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.
Photo by: Heather Molnar
- 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.