Play in the Extreme Highway to Manitouwadge (Highway 614)
Manitouwadge is located 54 kms North off Highway 17 on Highway 614, half-way between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. Manitouwadge bills itself as the place where you can go to “play in the extreme” and getting there is certainly part of the fun. To take the scenic drive into Manitouwadge, turn onto Highway 614 off Highway 17. Six kilometres into your tour you will see the popular “dragons” that sit on Dragon Pond. Travel another 20 km and you’ll spot Manitouwadge’s famous Christmas tree that is decorated year round and is always changing. You will also see letters (one at a time) along the way that eventually spell “Manitouwadge”. You never know what kind of wild life you will encounter on your drive. There are frequent reports of moose, bear, fox, wolf, rabbit, lynx, cougar, heron, cranes and even pterodactyls (but only if you look really closely). A few more kilometres through the rugged beauty of Northern forests and you’re in the town where “extreme fun” awaits you.