Swim in crystal clear waters, hike along rugged shorelines, stargaze under the infamously dark skies – the possibilities are endless! But whatever your adventure, start it at The Fitz!

The Bruce Peninsula is the ideal launch pad for a wide range of activities. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • Hike along the Bruce Trail to the stunning Lion’s Head Lookout, just under 5 km from The Fitz.
  • Pick up a peach pie (or some other decadent treat) from Harvest Moon Organic Bakery (open May – Oct) and head to the Dyer’s Bay pier for a swim and a picnic. While in that neck of the woods, you might want to continue on to the Cabot Head Lighthouse, or listen to some captivating storytelling at either with Ron at the Story Barn.
  • Pack an picnic supper and head to the Lake Huron side to Black Creek Provincial Park (aka Big Sandy Beach) and dine as the sun sets. Maybe even take an evening dip! (Don’t worry the Huron side is warmer than Georgian Bay!)
  • Wander through Lion’s Head’s beachfront farmers’ market on Saturday morning. Sample local food and browse artisanal wares.
The bustling Lion's Head Farmers' Market on Saturday morning

The bustling Lion’s Head Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning

  • Head to the marina and check out the historic lighthouse and try to find the eroding Lion’s head before it erodes away!
  • Join Zane and Muffy of Explorer’s Tread for a full moon paddle or snowshoe.
  • Enjoy some local talent at Harbourside Music, Friday evenings just past the beach. Afterwards, head over to Bayside Astronomy beside the marina for some stargazing under southern Ontario’s darkest skies. Telescopes and astronomy experts are there too!
  • Hone your stand-up paddle boarding skills with a lesson or expedition with Scott of Fathom Paddle Guiding.
  • Love yoga and dance? Join one of Wendy’s Nia classes on the beach.
  • Saturday night? Head up to Bootlegger’s Cove Pub at Big Tub Resort in Tobermory for dinner on their stunning patio while the “3 Men in the Tub” sing their sweet serenades, 7 – 10 PM.
  • After your stay on the Bruce Peninsula, board the MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry in Tobermory and sail to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island, the largest freshwater island in the world. On the island, you’ll find another friendly hostel – Auberge Inn Hostel, located in Providence Bay.
  • Want your kids to have a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience on the Bruce Peninsula? Camp Celtic is an accredited sports and arts camp for 6 – 18 year olds, offering summer camp, rookie camp, sports camp, leadership camp and backcountry canoe tripping experiences, scenically located near the sandy shores of Lake Huron.

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