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Drive along Ontario’s famous Bruce Peninsula to the Red Bay Lodge and you will experience why – for more than 7,000 years – the Native Chippewa and Ojibway Indians have called this area “a place of healing.”

The Bruce Peninsula, home to the world famous Bruce Trail hiking system, is a 2.5 hour drive northwest of Toronto and is accessible by boat from southern Ontario cottage country through the canals and rivers of the Trent-Severn Waterways.

Surrounded by some of the rarest flowers and ferns in Ontario and 44 varieties of wild orchards, the Bruce Peninsula is home to 14 national, provincial and local parks, and an abundance of wildlife including flying squirrels, black bears, hawks, warblers and migrating bald eagles.

Halfway up the peninsula and close to all of its attractions is the family and singles retreat called The Red Bay Lodge. Located on 400 acres of old forest, Red Bay Lodge offers 15 individual and family cabins and 9 family and singles lodge rooms snuggled in a grove of birch trees overlooking Lake Huron.

Activities include lake swimming, you can knock the ball around our tennis courts or tee off at one of the 9 nearby golf courses. There’s also horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cross-country skiing and excellent fishing. The Lodge’s “Homesteader” dining room and rustic conference rooms offer warmth and great food for secluded romantic getaways, as well as parties and special events.

Nearby, you will find Native cultural centers and craft stores, miles of peaceful white beaches and a smiling statue of Wiarton Willie , Canada’s famous spring-predicting groundhog.

It’s said that the land in the Peninsula speaks to people.

Come to the Red Bay Lodge and have a listen.