Friday, July 27, 2007

Caving and Spelunking in Ontario

If you are looking for some great outdoor adventure on the Bruce this weekend, why not go Ontario Caving? The Bruce County area is home to many caves and caverns, to name a few, try Bruce's Caves just outside of Wiarton on Grey Rd 1.

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area derives its greatest significance from the unique cave formations found along the escarpment face. These caves were formed by the wave action of post-glacial Lake Algonquin, 7,000 to 8,000 years ago.

Also, check out Greig's Caves (see image), take Hwy 6 north of Wiarton to County Rd 9, take County Rd 9 to Scenic Caves Rd and then turn onto Rush Cove Rd and follow the signs. At Greig's Caves you can also enjoy breathtaking views from area Georgian Bay cottages as you walk along the pathway on top of the caves. There are many rare wildflowers and ferns to see, and lots of tunnels and caverns to explore. There are 12 natural limestone caves along a half mile trail 300 feet above Georgian Bay. Part of the movie Quest For Fire was filimed here in the 80's.

Head down country to 1 of the prettiest towns in Ontario Neustadt! There you can tour Neustadt Springs Brewery's famous underground caverns and even shop for some of the best micro brewed beer in the land.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Summer Festival

July 27 - 29th

The Hanover Sights & Sounds Festival is an annual event jam packed with music, friendship and family fun. It’s Hanover’s biggest summer block party!

Activities include…Battle of the Bands, Musical Variety Show featuring Larry Mercey, Band Tour, Car & Motorcycle Show, Sidewalk Sale, Music in the Square, Children’s Performers and more, Kidz Talent Show, Kinsemen Refreshment Tent, Music Trivia, Dinner BBQ and Street Dance…and much more.

So mark your calendar with all the above activities to do you will have a great weekend in and around the Bruce! Check out the Sights & Sounds website for more info.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Garden Touring in Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce is home to some of the most rare wildflowers in the world. With an abundance of flora and fauna, this is a photographers paradise.

Grey Bruce is also home to 34 private properties which open their doors to visitors from May - October, showcasing their array of spectacular landscape, displaying a large amount of assorted plants, flowers, art in the garden and more. Grey Bruce's soil count is #5, you will be able to chat with the owners of the garden to find out what works and what doesn't. Some of the gardens sell plants, and garden art.

While you are touring Grey Bruce watch out for the "Yellow Daisy" symbol at the end of the driveway, that is your ticket to know you are at one of the gardens on the tour! Check them out at Rural Gardens of Grey Bruce

Bring your camera!

Friday, July 06, 2007

Outdoor Summer Markets!

The Bruce is home to some of the best outdoor markets in the region. This summer while you are exploring the Bruce you can visit our markets to get all your fruits and veggies, most of them grown locally, and you will find lots of treasures too!

Here is a list:
Mondays in Kincardine
Tuesdays in Keady
Wednesdays in Port Elgin
Fridays in Purple Valley
Saturdays in Walkerton

If you are a regular visitor to the Bruce, mark your calendar so you can load up on all the Bruce has to offer. If you are a first timer, you won't want to miss these summer traditions on the Bruce!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Happy Birthday Canada!

The weather could not have been better for our country's birthday bash this weekend! The night sky was sparkling and full of colour all over the Bruce last night with fireworks celebrating the holiday. Hope you got out and about with your family and friends to take it all in! Here is one of the images I took at the show!

There are hundreds of great events taking place throughout the Bruce this summer, check out our event calendar to find out what is going on, you won't want to miss all the cool fun you can have, while you are exploring the Bruce!