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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.
The village is named after the resemblance of a lion's profile in the rock formation of the Niagara Escarpment. Lions Head is approximately a 20 min drive from Jake’s cottages. The town is home to several restaurants, a hardware store, grocery store, liquor store, post office and a few specialty shops.
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Lion's Head
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The village is named after the resemblance of a lion's profile in the rock formation of the Niagara Escarpment. Lions Head is approximately a 20 min drive from Jake’s cottages. The town is home to several restaurants, a hardware store, grocery store, liquor store, post office and a few specialty shops.
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
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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
578 Brown Street
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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Bruce Peninsula National Park
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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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.
Halfway Log Dump Day Use Area
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
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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. Parking is free but very limited.
Little Cove Beach
240-242 Little Cove Rd
This is a small public rocky beach on the Georgian Bay side of the Peninsula close to Tobermory. Parking is free but very limited.
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.
Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park
661 Bruce Road 9
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
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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 the road is closed to the lighthouse. There is a community parking lot in Dyers Bay.
Cabot Head Lighthouse
806 Cabot Head Rd
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 the road is closed 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.
Lion's Head Light
1 Bruin St
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.
Located in Tobermory. An outdoor adventure centre for canoe, kayak, stand up paddle boards and other outdoor equipment rentals. Also offers a shuttle service.
Thorncrest Outfitters
Located in Tobermory. An outdoor adventure centre for canoe, kayak, stand up paddle boards and other outdoor equipment rentals. Also offers a shuttle service.
Bruce Anchor Cruises is a tour boat agency located in Tobermory. Their unique and modern glass bottom vessels operate within Fathom Five National Park touring around Flowerpot Island and local shipwrecks etc.
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Bruce Anchor Cruises
61 Front St
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Bruce Anchor Cruises is a tour boat agency located in Tobermory. Their unique and modern glass bottom vessels operate within Fathom Five National Park touring around Flowerpot Island and local shipwrecks etc.
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!
Divers Den
3 Bay St
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. It also has a nice little store/cafe which has an outdoor patio.
Summer House Park
197 Miller Lake Shore Rd
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. It also has a nice little store/cafe which has an outdoor patio.
FOOD SCENE
Do you like really good sweet potato fries, smoked brisket, really good quesadillas, burgers etc.? Then you should try this little restaurant located in Lions Head for indoor or takeout dining. Open year round with varied hours.
The Taste Kitchen
76 Main Street
Do you like really good sweet potato fries, smoked brisket, really good quesadillas, burgers etc.? Then you should try this little restaurant located in Lions Head for indoor or takeout dining. 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 has a large patio overlooking the harbour! They serve pub fare and locally brewed beer. 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 has a large patio overlooking the harbour! They serve pub fare and locally brewed beer. 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.
The Fish & Chip Place
24 Bay St
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.
Della Rocca Pizzeria
30 Bay St
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.
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.
Lion's Head Farmers' Market
1 Forbes St
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.