Gordon's Park, Manitoulin Island - accommodations and outdoor activities


Join us for an exciting & educational “Fossil Hunt” every Sunday afternoon during July & August at Gordon’s Park. Discover a Drumlin and our Fossil Reef. See different fossils like invertebrate corals [tabulates (colonial) and rugose (solitary)], stromatoporoids, bryozoans, and echinoderms (crinoids), molluscs (nautiloids, bivalves, gastropods, cephalopods), brachiopods, echinoderms (crinoids) and more on the ancient reef in the park. Gordon’s Park is located on a Drumlin & is a featured stop in the University of Waterloo’s book “Manitoulin Rocks”.  During the hike we will be taking a look for a genuine Manitoulin Island fossil that you will be able to take home with you.

Prehistoric Fossil Reef

Layers of the Drumlin

Overhead view of a massive colonial tabulate coral called Syringopora

Hunting for Fossils

Exploring the Reef