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Address: Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
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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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Beautiful views. Great place for photographers. Nice hike to this location. For best pictures come on a windy day. The waves are amazing.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful views. Great place for photographers. Nice hike to this location. For best pictures come on a windy day. The waves are amazing.

Thank 696chester
Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grotto in the Bruce Peninsula National Park has absolutely beautiful water and fascinating rock formations. A great hiking destination.

Thank Sherill_Chapman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing pictures of the Bruce Peninsula is what inspire our three week Canadian road trip. When returning home and showing others pictures we had taken here, they couldn't believe this beauty was in Canada. Many thought the pictures looked to be somewhere in the Caribbean. The hike to the grotto is very very easy. It is a well groomed path... More 

Thank J H
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part about visiting Grotto was the view, the blue waters & the wind. We visited on a long weekend so there were a lot of people but I wouldn't call it crowded. Its a 15-20 minute walk from the parking lot. We had enough time to spend first at a relatively flatter area near the sea just before... More 

Thank drifting_soul
Sudbury, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

After spending a night camping in Bruce Peninsula National Park, we did the hike to the Grotto. It's a fairly easy trail and only takes about half an hour. On the first part of our hike, we were followed by a somewhat territorial turkey! The view of the clear water and cliffs is quite spectacular...definitely worth taking the time to... More 

1 Thank nickelcitygirl
Toronto, Canada
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is by far one of the nicest places I have ever seen in Ontario. The walk to reach this was a little scarry as I am afraid of heights but this was so worth it. Dress properly for a little hike.

1 Thank Italiana84
Niagara Falls, New York
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31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The natural beauty of this place is astounding.It's a little bit of a hike to the Grotto,but nothing tedious.The water is clear,cool and refreshing for taking a dip or swimming on a warm summers day but it is deep.The Grotto has an ancient,earthly feel to it.Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Myintuition1
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Stunning view looking out onto Georgian bay. The water is extremely clear and blue. There are a few downsides to the Grotto, there are no sandy beaches and the water is very, very chilly. However, I would still recommend a hike around the Grotto and to still have a dip in the lake!

Thank Conor B
London, Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Myself and 9 friends rented a cottage in Lion's Head last year and took the 1 hr drive up to Tobermory nation park and spent the entire day there. We brought our dogs for the hike as well. The park was extremely busy! We thought we got there early enough (11am) but there was already a line to get into... More 

1 Thank kendalltruemner13
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

It was a nice surprise to visit this beautiful piece of my country. I had no idea that we had a grotto. The water here looks comparable to that of the ocean. Cannot wait to return!

Thank Travelingcanadiangrl

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