A last-minute decision led us to head up North to Collingwood. From treetop canopy walks and ziplining, to caves and caverns, Scenic Caves offers a variety of activities for the adventurous soul. Since we have treetop trekked and ziplined before, we opted for the self-guided tour of the caves, caverns and suspension bridge.
As Southern Ontario's longest suspension bridge, I thought it was rather underwhelming. When you walk to the other side of the bridge, you reach a dead end with a few picnic tables and boards of information about the suspension bridge. You need to head back if you want to participate in other activities. However, the view was lovely since it overlooks the Georgian Bay.
Hiking through the caves and caverns was much more exciting. There's an easy trail to follow to visit the caves and caverns. They made it very safe by installing platforms and bars to hold onto for the rocky areas. You get spectacular lookouts from the edge of the limestone cliffs, a shady hike beneath the canopy of sugar maples and red oak as well as a chance to explore a labyrinth of caves and crevices.
Things to know:
- Summer hours: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- Admission for caves and suspension bridge: $25.50 (total with tax) for adults
- The hike takes about two hours
- There are zipline packages and adventure tour packages available (reservations required)
- It's very family friendly with activities like mini golf, gemstone mining and a children's adventure playground (which I was too old to go into)
- Tractor and wagon rides are provided to the suspension bridge area as an alternative to hiking
- Check out their FAQs and website for more information!