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Address: , Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Description: During the summer months, visiting Cyprus Lake, in particular the Grotto...
During the summer months, visiting Cyprus Lake, in particular the Grotto and Indian Head Cove can leave some visitors feeling frustrated and confused if they are denied access to these sites. As a result of the increasing popularity of these attractions, the entrance way and parking to access these areas are at times complex. Additionally, the rocky terrain along the coastline and access to the Grotto can be challenging for some. Please visit the park website for more detailed information on the Grotto, what to expect, and other attractions in the park and surrounding area if you're unable to access the Grotto. Additionally, visitors should make the Parks Canada Visitor Center in Tobermory their first stop so they can plan their stay and get up to date information on parking and other visitor activities.
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The Grotto is a must see for all people passing the Bruce Peninsula, it has a short walk to the Grotto where you can swim in crystal blue waters and soak in the landscape and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Grotto is a must see for all people passing the Bruce Peninsula, it has a short walk to the Grotto where you can swim in crystal blue waters and soak in the landscape and views. A few good spots provide a good indication of water depth so jumping in off rocks is fine, although not advised. Need at least... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Super cool landmark! If you're going to chose one thing to do in the area, it definitely needs to be this! We visited in the winter, and didn't know what to expect, but it was so cool with the ice! I'd imagine it's just as beautiful in the summer!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The drive from Tobermory's harbour to the park entrance where you start the hike is about 10 mins. The price to park is $11.75 and they do take debit. The hike from parking lot 1 is about 20-25 mins. It's an easy hike. The path is clear. Only small hills and super easy to navigate to the gotto. When we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The walk to the grotto is a nice easy hike. Climbing down or getting to the Grotto is trickier. Definitely worth the hike. You need to pay for parking.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Grotto is part of the Bruce Peninsula National Park. There is no "trail" to get to the Grotto, but instead you will have to climb down from the side of the rocks. It's not very difficult but I would not suggest the climb for the elderly. You could obviously still enjoy the view of the Grotto and its surroundings... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful clean "swimmable" water ...you dont even feel like youre in Ontario. A little tricky to get down to the grotto from the hiking path. Takes about 30 mins through the hiking trail to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went in the late afternoon....on a hot day...and there were still lots of people. It is very popular. The water is very clean and clear and you can just jump off the rocks or sit on a rock and slide into the water. Wonderful!

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Kingston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I've visited the Grotto on a few occasions, and honestly... do yourself a favor and visit during a weekday, or come early on weekends. 1. Parking is a nightmare on weekends since it is very small. We arrived at 9:40 on a Saturday morning and the line up was all the way out to the HWY6 entrance to the park.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a little hike from the start but when you get there wow! The water is so clear you can see the bottom! It is a bit high up and you will have to climb a bit but well worth it! You can get to the Grotto either by swimming to it or from the rocks on top! Fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Water is clean and cold. Scenery and geological formation are excellent. No amenities except a restroom are available. You have to hide yourself somehow and change your swimsuit.

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