Misery Bay Provincial Park is located on Manitoulin Island, said to be the world’s largest freshwater island. A great wedge of land that separates the waters of Lake Huron from the North Channel, the island, lying off the north shore of Lake Huron, is a familiar part of the Great Lake topography. Misery Bay Provincial Park is located along remote stretches of Lake Huron shoreline at Misery Bay and it lies 35 kilometres west of the Town of Gore Bay.
Misery Bay Provincial Park is located on an ancient flat rock sea bottom. This unique feature, known as an alvar, presents unusual geological viewing opportunities for the visitors’ enjoyment. It is this feature that makes the Misery Bay Nature Provincial Park a world class park. The Great Lakes Basin has the only alvars found in North America, and most of the alvars found in the world. Manitoulin Island is located on the northern rim of this large land feature.