Photo Essay: Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario
As it happens with most of us that travel, there end up being a lot of photos that never get used. I have hundreds of such photos. So on weekends as time permits I will showcase some of the more interesting photos that never made it into a blog post.
If you’re in the Toronto area this summer and have a weekend on your hands, make your way 289 kilometers northwest of the city and visit Bruce Peninsula National Park. Located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula, between Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay, the park offers wonderful hiking and backpacking possibilities.
The Bruce Trail, Canada’s longest marked hiking trail jogs for 21 km (13.1 mi) through Bruce Peninsula National Park. Exceptional cliff top scenery, rugged trails, caves, crystal clear Caribbean coloured blue water, ancient cedar trees, rare orchids and white stone beaches are some of what you can expect to see.
The photos below are all taken along the Bruce Trail.
The waters are the colour of the Caribbean
Looking through a hole in the rocks
An area just east of the Grotto
Rock benches around the Stormhaven campsite
What a spectacular Georgian Bay coastline once the fog lifts
Water so clear that the diving in the area is fantastic
You feel like you can reach out and touch the rocks
A view of the water from high on the cliffs
If only the fog would clear again
Trees and rocks are covered in moss making it slippery at times
Some of the beaches are very rocky and extremely difficult to walk on
Drop offs are abrupt
The trilliums are blooming in May
Sun streaming through the woods in the late afternoon
Have you hiked any section of the Bruce Trail?
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