DESCRIBING MY HOMETOWN & AREA
Hey Nomad Crew.
In this blog post I will be going over the beauty and struggles up growing up the Bruce Peninsula.
Like don't get me wrong, I absolutely love my community and small town that I'm lucky to call home. It has shaped me in so many different ways that I'm thankful for. I'm so grateful for the friends and neighbours in the community as well.
So now getting the describing part; my hometown is roughly 105 people. Yes, I did just say that. This small town and humble community is located on the Lake Huron side of The Bruce, as we locates call it. And is located little over half way to the tip of the peninsula on the left hand side when you look at map.
Some of the questions I get is how far is the gas station, grocery store, shopping mall, Tim Horton's (our main coffee shop here in Canada), restaurants, etc... Well I'm here to tell you it's a bit of drive.
For grocery stores: Lion's Head (25 min drive), Wiarton (37 min drive), Owen Sound (2 hour drive - No Frills and Walmart), Tobermory (45 min drive)
Gas station: Ferndale (15 min drive - next town over), Wiarton, Owen Sound, Hepworth (45 mins to an hour drive)
Shopping: Tobermory, Lion's Head, Wiarton, Owen Sound, Sauble Beach (an hour if you are lucky but also depends on traffic)
Restaurants: Tobermory, Ferndale (road side diner with amazing tasty food), Lion's Head, Wiarton, Sauble Beach, Owen Sound
Farmer Market's: Owen Sound, Lion's Head, Keady (an hour ish)
Post Office: Stokes Bay (my town), Lion's Head, Tobermory, Owen Sound, Sauble Beach, Wiarton, Hepworth
Bank: Tobermory, Lion's Head, Wiarton, Owen Sound
Tim Horton's: Owen Sound, Hepworth, Wiarton
Hiking: Tobermory, Owen Sound, Lion's Head, Sauble Beach
(check out my blog post: https://www.nomadadventuresco.com/blog/bruce-peninsula for more info on this topic)
So what do we have in my home town, well tbh there isn't much. But there is 2 main beaches: Little and Big Sandy, a couple of boat places (storage, rent, shop, and repair), community hall, church, 2 campgrounds (Celtic and Blue Huron), and a trailer park. This is pretty much all we have among the privately owed and operated businesses and the homes that make up this small town.
Growing up in this town has taught me so many things over the years. Being a small town girl, you learn to find our voice quickly and how to be independent.
This place will always be my home no matter where I live or move to.