Guide to nature and landscape photography locations in Ontario


Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area

Views and extensive slit caves along the Niagara Escarpment


Photo Potential:  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Bio/Geo Diversity: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

Photo Features: panoramic viewpoint; extensive slit caves

Landscape Features: Bluffs with clear views to the south across a glacial spillway of forests and fields; geologically significant slit and crevice caves; "the Keyhole" is a hole inthe limestone through which hikers pass on the Keyhole Side Trail

Flora & Fauna:     Mostly unremarkable, immature deciduous forest with larger cedars along the escarpment and through the area of slit caves; some Christmas ferns and some interesting ferns in the slit cave areas including hart's tongue fern


Facilities: Parking on north and south sides

Access: Approx. 1.3km walk in to the Bluffs and slit caves and another 0.3km to "the Keyhole" geologica feature

Winter Access: Trails accessible, but parking facilities unknown

Notes: Very pleasant, but mostly unremarkable, 7km loop hike using the Main Trail of the Bruce Trail (white blazes) and Side Trails (blue blazes).

Hazards & Precautions: High cliffs and deep slit caves

Additional Information (links open in a new window):

  •  Nottawasaga Bluffs Conservation Area

  •  Loop Trail Map (compliments of the Bruce Trail Conservancy)

  •  Bruce Trail Map 22 ($3 - PDF via email)


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  •  Pretty River Provincial Park

  •  Noisy River Provincial Park

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