Found on the Niagara Escarpment, this nature reserve contains
outcroppings of exposed bedrock that are 500 million to 435
million years old, making it of keen interest to geologists.
Other unusual geological features include a subsurface karst
pavement. The rock in such a pavement has weathered through
naturally occurring acids. The Hope Bay Forest features spring
wildflowers, and a selection of many types of fern.
Park Facilities and Activities
Hope Bay Forest is part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks
System and the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve. There
are no visitor facilities. The area is best suited for hiking
and nature appreciation. The Bruce Trail passes through here.
Visitors are reminded that the natural habitat is very fragile.
Location: On the Bruce Peninsula, 65 kilometres north
of Owen Sound
For more information:
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Port Elgin, ON NOH 2C5
Phone: (519) 389-9056