The one road trip everyone from Toronto needs to take this summer

Jun 14 2016, 1:30 am

Get in your car.

Don’t think about it. Well, think about it just long enough to make an awesome playlist. But then get in and drive north.

The perfect summer spot is waiting for you.

Less than 300km away sits The Bruce Peninsula – aka the (local) National Park you’re going to want to hit this summer. Not only are there acres and acres of beautiful forest to hike through, there’s an amazing natural grotto so perfect it would make Hugh Hefner jealous.

And that’s where you’re going to want to go. ‘Cause this sea cave is simply a can’t miss.

After a scenic four-hour drive (we suggest you stop in Owen Sound for some lunch), you’ll arrive at Bruce Peninsula National Park, a breathtaking piece of Ontario comprised of Tobermory, Lion’s Head, Wiarton, Sauble Beach, and Flowerpot Island.

But you, you’re looking for the Georgian Bay Trail around the park. You’re going to want to head toward Indian Cove (that epic looking respite in the cover photo) where you’ll find a great place to swim and set up for the day. And just a five minute further hike down the trail is where you’ll get to test your mettle, as there are signs, stairs, or handrails to help you down into the Grotto. Buy hey, if you want to do something epic, sometimes you have to be willing to take a risk.

And if this is your reward, we’d say it’s more than worth it:

Bruce Peninsula grotto

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