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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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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We spent the day in the water and swimming to the cave, jumping from the cliffs and having a wonderful time. The water is cold, but it was a hot day so it was perfect. Hoping to go back again next year and camp at the park itself.

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Simcoe, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Grotto itself was a little underwhelming, but the swim area is worth the hike. Water very cold, though, so be prepared.

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We made a day trip to Grotto. We hiked from Marr Lake Trail to Bruce Trail and back from Horse Lake Trail. My suggestion is not to hike on Georgian Bay Trail. Since it's the shortest hike to Grotto, so it's more crowded. Hike on Bruce Trail along the lake shore is the highlight of the trip. Once you hike... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As a person who lives in the city, I truly appreciate the beauty of this place. It is worth the hike and the climb. Amazing view, very relaxing, and peaceful. Seeing the pictures are not enough, you have to see it. I had a very enjoyable experience. Will visit here again.

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Pennsylvania
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54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

don't get me wrong, the grotto is very interesting, very neat, very cool. but to be top 10 trip advisor destination in Ontario seems to be a bit much. I would rank Bruce National Park in the top 10, but not the grotto. it is difficult to descend into the grotto, and the hole that you can descend through looks... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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98 reviews 98 reviews
14 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is an awesome place to visit and photograph. It is easy to find and the path is a comfortable walk. Lots of views from up on top of the escarpment too.

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Orillia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I remember a time when I could go to the Grotto and be the only one there. It is amazing to see but too many people, their dogs and their garbage have done a diservice to the place. Then there are the citiots who decide to go against the rules and cliff jump. Do yourself a favor and go on... More

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Wallaceburg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Lots of Garbage, beer bottles at the Grotto this year. Very upsetting to see. Always a beautiful area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Absolutely amazing. We went in July. Water was not too cold to swim. Regret that v didn't wear our bathing suit. Rocks are not easy to climb but very excited for kids n teens , not for old folks though. Very rough n slippery after the rain. The trail was wide n flat, easy to walk. A just see in... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Ihave stayed at The Bruce National Park a few times, and i have been to Tobermory on numerous occasions, and yet I have never been to the grotto. I would love to walk the trail even to see the prestine, gorgeous shorelines. More of a question - how far is the grotto trail from Cyrus campground? I could not use... More

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