Malcolm Bluff Shores Nature Reserve

The 423-hectare Malcolm Bluff Shores property is located on the Niagara Escarpment on the north shore of Colpoys Bay, an embayment of Georgian Bay, and includes four kilometres of undeveloped Great Lakes shingle beach shoreline as well as an unbroken expanse of forested land. The Bruce Trail crosses the property, running along the top of the escarpment. The views from the trail looking out across Georgian Bay are spectacular.
The Malcolm Bluff Shores property has an amazing physical diversity, with over 110 metres of elevation change from the beach to the highest point at the top of the escarpment. Six distinct geologic formations can be observed, as can wetlands, forests, talus slopes and vertical cliffs.

This is an official side trail to the Bruce Trail. This is a 4 km loop trail that will take you along the old logging road, and then down to the shoreline of Georgian Bay, as you make your way back to the Mallory Beach Road parking lot.

Directions:  Access to the lower portion of the property is at the end of Mallory Beach Road. From Wiarton head north on Highway 6 and turn right onto County Road 9. Turn right onto Mallory Beach road and follow it until the road ends. A small parking area is located at end of the road at the entrance to an old logging trail.

We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE.

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Malcolm Bluff Shores Nature Reserve characteristics

Length: 4 km loop trail
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Black bears, scarlet tanagers, ovenbirds, wood thrush, Canada warblers and peregrine falcons have been seen on the property, as have a number of rare fern species.

Amenities: none

Attractions: panoramic views

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Find it: See directions in trail overview section

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.8363800
Longitude: -81.0542320