If youre on the Bruce Peninsula, a must-see place to visit is Bruce Peninsula National Park. There you can enjoy hiking trails, the Visitor Centre with its exhibits, activities and special guests, and the various events and activities that Park staff hold at various locations throughout the summer (from interpretive nature walks to geocaching with GPS units available for rent!)
Hiking is an activity that can be enjoyed in all seasons and nearly any weather! Cooler summer weather may actually be a blessing in disguise, since hiking in very humid, hot weather can be uncomfortable and increase the risk of dehydration. There are many trails to enjoy throughout Ontario so no matter where you are enjoying a stay at a cottage there is likely a great trail close by for you to explore!
Boat tours are another great idea for cooler summer weather. The boat tours offered in Tobermory, just as an example, give you great views of Fathom Five National Marine Park and Flowerpot Island, all from the comfort of glass bottom boats to take you on a leisurely tour, or jet boats to take you out to Flowerpot Island in a quick and thrilling fashion.
Renting a cottage in the Midland and/or Penetanguishene area? You could plan to visit a variety of attractions in the area including Discovery Harbour (with its resident tall ships), Ste-Marie-Amoung-the-Hurons to discover the areas early settlement history, or check out Wye Marsh to see local flora and fauna and learn through interpretative sessions. All of these activities are family friendly, enjoyed by all ages!
While at the cottage, why not enjoy canoeing on a river? There are many rivers you can try your hand at paddling in the South Bruce Peninsula (just as an example) there are three prominent, well explored rivers including the Sauble River, the Rankin River and Saugeen River. Some cottages offer a canoe or kayak for your stay, while you can also look into renting your own while you stay at the cottage.
Be sure to check out local towns/villages near your cottage enjoy farmers markets, car shows and any number of events and activities while you can also browse local shops, eat out at restaurants and take in the scenery and friendly atmosphere no matter if the weather is cooler!
These are just a few ideas of how you can still get out and enjoy activities and adventures, even in cooler summer weather, while you stay at your cottage rental this season. So get out there and explore AND ENJOY SUMMER!