Bruce Peninsula National Park

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Bruce Peninsula National Park is located on a peninsula in Ottaway, Canada northwest from Toronto and northeast from Detroit.  It is part of the larger Niagara Escarpment area.  The national park encompasses an area of 59 square miles (154 sq km).

The coastline of Bruce Peninsula National Park is rugged with various rock formations.  The Grotto is one of the more picturesque rocky landscapes.  There are a variety of lookouts that offer views of the setting sun, the rock formations along the coastline, or some of the wildlife found within the park.

Although there are black bears and white-tailed deer, the majority of wildlife includes smaller mammals like raccoons, rabbits, skunks, chipmunks, coyotes, and squirrels.  Birdwatching is considered a common activity for nature enthusiasts.

 Bruce Peninsula Highlights

The rugged and rocky coastline with vistas for beautiful panoramic views is the highlight.  Most people visit the Bruce Peninsula for an escape into nature.  The jagged coastline is part of the larger Niagara Escarpment.

Trails of Bruce Peninsula National Park

There are a good number of trails that meander throughout the national park with hiking being one of the most popular activities.  Trails range from easy to more challenging.

Bruce Trail:  A trail that runs 550 miles (890 km) starting from the Niagara River to the endpoint of Tobermory, Ontario. The trail spends most of the time along the Niagara Escarpment, which is where people visiting the national park can connect up with the trail.

Bruce Peninsula Highlights

  • The Grotto
  • Rock formations of the Niagara Escarpment


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