Bruce Trail

Hiking in Niagara Peninsula

For 900km, the Bruce Trail winds along the top of the Niagara Escarpment, from the Queenston Heights Park on the Niagara Peninsula to the Tobermory harbor on the Bruce Peninsula. This wide, well-maintained path is excellent for hiking during summer months, while those armed with cross-country skis take it through its winter paces. Day hikes along the trail are an appealing way to spend a sunny afternoon.

Opened in 1967, it's the oldest hiking trail in Canada and the longest in Ontario. The trail winds through public and private land, as well as along roadways. Wander past wineries, farmlands and forests and marvel at Georgian Bay's shimmering azure waters from the escarpment's white cliffs. A multitude of campgrounds en route have budget accommodations for those on longer trips, and trail towns offer B&Bs galore.