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The Grotto

Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
+1 888-773-8888
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While out from Tobermory, do the Flowerpot and the Grotto!

Again, if time and weather permit, it is worth adding this stop to your of the Flowerpots as it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Derek B
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London, On
Worth the hike, can get quite busy

The hike was very easy, signage everywhere so impossible to get lost. The path is crushed stone and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chiovitti
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Toronto, Ontario
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The Grotto, in Bruce Peninsula National Park, is one of the top tourism attractions in Ontario. A shoreline sea cave with the beautiful blue waters, the Grotto is a unique natural wonder and memorable place to experience. It is also a very popular and busy location, especially during the peak season of July and August and on long weekends. At those times, the parking lot will fill up and you may not be able to access the Grotto.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (77 reviews)
“climb down” (44 reviews)
“the cliff” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, if time and weather permit, it is worth adding this stop to your of the Flowerpots as it is quite the neat cave/grotto with a lot of native and early settler history. Geologists would find this interesting too. A great site for some neat...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike was very easy, signage everywhere so impossible to get lost. The path is crushed stone and easy to navigate. Worth the visit, my suggestion is to go first thing in the morning before the crowds pick up later on.

Thank Chiovitti
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Seeing Georgian Bay from the rugged cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment is quite, quite stunning in the summer and fall. But the transformation of the Bay in winter is really spectacular. Getting to the grotto is only a 3-kilometre hike from the parking area. In...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

This place absolutely has a stunning view!! One of the more beautiful places i have in Ontario.A must-see when visiting Tobermory :)

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

It's a bit of a hike to get here but it's so worth it. Absolutely stunning views! We wanted to hike all the way around the grotto and back and there was a very friendly, helpful park ranger who described the exact path we could...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

The grotto was a bit of a hike to get to but once there you could sit for hours. Make sure you bring a lunch or snack for you will want to stay.We could not go in the water for the waves were quite high...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This place definitely is for thrill seeking adventurous people ! Beautiful and crowded in the summer , a moderate hike to the grotto from the visitor center . You need to take your swimsuits , a body suit would be even better . You can...More

1  Thank WineDineRoadies
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

A natural cave formed but the water from ICE age escarpment and erosion...I once was going to propose to my ex gf their, that's how nice and beautiful of a place it is... If you can dive on it all the best. Bring a mask...More

Thank BobM72
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I always wanted to get into the grotto but I could never figure out how to do it safely but this year after watching some people I found that it can be climbed down from the cliff face on the north part of the grotto....More

2  Thank ArvinDiesel
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

A must-see when visiting Tobermory. A bit of a tourist zoo during peak summer season, I would recommend a spring or fall visit when you have the place to yourself.

Thank SoxFan08
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tichdash
31 January 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Yes should fine just take your time
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trialers
16 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Bruce Peninsula National Park goes to a reduced service schedule after the Thanksgiving Day Weekend, October 9th. What that means is that there are no open facilities, visitor service staff or amenities such as running... More
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leannesigurdsson
8 August 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
Please visit the Grotto web page on the Bruce Peninsula National Park web site. We're unable to link the site directly but this page should answer all your questions regarding the Grotto and the timed parking... More
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