Forest to Shore - Hike to Georgian Bay
- Rating: This adventure is rated fairly easy with some moderate Bruce Trail hiking, occasional steep and slippery sections.
- Where: Meet at Bruce Trail Parking on Scenic Caves Road
- When: Saturday, August 3rd. Duration: 3-4 hrs.
- What to bring: Sturdy footwear, sunscreen, water, bathing suit, towel, rain gear if inclement weather, snacks, binoculars, camera, hiking pole if required.
- Price: $44.00 (+HST). Proceeds go to conservation on the Bruce Peninsula.
This exciting hike takes in a lesser trafficked loop of Bruce Trail, through winding forest paths under a canopy of mature maple, beech and ash. We will see interesting features on this hike, like the burnt stumps from the great fires of the early 1900's, incredible rock formations and magnificent flora on the forest floor and in the craggy landscape.
This Journey through Cape Dundas will also take in a globally rare alvar site, where plants and animals have adapted to the unique environment. Make sure to bring binoculars, alvars support a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna from rare wildflowers, mosses and lichens, grasses and sedges, and ancient trees to birds, land snails, leafhoppers and other invertebrates.
Our destination, the cobble stone shore of Georgian Bay, will be a place to rest, have a snack, cool your feet or even take a plunge into refreshing waters after our heated hike down. This is a beautiful spot to do a little fossil hunting, check out the cliff edge, or maybe just chill out on the beach and take in the splendor of this freshwater sea!
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