Looking for an outdoor adventure in Ontario? Here’s one of the most stunning water spots in the province.
The Georgian Bay’s Cave, referred to simply as “The Grotto” used to be a secluded and serene swimming spot but because of it’s beauty, word of mouth spread fast. Now, expect this stunning spot of nature to be pretty busy on the weekends.
For anyone who is able to make the journey out during a weekday, it’s highly recommended you take advantage rather than heading out during a weekend, especially in the summer season. But if you don’t mind waiting, the grotto is still open and sitting in all its glory Saturday and Sunday.
To help make sure people don’t drive out only to discover parking is full (which used to be the case), you can now reserve in advance. Once there, parking will range from 4-6 hours depending on location.
The waters are clear and turquoise blue, but it’s quite cold so be prepared for this to be more of a cold plunge than a warm sauna. Still, the grotto is beautiful during a hot summer day nontheless. If you want to make a day out of it, start out at Cyrpus Lake campground and take the hike over, approximately 45 minutes. And remember, watch out for bears.