Cape Chin North Road immediately slashes through large rocky outcrops then meanders lazily through wetlands and tall forest that are carpeted with trilliums in Spring before emerging amid gently rolling pastures. Here, the rare courtship dance of Sandhill Cranes can be witnessed along with many different species of birds resting on their migratory pathways. You may even see one of the many black bears of the Bruce Peninsula if you are lucky – they like to feast on the apple trees that grow wild all along the side of this road. If you do see bears do not approach them, or feed them, stay in your vehicle and enjoy your ‘Cape Chin North experience’ - seeing these mighty creatures at home in their natural habitat.
The Bruce Trail winds it's way through Cape Chin - with many scenic vistas, and some amazing geological wonders such as "Devil's Monument" - a 44' "flowerpot" formation located inshore on the coast of Georgian Bay. Some of the hiking in this area is considered strenuous - so please be prepared. Cape Chin North Tourist Area is also centrally located on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula - with it's 2 National Parks - Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park and many provincial nature reserves - such as Smokey Head White Bluff Nature Reserve - located along the shores of Georgian Bay just below Cape Chin point.
This peaceful area may be off the beaten track but it offers the visitor a wide variety of top quality services and activities. From superb overnight accommodations and gourmet food with licensed dining to quality hand-made pottery and giftware, overnight horse riding trails which include accommodations for you and paddock facilities for your horse, massage and spa therapies, superb organic fruits and vegetables, historic buildings, bird-watching and hiking trails to the scenic Devil’s Monument on the cliffs of Georgian Bay.
The Bruce Peninsula is also very conscious of
Dark Sky Initiative
The Bruce Peninsula has been designated a “Dark Skies” Community. Many of us dream of walking out our back door and being engulfed by a night sky so beautiful, so splendid, so overwhelming, that a telescope is not even required to appreciate it. We encourage our businesses and residents to use proper lighting to adhere to the initiative.
Wind Turbine - Natural Energy
Ferndale - in the centre of the Bruce Peninsula is home to 3 wind turbines owned by Sky Generation
Unesco World Biosphere
Established in 2000,the Bruce Peninsula became the first community committee to implement the concepts of UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves along the Niagara Escarpment. The Association promotes a healthy, sustainable community with a balance between local development and ecological conservation. It strives to build local capacity by providing support for research, monitoring, education and information exchange related to local issues.
Preservation of Rattlesnakes
The Bruce Peninsula is home to the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake - preserving these creatures here is imperative to their survival
Preservation of Orchids & other Wildflowers
The Bruce Peninsula is home to over 44 different species of orchids and is also home to some rare wildflowers such as the Lakeside Daisy.