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“Hike is fun, but lighthouse isn't.”

Flowerpot Island Lighthouse
Ranked #7 of 24 things to do in Tobermory
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

As a previous poster mentioned, it isn't really a traditional lighthouse. They automated the light, so it is a metal pole. The reason to make the hike is the bathrooms, the picnic spots and views. Not for the lighthouse.

Once you visit the flowerpots, you have seen the highlight of the island. If you are tired of hiking, don't bother with the lighthouse. You can see it from the water if you arrive on the Blue Heron cruise. You can see the picture I posted from the water.

1  Thank cvkevents
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

For lunch or just for relaxing, It must take a special kind of person to be a lighthouse keeper!. The flowerpots themselves are spectacular.

Thank TorontoWallace
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Regular tour boats will ferry you to the island and there are some interesting hiking trails. Composting toilets are used which are fine. There is also camping available.
This is a 500 acre island with some beautiful walks and set in crystal clear waters with some of the best scuba diving in Canada nearby.

Thank Steveandchristine
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Nice boat trip to the island. View a couple of shipwrecks along the way. Pack a towel and wear your bathing suit to take a dip when done your trails.

Thank jammer104
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Combining swimming & walking makes for a great afternoon. We split our group between the ferry and our own boat and it worked well. Take everything you need and bring everything out! May be too long for smaller children, so be prepared to carry them for the final part.

1  Thank GreatLakesroadster
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