|Down the Bruce Trail|
Day 14 Walking30 on The Bruce Trail
We just happen to be in some of the best hiking country there is and at the end of the famous Bruce Trail. We are going to get out and do a little bit of walking30 on the trail so I thought I would share this information with you.
I have pulled this information from www.brucetrail.org
The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails. Every year more than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Escarpment.
The Bruce Trail was instrumental in the Escarpment being named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990 - one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a member of the Ontario Trails Council through affiliation with Hike Ontario.
In 2009 the Bruce Trail Association changed its name to the Bruce Trail Conservancy which is reflective of the Bruce Trail's mandate to conserve the land on which it resides. Trails-A-Z lists over 100 different trail segments, such as The Bruce Trail - Toronto Section, Caledon, Beaver Valley, Terra Cotta or Iroquoia (to name just a few),that make up the Bruce Trail.
With over 280 Bruce Trail trailheads, the Bruce Trail is big! You can support the Bruce Trail directly or you may want to purchase something from the Bruce Trail store."
And a few more facts from www.explorethebruce.com
"We can’t help but toot our horn when it comes to the Bruce Trail. Hands down, we have the most dramatic section of the world-famous footpath. Here dolostone cliffs drop 10 stories into the turquoise abyss of Georgian Bay. Spots like these make you want to lay on your belly with your head over the edge and watch your spit.
From Wiarton to Tobermory, the Bruce Trail stretches 156 km along the Niagara Escarpment on the eastern edge of the Bruce Peninsula. Huge boulder beaches and massive caverns put you in the land of the giants. Crevices, steeps and stocky roots keep you focused. It’s a challenging trail – for sure.
Numerous access points allow for countless day trips. Side trails offer looped options. There are primitive campsites and drive-in public campgrounds en route. At the trail’s northern terminus in Tobermory, be sure to climb the Lookout Tower for a stupendous view, and also to get your picture taken in front of the Bruce Trail cairn."
A great place to enjoy some exercise and majestic views!
Walk On Strong!