Canada's oldest and longest footpath
It provides the only public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. It is one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada.
The Bruce County sections main trail (white blazes) begins in Wiarton and winds its way up the east side of the Peninsula to Tobermory. For most of its length the trail is a rugged footpath and in numerous situations it provides spectacular views over Georgian Bay. Along its path there are side trails and access trails (blue blazes). There are numerous opportunities to complete relatively short hikes that form loops by using segments of the main trail and a side trail. There is a map of just the Peninsula section of the Bruce Trail and is available at the tourist information centre in Wiarton and locations up the Peninsula. The best resource for hikers who wish to use the footpath is the Bruce Trail Reference Guide 27th Edition (2012). This guide retails for $36.95, members can go to the website and order it at the member rate, or call the 1-800-665-HIKE (4452). This guide contains multicoloured and detailed maps of the entire Bruce Trail. Trail maps are available locally at Suntrail Source for Adventure.
Here are a few simple guidelines to help make your hike more pleasurable.
Another great way to learn more about the trail is to attend the Bruce Peninsula Hiking Festival weekend, in October, hosted by the Peninsula Bruce Trail Club and Bruce Peninsula National Park to complement Bruce Trail Day. The festival is a chance to discover the spectacular and diverse natural features of the Bruce Peninsula, and hike some of the most rugged and scenic stretches of the Bruce Trail.
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Grey County Road 26
Northern Bruce Peninsula
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