Travelling to Bruce County & Lake Huron, Ontario
Known for it's Caribbean-turquoise waters and home to the world’s second longest freshwater beach and the famed 'Grotto', Bruce County offers cottage rentals along the colourful shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
Located in the southwest part of the province, Bruce County encompasses Fathom Five National Marine Park, Canada’s first national marine conservation area, which provides some of Canada's best scuba diving and snorkeling. Also in the region is Bruce Peninsula National Park, one of southern Ontario’s largest protected areas that forms the core of UNESCO's Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. The Park, which includes the Bruce Trail - Canada’s oldest and longest footpath - is a hiking, biking, rock-climbing and paddling hot-spot in the summer. Come winter, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are popular pastimes.
Dotted with fruit orchards and vineyards, the area is noted for its burgeoning food and wine scene, and has become a gourmet getaway destination. The region also plays host to an array of local events and festivals, including Port Elgin’s Pumpkinfest and Wiarton’s Groundhog Day.
Just a three hours’ drive northwest of Toronto, Bruce County’s stunning scenery makes it one of the most popular places to rent a cottage in Ontario.