Spring Hike at the Bruce Peninsula National Park, The Grotto

Located at the top of the Bruce Peninsula, Tobermory is a lakeside town surrounded by the majestic Niagara Escarpment and spotted with colourful shops and restaurants. It is also home to Flowerpot Island and the Grotto. The Grotto and Indian Head Cove are two of the top tourism attractions in Ontario. The grotto is a big cave on the shore, it was carved out by the waves of Georgian Bay over thousands of years. The cave itself is stunning, with sunlight from the outside revealing a brilliant underwater tunnel on the inside. You can walk along the ledge inside or swim in its cool, clear, turquoise water. It is a 30-minute hike to the Grotto from the Head of Trails parking lot, down Cyprus Lake Road.


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. To reach the Grotto from the Bruce Trail, you have to shimmy down through the natural hole in the rock of the escarpment. It’s a pristine setting; there are no signs, lights, stairs or handrails here so please be safe and watch your step!

Looking for a room or large cottage to book so you can go hike the Grotto this spring? Call us now at 1 877 534 0921.