Local Attractions

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Please ensure that you check hours of operation and availability, particularly during COVID-19.

 

Parking

Spaces can fill up quickly during high season, particularly in Tobermory, Bruce Peninsula National Park and Lion’s Head (overflow parking at Lion’s Head Arena, 4 Tackabury St). Plan to arrive early and/or have a backup plan. Parking fees and/or time limits may apply. The parking lots for The Grotto/Cyprus Lake and Halfway Log Dump (Bruce Trail) are at 50% capacity due to COVID-19 and require advance reservation - https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/bruce/activ/emplacements-locations/parking.

 

Art Galleries

Boat Tours/Cruises

Groceries and Gas

Guides and Outfitters

Hiking Trails

Indoor Attractions

Local Vendors and Artisans

Natural Attractions

Outdoor Activities - Other

Public Beaches

Restaurants and Cafés

 

 

Art Galleries

 

Meraki Art Studios - Black Spruce Studio and Three Trees Art - 240 East Rd, Lion's Head (20km from MTC) - https://www.blacksprucestudio.com/

 

Dragonfly Ridge Studio - fine art, pottery, art supplies - by appointment - 107 Caudle Sideroad, Lion's Head (28km from MTC) - http://www.theartmap.com/studios-galleries/dragonfly-ridge-studio

 

Bruce Peninsula Artist Co-Op Gallery - 2866 Highway 6, Lion's Head (37km from MTC) - https://brucepeninsulaart.ca/co-op-gallery/

 

Golden Gallery - 7434 Highway 6, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - http://www.goldengallerytobermory.com/

 

Margarethe Vanderpas Studio - by appointment or during Art in the Garden events - 24 Chetwynd Lane, Lion's Head (38km from MTC) - https://www.margarethevanderpas.com/

 

 

Boat Tours/Cruises

 

Blue Heron Cruises - Glass-bottom and open-air jet boats (Flowerpot Island stay aboard, drop off, sunset cruises) - 7425 Highway 6, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.cruisetobermory.com/

 

Bruce Anchor Cruises - Glass-bottom boats (Flowerpot Island stay aboard, drop off, shuttles) - 61 Front St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://cruises.bruceanchor.com/

 

The Bruce Rocks Tobermory Boat Adventures - The Grotto, sunrise and sunset tours, custom charters – Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://tbrboatadventures.com/

 

Tobermory Cruise Line – cruises to Flowerpot Island, Big Tub and Cove Island Lighthouses, Niagara Escarpment, and The Grotto - 53 Bay Street South, Tobermory (37km from MTC)  https://tobermorycruiseline.com/

 

Tobermory Cruise Line & Water Adventures - Fathom Five Marine Park, lunch & dinner cruises - 53 Bay Street South, Tobermory – (37km from MTC) - https://www.tobermorycruiseline.com/

 

Tobermory Wave Adventures - Small groups only, Flowerpot Island, the Grotto, private tours - 1 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.tobermorywave.com/

 

MS Chi-Cheemaun - Ferry to Manitoulin Island, cruises - Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://explorethebruce.com/profile/ms-chi-cheemaun/2381/

https://www.ontarioferries.com/ms-chi-cheemaun/

 

 

Groceries and Gas

 

Hellyer’s Foodland - 4 Webster St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://www.facebook.com/hellyersfoodmarket/

 

Garden In Thyme Country Market - temporarily closed - 3088 Bruce County Rd 9, Lion's Head (38km from MTC) - https://visitlionshead.ca/profile/garden-in-thyme/1617/

 

Lion's Head Farm Market - Saturday 9am-12pm, Victoria Day through Thanksgiving - 1 Forbes St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://lionsheadmarket.ca/

 

LCBO Lion's Head - 1 Ferndale Rd, Lion's Head (40km from MTC) - https://www.lcbo.com/lionshead

 

Ferndale Food Mart and Gas Bar - 2875 Highway 6, Ferndale (36km from MTC) - https://upienergyfs.com/location/gas_bar/ferndale.php

 

Hoppys Gas Bar - 7386 Highway 6, Tobermory (36km from MTC)             

 

Foodland Tobermory - 9 Bay St South, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://foodland.ca/tobermory

 

LCBO Tobermory - 23 Brock St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://foodland.ca/store-locator/

 

 

Guides and Outfitters

 

Fathom Paddle Guiding - Stand up paddle board lessons and excursions (Tobermory, Lion's Head) -http://www.fathompaddleguiding.ca/

 

Divers Den - Scuba diving and snorkelling - 3 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.diversden.ca/

 

Thorncrest Outfitters - Lion's Head Sea Kayak Adventure, Circumnavigate Flower Pot Island - 7441 Highway 6, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.thorncrestoutfitters.com/

 

Big Tub Harbour Resort (Tobermory) - Watersport rentals - 236 Big Tub Rd, Tobermory (39km from MTC) - https://www.bigtubresort.ca/watersport-rentals/

 

Tobermory Cruise Line – kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals - 53 Bay Street South, Tobermory (37km from MTC)  https://tobermorycruiseline.com/

Explorer's Tread - Paddling, hiking, and cycling guided excursions - Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://www.explorerstread.com/

 

Eco Adventures Bruce Peninsula - Tours in various locations on the Peninsula - https://myecoadventures.ca/

 

 

Hiking Trails

 

For Devil’s Monument, see Natural Attractions

 

Check in advance for Bruce Trail closures at www.brucetrail.org

 

Hiking - Miller Lake

 

Bruce Trail: Juniper Flats Side Trail (6.4km loop, Moderate) - 433 Lindsay Rd 40, Miller Lake (east of Meadow Rd) (1.3km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/devil-s-monument-via-dyers-s-bay

 

Cabot Head Provincial Nature Reserve: High Dump Camp Crane Lake Section (16.1km out-and-back, Moderate) - Crane Lake Rd, Miller Lake (north end of Crane Lake Rd) (9.4km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/bruce-trail-high-dump-camp-crane-lake-section

 

Lindsay Tract Trail System (5km out-and-back, Moderate) - Lindsay Tract Trail, Highway 6, north of Lion's Head (25km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/lindsay-tract-trail-system

 

Hiking - Cape Chin

 

Bruce Trail: Borschardt Rd to Harkins Rd (11.7km point-to-point, Moderate) - Borschardt Rd, Lion's Head, just after the turnoff from Cape Chin N Rd (22km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/bruce-trail-borchardt-Rd-to-harkins-Rd-peninsula

 

Smokey Head-White Bluff Provincial Nature Reserve: Cape Chin North (10km loop, Moderate) and Cape Chin Side Trail (3.4km loop, Easy) - Cape Chin South Rd, Lion's Head (end of Cape Chin South Rd) (26km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/cape-chin-north

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/cape-chin-side-trail

 

Hiking - Lion’s Head

 

Bruce Trail: White Bluff, Isthmus Bay (5.8km loop, Easy) and Whippoorwill and Bruce Trail (10.3km out-and-back, Moderate) - Bruce Trail Forty Hills Access, Richardson Side Trail, Lion's Head (34km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/white-bluff-isthmus-bay

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/wipperwill-and-bruce-trail

 

Lion's Head Lookout Loop via Bruce Trail: 16.9km and 14.2 loop trails, both Moderate - 453 Cemetery Rd, Lion's Head (overflow parking at the arena) (40km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/lions-head-loop-via-bruce-trail

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/lions-head-loop-via-bruce-trail-inland-side-trail-and-ilse-hanel-side-trail

https://explorethebruce.com/profile/lions-head-lookout/2616/

 

Lion's Head Lookout (5.3km out-and-back) and Loop Trail (15km loop), both Moderate - McCurdy parking lot, Lion's Head (overflow parking at the arena) (40km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/lions-head-loop-via-bruce-trail

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/lion-s-head-lookout

https://explorethebruce.com/profile/lions-head-lookout/2616/

 

Bruce Trail: Beth Gilhespy and John Appleton Side Trail (10.9km out-and-back, Moderate) - Barrow Bay Rd, Lion's Head (go to end of Barrow Bay Rd, turn right, and drive a short distance on Highway 9) (45km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/beth-gilhespy-and-john-appleton-side-trail

 

Bruce Trail and Pease Side Trail (10.1km loop, Moderate) - Jacksons Cove Rd, Lion's Head (shortly before Georgian Drive) (53km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/bruce-trail-and-pease-side-trail-loop

 

Hiking - Tobermory and Bruce Peninsula National Park

 

Cabot Head Provincial Nature Reserve: Multiple trails between 6.3km and 18.2km (Moderate to Hard). Advance parking reservation required. - Halfway Log Dump Parking, Halfway, Log Dump Rd, Tobermory, ON (31km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/bruce-trail-halfway-log-dump-to-the-grotto

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/cave-point-trail

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/cypress-lake-via-bruce-trail

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/high-dump

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/bruce-trail-to-loon-lake--2

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/cyprus-lake-and-the-grotto-loop

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/bruce/activ/emplacements-locations/parking

 

Bruce Peninsula National Park: Multiple trails between 2.4km and 5km (Easy to Moderate). Advance parking reservation required. - 469 Cyprus Lake Rd, Tobermory (32km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/georgian-bay-marr-lake-trail

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/cyprus-lake-trail

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/georgian-bay-bruce-and-horse-lake-trail-loop

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/georgian-bay-bruce-and-horse-lake-trail-loop

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/georgian-bay-bruce-and-horse-lake-trail-loop

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/bruce/activ/emplacements-locations/parking

 

Little Cove Provincial Park: Little Cove, Driftwood Cove and Loon Lake (17.1km out-and-back, Moderate) - Little Cove Beach Parking Lot, Little Cove, Tobermory (35km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/bruce-trail-little-cove-driftwood-cove-and-loon-lake

 

Little Cove Provincial Park: Tobermory to Loon Lake (32.8km out-and-back, Hard) - Bruce Trail Northern Terminus Cairn, Bay St, Tobermory, ON (park at Bruce Peninsula National Park or Fathom Five National Marine Park Visitor Centre) (37km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/bruce-trail-to-loon-lake

 

Fathom Five National Marine Park: Bruce Trail and Burnt Point Loop - 3.4km loop (Easy) and 4.8km loop (Moderate) options - Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park Visitor Centre, Tobermory (parking lot available, trail starts just beside) (37km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/burnt-point-loop--2

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/tobermory-short-trail--2

 

Flower Pot Island Cruise and Hike (23.5km loop, Moderate) - Flower Pot Island - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/flower-pot-island-cruise-and-hike

 

 

Indoor attractions

 

Aromatica - Aromatherapy and spa treatments - 102 Cape Chin North Rd, Lion's Head (19km from MTC) - http://www.capechin.ca/aromatica.html

 

St Edmunds Township Museum - Tobermory and Bruce Peninsula local history - 7072 Highway 6, Tobermory (34km from MTC) - https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Attraction_Review-g670005-d4310378-Reviews-St_Edmunds_Township_Museum-Tobermory_Bruce_County_Ontario.html

 

Spa on Six - 2876 Highway 6, Lion's Head (36km from MTC) - https://www.facebook.com/spaonsix/

Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre - Bruce County local history, events and programs - 33 Victoria St N Saugeen Shores, Southampton (99km from MTC) - https://www.brucemuseum.ca/

 

Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Moreston Heritage Village - 102599 Grey Rd 18, Owen Sound (101km from MTC) - https://greyroots.com/

 

 

Local Vendors and Artisans

 

Georgian Bay Soapworks - 1122 East Rd, Miller Lake (11km from MTC) - https://www.gbsoapworks.com/

 

Miller Lake Pottery - Sales and demonstrations - 16 Noble Dr, Miller Lake (19km from MTC) - https://brucegreysimcoe.com/operators/miller-lake-pottery

 

Maple Drive Artisan Shop – Woodworking - 20 Maple Dive, Miller Lake (20km from MTC) - https://mapledriveartisanshop.com/

 

Cape Chin Micro-Farm - Raw wildflower honey, free range eggs, beeswax candles - 314 Cape Chin North Rd, Lion's Head (21km from MTC) - www.capechinmicrofarm.com

 

Random Ranch Alpacas - Ranch visits, alpaca wool products (socks, slippers, hats, yarn & more) - 407 Lindsay Road 5, Lion's Head (23km from MTC) - https://www.randomranchalpacas.com/

 

Jordan Woodturning - Hand-turned wooden bowls and artistic pieces - 250 Cape Chin North Shore Rd, Lion's Head – (24km from MTC) - www.jordanwoodturning.com

 

The Dandy Lion - Gifts, housewares, art and more - 84 Main St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://www.thedandylion.ca/

 

Aunt Donkey's Toys and Novelties - 67 Main St, Lion's Head, moving to 84 Main St (39km from MTC) - https://www.facebook.com/auntdonkeys/

 

Stonehouse - Boutique and esthetics - 7361 Highway 6, Tobermory (36km from MTC) - https://www.stonehousetobermory.com/

 

The Sweet Shop - 18 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.sweetshop.ca/#!about_us/csgz

 

Marco Polo Trading Company - 16 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://marco-polo.ca/marco-polo-boutique-tobermory/

 

Reader's Haven Book Store - 10 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.readershaven.ca/

 

 

Natural Attractions

Devil's Monument - https://explorethebruce.com/profile/devil-s-monument/2613/ - Has three trails/entry points:

 

Dyer's Bay to Devil's Monument (8.2km loop) - Dyer's Bay Parking Area, Dyers Bay Rd, Miller Lake (6.8km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/dyer-s-bay-to-devil-s-monument

 

Devil's Monument Loop (4.2km loop) - Britain Lake Rd (parking lot before end of road, walk to trail at end of road), Miller Lake (7.3km from MTC) - https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/devils-monument-loop

 

Devil's Monument Trail (4.5km loop) – End of Borchardt Rd, Lion’s Head (26km from MTC) -

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/devils-monument-side-trail

 

William's Caves - Access via the Bruce Trail at the end of Bruin Street (39km from MTC), closest parking lot is at Lion’s Head Harbour - https://visitlionshead.ca/profile/williams-caves/1670/northbrucepeninsula.ca

 

Grieg's Caves (includes a 1km loop hiking trail) - 407 Scenic Caves Rd, Lion's Head (53km from MTC) - https://explorethebruce.com/profile/greigs-caves/1289/

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/greigs-caves

 

The Grotto and Indian Head Cove - advance parking reservations required - Bruce Peninsula National Park, 469 Cyprus Lake Rd, Tobermory (32km from MTC) - https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/bruce/activ/experiences/grotto

https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/on/bruce/activ/emplacements-locations/parking

 

Fathom Five National Marine Park - Flowerpot Island, shipwrecks, lighthouses - Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/activ/flowerpot

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/flower-pot-island-cruise-and-hike

 

 

Outdoor Activities - Other

 

Mountain Biking - Lindsay Tract Trail System (5km of trails) - Lindsay Tract Trail, Highway 6, south of MTC, north of The Bury Rd and Lion's Head (25km from MTC) - https://www.mtbthebruce.com/trails/lindsay-tract.php

 

Forty Hills Ranch - Llama Trekking - 217 Forty Hills Rd, Lion's Head (33km from MTC) - https://fortyhillsranch.ca/

 

Lion's Head Lighthouse - Lion's Head Marina, 1 Bruin St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion%27s_Head_Light

 

Bayside Astronomy - free program to learn about the night sky, Friday/Saturday - Lion's Head Marina, 1 Bruin St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://www.facebook.com/baysideastronomy

 

Black Creek Provincial Park - Birdwatching - unique northern micro-habitat - 81 Old Womans River Rd, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://explorethebruce.com/explore/beautiful-birding/70/

 

Singing Sands fen - Birdwatching and wildflowers (3km of trails) - parking is at 50% capacity and is first come, first served - Bruce Peninsula National Park, Dorcas Bay Rd, Northern Bruce Peninsula (32km from MTC) - https://explorethebruce.com/explore/bruce-county-fens/106/

 

Little Cove Adventures - Aerial Park - 7111 Highway 6, Tobermory (33km from MTC) - http://www.littlecove.ca/

 

Big Tub Lighthouse - 264 Big Tub Rd, Tobermory (39km from MTC) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Tub_Lighthouse

 

Sauble Speedway - short track racing - 1199 Bruce Rd 14 Rd, Hepworth (85km from MTC) - https://www.saublespeedway.ca/

 

Public Beaches

 

Lion's Head Beach (Georgian Bay) - toilets, playground, eating area - 1 Forbes St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://visitlionshead.ca/profile/lions-head-main-beach/1539/

 

Black Creek Provincial Park - Sandy Beach (Lake Huron) - toilets, picnic tables, walking trails (2.3km out-and-back) - - Sandy Beach Rd, Stokes Bay (39km from MTC) - https://explorethebruce.com/profile/black-creek-provincial-park/1575/

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/black-creek-provincial-park

 

Singing Sands Beach (Georgian Bay) - includes a 1.3km loop trail - parking is at 50% capacity and is first come, first served - Bruce Peninsula National Park, Dorcas Bay Rd, Northern Bruce Peninsula (32km from MTC) - https://visitlionshead.ca/profile/singing-sands-beach-trails/1618/

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/canada/ontario/singing-sands

 

Little Cove Beach (Georgian Bay) - 240-242 Little Cove Rd, Tobermory (35km from MTC) - https://visittobermory.ca/profile/little-cove-provincial-park/2411/

 

 

Restaurants and Cafés

 

You may experience line-ups and difficulty getting seating in high season. Consider making reservations or ordering in advance.

 

Miller Lake

 

Applewood Inn Restaurant - 967 Dyers Bay Rd, Miller Lake (7.0km from MTC) - http://www.applewoodinn.net/www.applewoodinn.net/Home.html

 

Lion’s Head

 

TruFood Café - 3766 Highway 6, Lion's Head (28km from MTC) - http://www.trufoodcafe.com/

 

The Taste Kitchen - 76 Main St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://thetastekitchen.ca/

 

Rachel's Bakery and Café - 79 Main St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://www.facebook.com/rachelsrestaurant/

 

Cindy Lou's Ice Cream and Espresso - also sells fish & chips - 81 Main St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://cindylous.ca/

 

Lion's Head Inn, Restaurant & Pub - 8 Helen St, Lion's Head (39km from MTC) - https://lionsheadinn.wordpress.com/

 

Ferndale Drive In - Deli Restaurant - 2867 Highway 6, Lion's Head (33km from MTC) - http://www.brucepeninsula.ca/fdi/

 

Bear Tracks Inn & Restaurant - 2837 Highway 6, Lion's Head (33km from MTC) - https://www.facebook.com/beartracksinn/

 

Tobermory

 

Little Cove Bakery (Little Tub Bakery) - 4 Warner Bay Rd, Tobermory (33km from MTC) - https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Restaurant_Review-g670005-d4698031-Reviews-Little_Cove_Bakery-Tobermory_Bruce_County_Ontario.html

 

Peninsula Ice Cream - 4 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - http://www.peninsulasupply.ca/

 

Shipwreck Lee's of Tobermory - 2 Bay St Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.facebook.com/ShipwrecksPirateBistro/

 

Tobermory Brewing Company and Grill - 28 Bay St S, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.tobermorybrewingco.ca/

 

Crowsnest Pub - 5 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://www.crowsnestpub.com

 

The Fish & Chip Place - 24 Bay St, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - http://www.thefishandchipplace.com/

 

Princess Dining Room & Patio - 34 Bay Street, Tobermory (37km from MTC) - https://tobermoryprincesshotel.com/dining-bar/