Bruce Peninsula – Cyprus Lake

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Bruce Peninsula it’s a region located between the Georgian Bay and the Lake Huron. It’s a magical area, home to Tobermory, Lion’s Head, Wiarton and the Flowerpot Island. The region has two National Parks – Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park. The place has so much attractive that it’s completely impossible to see all the attractions in a single weekend. Today, I’m gone concentrate in our trip for one of the park areas, called Cyprus Lake.

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Cyprus Lake

It is perhaps one of Bruce Peninsula’s most popular summer destinations. During this time of the year, the park hosts hundreds of campers every season. The fact that it is only 4 hrs drive from Toronto has made it even more famous. If you have a weekend to spare and want to experience some ‘away from the city’ experience, this one is one of the two best options that you can have (the other one could be the Algonquin Park).

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Unknown to many, Bruce Peninsula National Park is also an ideal winter destination. The park’s extensive trail system translates into a great cross country skiing or snowshoeing opportunity. Well marked and well maintained, it is a relatively short trip to the shoreline.

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Indian Head Cove

Cyprus Lake Campground has campsites for tents and trailers. Cyprus Lake offers beaches and trails and is a short hike from Indian Head Cove and the Grotto.

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Some short and easy hikes originate from the Head of Trails at Cyprus Lake. Three trails lead to the shoreline where they intersect the Bruce Trail. Most people turn this layout into a loop hike. Plan for at least a half day on these trails to view the beauties of Indian Head Cove, the Natural Arch and the Grotto. Many of these hikes still penetrate remote areas, so take precautions at all times. A sturdy pair of shoes is a must!

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Georgian Bay

The parking lot at Head of Trails fills up by 9:30 or 10:00 in the morning on most days. If you plan to go there later in the day, it would be good to have an alternative in mind. In this case, one suggestion is to continue down Highway 6 to Emmet Lake Road and park at Halfway Log Dump. If you do this, be prepared for a long day of hiking.

Have you ever visited the region or have any questions? Leave your comments bellow.

Thanks for your visit!

Gil

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