach, Ontario

Deluxe motel rooms and suites all with balconies and waterfront view. Enjoy our BBQ smokehouse restaurant and outdoor deck overlooking the marina.

Fred’s Trailer Park

Richards Landing, Ontario

Full service sites available for overnight, weekly, monthly or full season (May 15th to Oct 15th). Boat launch and docking available.

The North Channel Marine Tourism Council

Spanish, Ontario

This area for boat traveling, stretches approximately 160 nautical miles; from Sault Ste. Marie to Killarney with lots of sights for you to discover.

Richards Landing Municipal Marina

Richards Landing, Ontario

Full service marina, open 7 days a week during boating season. Services include fuel, shower and laundry facilities and a Boater's Lounge.

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Richards Landing Municipal Marina

Richards Landing, Ontario

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The North Channel Marine Tourism Council

Spanish, Ontario

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Stonefield House Bed & Breakfast

Richards Landing, Ontario

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Mountain Maple Products

Richards Landing, Ontario

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Hilton Beach Marina

Hilton Beach, Ontario

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Fred’s Trailer Park

Richards Landing, Ontario

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Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site – Parks Canada

Richards Landing, Ontario

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Clansmen Motel

Richards Landing, Ontario

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Hilton Beach Inn

Hilton Beach, Ontario

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Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Clansmen Motel1430 Richards StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2581
Hilton Beach Inn3117 Mark St.Hilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-257-5235
Stonefield House Bed & Breakfast2380 V Line RR 2Richards Landing ON, P9R 1J0705-246-1616
Hilton Beach Tourist Park3020 Bowker StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-2586
Maria’s CabinsPO Box 307Richards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-971-4813
Puddingstone Place B& B1672 Russel St, P.O Box 47Richards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2501
Rains Homestead Century Farm B & B1316 A Line Road RR#1Richards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2556
Sunnyside Bed & Breakfast1328 Sailor's EncampmentSt. Joseph Island ON, P0R 1J0705-246-1555
Sunset Bay Bed & Breakfast & Studios2195 Huron Line- RR1Richards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2177
Whiskey Bay Resort and Marina3090 Hilton Rd, RR #1Hilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-2463
Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Fort St. Joseph National Historic Site – Parks CanadaPO Box 220Richards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2664
St. Joseph Island Museum2394 I Line, RR#2Richards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2672
Business NameAddressCity/TownPhone Number
Hilton Beach Inn3117 Mark St.Hilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-257-5235
Ambeault’s Confectionary1268 Richards StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2614
Dry Dock Restaurant3112 Marks StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-0850
Gilbertson’s Pancake House3090 Huron LineRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-2066
Island Bakery & Café2389 D Line Road Hwy 548St. Joseph Island ON, P0R 1J0705-246-0282
Island Bar & Grill3117 Marks StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-0063
Island Scoop Ice Cream Shop3100 Bowker StreetHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-989-4102
La Terrazza Franzisi1140 Richards StreetRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-1500
Mom’s Restaurant1581 Bridge RoadRichards Landing ON, P0R 1J0705-246-3703
Mrs. Mac’s1586 Bridge RoadSt. Joseph Island ON, P0R 1J0705-246-0123
Tilt’n Hilton Steakhouse & Beverage Co3120 Marks StHilton Beach ON, P0R 1G0705-246-2204