You Can Journey Through Ancient Spiral Caves In This Ontario Forest

Journey back to the Ice Age!
Ontario Associate Editor
Ontario's Warsaw Caves Have Spiral Caverns You Can Explore

It's time to take your next adventure to a new level, quite literally. You can explore underground caverns at this surreal Ontario spot. Lace-up your hiking boots and grab your flashlights, because this place has tons of lush forest trails, scenic views, and deep caves to adventure through. Ontario's Warsaw Caves is the perfect day trip to embark on this year.

Located just under two hours from Toronto, the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area is full of warm-weather activities to keep you busy all summer long.

The site is home to seven limestone caves that were formed thousands of years ago at the end of the Ice Age.

The caves run deep underground, and you can adventure through tons of rock tunnels and caverns.

You'll also find unique, round caves called "kettles." These spiral depressions were formed by pieces of stone that ground their way into the limestone as they were swirled around by the river.

You can spend several hours or even an entire day exploring this underground playground.

Aside from caving adventures, the area boasts 15-kilometres worth of forest trails. 

Keep an eye out for the disappearing river, which vanishes into the ground and can be heard rushing below the earth.

No hike is complete without a scenic lookout, and you can take in stunning views of Indian Valley from atop this rocky viewpoint.

Cool off by taking a dip in the Indian River, or take a kayak trip down the rushing waters.

Make sure you bring a headlamp or flashlight and wear close-fitting shoes so you're caving-ready.

The caves are closed from December 1 to April 15 due to winter conditions.

Adult admission starts at $7 per day, and you can rent canoes, kayaks, and more on-site.

Hell Hole Trail is another underground place to visit in Ontario. A metal ladder takes you into a 25-foot-deep hole below the ground for the ultimate caving adventure.

Warsaw Caves

Price: $7 + per adult

When: April 15 - December 1

Address: 289 Caves Rd., Warsaw, ON

Why You Need To Go: Spend the day in this underground playground exploring unique spiral caves.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect theenvironment. 

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Madeline Forsyth
Ontario Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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