After stopping to grab groceries in Toronto, we were off and running. We arrived at our campsite in Bruce Peninsula National Park and set up camp before heading out on our first hike.
Bruce Peninsula National Park is most famous for it’s cave swimming hole, The Grotto, and it’s rock beach, Indian Head Cove. Since the two are within a few minutes of each other we decided to make them our first destination. After a short half hour hike the bright blue waters of Lake Huron came into view, and we set straight to exploring its rocky shores.
Even though we had donned our swimsuits, it had rained earlier that day and we deemed it way too cold to even try to swim in the crazy crystal clear waters. So instead, we just laid out on the rock beach and enjoyed the sun that had finally come out to play.
After we got our fill of the sun we headed over to The Grotto, where we had to scale down a rock wall in order to get to the prize: a cave that, if that water wasn’t so absolutely freezing, we would have been able to swim in. Unfortunately, since we’re major wimps, we didn’t swim, and instead made our way back to camp to cook up some dinner.
We woke up that morning to the sights and sounds of nature – something that I hadn’t done since I was a little kid. After a breakfast of muffins and granola bars, we donned our hiking shoes once more and headed out on the Marr Lake Trail to Boulder Beach.
Despite the fact that we practically killed our ankles getting over the rocky beach, we continued on to Overhanging Point along the Bruce Trail, where we had a picnic lunch while overlooking Lake Huron.
We went into the nearby town of Tobermory for the afternoon, which we spent exploring the tiny downtown and grabbing some delicious ice cream from one of the shops. For dinner we had some of the most amazing fish and chips I’ve ever eaten at just about the cutest little restaurant overlooking the harbor.
As the sun set on our final day in the Bruce Peninsula, we wandered around the harbor and enjoyed the views.