Saturday, 1 November 2014

Bruce Peninsula National Park

This is a new favourite place of mine in Ontario. I went for the first time this summer after hearing so many great things about Bruce Peninsula National Park for years. I don't know what took me so long to get there as its not even that far away. I think you always put off the stuff around your home til last - but if this was in any other country I would have made it my first stop.

Bruce Peninsula National Park has so much to offer. It has beautiful hiking trails, camping, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, rock jumping (although there was signs saying not to - that didn't seem to stop anyone) and so much more. Some of the hiking trails were much different than I was typically use to in a National Park as they were more like rock climbing at times - but I wore proper shoes (for once) so everything was good.

One of the most popular destinations in BPNP is the Grotto. There is a cave like opening that you can swim in - and it has crystal blue water that you can imagine your in the Caribbean. In the summer months this is such a popular destination that you can actually get turned away. We were there for about 11am or so and were told to come back after 3pm. This kind of put a damper in our day as it was really the main thing we drove all the way down to see but we did some other hiking trails in the morning had a picnic and then went back for around 3 and luckily we were let in.

There is so much to see and do in the area that I want to go back again next summer and explore some more. I will leave you with some of my pictures from the day.

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