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Address: Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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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A Stunning View

A Great Place to visit, Its worth the walk. Many people are confused on how to get there just take the Cyprus Lake rd. We had to pay $11 for parking but it was worth it because we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A Great Place to visit, Its worth the walk. Many people are confused on how to get there just take the Cyprus Lake rd. We had to pay $11 for parking but it was worth it because we saw the Bruce Peninsula Forest, The Grotto, The Indian Head Cove. These were all in The Bruce Peninsula Forest! It was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful location, and the water was crystal clear with beautiful shade of aquamarine. I was there mid-afternoon on a weekday in the summer and it was a busy location. Best if visited early morning to avoid the crowds. Unfortunately I was directed to park in P2 (didn't ask any questions at the gate; just parked wherever I was directed) and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The grotto looks great and is probably great fun to swim in - if you're athletic enough to hike down the rocks to get to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

amazing view and super clear water. just one thing, the pebbles are very hard to walk on. my 7 yr old boy complained it hurts his feet. if we have water shoes it would be perfect!

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We line up from in the line of cars waiting to get into the park at 10:30 in the morning. After about 35 minutes of waiting, we noticed the overhead sign changed to read "LOT FULL". Yet, the row of cars was still moving, slowly. So we waited another 10-15 until we reached the gate, only to be met with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We just got back from this putting and it was great. As we pulled off the highway there was a sign that the parking lot was full but we thought wear as well ask. Luckily for us, the gate staff just received word two spots had opened up so we got our pass and drove in. This is a busy... More 

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Woodstock, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Hard to believe the water is so crystal clear! Thanks to the other reviews we arrived early (9am) and the closest parking lot (P1) was nearly full. The path was clearly marked and an easy walk for all ages. Even saw a couple strollers and scooters making the trek. The rockers were already swarming with people when we arrived but... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing. Stunning views, crystal clear water. The trails were very clearly marked, and I liked that they labeled the level of difficulty for the trail so that you could choose the trail at your own level of comfort. Definitely suggest going early as the parking lot fills up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went here mid June 2015. We started our hike from Cyprus lake campground. The trails are well marked. Definitely need at least running shoes to get there. There are no signs as to how to get into the actual cave however there were plenty of people around to show us the ropes. The one way is to head down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Abiding other reviews, we arrived around 10am and had no trouble getting parking. We took the 'long' (southern-most)route to the Grotto, which is rated as challenging terrain, but it was a breeze (even being 7 months pregnant) and only took 20 mins. The Grotto itself is crammed with people, so while the views are beautiful, I suggest you keep hiking... More 

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Address: Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bruce County  >  Tobermory
Average Prices: USD 6 - 6

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