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“Great afternoon of hiking”
Review of Greig's Caves

Greig's Caves
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Greig's Caves:IS A DAY PARK OPEN MAY -THANKSGIVING,AND IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, GOOD HEALTH AND SHOES WITH TREAD IS A MUST. WE ONLY TAKE CASH ,3-12YRS $5.00 .13AND UP $10.00, MUST SIGN A WAIVER.. The most extensive and spectacular formation of limestone caves in Ontario. Like the famous flowerpots on flowerpot island off Tobermory, ON. Take a hike through rugged trails, that lead you to 10 natural limestone caves. After exploring take the trail above the caves for a spectacular views some 300 ft. above Georgian Bay. For the most up to date info on greig`s caves , prices to get in and hours and foot ware , go to our web site .
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We had been planning to visit the Caves for a couple of summers now, and we're wishing we hadn't waited so long!
They offer flashlights if you forget to bring one, and walking sticks to use. Take the stick! Quite helpful for balance on those tricky narrow spots and for steadying yourself on the wobbly rocks.
Make sure you wear sturdy shoes or boots with good treads as the rocks can be a bit slick in some spots. Nothing dangerous if you're careful though. There are no safety rails or ropes, but they're not really needed in most places.
The gent at the gate was very friendly and recommended the second trail for the views. We were glad we took his advice, because the view from the lookouts are spectacular! We had a clear sunny day, so we could see for miles out across the water.
My only wish would be if they could mark somehow where the movies have been filmed. A discrete number or mark somewhere for reference would be good, just to put in perspective where certain scenes were shot.

2  Thank lisaspecht
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

I agree with other reviewers -- wear hiking boots or good running shoes to explore the caves. The rocks are varying degrees of slippery, sharp and pointy, and wobbly and unstable. I laughed when my dad suggested bringing gloves, but now I think they would've been nice -- hands get scratched up a bit when crawling around/climbing out of some of the deeper caves.

You have to sign a waiver before "exploring at your own risk" but as long as you're careful and have average physical abilities, you should be fine. The trail itself is rocky, but it's up to each individual how far and how much they want to explore each cave... my brother was crawling on his belly into a few crevices, but I can't imagine everyone doing that.

Fee is $10 per person. The man at the entrance was friendly and offered us flashlights. We were there around 3:30 and only saw one couple ahead of us -- it was really nice to be without a crowd. After you're done the caves, you can take the scenic trail to the right and get some pretty, photo-worthy views of the bay.

4  Thank xjynx
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Talk about engaged. We had 4 boys under 8 along for this tour and they were all engaged completely in the visit. The choice of footwear and long pants is VERRRRY important and if it's rained recently it may be slippery. Don't bring something to hold in your hands, you'll need to have your hands to climb and clamber over rocks. Not for the faint of heart... if you've got young kids you've got to supervise. Kids love exploring the deep caves and finding little corners to explore. The hosts have flashlights for those of you who have forgotten, but make sure you have a bit of bug spray. There are picnic tables for lunch, and the port-o-potties are the cleanest we've ever smelled and seen. Reasonably priced... a full afternoon or morning's activities for the kids. Absolutely beautiful scenery... absolutely a great way for our Australian visitors to see and witness the beauty of Bruce County.

2  Thank J0nna_E
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Reviewed 19 July 2013 via mobile

Just visited this week on Lake Huron circle tour. Rugged trail but very beautiful scenery. Just what we were looking for ... Lots of natural beauty. Our eleven year old son loved the freedom of exploring every nook and crany of the caves. Nice and cool on a very hot day... Loved it. Wouldn't advise for anyone who had trouble climbing or foot or knee trouble.

1  Thank JulesFun
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

We had a great time hiking about and crawling through the caves...reasonably priced and a really great little hike....we all enjoyed ourselves and it started our mini vacation off wonderfully....I would highly recommend this...the trail might be difficult for people who are not able to climb over the rocks on the trail...highly enjoyable way to spend a few hours

Thank Diana R
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