Cup and Saucer



The Cup and Saucer Trail is now open! Please consider supporting EBC’s efforts to improve the new trail by making a donation!


Cup and Saucer is a beautiful nature reserve that has almost been with us since the beginning. Originally a 300 acre lot was acquired in 1999. In 2001, an additional 45 acres was purchased, extending this reserve. Cup and Saucer has a 12 km hiking trail that is visited by many throughout the year!

Significant Features

The cliffs are called “Cup and Saucer” because the higher Cup is perched on the lower Saucer formation.Both are Silurian deposits, about 400 million years old. Forests here are mixed deciduous dominated by Oak on the highest plateau.


This reserve is accessible from Highway 540. Starting in Little Current, travel west on Highway 540 for approximately 20 km to Bidwell Road. Continue on Highway 540 and you will find the new parking area and trail head on the east side of the road. To view this reserve in Google Maps click here.


The Cup and Saucer Trail on Manitoulin Island begins on EBC’s property and also continues onto privately owned land. Please respect private land and the landowners who generously allow us to enjoy the trail throughout the year.