Jake's Guidebook to the Peninsula

Edith
Jake's Guidebook to the Peninsula

TOWNS & VILLAGES

Tobermory is a quaint but bustling little village on the harbour at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. It is about a 20 min. drive north on Hwy 6 from Jake's cottages. The village is host to some yummy restaurants, lovely little shops, fun activities such as kayak rentals, paddle board rentals, tour boats etc. It also has a grocery store, liquor store, bank, post office etc.
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Tobermory
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Tobermory is a quaint but bustling little village on the harbour at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. It is about a 20 min. drive north on Hwy 6 from Jake's cottages. The village is host to some yummy restaurants, lovely little shops, fun activities such as kayak rentals, paddle board rentals, tour boats etc. It also has a grocery store, liquor store, bank, post office etc.
Sauble Beach is a beach community on the Bruce Peninsula, along the eastern shore of Lake Huron, on the north edge of the Saugeen Nation. It would be approximately a 45 min. drive from Jake's cottages.
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Sauble Beach
609 Lakeshore Blvd N
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Sauble Beach is a beach community on the Bruce Peninsula, along the eastern shore of Lake Huron, on the north edge of the Saugeen Nation. It would be approximately a 45 min. drive from Jake's cottages.

HIKING

HIKING ON THE PENINSULA - AllTrails app - is a really good free hiking app you can download and search for a great selection of local hiking trails. The app will give you all the details such as length of hike, rating for level of difficulty etc.
Northern Bruce Peninsula
HIKING ON THE PENINSULA - AllTrails app - is a really good free hiking app you can download and search for a great selection of local hiking trails. The app will give you all the details such as length of hike, rating for level of difficulty etc.
This is rated as a moderate hike, 4.2 km in length. The parking lot is about a 10-15 min drive from Jake's cottages. You can find this hike as well as many others on the All Trails free app.
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Devil's Monument
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This is rated as a moderate hike, 4.2 km in length. The parking lot is about a 10-15 min drive from Jake's cottages. You can find this hike as well as many others on the All Trails free app.
This trail looks out over the turquoise and ultramarine waters of Georgian Bay from 200' cliffs. It is a 5.5 km hike round trip. The trail is rated as easy to medium intensity.
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Lion’s Head Lookout
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This trail looks out over the turquoise and ultramarine waters of Georgian Bay from 200' cliffs. It is a 5.5 km hike round trip. The trail is rated as easy to medium intensity.

THINGS TO DO - SIGHTSEEING & OTHER ACTIVITIES

www.explorethebruce.com This website will give lots of great ideas for things to do and places to visit in Bruce County.
Bruce County Tourism
268 Berford St
www.explorethebruce.com This website will give lots of great ideas for things to do and places to visit in Bruce County.
You are only about 10 min. from Jake’s cottages to the Bruce Peninsula National Park! Google this amazing National Park for more ideas on things to do year round, including WINTER activities!
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Nationalpark Bruce Peninsula
469 Cyprus Lake Rd
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You are only about 10 min. from Jake’s cottages to the Bruce Peninsula National Park! Google this amazing National Park for more ideas on things to do year round, including WINTER activities!
The Grotto is a very popular tourist destination, so be sure to book your admission in advance online in order to avoid disappointment.
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The Grotto
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The Grotto is a very popular tourist destination, so be sure to book your admission in advance online in order to avoid disappointment.
Flowerpot Island is an island in Georgian Bay and is a part of Fathom Five National Marine Park. The island spans 2.1 kilometres from east to west, and 1.5 kilometres from north to south, and has a total area of 2 square kilometres. You can book a reservation with a local tour boat company to get to the island. The island is famous for its natural "flowerpot" rock pillars, caves, historic light station and rare plants.
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Merl Trail,flowerpot Island
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Flowerpot Island is an island in Georgian Bay and is a part of Fathom Five National Marine Park. The island spans 2.1 kilometres from east to west, and 1.5 kilometres from north to south, and has a total area of 2 square kilometres. You can book a reservation with a local tour boat company to get to the island. The island is famous for its natural "flowerpot" rock pillars, caves, historic light station and rare plants.
Parking for this area is on a first come first serve basis until the parking lot is full. It's a beautiful place to picnic, swim, hike along Georgian Bay! There is a paid parking lot.
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Halfway Log Dump Day Use Area
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Parking for this area is on a first come first serve basis until the parking lot is full. It's a beautiful place to picnic, swim, hike along Georgian Bay! There is a paid parking lot.
Singing Sands beach and trails is on the Lake Huron side of the Peninsula, located about 10 km. south of Tobermory, about a 20 min. drive from Jake's cottages. This offers a small, ungroomed beach and picnic area. There is also a short boardwalk and trail that passes through rare fen and dune ecosystems, which are home to four species of carnivorous plants, orchids and rare plants found only in the Great Lakes region. There is a paid parking lot at Singing Sands.
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Singing Sands
Dorcas Bay Road
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Singing Sands beach and trails is on the Lake Huron side of the Peninsula, located about 10 km. south of Tobermory, about a 20 min. drive from Jake's cottages. This offers a small, ungroomed beach and picnic area. There is also a short boardwalk and trail that passes through rare fen and dune ecosystems, which are home to four species of carnivorous plants, orchids and rare plants found only in the Great Lakes region. There is a paid parking lot at Singing Sands.
This is a small public rocky beach on the Georgian Bay side of the Peninsula close to Tobermory.
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Little Cove Beach
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This is a small public rocky beach on the Georgian Bay side of the Peninsula close to Tobermory.
A small sandy beach in Lions Head with a nice view!
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Lion's Head Beach
1 Forbes St
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A small sandy beach in Lions Head with a nice view!
Greig's Caves are privately owned and operated with no reservations required. It is a self-guided exploration.The address is 407 Scenic Caves Rd., Lions Head which is about a 1/2 hour drive from Jake's cottages. It is cash only, no debit, free parking.
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Greig's Caves
407 Scenic Caves Rd
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Greig's Caves are privately owned and operated with no reservations required. It is a self-guided exploration.The address is 407 Scenic Caves Rd., Lions Head which is about a 1/2 hour drive from Jake's cottages. It is cash only, no debit, free parking.
www.mtbthebruce.com Do you like mountain biking? Lindsay Tract Trail offers some great biking trails and the parking lot is only about 5-10 min. from Jake's cottages. Address is 4025 Hwy 6.
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Lindsay Tract Trail
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www.mtbthebruce.com Do you like mountain biking? Lindsay Tract Trail offers some great biking trails and the parking lot is only about 5-10 min. from Jake's cottages. Address is 4025 Hwy 6.
www.mtbthebruce.com A great mountain bike adventure park which is approximately 1/2 hr. drive from Jake's cottages.
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Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park
661 Bruce Road 9
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www.mtbthebruce.com A great mountain bike adventure park which is approximately 1/2 hr. drive from Jake's cottages.
Located in Tobermory, the visitor centre has exhibits for all ages, a theatre, a lookout tower and trails.
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Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park Visitor Centre
120 Chi sin tib dek Rd
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Located in Tobermory, the visitor centre has exhibits for all ages, a theatre, a lookout tower and trails.
The road to Cabot Head is closed to vehicles due to road damage, however, it is still a great place to bike, hike or ATV as the road follows the shoreline of Dyers Bay. It is about 8 km. from where the start of Cabot dad Road to the lighthouse. There is a community parking lot in Dyers Bay.
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Cabot Head Lighthouse
Cabot Head Road
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The road to Cabot Head is closed to vehicles due to road damage, however, it is still a great place to bike, hike or ATV as the road follows the shoreline of Dyers Bay. It is about 8 km. from where the start of Cabot dad Road to the lighthouse. There is a community parking lot in Dyers Bay.
The original lighthouse built in 1903 has been rebuilt several times due to the high energy weather conditions of Georgian Bay.
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Lion's Head Light
1 Bruin St
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The original lighthouse built in 1903 has been rebuilt several times due to the high energy weather conditions of Georgian Bay.
Big Tub Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located near Tobermory. The lighthouse was originally lit in 1885 and is still used up to this day.
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Big Tub Lighthouse
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Big Tub Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located near Tobermory. The lighthouse was originally lit in 1885 and is still used up to this day.
Book a tour boat of local shipwrecks, take a trip to Flowerpot Island or take a sunset cruise along the Georgian Bay coastline are some of the options offered by this company.
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Blue Heron Cruises
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Book a tour boat of local shipwrecks, take a trip to Flowerpot Island or take a sunset cruise along the Georgian Bay coastline are some of the options offered by this company.
Tobermory is known as the “fresh water scuba diving capital of the world!” The Divers Den in Tobermory offers divers serving divers since 1967. Explore the waters of Tobermory!
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Divers Den
3 Bay St
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Tobermory is known as the “fresh water scuba diving capital of the world!” The Divers Den in Tobermory offers divers serving divers since 1967. Explore the waters of Tobermory!
Located in Miller Lake, Summerhouse Park has a day use area for a fee which is great for families who want to spend some time at the water. The park has a nice little store/cafe as well as Corbetta’s wood fired pizza on weekends for take out or outside patio dining. The Art Shoppe which features local artisan products is located at the entrance to the park.
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Summer House Park
197 Miller Lake Shore Rd
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Located in Miller Lake, Summerhouse Park has a day use area for a fee which is great for families who want to spend some time at the water. The park has a nice little store/cafe as well as Corbetta’s wood fired pizza on weekends for take out or outside patio dining. The Art Shoppe which features local artisan products is located at the entrance to the park.
Canoe and kayak rentals in Tobermory.
Tobermory Cruise Line
53 Bay St
Canoe and kayak rentals in Tobermory.
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Little Cove Adventures
7111 ON-6
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FOOD SCENE

This little restaurant located in Lions Head offers indoor or takeout dining and serves fresh, flavourful, feel good food and never disappoints! Open year round with varied hours.
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The Taste Kitchen
76 Main St
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This little restaurant located in Lions Head offers indoor or takeout dining and serves fresh, flavourful, feel good food and never disappoints! Open year round with varied hours.
Do you want or need a really good coffee or tea, home baked muffin or cookie? Then you may want to try Trufood Cafe which also offers really good smoothies, homemade daily soups, paninis, daily specials, gluten free, vegan, keto options, etc. Open year round with varied hours. Address is 3766 Hwy 6. This is only about 10 min. south on Hwy 6 from Jake's cottages.
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TruFood Cafe
3766 ON-6
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Do you want or need a really good coffee or tea, home baked muffin or cookie? Then you may want to try Trufood Cafe which also offers really good smoothies, homemade daily soups, paninis, daily specials, gluten free, vegan, keto options, etc. Open year round with varied hours. Address is 3766 Hwy 6. This is only about 10 min. south on Hwy 6 from Jake's cottages.
TBC has a great outdoor railing/patio overlooking the harbour. If you enjoy really good locally brewed beer and really tasty food with fine dining options, don't miss out on this place! Open year round with varied hours.
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Tobermory Brewing Company & Grill
28 Bay St
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TBC has a great outdoor railing/patio overlooking the harbour. If you enjoy really good locally brewed beer and really tasty food with fine dining options, don't miss out on this place! Open year round with varied hours.
Also known as the ‘pub in the tub’, the Crowsnest serves pub fare and has a large patio overlooking the harbour. A very popular place with the younger folks and many locals!
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Crowsnest Pub & Restaurant
5 Bay St
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Also known as the ‘pub in the tub’, the Crowsnest serves pub fare and has a large patio overlooking the harbour. A very popular place with the younger folks and many locals!
A nice outdoor, covered patio overlooking the harbour and really good fish & chips of course! This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
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The Fish & Chip Place
24 Bay St
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A nice outdoor, covered patio overlooking the harbour and really good fish & chips of course! This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
A great sunset viewing patio with a really tasty menu, offering some unique menu options! This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
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Coconut Joe's Harbour Bar and Grill
53 Bay St
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A great sunset viewing patio with a really tasty menu, offering some unique menu options! This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
No seating available but worth the stop for some amazing tacos & there are lots of picnic tables in Tobermory overlooking the harbour where you can enjoy your tacos. This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
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TACOMORY
7379 ON-6
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No seating available but worth the stop for some amazing tacos & there are lots of picnic tables in Tobermory overlooking the harbour where you can enjoy your tacos. This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
Really yummy, wood fired pizza! No seating available but there are lots of picnic table just across from Della Rocca that offer a nice view overlooking the harbour. This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
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Della Rocca Pizzeria
30 Bay St
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Really yummy, wood fired pizza! No seating available but there are lots of picnic table just across from Della Rocca that offer a nice view overlooking the harbour. This is a summer seasonal restaurant.
This food truck offers some really yummy poutine and hot dog options.
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Dudebro Potato Co.
7361 Highway 6
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This food truck offers some really yummy poutine and hot dog options.
The coffee left for your enjoyment by Jake comes from this local coffee shop.
Tobermory Coffee Company
23 Carlton Street
The coffee left for your enjoyment by Jake comes from this local coffee shop.
If you enjoy authentic Mexican food, this is the restaurant for you.
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Las Chulas
7405 Highway 6
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If you enjoy authentic Mexican food, this is the restaurant for you.
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Little Tub Bakery
4 Warner Bay Rd
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Lots of great baking, preserves, fresh produce, local arts and crafts.
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Garden In Thyme
3088 Bruce County Rd 9
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Lots of great baking, preserves, fresh produce, local arts and crafts.
The Hungry Hiker
7391 Highway 6

SHOPPING

Saturday morning market in Lions Head, featuring locally grown produce, craft vendors, food, jewelry, pottery, home baking, personal care products, chocolates and more! This market is seasonal, usually ending Thanksgiving weekend.
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Lion's Head Farmers' Market
1 Philip Forbes St
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Saturday morning market in Lions Head, featuring locally grown produce, craft vendors, food, jewelry, pottery, home baking, personal care products, chocolates and more! This market is seasonal, usually ending Thanksgiving weekend.
The soap left for you by Jake comes from this local shop which is about 10 min from the cottage.
Georgian Bay Soapworks
1122 E Rd
The soap left for you by Jake comes from this local shop which is about 10 min from the cottage.
Features local Artisan products and is just 5 min from the cottage.
The Art Shoppe at Miller Lake
197 Miller Lake Shore Road
Features local Artisan products and is just 5 min from the cottage.