CAVES, PARKS, ISLANDS
The Amazing Caves, Parks and Islands of Tobermory
Near Tobermory, Ontario, there is a magical Grotto Cave. It’s a popular attraction for families with children, so it’s quite busy during the summer and on long weekends.
According to the website, the Grotto is a scenic cave containing a pool of blue water, located on the Georgian Bay shoreline in Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Flowerpot Island Cruise
6.5 kilometers from Tobermory there is a Flowerpot Island. The main difference is that it can only be accessed by boat. Spend a few hours to see the two rock pillars or sea stacks called the “Flowerpots” on its eastern shoreline.
According to the website, the Flowerpots are a type of sea stack, formed over many years as wind, rain, waves, and ice hammered away at the cliff that once stood alongside the water’s edge. The softer rock erodes more quickly, leaving the harder rock remaining in the shape of flowerpots with trees growing on top.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park is a scenic place to visit. With ancient cedar trees, a multitude of orchids and ferns. Take your friends, family and children, escape from the busy city and come to spend your day in nature.
As stated on the website, dramatic cliffs rise from the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay. In large tracts of forest, black bears roam and rare reptiles find refuge in rocky areas and diverse wetlands.
At Greig’s Caves you can enjoy a 10 limestone caves in the peace just listening to singing birds. Don’t forget to bring hiking shoes, flashlights and good company. This place became the key setting for the film “Quest for Fire” in 1981.
As stated on their website, Grieg’s Caves are located in Lion’s Head, just north of Owen Sound on the Bruce Peninsula. The caves here date back roughly 7,000 years and were formed through varying rates of erosion between mineral-rich dolomitic limestone and the softer variety that gave way to waves from the post-glacial Lake Algonquin.
Fathrom Five National Park
Fathom Five National Park is a freshwater ecosystem of ancient rock formations, dive sites on 22 shipwrecks, cliff-edge forests and orchid species. It’s an amazing place to visit during the weekend with family and friends. See 420 million years old dolomite, sparkling waters of Lake Huron and more.
As stated on the website, visit for a day or backcountry camp on starry-skied Flowerpot Island—Fathom Five is equal parts mystery and recreation, ecology and culture—and a welcoming escape to nature.
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