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Top 10 Things to Do on the Bruce Peninsula when the Grotto is Full

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Is the Grotto Full? Looking for something to do on the Peninsula?
Is the Grotto Full? Looking for something to do on the Peninsula?

We have you covered! Here is a list of places to explore on the peninsula:

1. Bluewater Park, Wiarton
1. Bluewater Park, Wiarton

Stretch your legs and cool off at Bluewater Park. Bluewater Park is a hidden gem on shores of Colpoy's Bay and is where the home of world-famous Wiarton Willie can be found.

The Park includes a seasonal and transient campground, picnic areas, an outdoor swimming pool, splash pad, tennis courts, fitness trail,  historic Train Station and Information Centre, restaurant, beach, playground area, ball diamond, and the Bruce Trail.

Bluewater Park is also used for many events including the Rotary Fair, the Agricultural Society Fall Fair, Farmers Market and the Wiarton Willie Festival.

2. Spirit Rock Conservation Area, Wiarton
2. Spirit Rock Conservation Area, Wiarton

People visit from all over the world for the Spirit Rock Conservation Area's local history, legends and remarkable view of Colpoy's Bay. You can explore the "Corran" - the ruins of a 17 room mansion and an impressive view from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. For the brave souls, there is a spiral staircase that leads to the water's edge, and you can access to the Bruce Trail.

Bring your camera for some amazing sights!

3. Farm Market and Bakery, Wiarton
3. Farm Market and Bakery, Wiarton

Mmmm…the smell of freshly baked bread, butter tarts and carrot cake! That is what you will smell when you first walk into the market. If you are looking to pick up some groceries such as local lamb, local cheese or local produce – This Farm Market and Bakery has it all. 

4. Hope Bay Beach, Hope Bay
4. Hope Bay Beach, Hope Bay

Hope Bay Beach has spectacular views of the Niagara Escarpment and locals gather at the Hope Bay Campground to get their daily ice cream fix! Walk along Water Street to find the most unique shop, The Frog & Nightgown - a great place to shop for souvenirs or cottage décor! 

5. Greig's Caves, Hope Bay
5. Greig's Caves, Hope Bay

Enjoy a hike through rugged forested trails and explore spectacular natural limestone caves. Hike the trails at Greig’s Caves for breathtaking views at 300ft above the sparkling waters of Georgian Bay.

6. By the Bay General Store, Pike Bay
6. By the Bay General Store, Pike Bay

By The Bay General Store certainly takes the definition to heart, as in this store you will find everything from groceries and ice cream (18 flavours!) to fishing supplies and bait. Attached to the General Store is the By The Bay Restaurant – where you’ll find all day breakfast and fresh cut fries for those wanting a break from cooking. 

By the Bay General Store is part of the 2019 Adventure Passport, the 15th anniversary and final edition.

7. Lion's Head
7. Lion's Head

Can one place be both relaxing and invigorating at the same time? Explore the dramatic beauty of the escarpment. Relax on one of the many serene shallow beaches. Check out the local eateries. With incredible hiking and caves to explore, your senses will be heightened, and your body relaxed. Lion’s Head is serenity on the Bruce Peninsula. #findthelionshead

8. Black Creek Provincial Park
8. Black Creek Provincial Park

If you ask most Ontarian's about Black Creek Provincial Park, they'll most likely talk about Black Creek Pioneer Village in the GTA. Few have ever heard of this little 286-hectare (707 acre) park on the shores of Lake Huron just south of Stokes Bay on Myles Bay. 

Known as Sandy Beach by locals, it is situated about 10 minutes west of Lion's Head along Ferndale Road/County Road #9. The beach is one of the best on the entire Bruce Peninsula. 
 

9. Lindsay Mountain Biking Tract, Miller Lake
9. Lindsay Mountain Biking Tract, Miller Lake

The Lindsay Tract is the largest of the County Forests consisting of more than 8000 acres. This diverse property has amazing trail potential but also contains sensitive habitat for the Black Bear and Eastern Massasauga Rattle Snake. Development began back in May of 2008 and we will continue to build new trail experiences in the years to come.

Whoever said that that you cannot tame Mother Nature must have been a trail builder at the Lindsay Tract. 8,500 acres of heart pounding wilderness, hard rock and good times.

10. Aerial Adventure Parks
10. Aerial Adventure Parks

Looking for a little adventure in the sky? Look no further than the Little Cove Adventures - Rope Course in Tobermory and Ascent Aerial Park in Sauble Beach.

Little Cove Advenures offers both low rope and high rope courses that allow you to manauver from tree to tree and obstacle to obstacle. Te high ropes ourse features challenging elements positioned 20-30 feet above the ground. You will test your balance, strength, and agility in negotiating exciting nets, swings, beams, tires, and rope crossings. The low ropes course is perfect for those explorers who prefer to be closer to the ground. These adventures are located just a few feet off of the ground and are perfect for any age. When visiting Tobermory, Little Cove Adventures is a fun challenge that tests your strength, agility and balance, all while having a great time with friends and family! 

Ascent Aerial Park is located in downtown Sauble Beach. This aerial park features 3 sections. ‘The Tall’ is the main part of this adventure park, featuring 30 different obstacles on three levels. Test your balance on suspension bridges, cargo nets, lumberjack logs, ship masts nets, and many more! ‘The Wall’ is a rock climbing wall featuring beginner, intermediate and advanced routes! Test your strength and reaching ability on this challenging rock wall! ‘The Fall’ is a 40 foot free fall experience. The scariest part is stepping off the edge- your heart will be pounding! Try the free fall for an exhilarating experience! The brand new Ascent Arial Park is a must try when visiting Sauble Beach this summer.