Location

 

Hidden along the rugged shores of Mink Bay, beneath a green canopy of boreal and mixed forest, Wild Woods Hideaway is located on land that time has reclaimed from a history of logging and farming. The forest is a mix of natural re-growth, human planting and garden plants gone wild. If you look closely in places you can see the remains of old stone fences built from the shale that lines the shore.  Next to a protected wetland, walking trails and on a small, quiet body of water, Wild Woods Hideaway feels like a remote camp in the Canadian Shield yet is located within the city of Kenora providing opportunities to connect with the markets, music, art, food and people of the surrounding community.

Driving Directions

 

From the West

  • Please text or call 807-407-9453 when on route with approximate arrival time.
  • Take the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 (also called Provincial Hwy 17 once you enter Ontario).
  • Take the first exit for Kenora (which means you are staying on Hwy 17).  If you don’t take the exit you will be on the bypass (17A).
  • Once you pass the sign saying you have entered Kenora and the speed limit has been lowered to 60 km/hour, you should begin to watch for the Wild Woods Hideaway sign on the North (left) side of the road.
  • Just before us on the North side are Gayles Motel and Plantz Greenhouse.
  • If you get to Mackenzie Portage Road on the South, you have just missed us.
  • If you pass the Mink Bay Trail or McMunn and Yates Building Supply on the North side you have missed us by a bit more.
  • Turn left at the sign and continue down our road.
  • Turn left at the y in the road.
  • Find parking.
  • Our office is mobile so please call or text 807-407-9453 upon arrival.
  • In the odd chance where you can’t find us, the house is to the right of y and you should be able to find us there.

From the East

  • Please text or call 807-407-9453 when on route with approximate arrival time.
  • Take the Trans-Canada Hwy 1 /Provincial Hwy 17.
  • Turn left at the first exit for Kenora and drive all the way into and then through Kenora, following the signs for Trans-Canada Hwy/ ON-17. You will turn left once and right once to stay on it. At the roundabout continue straight.
  • You will cross a large bridge and see a welcome to Keewatin sign.  Continue straight.
  • Once you see McMunn and Yates Building Supply on the North side of the road you will pass the Mink Bay trail parking lot on the North side.
  • Shortly after this is Mackenzie Portage Road on the South.  Our drive is immediately after it, but on the North . There is a greenhouse on the hill just above the drive.
  • If you pass Plantz greenhouse or Gayles Motel you have gone too far.
  • Turn right at the Wild Woods Hideaway sign and continue down our road.
  • Turn left at the y in the road.
  • Find parking.
  • Our office is mobile so please call or text 807-407-9453 upon arrival.
  • In the odd chance where you can’t find us, the house is to the right of y and you should be able to find us there.