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Caving & Climbing

With the Niagara Escarpment's limestone rock and the remains of glacial activity, Grey County is a paradise for climbers and cavers alike.

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  • Scenic Caves Nature Adventures at the top of Blue Mountain is a great place to start.  Features a 420 foot suspension footbridge, a treetop eco adventure tour, ziplines, and crevices that plunge hundreds of feet for you to explore.  www.sceniccaves.com or 705-446-0256
  • For self-guided exploration, visit Bruce's Caves on Grey Road 1 just east of Wiarton.  There is a parking lot and the trail will lead you right into the Caves. (map)
  • Duncan Caves Nature Reserve just east of the Blue Mountains-Euphrasia Townline off Sideroad 10D.  Visitors are asked to remember that the natural features are vulnerable and easily damaged.  Camping, rock climbing, off-road vehicular traffic and hunting are not permitted here.
  • For climbers, Metcalfe Rock is the unofficial centre of the action.  Introductory courses are available from Free Spirit Tours. www.free-spirittours.com or 705-444-3622.
  • Old Baldy in the Beaver Valley features a 152 m drop.  For experienced climbers, by permit only. Contact the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority.  www.greysauble.on.ca or 519-376-3076.
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