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Bruce Peninsula/Canada

Introducing Bruce Peninsula

The Bruce, as it's known, is an 80km-long limestone outcrop of craggy shorelines and green woodlands at the northern end of the Niagara Escarpment. The fingerlike protrusion separates the cool crystal waters of Georgian Bay from the warm churning water of Lake Huron.

The main base for travelers is Tobermory, a charmingly unpretentious village at the tip of the peninsula. Activity centers on the harbor area known as Little Tub, which bustles during ferry season and is all but deserted in the winter. The 100km stretch of highway from Wiarton to Tobermory is dismal at best. Consider taking a side road or two to get a taste of the rural, often rugged scenery that makes the Bruce so special.