Whether you enjoy vigorous outdoor sports, the pleasure of dropping a line in the clear blue waters of Lake Huron or taking a restful walk along pristine beaches past the 3 billion year old rock formations of the Canadian Shield, Red Bay Lodge is your starting point.

In the morning, you can take a refreshing swim in the second-largest of Canada’s Great Lakes or play a match of tennis on the Lodge’s courts.

In the afternoon, the Lodge’s 400 acres of old forest offer dozens of hiking trails or you can row out a boat for fishing or pleasure. Nearby, there are 9 golf courses, horseback riding over nature trails, many historic lighthouses and 11 km of white sands at nearby Sauble Beach.

In the evening, you can watch the orange sunset fall across Lake Huron to the sounds of loons and ducks, and enjoy a fine meal in the Lodge’s dining room with old friends and new ones.

Red Bay Lodge is located halfway along the Bruce Peninsula, an 80 km (50-mile) long finger of ancient land that separates Lake Huron from Georgian Bay.

At its southern end are the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, the Saugeen First Nation Amphitheater and Gardens, a statue to world famous groundhog predictor Wiarton Willie, waterfalls and theatres of Owen Sound.

Midway along the Peninsula and close the Lodge, you can climb the limestone cliffs of Lion’s Head, a spot exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole. You can also enjoy some of the world’s best Dark Sky stargazing far from the light pollution of the city where the stars are so plentiful you could scoop them by the truckload.

A short drive north from the Lodge there are boat tours to visit the towering rock pillars of Flowerpot Island. There’s camping and exploring in the 156 sq. km of Bruce Peninsula National Park. Canada’s best scuba diving can be found in Fathom Five National Marine Park with its sunken shipwrecks, underwater forests, canyons and waterfalls.

In winter, the parks and activities continue with cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, camping or snowshoeing by the huge lakeside rock cave called The Grotto.