Hope Bay

About the Trail

Easy to Moderate | Signed | Mostly Flat

Breathe in the peace and beauty of the woods at Hope Bay! Hope Bay is known to the First Nations Peoples, Chippewas of Nawash and the Saugeen, as Nochemoweniing, or ‘Place of Healing’. A gentle walk in deep, quiet woods with clear running streams may provide us with a glimpse into another realm.

From the parking area follow the white blazes (trailmarkers) of the main trail into the woods and across a bubbling stream. The path then winds up towards the Escarpment, where you’ll find a ladder to assist the climb. From the top, continue on the main trail until you reach the blue-blazed Hart’s Tongue Fern Side Trail. Turn right towards Sydney Bay, being sure to look out for the rare and beautiful Hart’s Tongue, as well as other ferns. Where the side trail ends, you will be rewarded with beautiful views over Sydney Bay. Retrace your steps back to your car.


Grab your hiking gear and come explore the Greenbelt's beautiful, protected countryside.
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Tourism Info

The Bruce Trail, Canada’s oldest and longest footpath, provides the only continuous public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The Bruce Trail Conservancy is a charitable organization committed to establishing a conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, in order to protect its natural ecosystems and to promote environmentally responsible public access.

Bruce Trail Conservancy