Recently I visited seven cities in four days and among them was this jewel called Tobermory.
I made my way to Tobermory Ontario last week and was delighted at the sight. This small town is surrounded by the waters of Georgian Bay. A marina with ships and cruises sits in the center of town. There is a bohemian feel as you look out at the coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, surf shops, and hotels painted in vibrant yellow, blue, and red. The weather here is unusually warmer than other parts of the province. What is there to do here in the summer months and fall? If you enjoy boating, scuba diving, hiking, and caves this is the place for you.
There are cruises that will take you to Flowerpot Island which is about 6.5 kilometers northeast of Tobermory. There is also boats with glass floors that allows further exploration of the flora and fauna and fish which lies under water. The island is part of Fathom Five National Marine Park and it is famous for the two giant rock pillars on its eastern shoreline. There are six campsites on the island and you can explore nature here for several hours or set up your tent and stay overnight.
Nearby you have Big Tub Lighthouse which stands on the mainland at the entrance of Tobermory. Here you will find a shipwreck in its shallow waters. Many scuba divers come here to explore the ship and 15 metre underwater cliffs. The islands and Tobermory are surrounded by some of the oldest cedars and trees dating at least 1500 years. Animals that live here include red squirrels, otters, beavers, raccoons, deer, snowshoe hares, red fox coyote, and black bears. The Massassauga Rattlesnake can be found on Cove Island which also exhibits a light house. The town of Tobermory and its neighboring islands are well worth the trip especially for outdoor enthusiasts. You will not run out of things to do and explore while you stay here.