Massey, “The Home of Chutes Provincial Park and Lots of Friendly People,” sits at the confluence of the Sauble and Spanish Rivers. The main attraction hereabouts is just north of Hwy-17: Chutes Provincial Park offers swimming, camping, picnicking, and several scenic waterfalls along the Sauble River.

Twenty miles east of Massey, 40 miles west of Sudbury, Hwy-17 intersects with Hwy-6, which heads south toward Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island, set in the northern end of Lake Huron. Manitoulin is a popular vacation spot, ringed with picturesque harbors at Meldrum Bay, Providence Bay, and South Baymouth.