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Address: Tobermory, Ontario, Canada

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One of the best places in Ontario

That's one of the most beautiful places in Ontario, that I've seen. The water is cold, but people still swim there during the summer days, and why not, it's just gorgeous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

That's one of the most beautiful places in Ontario, that I've seen. The water is cold, but people still swim there during the summer days, and why not, it's just gorgeous there. If you have a chance for snorkeling - go for it! But on a very warm day - the water is cold there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was really gorgeous to see but there were a lot of people so you don't really get a relaxed atmosphere.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Grotto is a must see for anyone visiting Tobermory. It's like a movie location. There are in fact many couples who are opting to do their pre/post wedding photoshoot near the Grotto. There are cliffs near this area that offer great views of the Georgian Bay.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Grotto was a very interesting place, not to be missed, especially if you can find a way to get into it from below. I could only look down into it from above.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place a truly a natural delight. The walk is amazing with many natural sights waiting to treat you. The water is usually a lot colder than what it looks. A place worth visiting and revisiting many a times. Some picture in the link below: https://www.facebook.com/Ab26.Photography/photos/a.381306485266550.87137.373325136064685/381307171933148/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/Ab26.Photography/photos/a.381306485266550.87137.373325136064685/381307238599808/?type=3&theater

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Sarnia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was a gorgeous nature walk with many sights. Even in May with ice still left in the grotto i could see its beauty. I definitely would have liked to go later in the season to appreciate its full potential. For those who are more adventurous i would recommend going threw the chimney and climbing down into the grotto.

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Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I absolutely loved going to the grotto, the view was amazing and there were a lot of people there. It was an amazing outdoor lake party! The water was extremely cold but that added to the fun, and the walk there was very peaceful and gorgeous. I would definitely recommend going here if you want a nice relaxing beautiful getaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The view is breath taking. the water is alot colder then i would of thought it was. A must see. Lots of trails all with different views. Worth all the walking

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had heard some really good reviews of The Grotto and suggestions that, although it was "a hike", it would "be worth it in the end". Now, I'm no extreme mountaineer, but after a leisurely 30 minute stroll along a pretty flat series of boardwalks, we came upon a craggy outcrop on Lake Ontario where a large volume of people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My son and i went to this.....it was so busy full of people.Instead of crawling through the hole we actually swam around holding onto the wall of the cliff. It was amazing. Didn't swim inside because someone was getting ready to swim under the cave. Next time we will. A must do!!

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