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The Grotto

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Address: Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 519-596-2233
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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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Nice place to see some crazy jumping from the cliff

Good family walk to Groto during our camping trip. Very busy trail n lots of people at Groto. Park is close to tobermory for a short visit also.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Dubai
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good family walk to Groto during our camping trip. Very busy trail n lots of people at Groto. Park is close to tobermory for a short visit also.

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Thank wranglerAA
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are visiting Ontario or even live here and are looking for a day trip I can tell you that the grotto in tobermory was one of the most incredible places we have ever visited. It took approximately 30 minutes walking to reach the grotto and the water was a frigid temperature but the adults, the kids and the... More 

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Thank Dee D
Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park and area deserve not only a visit but a stay at the campsites. Visit nearby stone beaches with pebbles the size of your fist or enjoy hiking trails that extend for kilometers on the vast Bruce trail. Waterfalls, Caves and clear blue water make this grotto and park a true Canadian wonder.

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Thank Kamil S
Aurora, Canada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a hiker but it was not to hard of a hike even for me. The Grotto was worth the walk. It is so beautiful. I highly recommend it for everyone hikers and no hikers alike.

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Mississauga, Canada
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Tobermory last August and stayed there for 3 days.. we spent one full day trekking towards the Grotto. What an amazing experience.. we took the hardest trail with a big group of friends... we stopped at stormhaven and took a swim by the beach there.. after which we couldn't continue as we were extremely tired by then. We... More 

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Thank SunitaVDinakar
Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The easiest trail to take when accessing this area of the national park. Even with arthritis and knee problems it was easy to get to the viewing spot - getting down to the water is somewhat more difficult but you don't need to get down to the waterside to enjoy the trail and the view.

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Thank BlueJaysFan29
Niagara Falls
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Probably one of the most fantastic places ive ever seen.A must see with the family Pack light as the walk is at least half hr-bring water and a snack as they don't have stores at the grotto. Please pick up your garbage and take it back to the parking lot where the garbage cans are and keep this park clean... More 

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Thank corvettelou
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Some of the most gorgeous scenery I've ever seen. The hike down to the grotto was a little rocky. It will be hard hiking down if you have young kids. Absolutely worth hiking down! We explored around and it truly was breathtaking from every angle. I highly recommend making the journey to see this place.

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Thank 842merih
Ottawa
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Hike around the area, don't make the grotto your destination. Reminiscent of travelling in Europe it was so jammed packed. Find better places to go in the area.

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Thank hjeank
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This park is the most beautiful park that I have ever been in in Ontario, and I have travelled and lived here for 32 years. It is a must see

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