We have collected information and web links related to the area and combined them here with photos we took and video clips from the show in what we hope will be a helpful guide as you plan your trip. Feel free to select only one or two activities per day according to your family’s interests. For assistance or for more information, call Bruce County Tourism - 1-800-268-3838 Have fun!
MacGregor Point Provincial Park is one of the most overlooked natural wonders along the Lake Huron shoreline. This forested provincial park offers the traveler many outdoor experiences to remember. MacGregor Point is part of a natural forested corridor that extends along over 7 miles Lake Huron shore. The Park consists of wetlands, former beach ridges, sand dunes and forest communities. It is a haven to over 105 migratory birds and has a varied forest and wetlands habitat.
Open daily from May through September for a minimum of 4 hours per day. During July & August full programming is carried out. The park's visitor centre offers displays, brochures, a campers' library with field guides and nature lore and the Huron Fringe Shop operated by the Friends of MacGregor Point Park. Naturalist's programs, conducted walks and a variety of children's activities are offered regularly, providing visitors with excellent opportunities to learn first hand about the environment around them.
Bruce County Trail Crew
The first Bruce County Trail Crew was established in 2002. This tradition has continued over the past five years and more than 40 individuals have worked in the trails program. Through corporate partnerships, government grants and county funding the County of Bruce has had the opportunity to hire individuals with various backgrounds to design and construct single-track and double-track trails for the, MTB Park, Carrick Tract and Brant Tract. It is the Trail Crews that make these trails possible. Through rain, shine, and snow they are out there building these trails.
Wiarton is another sleepy little village located on the big water of the Georgian Bay. We made a stop at the famous statue of Wiarton Willie, Canada’s famous groundhog predictor of seasons. We toured along the water and discovered areas that I really never noticed by car but on a bike were given whole new perspective.
The Brant Tract contains 781-acres of mixed hardwoods and softwoods and contains approximately 30 kilometers of trail. These trails range from single-track, double-track to roadways suitable for all levels. The two road systems located on the property are the West Trail and the East Trail. The 20 kilometers of single-track wilderness trail can be accessed from either of the main road systems in the park. Picnic areas, benches, boardwalks and bridges can be found throughout the park. This is a multi-use trail system and it is quite common to encounter other users on double track such as equestrian.
The quaint little town of South Hampton is located on the Georgian Bay. Although the community still has its own post office, it became part of the municipality of Saugeen Shores in the 1990s. Saugeen Shores is made up of Southampton, Port Elgin, and the former Township of Saugeen. The community of Southampton continues to expand. It has become a bedroom community and a retirement destination, as well as a tourist destination.
The Saugeen Rail Trail is a year round, multi-use trail that connects Southampton and Port Elgin, Ontario. Built on an old railway line the trail is easily accessed and used by visitors and residents alike. A popular trip is to travel the entire trail by bike from Port Elgin to Southampton and loop back along the scenic North Shore Road where beautiful views of Lake Huron can be experienced.