This exciting hike takes in a less trafficked loop of Bruce Trail, through winding forest paths under a canopy of mature maple, beech and ash, over diverse landscapes and magical settings, giving the adventurer a taste of the best this peninsula has to offer.
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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