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The Grotto

Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Tobermory
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous beach and Grotto. Not too difficult walk and not long either. My son (4 years old) made it, including climbing all the way up to the hill above the Grotto. Never the less the water was freezing (early July), there were quite a few swimming and jumping into.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

very beautiful and worth the hike. There is a small slight between the rocks that you can climb down but do at your own risk.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking- no words can describe it. My family and I had a wonderful time swimming and hiking through the trails.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

After waiting to get into the parking area we enjoyed our walk into Indian Cove and the Grotto. Place was extremely crowded with people and other then the great view of Georgian Bay the Grotto was not much more than a hole in the ground. We were able to climb down with some difficulty and took turns for a quick... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

We go hiking here every year. absolutely gorgeous, only complaint i have is parking. Last year we were turned away multiple times because lack of parking.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took the rocky path the Grotto, via Marr lake. It was a very enjoyable 30 minute hike from the campgrounds. Getting down to the Grotto takes a bit of work, but is quite manageable. Be sure to look out for the hole at the top that you can slip down. The water was super cold, but very refreshing. There... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An amazing adventure with a lot of very picturesque landscape. Not a place for someone that has medical issues such as bad knees or arthritis as most of the area off at the end of the trail is rock. The area sees many tourists which shocked me that there was not a Parks Canada employee present. A lot of garbage... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's one of the unique exemplars of nature set amidst amazing atmosphere! Recommended for those who enjoy trekking, caving and nature experience.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

One of the most beautiful spots in Canada. If you are a hiker, avoid the mail (easy) trail to the Grotto and make a round trip on the Mar Lake and Horse Lake trails. More interesting by far. If you are a diver, go to one of the dive shops in Tobermory and do their cave trip --- you can... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

About 15mins away by car from Tobermory. You get to the Park, you pay for parking and that's it, it's a short hike from the parking lot to the actual grotto. Bring mosquito repellent.

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