About the Trail
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.