Tuesday August 10, 2021

Lion’s Head to Southampton  – 82 to 92km

7:30 – 8:30 am – Boxed Breakfast provided by Tru Food Cafe – pick up breakfast from outside the Lion’s Head Beach motel from 7:30am            ( **Northwinds and Bear Tracks people see below) Please note that there will be no coffee/tea provided with breakfast – please plan to drink coffee at your hotel or pick up coffee from Cindy Lou’s on Main Street    (open from 9am)

If you are staying in Ferndale (Northwinds Motel or Bear tracks Inn) Breakfast will be delivered to the parking lot of the Northwinds Motel at approximately 7:30am.

Luggage

If you are staying in Lion’s Head then the luggage truck will be located outside the Lions Head Beach Motel

If you are staying in the Northwinds Motel then the luggage will be picked up by a GWTA vehicle in the Northwinds Motel Parking lot. This will be the same vehicle that delivers breakfast.

28 km

Pike Bay Community Park

9 am to 10:30 am
Pike Bay Road and Sutter Road

Take in the lovely view. There is an outhouse if needed.

9  am to 10:30 am
28.7 km  By the Bay General Store, Pike Bay, 817 Pike Bay Rd, Wiarton, ON N0H 2T0
32 flavours of ice cream and a small selection of baked grids and treats.

Currently offering take out only and with only six people allowed in the store. This is a small local business – if the line up is long we recommend you move on – please don’t overwhelm them.

37 km  

Red Bay municipal park with a beach— water stop. 

9:30 to 11 am

A small dock extends out into the lake at Red Bay municipal park inviting/tempting the adventurous to jump into the shallow sandy water. Expansive sandy beach if you fancy building a sand castle.

Earthbound Gardens,14 Hea Road, Red Bay

This is a beautiful garden centre with a selection of unique items for sale and some tasty treats at the “Front Porch Bistro” including their delightful Lavender cookies.

48 km

Oliphant Beach

10am – 11:30am

GWTA water stop and public washrooms. Oliphant beach has long been a great family destination. It’s long shoreline and shallow waters make it an excellent place to kite board! Whether you are into extreme sports or not, you will find this beach to be gorgeous.

56 km —
Suggested stop
Call of the Wild General Store and Sauble Falls Provincial Park
838 Sauble Falls Pkwy, South Bruce Peninsula
10 to 12:30

The Call of the Wild General Store is great place for an ice cream. While you enjoy your cone walk over to the Sauble Falls Provincial Park via the parking lot. You will be able to get down close to riverside and cool your toes and savour the scenery. The provincial park has public washrooms with potable water, just in case you need a top off. You might want to add Sable Falls Provincial Park to your summer/fall list of place to visit again! The park has lovely trails and rents canoe/kayak/standup paddle boards for self-guided river tours

62 km
11 to 3 pm
Lunch: on your own in Sauble Beach

  • 11am to 2pm: Bike corral and Water refill jointly hosted by South Bruce Peninsula and  Bruce County at the Sauble Beach Community Centre, Community Centre Drive, Sauble Beach, ON N0H 2G0. Washrooms available.  Masks must be won inside the Community Centre
  • There are 10 to 15 places to eat in downtown Sauble Beach or grab a lunch to go.
  • For healthy eats consider the Wellness Refinery, 656 Main St, Sauble Beach, ON N0H
  • Iconic Sauble Beach eats at the Cesaro Taco Bus 316 Main St, Sauble Beach, ON N0H
  • Luxury retro food at Heydays at the June Motel, 11 Sauble Falls Pkwy, Sauble Beach, ON N0H 2G0

82km

1 to 4 pm
Southampton–Overnight. Dinner on your Own

Saugeen Shores Tourism  Info/Welcome Tent
Hours: 3 to 5 pm 
Location: Southampton Town Hall is located at 201 High St (intersection of Hwy 21 and High) right in the core of the community
Stop by the Saugeen Shores Tourism welcome tent, to get dinner, shopping and what to do suggestions in Southampton and Port Elgin.
We recommend spending our last night on the Bruce Pennisula enjoying a picnic style dinner on the beach while watching the sun set over Lake Huron. The Southampton Beach is a 1 km walk down High Street. The popular Outlaw Brewery, located in the restored Southampton Hotel has a wonderful menu (pizza, burgers, chicken) and delivers take out to the Beach (no alcohol). Order online: www.outlawbrewco.com or call 519-797-1515.
Click here for other dinner ideas in Southampton.

92km Port Elgin —  Alternative Overnight

Port Elgin Dinner Suggestions:

For dinner ideas in Port Elgin click here for a curated list.

  • Chesters Bar and Grill, 672 Goderich Street, Port Elgin. Hours: 11:30 to 1 am. Patio and take out options.
  • Wismer House, 705 Goderich Street, Port Elgin. Hours: Hours 11:30 am to 11 pm. Patio and take out.

Other activities:

 Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre
33 Victoria St N, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
Open today from 1 pm to 4:30 pm with a limit of 50 people at one time. For a modest entry fee, you can take in one of several great exhibits, for example, the Anishnaabwe Gallery (https://www.brucemuseum.ca/exhibit/anishnaabwe-endaat-gallery/)  showcases Anishnaabwe culture in a broader environmental and cultural context.

Self-guided heritage Walking Tours
Download guides from here: https://www.saugeenshores.ca/en/explore-and-play/walking-tours.aspx

Accommodations:

Quality Inn – Southampton
100 Rankin Street , Southampton, ON NOH.
Bikes may be stored in your room

Travelodge – Port Elgin
235 Goderich Street, Port Elgin N0H 2C1.
Bikes may be stored in your room.

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