The Bruce Peninsula is home to two parks of particular merit: the Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Park. Both parks are located near the tip of the peninsula and are clearly designated with a signpost from Highway 6.
It's been said before, and probably bears saying again, that the Bruce Peninsula National park doesn't jump right out and grab you. Yosemite National park it ain't. But in its simplicity lies the beauty of Bruce Peninsula. Two areas in particular are waiting for travelers, tourists and trekkers: the Niagara Escarpment and the Bruce Trail, both of which stretch out for nearly 450 miles and reach from Tobermory to Niagara Falls.
The Niagara Escarpment is an ancient rock formation that showcases some stunning cliffs, gorges and smaller waterfalls. The Bruce Trail on the other hand is a well maintained hiking trail that offers up its entire 440 mile stretch for hikers and trekkers. There are of course, shorter trails within its network for hikers to walk.
Outside of these two specified areas, the Bruce peninsula isn't really a tourist town. In fact the only area you can really apply that term to - and believe me I'm being generous here - is Sauble Beach, located at the South end of the Lake Huron side of the Bruce Peninsula. If you're hoping to chance upon a bed and breakfast Bruce peninsula offers a few only at Sauble beach. Travelers can also have their pick of several local eateries, and that's always good, especially when there are children on board. No need to worry about reservations at any local bed and breakfast Bruce Peninsula offers several such overnight locations and the owners will bend over backwards to accommodate visitors.
Most anything that is with the Bruce Peninsula that is worth seeing is maintained by volunteers. And whoever they are they are to be commended. The beach is clean and as impressive as the sunsets that people flock to see. Worth mentioning also is a 1500 foot boardwalk called "Olliphant Fens". Again, maintained completely by volunteers. The Suageen Amphitheatre was pretty much built by hand courtesy of the pastor of the local church on the Bruce Peninsula. Te Saugeen Indians also deserve mention for much of these volunteer efforts. In and around the Amphitheatre is a beautiful nature trail which is framed by a winding river that runs throughout. The Spirit Rock Conservation Area is another nice area that suffers from lack of publicity but obviously benefits from word of mouth. On the land is an early 1900's mansion that apparently was quite a place back in the town's heyday.
An area the children will surely enjoy is Bruce's Caves. A great place to do some adventuring on the south side of Colpoy's Bay. The main cave is deep enough to showcase a "hornet's nest" rock formation, which divides the entrance to Bruce's Caves in two. And what ancient cave would be complete without a secret passageway? In this case, it's a natural corridor that enters on one side and exits a couple dozen yards down near the trail. These are "enter at your own risk" caverns, so tourists are warned not to try anything stupid -- like get lost.
So you see there is quite a bit to see and do, most which is off the beaten path so-to-speak. But it's time well spent and an opportunity to pass a few hours, a day or even a week within some beautiful unspoiled surroundings.