History & Location
EBC acquired this 94-Acre property in several transactions. The most recent occured in 2015, thanks in part to a generous donation by the previous owner, Emily Hobson.
The site is usually hikeable, with space for up to two cars to park on Cape Hurd Road near Tobermory. Traveling west, you may park shortly after the bend heading north, on the west side of the road.
The trail is presently (August 2023) impassable after about 500 metres and we are looking for a steward to help install a boardwalk in some places. The spot remains suitable for snowshoeing in the winter!
The western side of the Bruce Peninsula is often characterized by land gently sloping to Lake Huron waters, in contrast to the eastern side which generally has steep slopes dropping off from the edge of the Niagara Escarpment to the waters of Georgian Bay. The area where this property is located does in fact drop gently from Cape Hurd Road to the Lake Huron shore. The entire property is forested with the exception of the rocky Lake Huron shoreline and alvars. It is predominantly a mature eastern white cedar-spruce forest with tamarack, balsam fir, poplar and paper birch. The cedars and spruces form a dense, closed-canopy forest relieved only by alvar and shoreline open spaces.