59 Queen Street
Phone #2: 519-386-9957
From: May To: October - (Bruce Botanical Gardens)
Year Round: YES
The village of Ripley holds unusual delights on Bruce County Rd 6, east of Pine River. Lewis Park has a playground, splash pad and picnic shelter surrounded by tree sculptures located downtown at 59 Queen Street. Bruce Botanical Food Gardens, located at 62 Park St., is a horticultural paradise that preserves over 250 varieties of rare and heritage food plants. It opens for tours Wed.- Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., June 1-Oct. 1 and it has barrier free washrooms: 519-386-9957. The adjacent Apple Rail Trail follows a former railway corridor for bicycling or walking through verdant countryside. The trail entrance features many varieties of apple trees, flowerbeds and interpretive signs.
Point Clark Lighthouse, on Huron Road west of Amberley, was built in 1859 and stands 27 metres high as one of six such "Imperial" style towers along Lake Huron. Its massive, limestone walls taper upward to the red metal dome with its rotating light.