Bruce Penin­sula Na­tional Park

Canadian Running - - EXOTIC DESTINATION -

Cen­tral On­tario

With 782 kilo­me­tres of trails and as a unesco World Bio­sphere Re­serve, Bruce Penin­sula is a rel­a­tively ac­ces­si­ble (for On­tario res­i­dents) na­tional park that al­lows run­ners to ex­pe­ri­ence the full rugged­ness and won­der of trail run­ning. Also, it’s known for its in­cred­i­ble di­ver­sity of wildf low­ers. The Bruce Trail, Canada’s old­est and long­est marked foot­path, and which fol­lows stun­ning views of On­tario es­carp­ment, is a nearly 900-kilome­tre trek that has been run most quickly in 2014 by Jim Wil­lett in 10 days, 13 hours and 57 min­utes. You’re al­lowed not to run the whole thing, though. The na­tional park it­self en­com­passes just a few shorter trails, which are great for be­gin­ners, in­clud­ing a 5k tour around Cyprus Lake.

Ideal des­ti­na­tion for:

Those not want­ing to ven­ture so far from the big city but who want to run wild.

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