Bruce Peninsula National Park is a Bruce County treasure; never more so than in the fall, when the leaves begin to change and the summer crowds have disappeared.
Begin your adventure at Bruce Peninsula National Park’s Visitors Centre. The centre features exhibits for all ages, a movie about the parks and a look out tower and trails. Don't forget comfotable hiking shoes and a daypack with water and snacks before you head out to Bruce Peninsula National Park's most popular attraction: the Grotto!
The Grotto is a Bruce County must-see, but to avoid the crowds and any disappointment (the parking lot fills quickly!), it’s always recommended to visit the Grotto in the spring or fall. The hike through the park to reach the Grotto takes about 45 minutes each way; along the way, you'll see diverse wetlands, ancient cedar trees spiralling from cliff-edges, a multitude of orchids and ferns, birds, and so much more! The cave itself is stunning, carved from ancient limestone and filled with the clear, turquoise water of Georgian Bay. You can walk along a ledge inside its cavity or, if you're brave, even swim inside!
After an exciting day, head back to your accomodations in the park: pitch a tent at one of the campsites or relax in a yurt. The Bruce Peninsula is one of the only places in Ontario that has a dark sky preserve so don't forget to look up!
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