Nature Trails near Lion's Head, Ontario

Welcome to Lion's Head!

Lion's Head is a community in the municipality of North Bruce Peninsula, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. Located at the midway point of the Bruce Peninsula, about halfway between Owen Sound and Tobermory, Lion's Head is just east of Ferndale on Bruce Road 9. Lion's Head is located on or somewhere near the 45th parallel north, halfway between the Equator and the North Pole. The town is named after the resemblance of a lion's profile in the rock formation of the Niagara Escarpment. The first post office opened in 1895.The estimated summer population ranges widely from 900 to 5000.
It is a well travelled holiday spot on the coast of Georgian Bay.
The limestone rock formations make it a scenic area for canoeing, kayaking, hiking the Bruce Trail, rock climbing and visiting the marina-lookout by car.

The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, amalgamated in 1999, is home to the communities of Lion's Head and Tobermory, Dyers Bay, Miller Lake, Stokes Bay, Pike Bay, Ferndale and Barrow Bay to name a few. Contained with Municipal boundaries is the Bruce Peninsula National Park, Fathom Five National Marine Park, the Bruce Trail, Cabot Head and Lion's Head Nature Reserves, two First Nations Hunting Reserves and the Lindsay Forest Tract. The waters of both Georgian Bay and Lake Huron bless our shores. King's Highway 6 directs travellers to the Bruce Peninsula from southwestern Ontario centres. Northern Bruce Peninsula is celebrated as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve--an internationally designated protected area.

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The Peninsula Section is one of 9 sections of the Bruce Trail that threads its way, from Queenston Heights in the south of Ontario to Tobermory, at the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to the north,  along the Niagara Escarpment affording the user a variety of special...


From the south end of Cathedral Drive walk south on the blue blazed Jack Post Side Trail until you reach the Don Irish Side Trail. Turn left onto this short side trail to the main Bruce Trail. Turn left and follow the white blazed main trail along the edge of the...
John Appleton Side Trail – Bruce Trail

John Appleton Side Trail – Bruce Trail

This side trail goes through two properties managed by the Bruce Trail Association. It is named in honour of a long-time volunteer and former Trail Director with the Peninsula Club. The trail passes a beaver pond, meanders through scenic hardwood forests and fracture...


This loop trail starts at the point on Lindsay Rd 40 where the main Bruce trail emerges onto Lindsay Rd 40. Follow the white blazed main Bruce Trail south from Lindsay Rd 40 until you come to the start of the Juniper Flats Side trail. Turn right onto this blue blazed...


From the parking lot on Scenic Caves Rd, proceed to the right or south and follow the blue blazes until you reach the main Bruce Trail.  Turn left and follow the white blazes of the main trail for 3 km as it descends the escarpment and proceeds along the elevated...