Tobermory has become an increasingly popular place to visit in Ontario. At the top of Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory offers unbelievable views and a fantastic destination for a summer adventure. With things to do on land and in water, you will never run out of things to do and explore! Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Tobermory this summer:
Things To Do On Land
Along the Georgian Bay shoreline northeast through the village of Dyers Bay, there is a 10 km biking trail that is a hidden gem for mountain biking. There are also a few trails available around the two main harbours in Tobermory that allow you to access plenty of water excursions at the edge of these trails, as you can see the bay while you ride.
Interested in an on-land adventure? Tobermory has plenty of wonderful hiking trails available to enjoy the wonders of nature they have to offer. The Peninsula section has 170 km of the main trail and 65 km of side trail between Wiarton and Tobermory, with plenty of access points along the way if you are looking for a shorter trail.
Things To Do In Water
Water Sports & Excursions
(Photo from Cottage Life)
Grab your gear and dive into the sparkling waters in Tobermory. Known as the scuba diving capital of Canada, there are some great spots to explore the 20 shipwrecks in the area, including Fathom Five National Marine Park and the two harbours “Little Tub” and “Big Tub”, all of which are a popular destination for divers! Tobermory is also a fantastic spot for canoeing and kayaking along the shoreline. Cyprus Lake & Cameron Lake are easily accessible to paddlers and are a fun way to experience the Upper Peninsula.
The Grotto is a scenic cave containing a pool of blue water, located on the Georgian Bay shoreline in Bruce Peninsula National Park. It is a popular spot in the summer, as it is a perfect spot to take a dip while out on a hike. This is not only a great spot for swimmers but also a beautiful location for photographers looking to capture some phenomenal scenery, with the vibrant water cascading against the natural rock formations.
Places To Stay
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Situated along Southern Ontario’s Niagara Escarpment, and part of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, this massive park is easily accessible via highway, only four hours from Toronto. This national park is easily one of the most popular camping destinations in Ontario, and fills up quickly – so be sure to book your campsite soon!
Fathom Five National Marine Park
The unique aquatic ecosystem of Fathom Five National Marine Park merges iconic Flowerpot formations and scenic limestone islands with underwater treasures both natural and cultural. This park has the easiest access to Flowerpot Island, though it can only be accessed by boat. It is well worth the trip by canoe or kayak if you are an experienced paddler!
Tobermory Village Campground
Only minutes away from Fathom Five, this campground has over 500 campsites for you to stay while in Tobermory, including different cabin rental options if a tent is not for you!
Eat & Drink
Tobermory Brewing Company and Grill
Local brews and a phenomenal menu are the perfect combinations for an evening out in Tobermory. Located on the water’s edge at Little Tub Harbour, this prime dining spot is a fantastic place to enjoy a pint on the patio on a beautiful summer day. Make sure to pass by their brew store to pick up a growler of their seasonal brews.
Source: Chestnut Park Blog