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Top 10 Reasons You Can Have Everything in Bruce County

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We've Limited Ourselves to 10!
We've Limited Ourselves to 10!

Though there are many reasons, we've limited ourselves to the top 10 reasons why you can have everything in Bruce County. This is a destination that will reel you in the moment you discover it. Whether it’s the sparkling turquoise waters, or the delicious local foods, Bruce County has something for just about everyone. So why leave when everything you could possibly want is right outside your door?

Downtown Shopping
Downtown Shopping

Why travel to the big city when you can shop locally? Bruce County has stores for every occasion! Looking for an elegant dress to impress that special someone?  Head on over to Josie’s Of Wiarton for the perfect look. Need a new bathing suit before you hit one of the beaches on Lake Huron? The Cabana in Port Elgin, Southampton, and Sauble Beach has got you covered! Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the men in the family. His Style in Walkerton has a great selection for all of the men out there who have patiently waited for their turn to shop. Each community in the county has quaint downtown shops waiting for you to discover. Bruce County truly has shopping for every style, so take out your credit card and shop ‘til you drop!

Endless Shorelines
Endless Shorelines

Whether you’re a fan of swimming, boating, or simply gazing out at the horizon, Bruce County has incredible shorelines along Lake Huron and Georgian Bay that will make your jaw drop. Love the feeling of sand between your toes? Walk along the waterfront on some of our sandy beaches in Kincardine, Port Elgin, Southampton and Sauble Beach. These locations are great for spending time with the whole family. If sand isn’t quite your forte, head over to the rocky beaches on the Georgian Bay side of the Bruce Peninsula. It’s here that you’ll experience Bruce County’s crystal clear waters, and some astounding views that you’ll never forget.

Fresh Food
Fresh Food

In Bruce County, we’re all about keeping it fresh! Bruce County is home to thousands of family farms who raise and sell their products at their farm gate, local farmers markets, U-picks and grocery stores. Not only will you find fresh produce, some of our local farmers also provide meat and dairy products. Bruce County is known for raising the best beef around- but we also boast amazing artisanal cheeses, new varieties of apples, sweet maple syrup, fresh fish caught in Lake Huron, and many more fresh items that you will be happy to bring home to your family. Yum!

Activities for Every Season
Activities for Every Season

From powerful snowstorms to the blazing hot sun, we really do have the best of both worlds here in Bruce County. With weather that’s constantly changing, the opportunities in Bruce County are endless. In the summer, try out some of our popular activities like paddling down the meandering Saugeen River, learning to Surf the waves of Kincardine, or biking through one of our four Mountain Bike tracts. In the winter, take a spin on one of our snowmobiling trails, or learn to cross country ski! Want to take on an activity that’s available all year? The Bruce Trail gives hikers the opportunity to experience the wonders of the Bruce Peninsula during every season. Hiking boots or snowshoes? It’s all up to you!

Kind Communities
Kind Communities

Bruce County is well known for its quaint communities that are always full of life. One of the greatest benefits of living in a small town in getting to know the people in your community. It’s always a great feeling to have local business owners know you by name. Having a chat with somebody while out shopping is also easy to do when you’re sure to run into someone that you know. In the small neighbourhoods of Bruce County, your entire family can feel safe. If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that in Bruce County everyone is your friend!

Amazing Events
Amazing Events

Some people like music, others like art. Some people like cars, others like nature. No matter what you’re into, Bruce County has an event for you! For all of the music lovers out there, Lion’s Head hosts harbourside music every Friday evening for a great way to start the weekend. On top of that, check out Music in the Fields hosted in Lucknow, for some great country music. For all of those car lovers out there, Wiarton hosts the annual Air and Auto Extravaganza and there are weekly car shows throughout the County. Spending a Saturday summer night in Kincardine? The weekly Scotish Pipe Band Parade will get your toes tapping. Maybe you’d like to take up birding? The Huron Fringe Birding Festival happens year annually at MacGregor Point Provincial Park, with tons of birding activities! No matter what your hobby might be, Bruce County has something to offer!

Getaways for All Occations
Getaways for All Occations

Sometimes we all just need a weekend to relax and take a break from our hectic lives. In Bruce County, it’s easy to take a weekend vacation. One of the many ways to get out of the house is to take a weekend camping trip in the Bruce. If you’re up for a few days in the woods, bring your tent and camp out at one of our four provincial parks. Not quite ready for the boonies? Rent out a cottage instead, and take your camping experience to the next level. For those of us wanting a romantic weekend getaway, check out the many B&Bs in Bruce County that offer both a delicious meal and an amazing view. Out exploring the Bruce and need a place to stay? The motels in Bruce County are welcoming and cozy for anyone simply needing a place to sleep.  Whatever your weekend plans may be, Bruce County has somewhere for you to get away from the hustle and bustle!

Serenity
Serenity

For many of us, peace and quiet is an important feature when looking for a place to call home. The sound of honking horns and bustling streets is not something that we want to hear on a daily basis. In Bruce County, the roads are generally quiet and easy to drive on. Traffic jams? No thank you! The only traffic jams you’ll run into here are from cars being stuck behind tractors and wild turkeys crossings. Step out into your backyard and listen to the peace and quiet of chirping birds instead of unpleasant traffic noise. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the serenity.

Things to Do for the Whole Family
Things to Do for the Whole Family

Keeping kids entertained all summer long can be a struggle for parents. With no school, kids are always looking for something fun to do. Don’t worry though, Bruce County has great activities for the whole family! Pack your sunscreen and your bathing suits and bring the family to one of our many beaches in Bruce County. Build a sand castle, go for a swim, and let the kids run free! If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, head up to Little Cove Adventures in Tobermory to experience climbing in a whole new way. No matter how young or how old, Bruce County has activities for everyone in your family.

Endless Adventures
Endless Adventures

For anyone looking to head out on a grand adventure, look no further than Bruce County. If hiking is your way to explore, take a walk on the Bruce Trail! The Bruce Trail allows you to take pit stops while on your hike to experience some of the most amazing views that the county has to offer. If you want an extreme adventure, bring your tent and camp out overnight in the wilderness. The Bruce County part of the Bruce Trail is 264 kms long - how much of it have you explored? For a more laid-back adventure, check out the lighthouse tours that Bruce County offer. From Point Clark all the way up to Tobermory, explore the 14 lighthouses showcased all along the shoreline. Speaking of the shore, Bruce County also offers boat tours that allow you to explore more than just the land. Blue Heron Cruises and Bruce Anchor Cruises in Tobermory are a great way to start your adventure off the shore. Whatever sort of adventure you seek, we’ve got it here in Bruce County!

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