Think you’ll only be able to find the luxuries of a vacation if you jet off? Think again. There is a reason why the Bruce Peninsula is highlighted by the Globe and Mail, National Geographic, Toronto Star, and Canadian Geographic, among others. Find out why.
Originally a subdued hiking destination, Bruce Peninsula National Park – located just outside of Tobermory – is now one of the primary tourist attractions on the entire peninsula. With its rocky outcroppings overlooking a pristine, azure Georgian Bay, there really is no other view like it. But even though our beloved National Park is a coveted gem, the area boasts other attractions such as Singing Sands Beach, the Tobermory Brewing Company, Flowerpot Island tours, and the iconic Chi-Cheemaun, which offers travel to Manitoulin Island and sunset dinner cruises. Located approximately 84km north, about an hour drive.
If you’re seeking a quieter place to relax and enjoy some sunshine, Oliphant might prove an alternative to the bustle of Sauble. Equipped with a small marina and boat launch for those looking to partake in watersports, the area also features tucked away lanes to the sandy, shallow beaches that make Oliphant popular for families. As well, it is considered one of the premiere destinations for kite surfers, who can often be seen on a perfectly winded day. If you have little ones who enjoy the water, be sure visit Lonely Island and you’ll be rewarded with plenty of wading water. Located 1.5km from Spry and 7.5 from Sauble.
Though it spans a great distance, a beautiful section of the Bruce Trail can be hiked up the Peninsula. Offering some of the most scenic views in the area, hikers can overlook Georgian Bay and rolling farmlands from a Niagara Escarpment precipice, rendering panoramic vistas and photography opportunities. Given that the trail runs from Niagara all the way to Tobermory, hikers have many access points and can venture on an extensive hike with careful planning. Since entrance points to the trail vary from our camp locations, visit http://brucetrail.org/pages/trail to plan your adventure.
Iconic for its welcome sign and sunsets, Sauble continues to please as one of the top tourist destinations in Ontario. Miles of soft beach stretch along Lake Huron, attracting sunbathers and water lovers by day and attractions such as Cruise Night and scheduled outdoor concerts in the evenings. At the core of Sauble, guests will find a wealth of beach-inspired shopping and outdoor patios for food and drink. Visit http://saublebeach.com/sauble-events-2/ to find out about upcoming events. Located 9km from Spry.
Famous by virtue of being home to a spring-predicting white groundhog, Wiarton draws in many tourists annually. However, the little town has much more to offer than a glimpse of Willie. Venture in on a Friday to take advantage of local produce and goods being sold at the Farmer’s Market, or swing by the library to pick up your very own Explore the Bruce Adventure Passport – featuring twelve new locations around the area to be found each year. Other amenities include restaurants, shopping, a marina, boat launch, and access to the Bruce Trail. Located 18.5km from Sauble and 10.5km from Spry.
Guests looking for a leisurely game of golf can enjoy one of the many dotting the area. Hepworth, Sauble, and Wiarton all offer daily golfing, open to the public. Men’s and ladies’ nights take place frequently, and most courses host special events throughout the summer. To see a full listing of golf courses in the area, visit http://www.thebrucepeninsula.com/get-outdoors/land/golfing.html for contact and location information.