Here are some of the spots I’ve visited along the Bruce Trail in Ontario, Canada. The Bruce trail is an 890 km long trail stretching from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. The trail also features hundreds of kilometres of side trails.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
I’ve been here multiple times and it never gets old. It used to be one of Ontario’s hidden gems but attracts thousands of tourists every summer. Best time to check it out is early or late in the season. If you’re looking for caves, massive cliffs overlooking Lake Huron/Georgian Bay, and great hiking then this place is for you!
Smokey Head White Bluffs Provincial Park
Scenic views, great hiking, and undeveloped (also tolerated) climbing/bouldering is available here. No trace camping is available to thru hikers at Reed’s Dump.
Hope Bay Forest Provincial Nature Preserve
Briefly stopped by Hope Bay for a quick hike to the lookout after a day of road tripping. Hope Bay is home to some scenic views and I’ll definitely be back!
Spirit Rock Conservation Area
Spirit Rock Conservation Area is a cool little area just outside of Wiarton. Ruins of an old mansion complete with a staircase down to the bottom of the escarpment can be found onsite. Views over Colpoy’s Bay from Spirit Rock are also a highlight of this area.
Eugenia and Hoggs Falls Loop
This is a great loop to do year round featuring Eugenia and Hoggs Falls.
Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area
This is a must do area of the Bruce trail! The area features crevices caves, keyhole squeezes on the hikes, and incredible views over the valley. Be careful not to venture from the trail as the crevices can be 50+ feet deep.
Mount Nemo Conservation Area
Beautiful conservation area in the spring, summer, and fall. Watch for deep crevices along the trail.
Borer’s Falls, Hamilton
Don’t attempt to access the bottom of the gorge without proper equipment.