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


Gordon’s Park is fortunate to house a Fossil Reef from around 450,000,000 years ago, filled with examples of different corals and undersea critters from that time period. Discover a drumlin (which the park is situated on) and our fossil reef. See a variety of fossils such as 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 and is a featured stop in the University of Waterloo’s book “Manitoulin Rocks.”

Prehistoric Fossil Reef

Layers of the drumlin

Overhead view of a massive colonial tabulate coral called Syringopora

Hunting for Fossils

Exploring the reef