The Best Things to Do for FREE on the Bruce

Free on The Bruce

The Bruce is one of the best natural wonderlands in Ontario. With endless trails, hikes, views, things to do and places to relax. You could come for years and still not cover everything.

This article will cover the top things to do on The Bruce for free in 2021.

Hike Lions Head Provincial Park
Located roughly half way north on the Bruce Peninsula, Lions Head Provincial Park offers some of the best and most iconic views of the region. Core hikes can be anywhere from 1 hour to several and cover a varied level of terrain from hard-packed dirt trails to some mild climbs.

When: any time (Daylight hours)
Where: Bruce Trail, Lion's Head, ON N0H 1W0
Why: Scenic hikes, gorgeous lookouts, well marked trails

For a full review of Lions Head Provincial Park including address and what to do before and afterwards click here.

Tuesday Night Cruisers at Sauble Beach
Each Tuesday evening hundreds of classic cruisers and modern muscle cars line Main Street Sauble Beach. Crowds gather from 6PM onward to admire the cars, talk with the owners, jam out to some classic rock music and watch the sun go down.
When: Tuesday evening 6-9PM
Where: Main Street Sauble Beach
Why: Enjoy classic cars, food vendors, shopping, and music

While in Sauble Beach check out Aerial Ascent for some high climbing action!

Bruce Caves

Bruce Caves are located in between Big Bay and Wiarton. From the parking lot entrance it’s a short, flat and very beautiful hike of under half a kilometre to get to the entrance of the caves. The caves themselves are beautiful - tall and open to be explored. With a single pillar of rock standing at the mid point of one of the main cavern openings. Exploration of the caves is rocky, and should only be attempted in groups and with proper footwear.
When: Anytime (Daylight Hours)
Where: Bruce Caves Road, Wiarton
Why: Beautiful trails, cave exploration

Waterfall Tour

Grey County is full of amazing waterfalls - from the famous Inglis Falls or Hoggs Falls to the lesser known such as Indian Falls or Jones Falls. These waterfalls are beautiful to view, to explore and to photograph - between the high flow season of Spring to the slower trickle of early fall exposing more of the rock face. While some of the more popular ones do require a small parking fee if you drive hiking in is free.

When: Anytime (Daylight Hours
Where: Various
Why: Beautiful hikes, well marked trails, scenic waterfalls

For a full review of Grey Counties beautiful waterfalls click here

Southampton's Waterfront Trail (Chantry Beach)

Southampton is known for being a sleepy tourist town filled with gorgeous homes and an even better coastline - one of the Hi Bruce! favourite things to do is to walk the waterfront trail that is snug in between the beautiful old cottages and the golden sandy beaches. Walk from the Southampton Flagpole along Chantry Beach towards Long Dock Pavilion on the southern end.
When: Anytime
Where: Chantry Beach
Why: Sandy beaches, Beautiful views, Lighthouses