If you are travelling from Lake Huron cottaging area like us you will
notice a dramatic difference in the roadside scenery which will now
include portions of the Niagara Escarpment and lots of hilly sections
from Wiarton to Tobermory.
the downtown core of Wiarton
While the Bruce Trail is actually accessible from south of St.
Catherines all the way to Tobermory,
the hike starts to hug the Georgian Bay shores at Wiarton.
The portion of the Trail that runs from Wiarton to Tobermory
is known as the Peninsula BTC, with BTC standing for Bruce
the Niagara Escarpment
For many of you I am sure that you just drive through Wiarton every
year on your way further up the Bruce. But if you stop you will find a
quaint downtown (try the meat pies at Sullivans Butcher Shop), the
Wiarton Marina and of course the fish at Howell's.
there is a farmers market every Friday at 1 pm at Bluewater Park and
the Bruce Caves Conservation area is great for any geology enthusiast.
While there is a small sand beach in Wiarton there is better beaching
close by in Oliphant
Wiarton is nestled in Colpoys Bay on the Georgian Bay side of the
Peninsula so you are more likely to find limestone rock swimming holes
as opposed to sandy beaches.
More of the town of Wiarton
Wiarton is found at the Southern end of the Bruce Peninsula.