Ontario's Bruce Trail Just Got A Stunning Nature Reserve With Sweeping Views Of Georgian Bay

There's a new place for hikes and breathtaking views in Ontario. The Bruce Trail Conservancy has just acquired a stunning nature reserve on the Saugeen Peninsula, and you'll want to plan a trip.

The MapleCross Nature Reserve at Cape Chin boasts over 500 acres of scenic landscape, and visitors can explore new parts of the iconic Bruce Trail and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Bruce Trail Conservancy | Handout

You can hike your way to 270-degree views of Georgian Bay and adventure along 1.8 kilometres of the Bruce Trail. Be sure to stay on the marked paths, as the trails lead through sensitive natural areas.

Limited parking is available on site and there is no admission cost. However, you can always donate to the Bruce Trail Conservancy to support its conservation efforts.

If you're ready to do some exploring, this majestic new nature reserve is the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoors.

The MapleCross Nature Reserve At Cape Chin

Bruce Trail Conservancy | Handout

Price: Free admission

Address: 193 Cape Chin North Rd. #301, Lion's Head, ON

Why You Need To Go: This new nature reserve features a breathtaking lookout and gorgeous landscape to explore.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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