Are you a fan of exploring caves? Well, located on the shores of Georgian Bay, about eight and a half hours from Montreal, the Grotto in Ontario's Bruce Peninsula National Park is a true postcard landscape. Its beauty is sure to leave you speechless on your next road trip with your nearest and dearest.
Speaking of routes, this Ontario spot may be a bit over eight hours away, but it's sure not to disappoint.
This will give one access to the Georgian Bay shoreline all day and more privacy from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., as tourists will be away during these times.
Access to the cave is primarily by the Cyprus Lake Road and although two trails are possible, the routes are extremely long, difficult, and require at least six hours of walking (round trip).
Since practicing physical distancing is not possible inside the cave, one must enjoy its beauty from the top of the cliff.
It's also important to note that there are no lifeguards at the park's swimming areas and that the rocks along the shoreline are particularly slippery when wet.
A host of other activities await you on-site, including climbing an observation tower in Tobermory and discovering fascinating shipwrecks visible to the naked eye.
Cost: $11.70 per vehicle for parking and $7.90 per adult for admission.
Address: 469 Cyprus Lake Road, Tobermory, ON; Bruce Peninsula National Park
Distance From Montreal: Approximately 8.5 hours
Why You Need To Go: To discover a surreal place before officially saying goodbye to summer.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.
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