Ontario is home to a plethora of awesome trails that showcase the breathtaking beauty of its northern boreal forest. Some of the best footpaths to explore are those at Cyprus Lake, which take you through a majestic forest wonderland in the Bruce Peninsula.
The Cyprus Lake Trail in particular is perfect for hikers of all skill levels because it is partly made up of a wooden boardwalk that's easy to stroll on. The five-kilometre looped route is connected to a network of trails leading to popular sites in Bruce Peninsula National Park, including the legendary Cyprus Lake and Grotto. Along the way, you’ll come across towering, century-old trees, beautiful marsh shores, and picturesque vistas of the Georgian Bay.
Those looking to spend the weekend outdoors can also access the Cyprus Lake Campground from the trail. It’s located on a small inland lake, offering swimming, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities in the summer.
There are over 200 drive-in campsites, each with picnic tables, fire pits with a grill, potable water taps, and basic water facilities. You can reserve a campsite online, but you may want to choose an off-season date; July and August are typically the busiest months for the campground.
You can also rent one of the ten yurts in the park. Each comes with basic furniture and a kitchenette, so you can still enjoy the outdoors, but with a little extra comfort.
The trail is accessible from Cyprus Lake Park off Highway 6, just south of Tobermory. It’s open all-year round, with snowshoeing available in the winter.
The boardwalk trail at Cyprus Lake
Washroom cabins at the Cyprus Lake Campground
Crystal clear waters of the Georgian Bay
Intricate cave systems at Lion's Head along the trail
Boardwalk staircase by the lake
Sea cave by the Georgian Bay
The famous Cyprus Lake Grotto
Plan your trip to the Bruce Peninsula today!