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Exploring the Bruce

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National Park is located in Tobermory, Ontario. This park features amazing views and has turquoise water almost making it look tropical. This park has many different lookouts and places to visit. With several different routes out to Georgian Bay, there is never a shortage of things to do and places to see!


Camping

The campground associated with this park is Cyprus Lake Campground with has 3 different campgrounds within it as well as a little community where the yurts are located – Tamaracks, Birches, and Poplars.

Almost all of the campsites are on a gravel base which makes it good for flat tent spots, but also makes it necessary to have a sleeping mat laid underneath you while sleeping. The sites vary in size, many sites in the Birches campground are big enough for smaller trailers and some campsites even have a pull through which makes it easier for trailers. There are some sites that have awesome privacy and others that don’t, like any campground. The reservation website also provides you the option to view sites before booking them and to get an idea of what they look like.


Hiking

With Bruce Peninsula National Park being located right along the Bruce Trail you have the option to hike out and go either way along the trail. The main lookouts/attractions close by are The Grotto, Indian Head Cove, Overhanging Point, Boulder Beach, Stormhaven, Cave Point.


The Grotto.
Cave Point, View from Stormhaven.

All though there are many other caves and cool lookouts to explore along the trail, those are the few iconic ones that are most recognizable and thought of when it comes to this national park. You can spend hours walking the shoreline and exploring all the little caves and enjoying the view. The terrain can be quite tough at some times especially if you decide to hike along the shore. The marked trail weaves in and out of the forest and the trail can get rough at times but I personally think its not that bad! The trail out to Indian Head Cove (usually the starting point) is an extremely level and wide trail that can get you out to the bay in about 20 minutes if your walking at an average pace.


Enjoy!

Here are some more pictures!

Georgian Bay
Georgian Bay
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