An Extraordinary RV Adventure on Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula

The Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park

The Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park

Six hours north of Buffalo, NY motorhome campers will find a place where outstanding outdoor fun is a natural. Due east of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Ontario, Canada’s Bruce Peninsula is set against the splendor of both Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. With a little planning, your family could soon be looking forward to an extraordinary RV adventure on Ontario, Canada’s Bruce Peninsula.

To help you start your planning, we’ve located two of the most highly-rated campgrounds on “The Bruce.” Tobermory Village Campground at the northern end of the peninsula will thrill the kids and is perfectly situated as your gateway to adventure. Be sure to reserve your campsite before you go; this campground draws return visitors every summer!

Another popular stopping point on Bruce Peninsula is Hope Bay Campground. Catering to vacationing families, this nicely-appointed RV park is also a wonderful home away from home.

With your campground reservations made, it’s time to plan your outdoor adventures on Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula. Here’s where to start: two national parks that are waiting to overwhelm your senses – one on the peninsula’s northern tip and one a short boat ride away.

Bruce Peninsula National Park encompasses old growth forests, sandy beaches, shining lakes and a stretch of coastline on Georgian Bay that’s heart-stoppingly beautiful. As you explore this park on the peninsula’s northern boundary you’ll be overwhelmed by the rugged limestone bluffs, the many caves and the park’s abundance of plant and animal life. If hiking is a passion, RVers will enjoy traveling a section of the Bruce Trail that stretches along the Niagara Escarpment, as well as shorter trails around several picturesque lakes.

Located a short distance offshore, Fathom Five National Marine Park of Canada is also worthy of an entire vacation, so plan plenty of extra time to get to know it. Visit the historic lighthouses, photograph the jaw-dropping scenery on Flowerpot Island and snorkel or dive to discover more than twenty shipwrecks resting below the surface.

Bruce Peninsula is also famous for its swimmer-friendly beaches, both on Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. Take your RV-camping family to Sauble Beach, one of the largest freshwater beaches in the world, to Lionhead Beach or to Bluewater Park Beach in Wiarton. The beaches of Bruce Peninsula are just one more way you can enjoy the natural beauty of this Ontario, Canada wonderland.

As you continue your exploration of the peninsula along ON-6, you’ll notice signs to such special places as Smokey Head White Bluff Provincial Nature Reserve and Johnston Harbour-Pine Tree Point Nature Reserve. Created to protect forests and shorelines, these reserves don’t offer visitor amenities but promise spectacular views to hikers.

And don’t forget to pack your cameras when you go RV camping on Bruce Peninsula. Not only do dramatic limestone formations and dense pine forests draw the eye, you’ll also want to photograph the orchids for which the peninsula is famous. While on the trails, keep your eyes open for black bears, fox and flying squirrels! The miles of unspoiled wilderness are a birdwatcher’s dream, as well.

One more way to get to know “The Bruce” on your Ontario RV camping vacation this summer is to play a round or two on one of its many golf courses. Surprisingly diverse in terrain, the peninsula’s golf clubs offer golfers the chance to see the many faces of nature while enjoying a lively challenge.

Your extraordinary RV adventure on Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula can be the highlight of your family’s summer. Come find out why nature lovers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts rate this rocky point tucked between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay a top-notch place to visit.

Picture credits: The picture of the Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park is from the Wikimedia Commons. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License.

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