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The Grotto

Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-596-2233
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Beautiful views. Great place for photographers. Nice hike to this location. For best pictures come... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Ontario, Canada

The Grotto in the Bruce Peninsula National Park has absolutely beautiful water and fascinating rock... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-596-2233
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

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
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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

Thank Sherill_Chapman
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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....More

1  Thank J H
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank drifting_soul
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...More

1  Thank nickelcitygirl
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
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...More

Thank Myintuition1
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...More

Thank Conor B
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...More

3  Thank kendalltruemner13
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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Hi, I'm planning to bring my 2 years old baby and with my parents to the Indian Head Cove around June 18th. Will the timed parking in effect on the 18th? Does it mean we can arrive before 12 and get a parking permit for 12-4? Or we actually need to get parking permit in the morning like around 7am even for the time slot of 12-4? As my parents travel all the way to Toronto, we want to make sure we got access….. Also we are planning to go from the Goergian Bay Trail and returning by either the Marr Lake Trail or the Horse Lake Trail. Which trail is more stroller friendly? How long is the walk from the Indian Head Cove to the P1? Thank you !
16 May 2017|
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Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
The timed parking will be in effect on weekends and holidays from May 20 to June 30 and every day during July and August. As timed parking won't be available by reservation this season, there is no way to guarantee you will... More
vijay w
How to travel to Groto ,Bruce peninsula from toronto,as well over there to visit tobermory and other locations,do we get taxi or local transports as we are from India ,we donot have our own vehicle
13 April 2017|
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Response from travellingwithbaby09 | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest you rent a car or you look for a tour operator that can get you the transport you need. Tobermory is a very small village and there is no need for a taxi service to get around. I don't ever recall seeing... More
Theresa W
Which is the easiest trail to do with a toddler? And I do not want to be too far from my car. Is there parking close by? I have heard you need to arrive early as it gets busy.
28 March 2017|
Response from BPNPFFNMP | Property representative |
The easiest trail to the Grotto is the Georgian Bay Trail. It leaves from the parking lot area and requires roughly 30 minutes to arrive at the shoreline. The trail is wide with crushed gravel and few hills. It's... More