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Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park (Tobermory)

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One of Ontario's most exotic panorama!

Visitors to the Bruce Peninsula National Park flock to the Indian Head Cove for its turquoise waters. A very short walk from it lies another natural marvel that would be reason enough to visit the park: the Grotto! From the horseshoe shaped edge, you can see the impressive cave carved into the dolomite cliff. Not everyone can climb down the rocks like mountain goats to access the grotto but many, of all ages, do, and with style! Not me. I mean I did go down, but it was not a pretty sight. (It’s easier if someone can tell you where to step for the last two metres; and it’s much easier climbing up on your way back.) As a reward, you get to walk into the deep and dark space, and see a turquoise patch of light under the water, due to a hole in the underwater wall of the grotto. That’s where many choose to jump off a natural platform above the (very cold) water.

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