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Bonnechere Caves

We are heading to Foresters Falls for a few days to go rafting along Ottawa River. On our drive up, we stopped at Bonnechere Caves in Eganville, ON.

This is a family owned natural Ontario wonder where you can see firsthand the geological gem that Tom Woodward discovered back in 1955.

When you step inside this cave system, you are welcomed into a world of  stalactites and stalagmites. A stalactite is an icicle-shaped formation that hangs from the ceiling of a cave. It forms by precipitation of minerals from water dripping through the cave ceiling. A stalagmite is an upward-growing mound of minerals, meaning it grows in the opposite direction. 

Plus, this natural underground wonder is home to many fossils, including the curled shelled cephalopods, which are related to modern squids and cuttlefish. Before entering the cave, the guides showed us some real fossils that were found here, and explained the Ordovician time period.

Although it was really neat seeing the stalagmites, stalactites, and fossils, the best part was actually right outside. Only steps away from the entrance of the Bonnechere Caves is a beautiful waterfall (Fourth Chutes Falls) that you can literally walk right up to. 

Come explore Bonnechere Caves for yourself and be amazed at this natural gift from Mother Nature.

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