When travelling up the coast of Lake Huron, Red
Bay Ontario is just above Oliphant.
The Fishing Islands stretch from Oliphant to Howdenvale and this
cottage area is part of that coast line.
We rented a cottage more than once at Red Bay when I was a
This is a great spot for the true nature lover. There are rare
ferns and orchids in the two parks. One park is at Reid Point,
west of Red Bay Beach and also at Petrel Point.
Much like Oliphant the area is great not only for swimming (sand
bottom) but also wind activities like wind surfing and kite boarding.
Plus sailing or boating is more interesting in this area because of the
I find the coast line and the style of cottaging similar from Oliphant
to Red Bay, Howdenvale and Pike
Bay as they are all along the Lake Huron side of the Bruce
Shallow warm water and lots of nature. The fishing is particularly
good along here. I remember my Grandpa catching dinner 50 years ago
and I am sure there are still people doing that.
those into cycling the Bruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Adventure Park
(also known as the Albemarle Tract) is close by off Bruce Road 9.
My sister and her husband used to use the Fishing Islands along this
to protect them as they dropped anchor on their boat for the night as
they travelled up the coast to Tobermory
and the North Channel. They would note the beautiful sunsets,
fresh air and startlit skies.
you are looking to stay in the area there are options from the Red Bay
Tent & Trailer park to bed and breakfasts and private cottages.
There is even a more resort style vacation available here with lodges
like Evergreen Resort and the Red Bay Lodge.