An Iconic Bruce Trail Experience

On this nature reserve the Bruce Trail passes by ancient cedars clinging to stark islands of rock, isolated by a labyrinth of deep crevices that zig-zag across the Escarpment face.

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Where is Duntroon Crevice Heights?

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Duntroon Crevice Heights is:

What makes Duntroon Crevice Heights special?

High on the Escarpment overlooking Nottawasaga Bay and Collingwood is a rocky oasis of trees, ferns and deep crevices that provide the iconic Bruce Trail experience.  The Trail passes by ancient cedars that cling to stark islands of rock isolated by a labyrinth of deep crevices that zig-zag across the Escarpment face. 

In the rocky crevice depths, snow lingers well into the Spring, and sensitive ferns thrive in the cool, moist depths. Thick forest cover drapes the cliff edge, creating habitat for Escarpment flora and fauna including the endangered Butternut and Hart's Tongue Fern. 

Duntroon Crevice Heights is a contrast of soaring cliffs juxtaposed with deep, cool rocky passages, all visible from the safety of the Bruce Trail.   

Species of note at Duntroon Crevice Heights:

Northern Holly Fern, Canadian Yew, Heartleaf foamflower, Hermit Thrush, Ruffed Grouse