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glacial pothole

Bruce County attractions, services, events & tourist information | Bluewater Tourism

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  • Phone: 519-793-4734
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  • Address: 7 McCurdy Drive,Lion's Head, ON

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The famous Bruce Trail follows Moore Street to the east bluff and leads up to the top of the escarpment through the Lion’s Head Provincial Nature Reserve, providing panoramic views of the bay. This area contains the largest concentration of glacial potholes in Ontario and it has many challenging rock faces that are favourites among climbers. The potholes are huge cylinders that were bored into the rock by stones caught in whirlpools during the Ice Age meltdown. Hikers can climb into and through some of the potholes that have open walls. The region also boasts the province’s greatest variety of ferns and orchids that grow in the specific soil and climatic conditions of the escarpment.

This part of the Bruce Peninsula is a Dark Sky Reserve due to the lack of light interference. Hence the night skies reveal views of celestial lights that are much more inspiring than in urban regions. The village hosts Astronomy Nights with telescopes for visitors on Fridays and Saturdays during July and August at the harbour observation platform.


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