Bruce County is the most diverse of the Bluewater regions. It has the most historic lighthouses and highest concentration of beaches in Ontario along its Lake Huron and Georgian Bay coastlines, and some of the most challenging golf courses too. The world's largest nuclear power facility and its Bruce Power Visitors' Centre are located in the county. Two national parks with their adherent boat tours, four provincial parks; Inverhuron, MacGregor Point, Sauble Falls and Black Creek provide fantastic swimming, hiking and nature reserves to explore. The renowned Bruce Trail that runs the length of the peninsula and the Niagara Escarpment's World Biosphere Reserve with its towering cliffs, caves and unique ecology, are spectacular natural attractions. Many communities have skate parks or trails for off-road biking, skiing and hiking, notably Kincardine Trails, Saugeen Shores Trails, Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Park, Sawmill Trails, Sauble Ski Trails, Brant Tract and Lindsay Tract. Tobermory has one of the few high ropes challenge courses in Ontario. The Saugeen River, Sauble River and lakeshores have some the best fishing and boating spots in the province. Summer theatre, marine heritage sites, museums and festivals add to the rich cultural milieu of the Bruce. Last but not least, Canada's most famous weather forecaster, Wiarton Willie, the one and only albino groundhog lives at the base of the peninsula.
Welcome to the Northwinds Motel & Cottages. We are centrally located at 2838 Highway #6 in Ferndale, Ontario. Ferndale is approximately half way between Wiarton and Tobermory and within 5 minutes of both Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. This makes Ferndale an opportune place to stay during your visit to the Bruce Peninsula. The Northwinds Motel has 2 levels. The main floor has 4 separate motel rooms (rooms 1-4) each having its own private bathroom with a shower, mini fridge, coffee pot and television with satellite. A microwave is conveniently located in the common area should you require one. Rooms 1 and 4 each have 2 double beds and rooms 2 and 3 each have 1
Located close to Sauble Beach and Wiarton on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula along the shores of Lake Huron, Red Bay Tent & Trailer Park is within walking distance of a number of superb beaches and exciting activities. When you’re not relaxing by the water or exploring the picturesque hiking trails in the area, you’re free to enjoy all the amenities at your disposal – as well as the friendliest service this side of Lake Huron. Red Bay Tent and Trailer Park offers the following and much more for your convenience: General Store including Swap & Go Propane Exchange Wooded Campsites (with and without electricity) Cottages and Trailers for rent Heated
Situated along the shores of Lake Huron, Kincardine boasts a strong Scottish heritage and is home to the Holiday Inn Express® Hotel & Suites - Kincardine. With so many outstanding amenities and comfortable accommodations which include several large suites, the hotel is sure to meet all your needs. Enjoy year-round swimming with an indoor saltwater pool and whirlpool. A 24-hour Fitness Centre lets you work-out any time of day. Join us every morning for the free, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar. The hotel also offers free high-speed Wi-Fi access, microwave ovens, fridges, and an indoor saltwater pool. Conveniently located at the corner of Highways 21 and 9, we are just a
59 warmly decorated rooms, equipped with all amenities today’s traveler demands, including Free deluxe continental breakfast for hotel guests, free movie channels, complimentary Wireless high speed internet access, whirlpool, infra-red sauna, steam room and fitness centre. Banquets/conference/meeting rooms available. Experience fine dining in the quiet atmosphere of our licensed Dining Room & Lounge. We are open to the public 7 days a week with plenty of free parking and 24-hour guest services available. We are a pet friendly hotel and 100% non-smoking. Located 5 minutes to Kincardine's sandy beaches, boardwalk, golfing, airport, hiking, live theatre, lighthouse, harbour, shopping & more.
The double-lane paved North Shore Trail for walking, bicycling or roller-skating hugs the scenic shoreline for fabulous views of sunsets over the lake. North Shore Park has a shaded picnic pavilion and a playground alongside a spring-fed stream bordered by immaculate flowerbeds. It adjoins Port Elgin harbour where boating facilities, fishing and a fish cleaning station are available. The trail connects with the harbour walkway and extends through to South Street in Southampton.
At Allan's Fireside Grill, we pride ourselves on original, fresh food in a warm, inviting atmosphere. It's a great place to have dinner or watch a game at the bar. Our beautiful garden patio with its fire pit and Muskoka chairs offers the perfect spot to relax with friends. A private party room seats 6 to 22 people and is available daily for lunch, dinner or light snacks and cocktails. We also cater to groups of 25 to 250 with full liquor licence for any event. Full menu available till 11 pm. No Reservations Necessary. Live Entertainment on Patio & Patio Corona Bar Our new Dinner menu with bigger bolder flavours, includes the Steakhouse Menu...Our Pepper crusted House Sirloin, or the
The museum is the former St. Edmunds Settlement School, which was opened in May 1967. The building, which dates back to 1898, houses land deeds and registers, together with many historical photographs and artifacts pertaining to the area. The ground floor has displays showing lumbering, fishing and hunting cultures that were the mainstay of the local economy for decades. The upper floor is dedicated to marine history, displaying maps, descriptions of old boats and relics from shipwrecks. The exhibits provide an insight into the shipping industry at that time, with many examples of tools and how they were used. An 1875 log house is furnished as it would have been in the 19th century
MacGregor Point is one of the most unique natural places along the Lake Huron shoreline. A complex ecosystem unfolds at this all-season park on a seven-kilometre stretch of coast, just south of Port Elgin. Numerous hiking and cycling trails allow access throughout the park as well as the Gore Drain Trail link to Port Elgin. Park interpreters offer a full summer program of activities including guided walks by the shore and through silver maple swamps, cattail marshes, ponds, fens and bogs that reveal unusual inhabitants. A Ducks Unlimited wetland within the park augments the habitat for waterfowl and countless other animals. Learn about the carnivorous plants that make this area their home.
Tobermory Princess Hotel is centrally located overlooking Little Tub Harbour and Georgian Bay. Sit and enjoy the fabulous sunsets in our fully licensed dining room & patio. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily specials and outstanding favourites such as fresh, local whitefish served 2 different ways and Chef Jim's Mediterranean cuisine! Meal plans can be arranged for groups. Catering & Weddings available. 20 tastefully decorated rooms, air-conditioned with individual climate control and all amenities: Colour cable T.V., Free local calls, Wireless Internet, Complimentary Continental Breakfast and sporting equipment storage for guests. No Pets allowed for a clean, allergen
Whether you are looking for a family vacation, a ladies weekend, bridge tournament, a couples getaway or a complete wedding package Wildwood Family Resort will look after all your needs.Nestled on the shores of the beautiful Lake Huron, our sunsets are undeniably beautiful and our private, sandy beach is remarkable.Fully appointed cottages are accompanied with delicious home cooked meals, daily and nightly adult and children’s entertainment, and a variety of resort amenities which include firewood for your individual campfire, outdoor heated pool, mini golf, tennis, a fantastic children’s playground and much more. Bridge Packages & Special Weekends Party
Let the waves lull you to sleep at Lakefront Bed & Breakfast Retreat, a romantic adult getaway. Step out from your private room with ensuite bathroom, internet access, microwave and views of the water and beach access onto the sea-like shore. Hike, bike, jog, swim, or storm watch in the summer. In winter, ski or snowshoe the hard-packed 8-km loops on the nearby Stoney Island Conservation Area trails. Guests can enjoy their own private, lakefront patio or enjoy a stroll along the boardwalk or the sandy beach to admire the beautiful sunsets.
Bruce’s Caves are named after a hermit who once inhabited them at 502098 County Road 1 east of Oxenden. Follow the Bruce's Caves Road to the parking lot where a short trail leads to the caves. Sea caves are flanked by rock pillars and mossy cliffs festooned by unusual ferns. Hikers can clamber through huge archways and hidden tunnels that were eroded from the escarpment over 10,000 years ago when glacial melt waters raised the Great Lakes levels to that height.
Skinner's Bluff is accessed north of Lake Charles via Centre Road and east on Colpoy's Range Road to a small parking area before the road descends a steep hill. Friendly horses often greet hikers at a pasture beside the trail entrance. The views are magnificent from the east and north sides of the escarpment, high above the forests and islands of Colpoy's Bay. The cliffs present sheer drop-offs and overhanging ledges in places where the Bruce Trail follows the edge of the escarpment. The views are especially striking during the autumn colour displays.
We are pleased to welcome you to Wiarton Fitness Centre!! Many visitors and summer residents enjoy the positive atmosphere and friendliness of the Wiarton Fitness Centre to maintain physical fitness while vacationing in this beautiful area. We are proud to offer a great co-ed facility, designed to meet and maintain fitness, health and wellness goals. We strive to provide a variety of brand new equipment, weights, cardio machines, Personal Trainers and spotless change rooms and showers to keep your workouts enjoyable. We offer Yoga, Cardio, Stability Ball, Pilates, Spin Classes or Tabata on our Monthly Schedules. We have various price options to suit your needs: Day
North of Lion’s Head, Isthmus Bay Road affords dramatic views of cliff faces followed by a winding route through woods and meadows to St. Margaret’s Historic Chapel at 133 Forty Hills Rd. Built of limestone by early pioneers, the chapel has a charming interior and sturdy façade. The front windows feature iconic Christian symbols but the rear windows portray lovely native wildflowers in stained glass. The building is usually open to visitors and services are held on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. A small picnic area adjoins the chapel.
Take a stroll along Bluewater Park with its waterfront trails, outdoor pool, sheltered picnic area, boat launch, splash pad, pirate ship playground and beach. The centerpiece of the park is the South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Centre inside the original railway station. It contains elaborate woodwork, a beautiful oval oak bench and historical exhibits. Tourist information is located at the station. Beside the shore, a three-metre high, white dolomite statue entitled Willie Emerging pays homage to the revered rodent and town mascot, Wiarton Willie. The albino groundhog's residence can be viewed in the pen adjoining the library opposite the park.
Whether you arrive by land, air or water, Big Tub Harbour Resort is the perfect holiday destination. Discover the wonderful array of activities the resort has to offer. Take one of our kayaks, canoes, pedal boats or stand up paddleboards out to get a closer look at the shipwrecks or perhaps a short stroll to the historic Big Tub Lighthouse. The natural beauty of our shoreline has been preserved, making it the ideal place to relax with a good book or challenge a friend to a game of horseshoes or lawn games. Enjoy great food and drinks on the deck of Bootlegger's Cove Pub. The atmosphere is suitable for the whole family. Motel- Wake up to the soothing sound of water lapping against the
Welcome to Silken Retreat, a restored Victorian Bed and Breakfast home. We are located in the heart of Port Elgin, minutes away from the beautiful beaches of Saugeen Shores on Lake Huron. Our approach is simple: offer our guests a home-away-from-home at one of the hidden gems our province has to offer. Our B&B offers elegant, old world charm coupled with modern conveniences and the hospitality that we love to share with our guests. The house features three second-floor bedrooms, all with private ensuite bathrooms. Rooms are climate controlled for your comfort. Common areas include a central hall coffee station, a common balcony, a mini-fridge and a computer station. We also provide
Tucked away in a quiet rural setting less than an hour from Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Owen Sound and just a few minutes more from London, Sarnia and Orangeville, BlackHorse Golf and Country Resort has established itself as one of the must-play golf courses in Ontario. In fact, SCORE Golf Magazine called BlackHorse one of the best golf values in the province. Why Pay for Less? This 6,836-yard course boasts sensational bent grass greens and tees, perfectly groomed fairways and a stunning layout. Two signature holes where you will be challenged by a five-acre lake, are carved out of a former gravel pit where the views are dramatic. Four sets of tee blocks will greet you on every hole and
Sauble Falls Provincial Park marks a series of limestone ledges that form Sauble Falls. On hot days, people often wade in the pools and cool off under the cascades. The park has a playground, campsites and a visitor centre that displays the history and ecology of the area. Trails lead through lush forest along scenic dunes with lookouts over the river. High sand dunes are also located north of the falls on the parkway, where children love to tumble down their slopes. The remnant of the water flume that once powered a pioneer saw mill, is visible on the north side of the falls. It is a pretty place to picnic and a boardwalk provides a view of the falls. Sauble Falls is the site of major
Brucedale Conservation Area is located on the shoreline of Lake Huron south of Port Elgin. This small gem is home to only 52 campsites, very much the way nature intended them, large and spacious. The entire campsite is located within mature hardwoods making for an excellent camping experience. This campsite has simple amenities but its popularity never wanes. Its small size provides an intimate camping experience without the hustle and bustle of the larger, more commercial campsites. In addition, for those who enjoy being on the lake, this location is well known for its beautiful sunsets! Brucedale offers some of the amenities of any campground, including showers, a picnic pavilion, a
Lord Elgin Fish & Chips opened in 1980 and has been serving delicious fish & chips for over 35 years. We are known for our hand cut halibut and fresh cut fries as well as our all you can eat haddock. In March of 2012 Lord Elgin's was named in Canadian Living magazine's "Best Fish & Chips in Canada". Come eat in our dining room that seats 150 or get take out to eat at the beach watching Port Elgin's famous sunsets. For more information and hours go to our website www.lordelginfishandchips.com or like us on facebook. We are located on Highway 21 at the south end of Port Elgin in front of Walmart and across the road from the Super 8 Motel. You haven't been to Port Elgin
“Come Fish the “Chantry” “Lake Huron’s Largest Fishing Derby” The Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby is held during the peak of summer, from July 28th to August 12th inclusive in 2018. The Derby has become Lake Huron’s largest open water fishing derby, drawing over 40% of its participants to the area from a distance of greater than 80 kilometers. The tournament draws anglers and their families to the area for fishing and fun in the sun. Whether angling the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, relaxing on the sandy beaches or taking in the incredible sunsets, the Chantry Chinook Classic is a true family vacation
Nothing is more important to us than our guests’ complete comfort in their stay at Kincardine's Inn at the Harbour! Our goal is to delight you in every way and have you return to stay with us. Our Accommodations: 30 brand new fully furnished rooms, each with a four-piece bath and Lake and Harbour view veranda. All of our rooms are designated and managed as non-smoking rooms with spectacular views of Lake Huron, the Kincardine waterfront and the renowned Kincardine Lighthouse. Our furnishings include top of the line mattresses and beds. We have premium rooms, apartment suites and cottage suites with features such as large screen HDTVs, full kitchens and more. All rooms have free
The renowned photographer, John H. Scougall created many memorable images of Kincardine on film during the turn of the 19th century. His photos are intriguing, whimsical and historical in nature as they have captured irreplaceable moments of a bygone era. Rotating examples of Scougall's work are displayed in the Kincardine Centre for the Arts next to the Victoria Park Gallery, which also exhibits exquisite art and artisanal pieces.
Every year thousands of visitors arrive at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre to learn more about nuclear energy and electricity generation. Looking out over the world’s largest nuclear power facility, the Visitors’ Centre is located north of Tiverton, adjacent to Ontario’s first commercial wind farm, Huron Wind. It is open year-round Monday to Friday as well as weekends in July and August; closed statutory and year-end holidays. Admission is free with complimentary Wi Fi and electric car charging stations. A picnic area with tables is available during the warmer months of the year. The Exhibit Hall features a variety of interactive exhibits and displays. Visitors can
The Dreamaker Family Campground is owned and operated by the Hofer family. The beautiful, quiet park makes the perfect get-away for the whole family with its heated salt water swimming pool, exciting playground, children’s wading pond, hay rides and many special events throughout the summer. Please check our website for our 2015 calendar of events: http://www.dreamaker-campground.com The park’s fun activity centres include an 18-Hole Championship Frisbee Golf Course, catch & release fishing ponds, pedal go-carts, canoe rentals, horseshoe pits, a basketball pad, soccer, badminton and volleyball fields. The sandy beaches of Lake Huron are only 8 km away. The campground is
Welcome to Happy Hearts Park. It is our pleasure to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We have free WiFi, mini golf, shuffleboard, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball court and an in-ground pool. For your convenience, dishwashing stations help with your camping cleanup as well as garbage facilities and a Laundromat. We even have comfortable cabins for people who prefer "glamping" to roughing it. Can’t get your day started without coffee? Don’t worry - we’ve got it on all day at the store. Enjoy apple blossoms in May and apples in the fall throughout our beautiful campground shaded by forest and orchard trees. We are a gated campground which
Tidy, rustic cabins....with electricity, inside & out, contain two double beds (bunk bed style or side by side), table, chairs, covered deck and a fire pit. Bedding can be supplied for a small fee. The cabins are interspersed among a lovely, shaded forest with plenty of privacy between neighbours. Unserviced, shaded campsites are also available in the forest. Central washrooms and showers are cleaned daily. The Variety Store and Gas Station provides firewood, groceries, snacks, lottery, camping supplies and clothing. This is a convenient and comfortable way to visit Bruce Peninsula National Park, which is located directly across the road from Roxy's.
Browse through our unusual gifts in an esoteric setting that you will not "froget"! We have items to make you smile and an atmosphere to help you relax and smell the flowers. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in our gardens by the lake or have a swim! Experience the incomparable view of the lake and cliffs from the top of the hill approaching Hope Bay. Member of Rural Gardens - a network of private touring gardens. Featuring Waterfront English rock gardens with uncommon perennials for shade and sun. Plants For Sale
The Tobermory Chamber of Commerce provides detailed information about local businesses and activities in the Tobermory area. Visitors may consult our web site or visit the Information Office located in the Community Centre at 7420 Highway 6 in Tobermory. Hours: Winter: Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm Spring & Fall: Daily from 9 am - 5 pm Summer: Daily from 8 am - 8 pm
2017 Playbill: Walk Like a Man: July 11-13 Paul Fracassi wows his audiences with his vocal resemblance to Frankie Valli. Wally’s Café: July 18-21 Wally Murdock buys a diner on the wrong side of the road that goes to Las Vegas. Schemes, heartache and good old-fashioned mayhem ensues. Leisa Way – Across the Pond: July 25-July 28 Join Leisa Way and the sensationally talented 5-piece Lonely Hearts Club Band, as they celebrate 50 years of British pop and rock music. Canadian Rock – Canadian XSports: August 2-3 The band’s stage show incorporates a hockey theme using oversized props that will not be soon forgotten. When the opening theme of
Grey County Road 1 (Island View Drive) follows the shoreline eastward from Wiarton to Owen Sound for spectacular vistas of Georgian Bay's islands, escarpments and unusual points of interest. Colpoy's Lookout is the first picnic area at 141 Skinner's Bluff Road with a lofty view of the bay. Big Bay names itself the “stone skipping Capital of Canada” since all the stones on its beach are flat pieces of shale. The area has an over-abundance of stones that have been put to good use as stone fences, which can be seen between many farm fields throughout Keppel Township. Nearby Keppel Croft gardensdisplay lovely landscaping and flowerbeds at 504156 Grey County Road 1. Kemble Lookout
Bel-Air Motel: Accommodations in Sauble Beach are Standard Rooms: 2 Double beds, 3-piece bath room, fan cooled, cable TV, small bar fridge with freezer, table with 4 chairs and a complimentary BBQ in the picnic area for guest use as we do not permit cooking in our rooms. Motel units are "housekeeping"; this means we do not have daily maid service. If you require fresh towels or a vacuum please don't hesitate to ask our cleaning service 10 a.m. every morning. Motel bookings are for a minimum of 2-night stay during prime summer season, regular weekend reservations are for Friday & Saturday, and all Long Weekends are a minimum 3-night Reservation.We
The Blue Bay Motel, located in view of the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry, is nestled in the heart of Canada’s premiere fresh water diving destination – Tobemory, Ontario. Family owned and operated, the Blue Bay Motel is centrally located within walking distance of local restaurants, dive shops, tour boats, ferry docks and the head of the Bruce Trail.The Blue Bay Motel offers premier accommodations including 16 spacious, beautifully decorated rooms overlooking Little Tub Harbour. Our rooms are smoke and pet-free, which means less allergens and a more comfortable stay for you. We offer a variety of room styles including rooms with Queen beds, King Beds, Double beds, Therapeutic Bubble Tubs
Pinewoods Golf Centre is a 3000-yard, Par 36 Golf Facility 3 kms east of Sauble Beach on Bruce County Rd 8. The course is made up of 2 Par 5's, 5 Par 4's and 2 Par 3's on 50 acres of lush fairways lined by various trees and bushes. The well maintained greens are challenging regardless of your skill level. There is also a Putting Green available for practice. Adjacent to the course is a 300-yard Driving Range with both Mat and Grass Tees available. The facility contains an 80 seat dining room which along with the course is fully licensed. The restaurant is open daily in July and August and every weekend during the season. There is
Welcome to the Best Breakfast in Bruce County! Home of the All Day Breakfast. Jean's Family Restaurant takes pride in serving fresh, local produce and Bruce County beef. Located just off Highway 21 beside the Sutton Park Plaza and the Rexall Drug Store.
At Sauble Beach Realty Inc. Brokerage we offer over 70 privately owned homes and cottages for rent and for sale in Sauble Beach, Ontario. We offer everything from Executive Style Beachfront Homes to Secluded Chalets for rent with one to six bedroom cottage sizes to choose from. View a large selection of privately owned homes and cottages for rent by clicking on our website link to the left. Many cottages are discounted up to 50% in May, June and September. Some allow pets, have air conditioning, wifi, laundry facilities, dishwashers and many more amenities. Phone us at 519-422-1313 for more information or Email us at SaubleRentals@gmail.com
Inverhuron Provincial Park has one of the most spectacular beaches and best sunsets in the world, with picnic and washroom facilities, a boat launch and camping May to October. The park also contains a 4,000 year-old aboriginal archaeological site and is developing an amphitheatre for interpretive programs. Native artifacts found in the park can be viewed at the gatehouse. An historic pioneer cemetery and lime kiln are located in the park. Scenic Drive Trail can be biked along the coast. The landscape along the Huron Fringe has interesting formations such as sand dunes, limestone outcrops, pebbly ridges and swampy sloughs that provide a variety of habitats for plants and wildlife. The rare
Welcome to Adventure The Bruce Inn! Adventure The Bruce Inn provides choice accommodation in a homelike setting. We take pride in our 17 modern, fresh, spotlessly clean, air-conditioned rooms. The Inn's rooms have one or 2 queen-sized beds with 4-piece ensuite bath. Each room provides guests with WIFI, Cable TV, hair dryer, fridge and coffee & tea. For the convenience and enjoyment of our guests, the Inn has a Hot Tub, Outdoor Patios and Barbeque. Adventure The Bruce Inn staff provide first-class, quality service to our guests. We take delight in providing comfort and a welcoming atmosphere! The Inn is ideally situated just a few minutes walk from Little Tub
Come enjoy the route less travelled, on the west coast of the Bruce Peninsula! Sail past islands once home to a local still, a First Nations smokehouse and one of the oldest permanent structures in Bruce County. Visit shipwrecks and bird nesting sites, on comfortable pontoon boats. (Including one with a glass-bottom.) Learn about the history of the indigenous people and early mariners of our past. Soak in the beauty of the globally rare coastal environment of the Fishing Islands of Lake Huron, in a small-group experience. Birding, photography, sunset, swimming and snorkelling excursions also available. Special events with expert guides. 1.5-hour boat tours depart from Oliphant,
Inverhuron Mountain Bike Park is located at 77 Richards Dr. east of Woodland Court. The park has six trails that are professionally designed according to the International Mountain Bike Association rating system that allows cyclists to choose the trail best suited to their skills. A trials area has dirt jumps with a launch platform, various sizes of hits, step-ups, a step down box and a teeter-totter. A single diamond level, free ride trail features drops, jumps and wall rides. A double diamond trail has a skinny ramp of elevated supports. Additional trails are being developed.
The Rankin River tributary is navigable from Sky Lake to Boat Lake where the river meanders through marshes that shelter osprey and Black tern nesting sites. River access is possible from three locations: The Red Bay Road runs west from Mar and crosses between Sky Lake and Isaac Lake that have some of the best bass and pike fishing in Ontario. A boat launch is located beside the bridge on County Road 13. Isaac Lake Nature Reserve has a picnic area, boat ramp and numerous nesting sanctuaries for waterfowl. It is located at the east shore of the lake on Isaac Lake Road.
Ceud Mile Failte – A hundred thousand welcomes from the Municipality of Kincardine! In this community deeply rooted to Scottish Heritage and Culture, you’ll delight to the sights and sounds of Scotland…in Ontario! March with the Kincardine Scottish Pipe Band, as they parade Queen Street EVERY Saturday evening throughout the summer, a ‘must-do’ while visiting! Not visiting on a weekend? Be sure to take in one of our breathtaking Lake Huron sunsets, and listen to the tranquil sounds of the Phantom Piper who lulls the sun to sleep from atop the Kincardine Lighthouse & Museum, a local and historic landmark. The Phantom Piper is a nightly feature in July
The Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce operates the Port Elgin Tourist Information Office at 559 Goderich Street and the Southampton Visitors’ Centre at 201 High Street. Our helpful experts can provide you with maps, brochures, restaurant, accommodation and attraction information. Get directions, referrals to local businesses and weekly event listings. Pick up our Experience Guide, ideas for day tripping, theatre playbills, provincial tourist information and more. It’s all here and we can’t wait to see you! Our Chamber also offers accommodation availability information regarding Chamber member properties during the busy season. Call us and we
39 smoke free rooms Rooms feature one queen, one king or two double beds. Family suite with 3 double beds is available. All rooms have bar fridges and air conditioning. Most rooms are at ground level and are wheelchair accessible. Please check for availability at or before checking in. Outdoor swimming pool Lots of parking for vehicles, trailers and buses Recreational facilities on seven acres include picnic tables, Badminton, Volleyball and Shuffleboard. Located just 3 minutes from the Chi-Cheemaun ferry, and less than 5 minutes from Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five Marine Park. Golf course is directly across the highway.
Fathom Five National Marine Park contains both significant geological and man-made heritage sites such as unusual rock formations, shipwrecks and lighthouses. Flowerpot Island Tour boats visit the shipwrecks before docking at Flowerpot Island. Flowerpot Island cruises last an hour and twenty minutes and passengers may disembark to return on the boat later. A visiting fee is charged by Parks Canada. Flowerpot Island has two rock pillars on its east side that were created by wave and ice erosion. These sea stacks look like huge flowerpots; hence the name. Flat limestone shelves at water level provide perfect diving and sunbathing platforms. Rock formations show the staggering extent of
Welcome to Amici's Coffee Bar. Located on the Main Street in Sauble Beach, we have to best patio around. Coffee is our specialty. We use custom roasted and freshly ground beans for every drink. Our traditional espresso is excellent and the jumping off point for luscious specialty drinks like a classic Cappuccino or Chocolate Caramel Dream. Delicious! All of our baked goods are homemade. Try a cinnamon roll or decadent Brownie with M & M’s on top! Our Gelato is delizioso. Fruit flavours are dairy free and fat free with an intense fruit flavour that will make your day. We make Smoothies, Frappes and Iced Coffee Drinks to keep you cool on a hot day. The patio at Amici's is the
Towering cliffs surround the hidden enclave of Hope Bay with its lovely beach. Washrooms and a picnic site adjoin the beach. A trek along the Bruce Trail to the Jack Post Side Trail on the north escarpment reveals giant glacial potholes in the beautiful, old growth forest of Hope Bay Forest Nature Reserve where many rare ferns grow along the limestone cliffs. The cylindrical potholes were eroded out of the bedrock by spinning boulders caught in giant whirlpools during the previous Ice Age meltdown. They attest to the power of the vortices that were created as water surged between gaps in the escarpment.
The Saugeen Golf Club, located between the beautiful lakeside resort towns of Port Elgin & Southampton, is steeped in traditional and ageless beauty. With three nines to choose from, every day feels like a new golf course. In 1925, the club began with the Legacy Nine, designed by reknown course architect Stanley Thompson. 1956 saw the additional of the second nine known as Sunset, and in 1991, the final nine was added called Sunrise bringing the first 27 hole golf course to Bruce County. A brand new clubhouse was recently built, bringing an outstanding facility to the region, while adding the new Sunset Patio & Grill for the enjoyment of golfers and the
Cabot Head Road runs through the hamlet of Dyer's Bay and becomes increasingly austere until it reaches the lonely promontory. The Cabot Head Lighthouse, built in 1896, is a museum that contains nature displays and historical artifacts. The tower provides a panoramic view of the shoreline. A walkway leads to the Wingfield Basin and the shoreline lookout has a picnic area. Several shipwrecks lie within the natural harbour and they can be easily explored by snorkeling. Towering cliffs of the Cabot Head Provincial Nature Reserve make an impressive backdrop to this esoteric place. Nestled alongside the basin is a stone lodge that houses the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory. Nature research
Welcome to Leeside Restaurant & Patio Bar, a locally owned and operated family business conveniently located across from the Chi- Cheemaun Ferry Terminal. We offer a bright, friendly atmosphere designed to provide a pleasurable dining experience for both the individual and the entire family. Our expansive windows and Tobermory’s largest fully licensed patio (seating 80) provide a spectacular view of the entrance to Little Tub Harbour and the Chi-Cheemaun dockings.For the early risers we open two (2) hours before the first ferry departure. This allows travellers ample time to purchase ferry tickets and to park and then relax while enjoying our bottomless cup of coffee included in
Chippewa Golf and Country Club is located in the heart of one of the most popular vacation spots in Grey-Bruce and is only a short drive from the fabulous beaches of Southampton, Port Elgin and Sauble Beach. The Robbie Robinson designed course has gently rolling fairways lined by mature trees, large green-side bunkers and numerous gardens, creating a beautiful park-like golf setting. Recognized for its immaculate greens and challenging layout, at 6,300 yards and with three sets of tee blocks. Chippewa is a fair test of golf for all skill levels. In addition to a fully stocked pro shop, the club has a unique club house that is a popular venue accommodating large groups up to 170 for golf
Nestled against the towering bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment, Wiarton is a thriving four seasons community. Founded in 1894, Wiarton is the largest community within the amalgamated municipality of The Town of South Bruce Peninsula. Its most famous resident, Wiarton Willie, fuels Wiarton’s international recognition, as part of the Wiarton Willie Festival, which can run as long as 5 days. Wiarton Willie hosts national and often international media for his Groundhog Day prediction.While a primary destination for visitors and tourists in the summer months, there is always something to see or do year round. A strong artistic community is evolving making Wiarton a destination for antique
Southampton's nautical heritage can be explored by the range beacons at the river mouth. Pioneer Park, adjacent to the harbour, is a great place to have a picnic and to watch fishing boats return to port. The harbour is also a great spot to cast a line and catch fish! Replica nautical storm signals are displayed in the park alongside two bronze cannons.
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Joe "the Pro" Observations: From the Blue Tees the course is long enough at 6469 yards. The wind is a major factor at Ainsdale, making proper club selection and ball flight very important. Many of the greens are sloped from back to front. As the rule goes, it is better to be a little short than long. The course provides adequate room off the tee to place your tee shot but the approach shots must avoid the hazards guarding the greens. The course is rated 72.1 and is playable for every type of golfer from beginner to expert. Ainsdale Golf Course was designed by Fred Hulls and Allan MacKay. Joey Rettinger is the resident golf pro. Follow us on Facebook
Kincardine has an extensive beachfront along Lake Huron where visitors can enjoy picnicking, water sports, fishing and viewing the manicured flower gardens along the Sunset Promenade and at Dunsmoor Park rock garden. The Station beach is a favourite spot for windsurfing since the shoreline produces good sized waves during windy weather. The promenade has a boardwalk and gazebo for strolling and admiring the famous Lake Huron sunsets, while north of the harbour, Lover's Lane provides intimate surroundings for romantic walks along the beach. Children can romp in the Rotary playground located at the south end of the beach. Other summer attractions include the fish hatchery, harbour, dance
The Georgian Bluffs Trail runs between Park Head on Grey County Road 10 through Shallow Lake to Owen Sound harbour. The trail follows a former railway corridor that crosses innumerable wetlands, forests and scenic vistas of Georgian Bay at the east end. It is a multi-use trail for hiking, cycling or motorsports year round. Trail users should be observant and careful not to run over wildlife that is very plentiful and can be closely encountered along the way.
Just minutes from Port Elgin's famous beach and harbour, the All Seasons Motel is conveniently located on the town's friendly main street. We offer tasteful, spotless, smoke-free rooms (smoking rooms are available) that have just been totally refurbished. Other amenities include air conditioning, direct dial phones, secure wireless Internet connection, remote control cable TV, microwave oven, coffee maker and fridge. Enjoy a comfortable stay at economical rates with us when you visit Saugeen Shores area.
On the west shore of the peninsula, the Singing Sands Beach at Dorcas Bay has extensive sand flats, wooded dunes and a picnic area. The gradient of the beach is so shallow that bathers can walk out for hundreds of metres. It is one of the best places in Ontario to see rare flowers such as the rare Ram's Head orchid and Showy Lady's Slipper; 44 species of orchids grow on the peninsula. Other unusual plants that grow in the wet fens are Indian Paintbrush and the insect eating Pitcher Plant, which derives much of its nutrients by digesting insects that fall into its jug like appendage. These flowers will only grow in very specific habitats created by the fens, alvars and dunes of this region.
"Where the View never gets old" Enjoy your favourite comfort food at Dockside Willie's Restaurant. We have the best view in Wiarton overlooking Bluewater Park and the beach along Colpoy's Bay. Visitors can dine inside or on our licensed outdoor patio adjacent to famous Wiarton Willie's statue, the park playground and boat launch. Savour our specials such as Western Omelettes, Chicken Spinach Salad, Grilled Veggie Sandwich, Cod Burger, Fresh Fish Dinner, Half Rack Rib Dinner or Shepherd's Pie. Top it off with one of our mouth-watering desserts. Our guests always come back for more!
Hope Bay Campground is nestled on the Niagara Escarpment in South Bruce Peninsula. Enjoying nature's beauty has never been easier. Hope Bay offers the perfect cottage alternative, with its spacious seasonal sites and Bruce Trail at our front door. For those wishing adventure, Hope Bay's overnight camping sites are perfect for those summer vacations or weekend getaways. Whether you are camping in a tent or a trailer, we have just the right site for you as well as some trailers for sale. Hope Bay is located on Georgian Bay and has a beautiful shallow sandy beach that is perfect for the entire family. Launch your boat, rent a kayak, canoe or pedalboat, or just spend a day relaxing on the
Since 1969, Circle Arts has represented some of Canada’s finest artists and artisans, many of whom are inspired by the unique energy, spirit and landscape of Georgian Bay and the Bruce Peninsula. Circle Arts has six distinctive gallery spaces. In the lower gallery, you will find glassware, woodwork, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, prints and fabric art. All are one of a kind. In five upper galleries you will find sculptural works, paintings, photographs, prints and unique furniture creations. With up to 70 artists, there is truly something for everyone.
Saugeen First Nation is located north of Southampton at Chippawa Hill. Access to the Saugeen River is possible at the reserve's west entrance from Grant Ferris Fisherman's Park on Hwy 21, or Indian Agency Road off Hwy 21. Visitors may stroll through the lovely Rock Gardens and nature trails that offer a spectacular view of the Saugeen River valley. The historic Wesley Centenary Church presides over the site. The community hosts its colourful PowWow the second weekend in August.
Quality Inn - Southampton newly opened in July 2013 where it provides visitors to the Lake Huron shoreline with new, top quality accommodations. The hotel is within easy reach of beaches, fishing, golf courses and shopping. The facility also has a non-smoking policy in place for the comfort of guests. The rooms are fitted with a coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave oven, 40" flatscreen TV, writing desk, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. Selected rooms have whirlpool baths and sleeper sofas. Two offer kitchenette suites. A licensed bar and restaurant serve guests with evening dinner and refreshments. Everything you expect at an exceptional value: The Quality Inn is able
Rare plant habitats with exquisite wildflowers such as Lakeside Daisies and Dwarf Lake Irises can be found at Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve, just off Highway 6 a half-kilometre north of Dyer’s Bay Rd. The best season for viewing flowers is May to mid-June. Alvars are bedrock pavement areas that have little soil and undergo extreme climatic fluctuations. As a result only the hardiest plants can thrive there, some of which are found nowhere else in Canada. Visitors should stay on trails to avoid damaging the fragile growth underfoot.
Kincardine Lighthouse is perhaps the best known lighthouse on Lake Huron since it directly overlooks the harbour close to the downtown core. The 24-metre high, octagonal tower is topped by an iron cupola and stands above the former lightkeeper's quarters. Since 1881 keepers fueled the light with kerosene to guide ships into the busy harbour until the beacon was replaced by an electric light in 1922. The building now houses the Kincardine Yacht Club and the museum where visitors may explore intriguing marine heritage displayed throughout its yacht club lounge, bedrooms, navigation room and shipwreck room. Three sets of staircases lead to the light cupola that projects a rotating beam across
“Pants Optional- Kilts Optimal” This July, treat yourself and your family to a weekend that will be fondly remembered for many years to come. Come to Ontario’s Scottish Destination, Kincardine, Ontario for the premier Scottish event of the year; the 17th annual Kincardine Scottish Festival and Highland Games, July 6-8, 2018. Thrill to the spectacle of 30 Pipe Bands, 160 Highland Dancers, and feats of strength and skill in traditional Highland sports. There will be first class musical entertainment – something for all tastes and ages, featuring Ashley MacIsaac, Sloan, Madison Violet, Albannach straight from Scotland, Arvel Bird the Celtic Indian, the Mudmen,
Bruce Peninsula National Park encompasses an area primarily composed of limestone bedrock, yet it holds many diverse features. Marl rock fens and sand dunes are found along Lake Huron where most orchids grow and sunsets are among the best in the world. Towering cliffs, caves and cobblestone beaches make up the Georgian Bay shore where the views are most impressive. The park is home to wildlife such as Black bears, wolves, fishers, porcupines and Massasauga rattlesnakes. This is wilderness - campers should not leave food inside tents to avoid thieving animals! Several hiking trails begin at Cyprus Lake. Rock formations such as Overhanging Point, Hole in the Wall, Little Fern Cave and The
Fairly Traded, Hand Crafted, Exclusively African: jewellery, clothing, drums, baskets, sandals, masks, carvings, housewares, gifts & more! Find beautiful artisan work that is difficult to find elsewhere.
Kenorus is a family campground nestled among maturing trees located on Highway 21 between the quaint towns of Southampton and Port Elgin. The Campground is under new ownership and The Queenen Family welcome you to our great park. We feature a well stocked store, Wifi Hot Spots, Laundry facilities and new for 2016 a new Kenorus Kave for our younger guests to play foosball, basketball, air hockey or just lounge around with their own Wifi Access. The campground features fully serviced sites, picnic tables, firepits, pool, a new splash pad, recently expanded children's playground, showers, horse shoe pits, beach volleyball, basketball courts, sewer outlets, municipal water and dump station.
Luxurious modern 1/2/3/4 bedroom housekeeping cottages. Complete bath and bedding supplied for overnight guests; weekly rentals bring their own towels and bedding. Canada Select 3 star rating. Located on 7 acres of wooded setting in North Sauble Beach. Features fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, cable TV, VCR's, propane BBQ's, playground, basketball, volleyball, badminton, horseshoe pits, hiking and cross country trails. Fire pits. Short walk to beach and Sauble Falls Provincial Park. There are also Dartboard, Croquet and Bocce Ball and numerous board games for guests to use. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Restaurants, Golf Courses within 9 km., Horseback riding within 12 km., Shopping
Welcome to Watercress Bistro located in downtown Kincardine along the Lake Huron Shoreline. Gary Track as the owner and chef is going into his 9th year of business. Come join us for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. We take pride in serving you fresh quality dishes. All pastries are baked fresh daily, soups are in house made and we offer free WiFi to all our patrons. We also have a selection of wine and beer for you to enjoy. Open Tuesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. "Serving the best to the Best"
Sullivan's Butcher Shop produces 24 different kinds of sausage, all gluten free, home made meat pies, lasagnas, fruit pies, and many more baked goods. We feature smoked pork chops and top quality cuts of beef, pork, chicken, and Ontario lamb. Check out our ready-to-go frozen dinners. Try a variety of special barbecue sauces, seasonings and preserves. See us while you are visiting Wiarton and area for quality products and good old fashion service.
Hike, bike or ski the Saugeen Rail Trail, a scenic recreational trail free of motorized traffic, located on a former railroad corridor that runs inland between Port Elgin and Southampton. Facilities include washrooms and a historical display of the former Port Elgin railway station where the trail crosses Elgin Street. The trail continues south of Port Elgin onto the Bruce County Rail Trail. It ends in Southampton at the corner of Peel Street and Laird Lane.
Locally raised Bruce County beef, lamb, pork & poultry. 20 Varieties of in store made sausages including gluten-free. Large variety of pepperette sausages. Pine River cheeses. Wide variety of burgers, gluten free BBQ suaces & grilling spices. Harriston Packers smoked pork chops and double smoked bacon.
Little Cove is a fascinating part of Bruce Peninsula National Park, just east of Tobermory. A small parking lot and interpretive sign are the only facilities located a short walk from the cove. It is a favourite dive site for SCUBA divers since it holds underwater cliffs, caves and concoidal fractures that are caused by post-glacial pressure releases on the rock. The Bruce Trail follows the shoreline where extremely rugged and picturesque rock formations are located. Hikers should be wary of their footing; the rocks are slippery when wet. Sea stacks, eroded passageways and holes in the limestone give evidence of the powerful forces that ice and wave action have exerted on the landscape for
Open for full operation in 2004, The Links at Piper’s Glen is an 18-hole inland links masterpiece that meanders between fescue-covered mounds and sod walled bunkers. At 6,345 yards, the par 71 course is a stern test for the skilled golfer, yet the generous fairways and four tee decks provide a fair challenge to all ages and skill levels. The course rewards the well-struck golf ball and is designed to be fair to all, while punishing the poor shot. Come play “The only true links course” in the area and see why The Links at Piper’s Glen has further been rated the “Best conditioned golf course in the area.” The Links at Piper’s
Head west off Stokes Bay Road to Myles Bay Shore Road and Sandy Beach Road to find Black Creek Provincial Park, an idyllic beach bounded by wooded dunes and a creek that lazily meanders into the sheltered bay. The day use park has free parking, toilets, picnic tables and hiking trails along the creek. It is a great spot to launch a small boats or kayaks to explore the convoluted shoreline and islands around Stokes Bay.
Wiarton Willy's Inn has motel accommodations located on Highway 6 at the southern end of Wiarton. The inn was recently renovated to make our guests' stays more comfortable. We now have: Pristine swimming pool built in 2003 Two barbeques available to guests Picnic tables Adventure playground for children Large grassy area with comfortable deck chairs Basketball net Wiarton is a town with a population of 2500 people located on the trough of Colpoys Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula. It is a quaint destination for tourists looking to relax at nearby beaches, play on several golf courses and enjoy outdoor life while hiking on the Bruce Trail or fishing in the bay and lakes.
At Angelic Nails and Spa, our goal is to ensure complete satisfaction and relaxation for everyone who visits our salon. Within our warm and inviting spa environment, we provide a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating services to bring out your best self and help you unwind after a long stressful day. With a focus on artificial nails and designs, our friendly and creative staff are able to transform even the most dull and plain nails into a work of masterpiece. Be it colours, or patterns, or 3-D nails, we ensure that you will get the style and quality that you’re looking for. We take a lot pride in our work and put all our effort into giving you the healthiest
Bruce Anchor Cruises is located in Tobermory, Ontario, Canada. We operate within Fathom Five National Marine Park which occupies some of the most pristine waters in the Great Lakes. Fathom Five is home to numerous historic light stations, over twenty known shipwrecks and the famous Flowerpot Island. Our novel designed, glass bottom vessels depart Tobermory on an adventure through Fathom Five every 20-40 minutes during the summer months! Within 5 minutes of departing our dock we view two 19th century shipwrecks resting just a few feet below the surface. From there we pass by Big Tub Light (1885) on our way to Flowerpot Island passing by other islands en route. As we cruise around Flowerpot
We carry over 200 varieties of local & imported cheeses, specializing in naturally aged cheddars up to 15 years old. Sharp and crumbly, a little of this famous cheese goes a long way. We're more than just great cheese though. Here at the Haus, you'll find a wide selection of jams, meats, maple syrup, snacks, and giftware. Visit us for all your Gift Basket and Cheese Tray needs. Our ice is popular too, including our massive 50lb. bags which are great for parties and BBQs. Whether you're snacking on cheese curds or picking up ice for your summer get together, our Port Elgin store has you covered! Hours - Tue.-Thu. 10-5:30, Fri. 10-7, Sat. 10-5:30 Summer
The Piping Plover is one of Canada's rarest birds; only a few dozen remain in the Great Lakes region. In recent years the tiny shore bird has reestablished its former nesting range on sandy shorelines and dunes such as Sauble Beach with the help of local conservation groups and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. The plover nests from May to August along the north end of the beach where protective cages have been set up to guard the nests against predators such as gulls, hawks and cats. Plovers are not shy, but they are easily disturbed when they have chicks, so visitors should leave them plenty of space and keep pets leashed so they do not harass the birds.
Glass In Motion is owned and operated by Sharon and Garry White.We became interested in glass after visiting a glass studio on Granville Island in Vancouver in 2005. Working with glass as an artistic medium soon became our passion. We opened our Sauble Beach studio in 2008 and the Grand Bend location in 2013. In our studios we create lamp worked focal pendants, ear rings and fused glass art. From the beginning Sharon had envisioned developing a platform that would give anyone, regardless of age or skill level, the opportunity to come into the studio and create a souvenir or gift. In 2010 Sharon began her FunShop concept and it was an
Somerhill Golf Course is a popular course with tourists and residents alike. Our 9 holes lie in scenic, rolling terrain on the shores of Lake Huron, and you are treated to wonderful views during your round. Our plush fairways and greens are always in excellent condition. From the championship tees the course measures 5700 yards, long enough to challenge the best golfers. The large number of water hazards in play throughout the course ensure that things always stay interesting and you can never afford to sit back and lose focus. Follow us on Facebook
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
Saugeen Shores Rotary Skate Park is home to 12,000 square feet of formed concrete including ledges, curbs, rails, a quarter pipe with wall, an open bowl, pole jam, up gap and more! Wear your helmet when you try out this hot spot for bikers, boarders and bladers. The park was designed by New Line Skateparks. It's located on Wellington Street behind the Police Station and Rec Plex in Port Elgin. The BMX Bike Park has a 1,000-foot dirt track with ramps, berms and jumps for stunt biking behind the complex. It holds races Sunday afternoons, Victoria weekend to Thanksgiving and Thursday evenings during July.
The spectacular sunsets that Port Elgin is famous for can best be seen from the harbour - a must for photographers and romantics. Free parking is conveniently located directly on the beach, which is partly sheltered by a break-wall and is very popular for swimming and windsurfing. Beach volleyball courts are set up during the summer months and playground equipment provides recreation for children. Additionally, in summer the beach is home to the gazebo that provides a lovely setting for Sunday evening bandshell concerts where audiences usually honk their car horns for applause! Visitors can find plenty of bargains and unusual treasures at the Flea Market, which is held every Wednesday at
One visit to historic Southampton, oldest port on the Bruce Coast, and visitors will know why it makes a great destination. The beaches are free of automobile traffic, hence the peaceful surroundings that make Southampton one of the most idyllic communities on Lake Huron. Take a stroll along the beach boardwalk to the Long Dock Beach and admire the giant flagpole at the end of High Street. A picnic shelter is located at 273 Front Street. The Chantry Dunes raised boardwalk is accessible from Island Street; the west end explores the delicate savannah ecosystem along the dunes. The beach is also a nesting area of one of the rarest birds in Canada, the Piping Plover. Sunsets along Lake Huron
Point Clark Lighthouse is a stunning national historic site that has been beautifully restored in keeping with its heritage architecture that was constructed 1855 to 1859 to warn sailors of a dangerous shoal 3 km offshore. The tower's elegant design and limestone walls are typical of only six "Imperial" style lighthouses found along the Great Lakes. It still serves as a navigational beacon that is automated, but the history of its lightkeepers is displayed inside the museum. Visitors can climb numerous flights of stairs to see the spectacular view from the light cupola. Guided tours explain the workings of the lighthouse as well as show a video of the complex restoration process that
The Saugeen River has gained a reputation as the best family canoe route in Ontario. It has clean water and many idyllic swimming holes. It is navigable for 100 km. from Hanover to its mouth at Southampton and even further upstream when water levels permit. Rapids rarely exceed Class 1 or 2, which makes the river easy to paddle for beginners. Canoe and kayak outfitters are located in Hanover, Walkerton, Paisley and Southampton. The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority maintains several parks in the watershed and there are numerous access points along the river. For a route map, call 519-367-3040 or see www.svca.on.ca McBeath Park provides a canoe-in only campsite 5 km. south of
Opposite Inverhuron Park on Albert Rd., is an unusual store. Philosopher’s Wool Company was distinguished as a model of global sustainable and socially responsible small enterprise at the 2009 International Knowledge Globalization Conference in Boston. The company processes Ontario wool on a fair trade basis, producing yarns in three natural tones and 38 beautifully vibrant hues. Its fleece is gently washed without the use of harsh chemicals so it is soft and hypoallergenic. A variety of specialty yarns, design patterns, gorgeous hand-knit sweaters, wool blankets, accessories and “sheep art” are available. Knitters will love their Cabled Accessories, Sock Hop and Sheep to
Fine Fettle is an old Gaelic saying which means to be health in body, mind and spirit. We are a Natural Foods and Health Products store. We carry a wide range of healthy supplements, personal care products, functional foods and sports nutrition. All of the premium products we provide are meant to encourage a healthy and balanced lifestyle that anyone can achieve. It is our mission to provide the most courteous, knowledgeable service, so that everyone can understand the benefits of pure, natural living. We understand that everyone's bodies are different, and that there are many pathways to optimal health. We are dedicated to help you find what makes you feel amazing in body,
Located in the heart of downtown Kincardine on scenic Harbour Street, Complements is indeed a sidestreet treasure. Packed full of beautiful, quality products from North America and Europe, there is always a certain find for the discerning shopper and browser. Along with outstanding blankets, towels, pottery and glass there are fragrant (and unscented) soaps, jewellery and amazing fashion forward footwear! Although we are always changing, our customers never fail to comment on the shop's unique look and feel. That is what keeps us going; always searching for the products that will be through the next door or over the next hill. So the next time you find yourself in cozy downtown Kincardine,
Since 1950 the Bennett family has helped to make families' vacation dreams come true and create cherished memories of this very special place. Evergreen Resort is a family resort situated on the sandy shores of Little Red Bay on Lake Huron, sheltered by the picturesque Fishing Islands, just 20 minutes north of Sauble Beach. Accommodations include 1-3 and 5-bedroom cottages and campsites. American Plan dining facilities prepare three homecooked meals daily with a set weekly menu. Fabulous recreation facilities welcome visitors to enjoy a games room, table games and reading in the fireplace lounge, movie room, tuck shop and snack bar. Guests may participate in many planned activities
Roth Park is a family campground nestled among maturing trees. We are located just north of Wiarton just a few minute walk to Beautiful Berford Lake. The Campground is under new ownership. The Pletch Family welcomes you. Whether you are camping in a tent or a trailer, or need to rent a privately owned trailer, cabin or cottage we have just the right site for you. Roth Park has a beautiful shallow sandy beach that is perfect for the entire family. Launch your boat, rent a kayak, canoe or pedal boat or just spend the day relaxing on the beach. See us on Facebook.
THE TOP RATED PARK IN ONTARIO Come relax and enjoy beautiful, landscaped surroundings in Woodland Park Family Camping, a Top Rated Park in Ontario. Located in Sauble Beach, a 5 minute walk to 7 miles of sandy beach on beautiful Lake Huron. A Five Star rated park, Good Sam/Trailer Life 10/10/10. Family camping, paved roads, cement pads, indoor pool/whirlpool, high-speed Internet ($) at sites, planned children's activities, Bingo on Saturday Nights, big rigs welcome. 5 minute walk to downtown. Off-season rates.
This Warm & Friendly Place - where you get great "Comfort Food" served in a nostalgic, 50's atmosphere! Features All-Day breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menu, homemade bread and baked goods made with quality ingredients. Meats and fresh produce are locally sourced. Homemade burgers, frozen dinners and pot pies. Thin crust pizzas made to order. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options, Espresso & Fair Trade fresh ground flavoured or specialty coffees, herbal and specialty teas, delicious pies, ice cream and Take Out. Patrons may enjoy outdoor porch seating, screened in patio, fountain and free WiFi. Daily dinner specials. Don't miss our Jammin' Fun Thursdays starting at 6 p.m.
Oliphant has a very wide and shallow sand beach that is a favourite spot for wind surfers and kite boarders. The dredged channels also provide a harbour for small boats. The reedy bays and rocky shoals are great for bass and perch fishing. Oliphant Fen Boardwalk, located at Oliphant 1.5 km. north of the dock, is a 470-metre boardwalk that provides access to a delicate wetland. Colourful wildflowers including rare orchids, Fringed Gentian, Indian Paintbrush and insect-eating plants grow in the fen. Petrel Point, just north of Red Bay and St. Jean Point, north of Howdenvale, are other local nature reserves that shelter exquisite flowers. The Bruce Peninsula boasts more species of orchids
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
Gobles Grove is a lovely beach just south of Port Elgin where it is not as busy and children can enjoy playing on a shallow beach free of traffic. Several sandbars extend into the lake, which help to diminish the effect of undertow. The beach has free parking, washrooms and a playground. Access is easy on Saugeen Beach Road past the CAW Recreation Centre.
Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area (SBCA), is located along the beautiful Saugeen River. This hidden jewel is home to 185 spacious campsites tucked amongst a mature woodland. Quiet and scenic, this campground is perfect for anyone looking for a great camping experience. Saugeen Bluffs has both serviced and non-serviced sites, ready to accommodate everything from a simple tent to a modern RV. For those interested in canoeing or kayaking, SBCA is one of the main stops along the 100-km Saugeen River Canoe Route. SBCA offers many of the amenities of any campground, including outdoor pool, picnic pavilions and entertainment. Bunkie and RV rentals available. Access to trails for both campers
The Kincardine Trails system runs throughout the town with numerous scenic loops that follow the Penetangore River and other green spaces. The trails are best accessed from Geddes Environmental Park, which has a lovely picnic area, Peace Labyrinth Garden and plenty of parking. Points of interest include lookouts, bridges, forests, wildflower meadows and a massive ash tree that displays knots resembling a face.
The 1885 Big Tub lighthouse marks the entrance of the harbour; picnic areas and dive sites are located there and on the east side of Little Tub Harbour. From the last Friday in June to Labour Day, diving in Big Tub harbour is allowed only 4-10:30 p.m. plus Sundays 9 a.m.- noon because of boat traffic. The Park Visitor Centre, located at 120 Chi sin tib dek Road, has displays of the park’s marine heritage attractions. A three-dimensional map of the lakebed reveals hidden features. Divers must register before diving. Glass bottom boats operate tours to Flowerpot Island and to view the wrecks in the harbour three to six times daily.
Well-appointed rooms and friendly staff are waiting to welcome you to this charming Kincardine hotel. Whether you are here for business or leisure travel, the Sutton Park Inn is the perfect place to stay to meet all your needs of both comfort and convenience. Our hotel’s location, just off Highway 21 and only minutes away from beautiful downtown Kincardine, makes it easy to travel to Bruce Power and other attractions such as the Kincardine Lighthouse and Museum. Hotel guests will enjoy our amenities at an affordable rate which includes a spacious work desk, fridge, microwave, high speed internet, complimentary local and long distance calls, and
The Brant Tract is a multi-use, year round trail system. This 781-acre property consists of approximately 25 kilometres of trails. These trails range from single-track, double-track to roadways suitable for all levels. The two road systems located on the property are the West Road and the East Road. The 15 kilometres of single-track wilderness trail can be accessed from either of the main road systems in the park. These single-track trails have been professionally constructed for mountain biking using the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s trail construction standards. Picnic areas, shelters, benches, boardwalks and bridges can be found throughout the park. The Rolling
Spirit Rock & McNeill Estate Conservation Area is located just off Highway 6 north of Wiarton. A picnic area contains the quarried stone ruins of the Corran, an historic mansion that belonged to Alexander McNeill, a prominent citizen and Member of Parliament. In 1882 the McNeill family began construction of the estate, which boasted stables, orchards, fine art, elegant stained glass, the largest private library north of Toronto and manicured gardens that contained 500 varieties of roses. The site is a lovely picnic area that displays historical plaques about its hidden secrets. The legend of Spirit Rock tells of a native girl who eloped with a man from another tribe that she was
Enjoy the most spectacular view in Tobermory and on the whole of the Bruce Peninsula from the Bruce Anchor's "sunset deck", overlooking Georgian Bay and the entrance to Big Tub Harbour . The Chi-Cheemaun ferry backs out and turns broadside almost directly in front of the deck on its daily trips back and forth to Manitoulin Island. A wide variety of watercraft traverse these waters and the islands make a rugged backdrop to the watery vista. The Bruce Anchor is the closest motel to the ferry, a convenient place to stay overnight before boarding the ferry in the morning! Downtown Tobermory with its cluster of shops and restaurants and the ferry dock are within walking
O’Leary’s Beach Retreat Cottages are conveniently located just steps from the beautiful white sand of Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada, and just around the corner from shopping and restaurants on Sauble’s Main Street - 111 Second Ave North, Sauble Beach. One, Two and Four bedroom, clean, comfortable housekeeping cottages available. Our Sauble Beach Cottage Rentals are equipped with full kitchens, private decks/patio, BBQ’s, private firepits, cable TV and most with air conditioning. Park your car at your door and enjoy your beach vacation - less than a minute walk to the water! We rent to families and mature couples only.
Tobermory’s two national parks feature an exciting Visitor Centre, located on Chi sin tib dek Road or off Head Street at the southeast edge of the village. Exhibits explain the fascinating geology, ecology and cultural history of the parks with a tour through a mock-up cave, secrets of the underwater park and a miniature lighthouse. A film show takes visitors on a helicopter ride over the peninsula’s most spectacular scenery. Interpretive programs put people in touch with indigenous plants and animals they might encounter in the wild. A 20-metre high, wooden lookout tower, the largest of its kind in Ontario, provides a panoramic view of the peninsula’s tip and islands.
The Escarpment Heights Motel is a brand new 11-unit motel located in the charming village of Tobermory, Ontario. We are just 100 meters off the highway on a quiet street just steps from the business section of town with access to boat tours, shops, restaurants, two National Parks and the Chi-Cheemaun ferry service. Escarpment Heights is a smoke and pet free facility constructed with comfort in mind. Every room features large 42” LED televisions, bar fridge, microwave and coffeemaker. There are three room types to choose from: The Queen Room with two queen beds, the King Room with a King sized bed and a pullout couch and the Luxury Suite with 1 bedroom, full kitchen and living
Top Notch Motel & Restaurant is located at the south end of Wiarton, the Gateway to the Bruce Peninsula. A short 15-minute drive from Sauble Beach, 20 minutes from Owen Sound and 30 minutes from Tobermory will bring you here for a pleasant stay and good food. The motel boasts 13 rooms with double beds, one room with a queen size bed and a Honeymoon Suite with a king size bed and ensuite jacuzzi. Open 8 am to 8 pm, the 100-seat restaurant features works by local artists which patrons can admire while enjoying the excellent food that is served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A Sunday buffet is served 8 am - 3 pm (Saturdays and Sundays during July and August).
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Cruise across Georgian Bay aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun. This passenger and vehicle ferry provides daily sailings from mid-May to mid-October, connecting passengers to Manitoulin Island for a special family vacation or relaxing getaway. See historic sites and stunning vistas while sailing between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island. The ferry has complete cafeteria service, a children's play area, indoor and outdoor lounges and a gift shop-news stand. The Chi-Cheemaun also offers passengers live entertainment, from Traditional Storytelling to live concerts along with three-course, gourmet dinners, as part of the Dinner Cruise & Concert Series. Passengers will be awe-inspired during the late
The Shipley Trail is a hidden gem in the midst of a busy resort town such as Port Elgin. It best accessed from the Town Pond Trail at the end of Upper Avenue where fishing is allowed for youths 16 and under. The trail continues south to join the Shipley Trail at the bend in Mitchell Lane where it follows the post glacial shoreline ridge of Lake Huron through scenic forest interspersed by rolling swales and spring fed trout ponds. The trail ends at McKinnon Lane, which links to Shipley Avenue and Gobles Grove beach.
Rowland's Your Independent Grocer is a full service grocery store with Meals to Go, Deli, fresh bakery, seafood and a service meat counter. We are the home for President's Choice products including Joe Fresh for Kids. Conveniently located on Highway #21 in the town of Saugeen Shores. Our hours of operation are 7 am to 9 pm seven day a week.
The best access to the spectacular cliff top views of the Bruce Peninsula north of Wiarton is via Bruce Road 9 past an immaculate cliff shrine at Colpoy's Bay. Road 18 leads to Cape Croker, which has stunning views of the escarpment from the Baywatch Park lookout and picnic area. The Bruce Trail and a boardwalk traverse a wetland and rugged cliffs that surround Sydney Bay’s beaches. Cape Croker lighthouse can be seen at 75 Lighthouse Road, which is a secluded spot strewn with wildflowers. A 250-degree panoramic view of the bay is possible from the lighthouse.
Dyer's Bay has a tidy harbour where a commemorative ship's propeller is displayed near the dock. Cabot Head Road runs through the hamlet and becomes increasingly austere until it reaches the lonely promontory. Along the way, a cascade that drains Gillies Lake, the only inland lake in Southern Ontario that contains lake trout, empties through this underground stream. The Cabot Head Lighthouse, built in 1896, is a museum that contains nature displays and historical artifacts. The tower provides a panoramic view of the shoreline. A walkway leads to the Wingfield Basin. Several shipwrecks lie within the natural harbour and towering cliffs make an impressive backdrop to this esoteric place.
Port Elgin, truly a family destination, is one of the busiest resort communities on the Lake Huron shoreline. The spectacular sunsets that this area is famous for can best be seen from the harbour - a must for photographers and romantics. Restaurants and pubs offer everything from popular roadhouse fare to gourmet meals for the discriminating diner. Free parking is conveniently located directly on the beach. The harbour and sandy beach are partly sheltered by breakwalls and the beachfront is very popular for swimming and windsurfing. Beach volleyball courts are set up during the summer and playground equipment provides recreation for children. Additionally, the beach is home to the gazebo
Kincardine has much for visitors to discover. Remembering its Scottish heritage, Kincardine’s famous century-old Pipe Band marches downtown on summer Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. Huge throngs of people march with the band, which returns to Victoria Park for a concert following the parade. Golf is also big with four courses in the area. Some of the most challenging fairways can be found at Ainsdale Golf Course, which maintains an automated irrigation system. Its sister course, Somerhill Golf has a tidy 9 holes tucked into rolling landscape south of Tiverton. Lake Huron’s beautiful shoreline provides boating, swimming, and its newest draw, surfing! From Stand-Up Paddle Boarding,
Wiarton is the perfect place to explore the Bruce Peninsula from since it straddles two counties and provides plenty of services for visitors. Take a stroll along the Bluewater Park with its outdoor pool, sheltered picnic area, boat launch, splash pad, pirate ship playground and beach. The centerpiece of the park is the South Bruce Peninsula Heritage Centre inside the original railway station. It contains elaborate woodwork, a beautiful oval oak bench and historical exhibits. Information is located at the station. Beside the shore, a three-metre high, white dolomite statue entitled Willie Emerging pays homage to the revered rodent and town mascot, Wiarton Willie. East of town toward
Public boat launches are located at Red Bay and Oliphant. Red Bay beach has a lovely playground and shaded picnic area with toilets. It is perfect for families with small children since it has minimal traffic and is sheltered. Its shallow, sandy shoreline warms up quickly. The meandering coast presents limestone flats and outcrops interspersed with pockets of sand - an intriguing area for beachcombing. Red Bay Conservation Area is a dune landscape on Reid’s Point, southwest of the Red Bay Park and beach. A shady picnic area is located at Mar on Hwy 6. This is also the turn-off for the Berford Lake Park, just 3 km. to the east, with its lovely beach, playground and artesian
One visit to historic Southampton, oldest port on the Bruce Coast, and visitors will know why it makes a great destination. The community has a variety of quaint accommodations (including bed and breakfasts, motels, inns, cottage courts, private cottages and campgrounds), restaurants, cafes, art galleries and specialty boutiques. The beaches are free of automobile traffic, hence the peaceful surroundings that make Southampton one of the most idyllic communities on Lake Huron. Take a stroll along the beach Boardwalk from the Big Flag to the Long Dock area. Children’s playgrounds are located at the beach and at the Jubilee Park Accessible Playground & Sensory Gardens, at 50
Miller Lake has sheltered beaches, swimming and boating along its shoreline. Its water warms up quickly in summer and it has some of the safest swimming available for children. Boaters may use the public boat launch at 164 Miller Lake Shore Road or the picnic area at the end of Maple Drive. Boat rentals, camping and cottage accommodations are also available along the lake. Local artisans demonstrate their crafts at studios where visitors can discover unusual treasures. Rare plant habitats with exquisite wildflowers such as Lakeside daisies and Dwarf Lake irises can be found at Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve, on Hwy 6 a half-kilometre north of Dyer’s Bay Rd. The best season for viewing
Tobermory is the “SCUBA Diving Capital of Ontario” and favourite resort of many people since it has a delightful assortment of services for such a small village. It still retains the quaint charm of a fishing village, as can be witnessed by taking a stroll around Little Tub harbour. Beautifully bricked walkways, flowerbeds and boardwalks surround the docks. Boats are big business in “the Tub”, where visitors can take cruise boats, dive or snorkel charters to 22 shipwreck sites, or launch their own boats from the harbours. Many people like to rent a kayak or canoe to paddle the pristine waters of the peninsula; the best places are sheltered coves around Georgian Bay,
Hepworth is located east of the popular Sauble Beach resort area and the small village also offers attractions for visitors. Several golf courses in the area feature a variety of terrain and challenging layouts. Sauble Speedway holds stock car races and entertainment at its quarter-mile oval track on summer weekends. The Sauble River is a scenic canoe route that offers remote and wild sections for experienced paddlers; hazardous falls must be bypassed near Allenford, Park Head, just upstream of Hepworth Road bridge (Bruce Rd 8) and at the Jewel Bridge Road. Skinner Marsh-McNabb Lake Conservation Area, located 1 km East of Hepworth, contains the Sawmill Trails that challenge hikers,
Paisley has an interesting collection of shops and cafes along its downtown core lined with heritage architecture from a previous century. It boasts a Farmers’ Market and the Rotary Riverside Park, which offers camping and picnic facilities along the Saugeen River. Paisley is located at the confluence of the Saugeen and Teeswater Rivers where paddlers can rent canoes for a leisurely, two-day trip downstream to Southampton on the region's most popular paddling route. Numerous launch locations provide easy access and parking at bridges along the river. The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority maintains several parks in the watershed. McBeath Park provides a canoe campsite 5 km.
The peninsula’s western shore slopes gently into Lake Huron with less dramatic relief than the east has, but the sunset views are more enchanting. Its fens and alvars also shelter the most exquisite and rare wildflowers such as the Wood lily, Dwarf Lake Iris, Lakeside daisy, Indian Paintbrush and Pitcher-plants. Huron Road between Red Bay and Pike Bay hugs the shoreline for much of the way. A picnic area adjoins the shallow beach at the east end of Pike Bay. Follow Whiskey Harbour Road west to Eastnor Township Park at Site #283. This secluded picnic spot overlooks unusual pockmarked and sculpted rock channels and basins along the shore. Head north of Pike Bay on West Road to Myles
A major tourist attraction near Inverhuron is the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre. Located west of Hwy 21 on Bruce County Rd 20, the Visitors’ Centre commands a panoramic view of the world’s largest nuclear site with eight Candu reactors. The exhibit hall features attractive murals and a self-guided tour of 30 displays, models, computer games and videos that explain how electricity is made using nuclear technology. Knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer any questions. The centre’s grounds are perfect for enjoying a picnic lunch and to marvel at wind turbines that comprise Huron Wind, Ontario’s first commercial wind farm. Visitors are welcome at the exhibit hall
Nestled on the shore of Isthmus Bay on the east side of the Bruce Peninsula, Lion’s Head is one of the neatest villages you can find. The natural harbour with its limestone cliffs overlooking the clear blue waters of Georgian Bay, offers breathtaking scenery. The village got its name from a cliff on the east escarpment that resembled the profile of a lion. The famous Bruce Trail follows Moore St. 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. The holes are huge cylinders that were bored into the rock by
Picture this - a warm summer day, basking in the sun alongside a sparkling lake. A gentle breeze wafts the grasses in the sugary dunes behind you. The sand underfoot is soft and some children are building a sand castle and splashing in the clean water. It’s Sauble Beach. The 11-km beach has been voted by popular polls as one of Ontario’s best beaches based on water quality, visitor services and family atmosphere. It is also recognized internationally as a Blue Flag beach. People flock to see the spectacular reflections off the water as the sun slowly dips below the horizon. While the beach is the main attraction, there are many activities and