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Bruce Caves Conservation Area

This property lies in the former Keppel Township, just off Grey County Road No. 1, 4.8 km northeast of Wiarton. Bruce's Caves Conservation area consists of 7 hectares of Niagara Escarpment and rock talus, upland hardwoods, wooded swamp and caves.

Bruce's Caves Conservation Area derives its greatest significance from the unique cave formations found along the escarpment face. These caves were formed by the wave action of post-glacial Lake Algonquin, 7,000 to 8,000 years ago. The significance of the cave formations lies in their dramatic illustration of past weathering processes and impresses upon us the magnitude of the post-glacial lake levels. The caves also illustrate the different physical and chemical weathering rates of various sections of the escarpment (soluble limestone and Amabel dolomite).

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462999 Bruce Caves Rd, Wiarton, ON, N0H 2T0