Ontario is home to a number of natural wonders and the Warsaw Caves are one of them. If you’re down for an adventure, the Warsaw Caves Conservation Area is home to a series of caves and a special trail that leads to a scenic lookout.

Just a short drive east of Toronto is Warsaw Caves, described as a “unique natural landscape” by Destination Ontario.

Here you can enjoy a lovely summer day kayaking, canoeing, and swimming in the lake, but its main attractions are the seven Warsaw Caves.

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According to Destination Ontario, these limestone rock caverns were formed when a glacier melted at the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago.

If you’re eager to explore the caves, make sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight with you. Safety first!

And don’t worry, if this is your first time exploring caves, these are beginner-friendly.

“Each visitor is given a Spelunking Guide upon arrival that will lead you through each cave,” shares Destination Ontario.

“Embark on a self-guided tour of the caves to witness amazing limestone formations and hear the sounds of the Indian River as it flows along the limestone layers surrounding the caves.”

Besides the caverns, Warsaw Caves Conservation Area has more than 15 km of hiking trails.

The trails guide you through limestone plains and forests, with kettles and pothole sightings along the way.

But for a beautiful view, head to the scenic lookout points that oversee the Indian River Valley.

You’ll want to take a picture of this!


Day Use Permit for cars is priced at $19.50 while walk-in for adults is priced at $10.25, and $6 for children. The full list of rates can be found here.

The conservation area is open Sunday to Thursday from 9 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday and Saturday from 9 AM to 9 PM. The regular season runs until October 14th, 2024.

Have fun exploring!

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

Where: 289 Caves Rd, Warsaw, ON