Things to do
Living with Black Bears
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Fish the Bruce
Chantry Chinook Classic Fishing Derby - 1.519.832.6477 or visit www.bmts.com/~fish
Bruce Peninsula Fishing Derby - 1.519.793.3122
Sauble Beach Spring Fishing Derby - 1.519.422.1762
Make sure you are properly licensed, 18 to 65 need an outdoors card and a fishing license tag, available at 1.800.387.7011
National Park trails plan at least a half a day on trails to view Indian Head Cove, the Natural Arch and the Grotto. Many of these hikes still penetrate remote areas, so take precautions at all times.
There are also trails on Flower Pot Is., take a tour boat to the Island, and then follow the signs. For further info visit www.brucetrail.org and www.suntrail.net
Kayakers & Hikers - Suntrail Source for Adventure
Suntrail is an experienced outfitter on the base of the Bruce Peninsula for Kayaking, Canoeing & Hiking. They are committed to help you get outside and play safely and comfortably. Their staff takes pride in being actively involed in outdoor pursuits and knowledgeable about the products they sell or rent. Their sales, service and rental opportunities are designed to support your shopping needs before, during and after you buy their products for Kayaking, Canoeing and Hiking. We highly recommend contacting them before you set out on your adventure. They are conveniently located when driving up to J&B cottages at Hepworth, on Hwy. 6. Phone - 519-935-2478 or Toll Free 1-877-882-2958.
email: Suntrail@amtelecom.net or web site www.suntrail.net
Scuba Diving or Snorkel Excursions, Fishing Charters
Tobermory 1.519.596.2200 or www.blueheronco.com
Snow Shoeing & Cross Country Skiing
Macgregor Park 1.519.389.9056
Bruce Peninsula National Park 1.519.596.2233
Cornerstone Golf Club Tobermory - 9 Hole Course, Driving Range, Mini Golf
1.519.596.2332 or www.cornerstonegolf.ca
Scenic Rankin Bridge Rd. - Contact Park 1.519.422.1952
or Chamber of Commerce 1.877.534.1400
Bird watching In the Bruce - www.bpbo.ca
Out on the open waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay you can find common loon, mergansers and gulls throughout the year. During the busy migration (early spring and late fall) you can find grebes, cormorants, scoters, oldsquaw, goldeneye, bufflehead, terns and other transient waterfowl.
Great Places to Eat
Craigie's Fish & Chips in Tobermory (white fish & fries) 1.519.596.2867
Maple Ridge Restaurant #6 Hwy near Miller Lake 1.519.795.7575
Lion's Head Inn 1.519.793.4601
*Check out all the local Artisans in the area. Information centres are in Tobermory or Ferndale.
Diving & Shipwrecks
Fathom Five National Marine Park in Tobermory - see some of Canada's oldest and best preserved shipwrecks.
1.519.596.2200 or www.pc.gc.ca/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/index.aspx
Swimming & Canoeing
Cliffhanger has a fabulous cobble beach, with shallow swimming, note: water can be refreshing, bring your wet suit if you can't brave the elements. Most of the time the water is very calm but it can change quickly and get rough, check the weather. Use at own risk.
Another fabulous place to canoe or kayak is at Emmett Lake.
There is a boat launch Lions head or Dyers bay.
Aerial Tours Available
Inquire at information centres.
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