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Tobermory – Unusual Attractions & Day Trips

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Tobermory Off The Beaten Path

If you’re looking for more unusual attractions and day trips in Tobermory, take these off the beaten path suggestions from those who know the area.

The Beauty in Nature in Tobermory

Much of Ontario is about the water and their gardens. About 10 km south of Tobermory, you can find Dorcas Bay (sometimes called Singing Sands.) The water stays shallow for the first half mile out into Lake Huron, and you should definitely go if you’re looking for fewer crowds and more peace. People stopped coming to Singing Sands as much because there’s a lot of grass that obscures the pure white sand, but it’s still a great spot to have a picnic or take a walk. You can also find Inglis Falls to the South of Owen Sound which you can can get to via Bruce Trail. This famous and beautiful train will also pass by Jones Falls and Barrow Bay. If you’re on the Bruce Peninsula, you can find the Larkwhistle gardens, which is a private garden where you can find vegetables, fruits, flowers and pergolas for shade.

  Buildings and Reservations

Learn more about the history of Tobermory through its architecture. Close to Sauble Beach is Southampton, where you can find Victorian homes, historical buildings and the Chantry Island Lighthouse. Take the tour to the light keeper’s house, which also has its own sanctuary. Croker Indian Reserve is also located on the Bruce Trail , where you can learn more about the Chippeas of Nawash. These campgrounds are beautiful and educational. St. Margaret’s Chapel is another historic church who’s grounds overlook a huge field of wildflowers.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about off the beaten path activities in Tobermory.

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