Indian Head Cove
June 12, 2006
Indian Head Cove lies just east of the Grotto at Bruce Peninsula National Park. It is a favourite spot for swimmers and scuba divers. The name of the cove comes from the shape of the rocks that resemble an Indian head. The Bruce Trail goes out along the rocks so you can get rather close to the edge. While we did not hike the Bruce Trail or up to look out over the rocks forming Indian head this trip we have in the past. It is a beautiful but somewhat challenging hike with a few very challenging spots. This trip we spent a bit of time lounging on the rocks of Indian Head Cove. The guys climbed up onto the Grotto (not pictured) to jump into the still cold waters of Georgian Bay. When we first started going to Cypress Lake before it became part of Bruce Peninsula National Park jumping off the cliffs at the Grotto was an expected event. Now they have signs posted to prohibit jumping off the cliffs but folks still do. The less daring go into to water in the shallow area of the cove and some will swim into the Grotto just to say they have done it. We have been there several times and even in the hottest days of summer the waters are still quite cold!