What does the Lodge provide in each cabin?
A. The lodge provides bed
linens, pillows, blankets and bedspreads, bath towels, hand towels,
washcloths and kitchen towels. Liquid
hand soap is provided in the bathroom, and dish soap in the kitchen.
Kitchens have electric coffee makers and microwaves in
addition to the stove and refrigerator.
Coffee filters and paper towels are provided, within reason.
Kitchens are stocked with dishes, flatware, cups, glasses,
cooking utensils and pots and pans.
Salt and pepper shakers are also provided in each cabin.
There is a gas grill on each cabinís deck.
What else should I bring?
A. Turnerís General
Store was closed in 1996, so you need to bring all your supplies
with you. Besides your
food, be sure to bring drinking water, as the cabins are plumbed
with untreated lake water only.
Also bring bath soap, personal toiletries, mosquito
repellent, sunscreen and beach towels.
Water shoes are important if you plan to get in the lake, as
most of the shore is rocky. Remember
film for the camera, a flashlight with extra batteries, and
binoculars can be useful, too. While
we would like to provide fair weather for our guests, Mother Nature
does not always cooperate; so bring a game or other rainy day
Where is the nearest grocery store?
A. There are two
supermarkets on Hwy. 6 in Espanola, about a half hour north of Birch
Island. Little Current,
about 15 minutes south, has a smaller supermarket and a grocery
store, across the street from each other on Hwy. 6.
J&G Marina at Birch Island carries some grocery items.
Where can I get a fishing license?
A. In Espanola, Canadian
Tire sells fishing licenses at the courtesy desk.
You can also get one at Wallyís Dock Service in Little
Current, on Water Street across from the Bank of Montreal. For information about fishing licenses and
regulations for Zone 14, please click this link to the Ontario
Ministry of Natural Resources: http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/LetsFish/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_164832.html
Where can I get ice?
A. Ice can be obtained at
the lodge for $3 per bag, block or cube.
Where can I buy gasoline?
A. If you bring your own
boat, gasoline may be purchased at J&G Marina or Still Water
Marina, both at Birch Island. Fuel
tanks for McGregor Bay Lodge rental boats will be filled at McGregor
Are there laundry facilities at the Lodge?
A. Yes, there is a washer
and dryer that guests may use for $5/load, including soap and fabric
there are public Laundromats in both Little Current and Espanola.
you have any more questions, please e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call 705/285-4848 (winter: 705/285-5082).
We hope you enjoy your stay in the bay.