Bruce Trail Penninsula National Park
Black Bear foot prints
As you can find in Wikipedia The Bruce Trail follows the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, one of the thirteen UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves in Canada, for more than 800 km (500 mi). The land the trail traverses is owned by the Government of Ontario, private landowners and the Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC).
The name of the trail is linked to the Bruce Peninsula and Bruce County which the trail runs through. The Bruce County is named after James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, who was Governor General of the Province of Canada from 1847-1854.
Directions to the beginning of the trail:
Drive north on highway 6 towards Tobermory and turn to the
right at the signs leading you to the National Park's Visitor Centre, where you can also park your vehicle.
Here you may also climb to the top of the Observation Tower with its views over the islands of Fathom Five National Marine Park.
Day hike - August 29, 2009
August 29, 2009 we hiked the north portion of Bruce Trail. Starting at Dunks Bay we ran into tracks of Black bears whose population is currently being monitored by the park to determine their number, size, habitat use and overall health. After one stop for lunch and a break for swimming, we completed our hike at Grotto, spent the rest of the day at Indian's Bay and walked back to our Cyprus Lake campsite. We drove with the second car back to the beginning of our trip to pick up our car at Dunks Bay.
Photos of this album are taken in Bruce Trail Penninsula National Park portion