Bruce Peninsula National Park is actually three parks in one. Hikers who like sandy, flat beach walks will appreciate Dorcas Bay, on the shores of Lake Huron to the west of Highway 6. Those who prefer walks along limestone cliffs, through a mixed forest of aspen, birch, cedar, fir and spruce, will prefer Cyprus Lake on the shores of Georgian Bay, to the east of Highway 6. Park staff offers guided walks and other programs during the summer.
Those who prefer a more rustic, backcountry experience, or like walking along boulder beaches, will prefer to access the Bruce Trail via the Halfway Log Dump Trail. Plant enthusiasts can spot up to 43 species of orchids, 20 species of ferns, Canada’s best stand of Indian plantain and half the world’s dwarf lake iris on the trails on the Dorcas Bay side (which used to be a reserve owned by the Federation of Ontario Naturalists). Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes, deer, snowshoe hares, raccoons, porcupines, skunks, black bears, fishers, red squirrels, beavers, chipmunks and red fox live in the area. This trail guide includes Georgian Bay Trail, Marr Lake Trail, Singing Sands Trail, Cyprus Lake Trail, Half Way Log Dump Trail, Horse Lake Trail, Cyprus Lake, and Bruce Trail.
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