Adventures to have and places to see

Happy Hearts Campground

When Tamara and I first met many years ago we stayed at Happy Hearts. This is a great little privately owned campground. It is a good spot to take children as there is a swimming pool, playground and is low traffic. All of our children have grown up now, but it is still a good spot to camp. It is a 9-minute bike ride to Tobermory, and close to Dunk’s bay where you can hike the Bruce Trail.

On this trip, we took our mountain bikes along so we could leave the truck parked and travel around easily. Tobermory can get quite busy in the summer. Parking can be a challenge and also be expensive.

We asked for a wooded site and it was indeed shaded and a pretty decent size. We were very happy with the site and campground. It was nice that we could book the site at fairly short notice (3 weeks in advance). We continued using our truck cap camper setup, which is working out very well. There were a few rainy periods during the trip, and everything stayed dry!

There are two loop trails at the site. One takes you to the caves, another is a lookoff loop. The caves were beautiful. We took our time exploring everything and taking lots of pictures. I can’t recall ever seeing so much beautiful green foliage.

After circling around over the shipwrecks we headed out to open water and Flowerpot Island.

Once we got to the island we circled around so we could see it from the water. There are lots of interesting stone formations.

We spend a few hours hiking around the island. It is a beautiful spot and the trails are interesting and well kept.

There is a marsh on the island that is well worth hiking to.

It was midday when we hiked, so there wasn’t a whole lot of wildlife to see. We came across lots of flowers and fungi though.