Muskoka is nice, but the Bruce Peninsula is Mother
Nature at her finest—and still one of the best kept secrets in
Southwestern Ontario. It’s a paradise for naturalists, photographers,
fishermen and home to Fathom Five - Canada's first National Marine
Conservation Area. The freshwater ecosystem contains some of the most
pristine waters of the Great Lakes.
Adventurers can hike the Bruce Trail, play golf, scuba
dive in deep and sparkling waters, or sail and admire our rugged coast
along the western shore. Take in the village fairs, music festivals,
dances and winter carnivals. In winter, hundreds of kilometers of groomed,
well-marked snowmobile and cross-country ski trails await cold weather
enthusiasts. The people of the Bruce will welcome you with warm smiles.
Wiarton, defined by the rugged limestone cliffs of the
Niagara Escarpment, (a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve) is the Gateway to
the Bruce and, of course, home to Wiarton Willie. Conveniently located
less than 60 miles from Collingwood, Wiarton is your access point to
endless enviro-friendly enjoyment.
Being similar to the distance between Toronto and
Muskoka, the area is emerging as the alternative of choice. Seasonal and
year-round residents in the Bruce say it’s the place to be.
Bruce County is located only 2 ½ hours northwest of
Toronto. The ‘Bruce’ as it’s known locally is bordered by Lake Huron,
Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment. There are over 850 kilometers
(531 miles) of coastline to explore.
The Bruce has long been a destination for tourists.
There are hundreds of miles of bike and hiking trails and some of the
best snowmobiling in Ontario. Grey Bruce Snowmobile Trail Map.
Travel Site of Bruce County
with its population of about 2,300 is the largest town in Bruce
County, giving the whole region a distinctive rural feeling. The Bruce
is where you want to be.
At the tip of the peninsula is Tobermory with a
rich, mariner's history that continues to this day. Brimming with
tourists in the summer Tobermory also has a strong and vibrant
community in the winter months. Known foremost as the southern port of
the MS Chi-Cheemaun, which plies the water between The Bruce and South
Baymouth on Manitoulin Island, Tobermory has much to offer.
Between are hundreds of things to do and places to
see. There are museums, resorts, quaint shops and dozens of Bed and
Breakfasts. And, there is your new home, in Norburn Nest.