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Primrose Loop


If you like apples, this is your trail. You'll walk through more old apple orchards than on any other section of the Bruce Trail. On every few steps you can pick another apple to eat. If you like high, panoramic lookout points, this is also your trail. The short loop through Boyne Valley Provincial Park is closed in by evergreens and descends through a large milkweed field, great for spotting monarch butterflies in the fall.



The trail then leads to Pinnacle Hill, with a panoramic view of the region. Dark green wooded sections outline the farm fields and pastures. and on a clear day', the blue of Nottawasaga Bay spreads into the distance. From here you head through a forest into the largest old apple orchard on the trail. On this trail you'll also walk past a dying pine plantation. If you sit still here long enough, you can watch the light move through the forest. You'll see it drip off the branches. then dust the trees as a light snowfall does. The forest seems fragile and delicate as it turns from a soft pink in the morning to dusky purple in the early afternoon.

With file information from the Bruce Trail, for more information on this and other Bruce trails please purchase the Bruce Trail map and trail guidebook. The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest marked hiking trail in Canada. It is 840 km long, with over 440 km of side trails. Every year more than 400,000 visits are made to the Trail as people walk, snowshoe, watch wildlife, take photographs and admire the glorious scenery of the Escarpment.



The Bruce Trail was instrumental in the Escarpment being named a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations in 1990 - one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. The Bruce Trail is a member of the Ontario Trails Council through affiliation with Hike Ontario.


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