The Grotto (in Bruce Peninsula National Park)
Near Tobermory, ON
Everyone hikes to the Grotto. It’s the most popular attraction in Bruce Peninsula National Park. A big cave on the shore, it was carved out by the waves of Georgian Bay over thousands of years. From the Bruce Trail, climb down through the natural chimney in the rock of the Niagara Escarpment. It’s a pristine setting; there are no signs, lights, stairs, or handrails here. The cave itself is stunning, with sunlight from the outside revealing a brilliant underwater tunnel on the inside. You can walk along a ledge inside its cavity or swim in its cool, clear, turquoise water.
It’s a 30-minute hike to the Grotto within the Bruce Peninsula National Park. Take the Georgian Bay Trail to the shore then follow the Bruce Trail west along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The Grotto is located just past Indian Head Cove – another naturally stunning attraction.
The Bruce Peninsula National Park looks after this beautiful cave and shoreline vacation experience. They create an outdoor atmosphere that is rated as one of the top Ontario Tourism destinations. It's a four-season destination with rentable campground and recently released winter Yurts! It increases exposure to Ontario vacationers looking for all year round adventure.
Bruce County works in coordination with the Bruce Peninsula National Park to offer an outdoor camping and hiking experience second to none within a protected biosphere that is part of the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail.