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The Grotto

Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Tobermory
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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MI
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Yes, it is as beautiful and breathtaking as everyone says. We just spent 3 days in Tobermory and saw some awesome sights. To get to the Grotto you take Cyprus Lake Road into the National Park and follow the signs . Of course we had sunshine in the seventies and was perfect for the 20 min. Hike on a nice... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

- Pristine fresh water ... never seen anything so clean, clear and beautiful. - washrooms available - mild to moderate climbing required - 15-25 min hike from car park - do not forget to take camera along!

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It is north of the Cyprus Lake west of Tobermory. The entrance fee for non campers to enter the national park is $11.50 per car. Be prepare to go early since there are less than 100 public parkings for day use. There are 3 walking trails to go to the Grotto, the middle one is the fastest and easiliest. The... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Grotto, which means a small attractive cave, is a must see if you venture up to Tobermory, Canada. It is located in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. A daily park pass is $11.40. Drive to the far end of the parking area. There are three hiking trails that will take you to the Grotto and the Georgian Bay shoreline.... More

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Burgdorf, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Grotto is pretty and nice. We were hiking part of the Bruce Trail and there were. Lookouts even as spectacular as the Grotto. When we were there it was really very crowded.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hiking the Bruce trail here is great. The trails are easy to find and the water is beautiful. A little chilly, but lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I never see a place like this before just beautiful very cold water but ones you in you will be ok first step is hard.i have seen beer bottles cap and some other garbage people left behind please keep places like this clean bring your garbage back and dispose in garbage bin thanks.

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Probably the top tourist attraction in the entire peninsula is the Grotto at Bruce Peninsula National Park. Be warned - it's a little tough to see. After finding a parking place (go early or late, by the way), tourists - mostly wearing swim suits - walk for about 25 minutes to the shoreline. The coast is rocky and beautiful there.... More

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Orillia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The walk to the Grotto was more domesticated than I remember from years ago, when we scrambled across a rocky shore and had to wear hiking shoes. We saw people walking along the flat groomed trail this time in flip flops, and even fancy sandals with heels, and some guys carrying a boom box. So not as rugged as I... More

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The Grotto is a quick drive from Tobermory. There is a $12 entrance fee (day pass). We arrived at around 9 to an empty parking lot on a Wednesday, on return at 11:30, it was almost full. The hike to the Grotto can be made more difficult by taking the Marr Lake trail from the trail head (very rocky). The... More

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