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The Grotto

Address: Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Tobermory
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Grotto, part of the Bruce Peninsula National Park, just south of Tobermory, is a place you must visit. Give yourself a full day, and don't forget your camera and good, sturdy hiking shoes. The sights are beautiful and breathtaking...we had no idea what we were in for. If you are daring, there are some great descents and ascents to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Beatifull place. The water is almost ice cold, and crystal clear. And everyone is swimming and diving. But if you are planning to go there in the summer come before 8 a.m. Otherwise the park will be full and they won't let you in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Grotto, oh my! This is the first time while writing a review I just don't know how to begin, Grotto does that to you, leaves you speechless. *Sigh* It is the best place to go, one of the most beautiful places I have seen so far. It brings out the adventurer in you and forces you to explore the... More 

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Thornhill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Absolutely stunning views after the hike. Hubby and I were there just after labour day weekend. We thought we stepped somewhere in the carribean. Crystal clear water but very cold. Hubby enjoyed swimming and said it was refreshing. Went down to the cave, don't forget good hiking shoes and take food for a picnic.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Besides a bathing suit, make sure to bring running shoes to climb up and down the grotto! Beautiful view.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Visit the Grotto, take the time to swim in it and maybe swim thru the hole under the water to pop out on the Georgian Bay. Water is generally chilly no matter the time of year. Bring your towel :)

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brantford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

if you head to tobermory then must go to the grotto! It's a bit tough to get down to it, but worth every second, nice place to do a little cliff jump into the grotto, make sure to cannonball all the people standing around lol

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Fairfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were fortunate to visit the Grotto on a cool October day, when it was uncrowded and splendidly wild. The clear turquoise water is exquisite, even on a cloudy day. The rock formations are just plain cool. It's an easy and pretty hike to get there.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have been coming here for many years. There is a small sort of hole in the rock above the grotto which is easy to miss where you can climb through and into the edge of the underwater cave. It's really beautiful when the sun shines into the water from the other side. In recent years I have found that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

i would recommmend to go early into the park to have good pics without too many people. water is freezing when I go. don't wear slippers if you want to climb down into the grotto. too dangerous.

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