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Tiverton/Inverhuron Lake Huron's finest beach

A major tourist attraction near Inverhuron is the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre. Located west of Hwy 21 on Bruce County Rd 20, the Visitors’ Centre commands a panoramic view of the world’s largest nuclear site with eight Candu reactors. The exhibit hall features attractive murals and a self-guided tour of 30 displays, models, computer games and videos that explain how electricity is made using nuclear technology. Knowledgeable staff is on hand to answer any questions. The centre’s grounds are perfect for enjoying a picnic lunch and to marvel at wind turbines that comprise Huron Wind, Ontario’s first commercial wind farm. Visitors are welcome at the exhibit hall year round Mon.- Fri., 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (closed weekends and holidays)

Inverhuron Provincial Park has one of the most spectacular beaches and best sunsets in the world, with picnic and washroom facilities, a boat launch and camping May to October. The park also contains a 4,000 year-old aboriginal archaeological site and is developing an amphitheatre for interpretive programs. Native artifacts found in the park can be viewed at the gatehouse. An historic pioneer cemetery and lime kiln are located in the park. Scenic Drive Trail can be biked along the coast. The landscape along the Huron Fringe has interesting formations such as sand dunes, limestone outcrops, pebbly ridges and swampy sloughs that provide a variety of habitats for plants and wildlife. The rare Pitcher’s Thistle and Lakeside Daisy grow only in the desert-like conditions of the dunes and alvars in the park.

Another nearby attraction is the Inverhuron Mountain Bike Park, located at 77 Richards Dr. east of Woodland Court. The park has six trails that are professionally designed according to the International Mountain Bike Association rating system that allows cyclists to choose the trail best suited to their skills. A trials area has dirt jumps, with various sizes of hits, steps ups, a step down box and a teeter-totter. A single diamond level free ride trail has drops, jumps and wall rides. A double diamond trail has a skinny trail of elevated supports.

Philosopher's Wool is located opposite the provincial park entrance where it processes Ontario wool on a fair trade basis, producing yarns in three natural tones and 38 beautifully vibrant hues. Its fleece is gently washed without the use of harsh chemicals so it is soft and hypoallergenic. A variety of specialty yarns, design patterns, gorgeous hand-knit sweaters, wool blankets, accessories and “sheep art” are available.

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