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Address: Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 519-596-2233
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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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Crowded but very interesting

Beautiful water and fascinating cliffs. Pretty crowded but well worth the hike to experience it. Lots of people swimming.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful water and fascinating cliffs. Pretty crowded but well worth the hike to experience it. Lots of people swimming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've spent a lifetime climbing the rocks, shorelines and walkways of this infamous spot. It never fails to take your breath away and steal your heart.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had this on the list since visiting Collingwood. It did not disappoint. A bit of a drive to get to and maybe the off-season is the time to visit due to crowds. The Grotto was an easy hike from the close parking lot and very pretty. The water is much like you see at Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes on Lake... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome, take the longest trail! Some difficulty for sure. No flip flops, good support hiking shoes or new running shoes.

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Thank Bob N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem. A reward after a longish hike along the Bruce Trail. Like nothing you've seen unless Iceland is your normal digs! Turquoise water so clean you can see 30ft down at high noon...its a cave so any sunlight filters through a hole in the ceiling rock formation! And... YOU CAN DIVE INTO IT! Sorry, no Pics.... Too busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

beautiful place! its a bit challenging to get there if you are not sure-footed but well worth it. absolutely gorgeous! water is quite "chilly" but there are caves to explore and climbing galore. definitely a must do!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Hiking doesn't get better than this. Best time to come is in the fall where there won't be nearly as many people. Definitely coming back to do the longer trails!

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our trip to the Grotto near Tobermory, Ontario was fantastic! We have been coming to Sauble Beach for our vacation for years and never knew about this treasure! There is about a 15 min. Walk from your car through a wooded path. It's not difficult though. We were with our daughter and our 3 year old Grand daughter, so we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Walked many trails in Tobermory and this was one of my favourite spots. It was an easy walk to get there and there were clean washrooms at this location as well. Very picturesque spot, and we arrived on a day when the waves were intense. Not sure if swimmable on calmer days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were a group of 12 travelling from Toronto. We had our lunch at the covered picnic area. It offers good privacy for individual groups. Clean and sheltered. The walk from parking lot P1 to The Grotto was about 30 minutes. Stunning view of The Grotto. We then hiked along a Cypress Lake trail to see The Yurt campground which... More 

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