Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Bruce Peninsula

The Bruce Peninsula is where the Niagara Escarpment slides into Lake Huron (Tobermory is the little town at the tip). It re-emerges a little farther north as Manitoulin Island and separates Lake Huron from Georgian Bay. Its gently rolling surface is marked by wetlands and dolostone barrens called alvars. Unlike the extensive farmland on the glacial deposits to the south, the Bruce is largely forested in pine and white cedar. The steep outer edge of the escarpment forms the northeastern shoreline of the peninsula. The western shoreline slides gradually into Lake Huron.

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