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Distance

3.1 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Andrea Thompson

Caribbean blue waters and breathtaking coastline all in OntarioBeautiful swimming spots and well-kept hiking paths

The Grotto is one of the most popular attractions in the Bruce Peninsula National Park. It's a huge, naturally created cave carved by Georgian Bay waves over thousands of years.

To get to the grotto you need to hike from the Cyprus Lake parking lot down the Bruce Trail for about 30 minutes. Once you reach the Indian Head Cove you'll notice a clearing ahead and at this point you will need to climb down through the natural rock wear of the escarpment. The Bruce Trail is well marked up until here, but once you head off the trail there are no signs, stairs or guides. That said, the trail is well worn and many people head down to the grotto on a daily basis. Once you get to the bottom there is a beautiful cave with an underwater tunnel.

There are daily access fees to the Provincial Park but parking is easily accessible. There is a map of the park here.

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