Cup and Saucer One of Best Places to Visit in Ontario


Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) is proud to announce that our Cup and Saucer Reserve and Hiking Trail on Manitoulin Island has been named as one of the best places to visit in Ontario by the Canadian Automobile Association. The Cup and Saucer provides 12 km of cliff-top walks and an “adventure” trail with caves and ladders. There are scenic views in all directions from Manitoulin’s highest point.
“With more than 10,000 annual visitors, the Cup and Saucer is not only the most popular tourist attraction on Manitoulin, it is also a very special part of Ontario’s natural Heritage,” said Bob Barnett, Land Owner Relations for EBC.
This striking formation on the Niagara Escarpment was about all that poked above the water after the glaciers melted. The “Cup” is the higher feature, rising well above the “Saucer” to the north. Both are part of the Silurian formation laid down a mere 400 million years ago when today’s Great Lakes were below a giant inland sea. For a visit, park at Bidwell Road, just off Hwy 540, about 20 km west of Little Current.
The full list of CAA’s 10 amazing sites in Ontario can be found at:
We also featured the Cup and Saucer in our photo essay “6 Great Places to Visit on Manitoulin Island.” Have you been there?

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