At The Blue Bruce, whether you spend your day on our property or touring around St. Jacobs, there are many fun activities to offer!
On the property, activities include hiking, canoeing, kayaking, bonfires, horseback riding, petting and feeding the farm animals. Currently, we have three quarter horses, two mini horses, four goats, a calf and a bunny. With the horses, our daughter runs an Equine Assisted Learning Program. You can check it out and learn more at hearttoheartminis.com.
Off the property, we are a 5 minute drive to St. Jacob’s, which is widely known for the St. Jacob’s market. There are many local niche shops, antique stores, Mennonite stores, restaurants and bakeries, local parks for hiking and cycling, historical sites to check out, and entertainment attractions such as live theatre.
See below for activity ideas and local tourism activity links!
We do, of course, know the area very well, and if you’re looking for a self-guided tour, we can help create a schedule and map for your to enjoy! Some of our favourite local attractions include various farm and Mennonite spots with tasty homemade treats!
Explore St. Jacobs
We're located just 5 minutes from St. Jacob's! St. Jacob's is a quaint little town you'll fall in love with! It has a variety of interests to offer and a rich Mennonite heritage.
On the property, we have a few animals to enjoy! Horses, goats, a calf and a bunny. You'll be able to pet and feed the animals, and through our partner program, Heart to Heart Minis, you can even ride the horses!
Hiking & Cycling
There are several local parks and trails well suited for the nature enthusiast who loves hiking or cycling!
The Conestogo River
The Conestogo River connects to our property; perfect for the water enthusiast to spend the day canoeing and kayaking!
Bring your snowmobiles and hit the OFSC trails which conveniently run close to the property!
Discover a wide variety of shopping between the St. Jacob's Market, local niche shops, antique stores and Mennonite stores!
Explore St. Jacobs
& Surrounding Area
Check out these local tourism websites to help you plan your trip!