The Purple Valley Access Trail can be found in the Malcolm Bluff Shores Nature Reserve. The 423-hectare reserve is located on the north shore of Colpoys Bay, near Wiarton and includes four kilometres of shingle beach shoreline and forested land. The Bruce Trail crosses the property, running along the top of the escarpment.
The views from the trail looking out across Georgian Bay are spectacular. If you’re going through Wiarton take note: the trail is a little tricky to find but well worth the effort. From the centre of town, follow Highway 6 north 3 km and turn right onto County Road 9. Follow County Road 9 and turn right onto Purple Valley Road. Continue down Purple Valley Road to where the road turns left. Continue straight through the intersection on Wright’s Crescent. Continue to the bend. Look for the Purple Valley Access trailhead on the right, at the bend.
Parking is located on the right, just beyond the 90-degree bend. This trailhead is the entrance to the main section of the Bruce Trail that runs through the property.
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