After visiting some local communities on my trip up north (see Part 1 on my previous post), we headed to Cyprus Lake Campground in the Bruce Peninsula National Park to set up camp before exploring the many available hiking trails.
Cyprus Lake Trails
Starting with the Cyprus Lake Trail, we follow the lakeside path to eventually join the Bruce Trail and explore the popular Indian Cove and Grotto attractions on the northern shore. These limestone formations are part of the Niagara Escarpment and are very popular with hikers and bathers alike (the crystal waters of Georgian Bay are still very cold this time of year, so kudos to the swimmers).
We also followed the trail to a little less popular overlooking point where a cliff rock formation juts out over the forest and waters below, before looping back to camp via the Marr Lake Trail.
A Starry Night
One of the best things about spending a night in the countryside is the view of the stars. Without the light pollution of the city, you can really see the millions of stars above, especially on a clear cloudless night. Luckily it was a moonless night also, so with a tripod set up we got some great photos of the night sky and the Milky Way.
Click on the picture for a larger view. Isn’t it beautiful? There’s nothing quite as humbling as a night under the stars to put everything in perspective.