PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE

Everything is here, with the promise of full days of exploration, sublime relaxation, culinary endeavors, and energetic enjoyment. This stretch of the Georgian Bay shoreline buzzes with things to do all year round. Starting in Collingwood to the east and traveling west through a myriad of small town gems like Thornbury, Clarksburg, Kimberly and Meaford; all the way to Owen Sound and the Bruce Peninsula beyond. There’s so much to do we simply can’t list it all, so here are a few of our own favorites to help you plan your first visit …and your second, and third and fourth…

PLACES TO EAT


 

Andrew’s Roots

Andrew’s Roots Restaurant opened in 2015 and is located in the heart of beautiful Meaford, Ontario. Chef Andrew Barber is local, born & raised in Meaford & is now returning to his roots to offer a heightened taste on classic cuisine.  Andrew’s Roots Restaurant offers a casual fine dining experience inspired by fresh, local ingredients which change seasonally.

Gio & Fran’s Italian Eatery

Located in the quaint town of Meaford, Gio & Fran’s Italian Eatery is in the rather unassuming old Butcher Shop on the main street. It may be quite easy to miss, but is really well worth finding and discovering for yourself.

Its interior will remind visitors of a minimalist decor that allows the simplistic beauty of the food to really shine. Gio & Fran’s is a genuine family-run Italian restaurant that encapsulates true Italian hospitality.

 
 

Beaver Tails

Take a bite of a beaver tail (a Canadian fave!) at Beaver Tails in Blue Mountain Village

 

Blackbird Pie Company

Savour a strawberry rhubarb pie at the Blackbird Pie Company. We dare you to eat just one slice!

 

Cesaro’s Kitchen Table

Munch on mouthwatering Mexican fare at Cesaro’s Kitchen Table

 

Creemore Springs Brewery

Sip something special at Creemore Springs Brewery

 

Eggcitement

Linger over lunch at Eggcitement

 

Justin’s Oven

Discover a local secret and stop at Justin’s Oven for a delish menu that changes daily

 

Bruce Wine Bar

Cozy up to the bar for good wine, company and great pizza

Our dream is to turn the world on to what southern Georgian Bay has to offer – enjoying experience after experience just like we have

 

Leeky Canoe

Grab a pint at the legendary Leeky Canoe

 

The Chipper

Have a picnic in the park with a hot dog & ice cream from The Chipper 

 

The Dam Pub

Sip a wee dram (600 whiskies & 300 single malts to choose from!) at The Dam Pub

 

The Hungry Sumo

Sharpen your chopsticks over sushi at The Hungry Sumo

 

The Mill

Enjoy waterside dining at The Mill in Thornbury

 

The Smoke

Savour smoked apple crisp at The Smoke in Collingwood

 

Ted’s Range Road Diner

Get your wild game on at Ted’s Range Road Diner

THINGS TO DO


 

Bike Rentals

Rent a bike and pedal the day away

Lillypad Spa

Primp & pamper in tranquility at the spa

 
 

Beth Rutty Yoga

Explore inner goodness through breath & body at Beth Rutty Yoga

 

Beautiful Joe Park

Tour the park for a peek at Meaford’s heritage and love of our canine companions

 

Coffin Ridge Winery

Gaze out over rolling hills & the bay with a glass of wine and a vintner’s plate at Coffin Ridge Winery

 

Crossfit Indestri

Visiting athletes don’t forget your WOD & drop in for a class

 

Concerts

Catch a concert at the famous Meaford Hall

 

Festival of Northern Lights

See the town light up at Christmas with the Festival of Northern Lights

 

Fishing

Catch the big one at the Salmon Spectacular

 

Georgian Hills Vineyard

Simply sample fine local wines at Georgian Hills Vineyards

 

Georgian Trail

Burn some energy with a walk, ride or ski on the gorgeous Georgian Trail

 

Golfing

Hit a ball or 18 at Lora Bay Golf Club

We see our role as designers of a special experience; for all the people like us who want their holiday to be comfortable, relaxing and completely individual

 

Grey Area Beaches

Take the plunge at a multitude of great beaches

 

Landmark Fish Ladder

Spot the fish jumping at the landmark fish ladder

 

Mantra Yoga Studio

Practice your Downward Dog at Mantra Studio

 

Meaford International Film Festival

Feast on award-winning films at the Meaford International Film Festival

 

Niagara Escarpment

Take a hike on the Niagara Escarpment

 

Eagle Adventures

Get outside and enjoy the day with Eagle Adventures

 

Scandinav Spa

Immerse yourself in hydrotherapy at Scandinav Spa

 

Skiing

Strap on your gear and head down the mountain at the Blue Mountains

 

Summerfolk Music Festival

Discover new talent at the Summerfolk Music Festival

 

Thornbury Olde Fashion Christmas

Usher in the holidays at the Thornbury Olde Fashion Christmas (seasonal)

 

World’s Largest Elvis Festival

Pay tribute to the King of rock n roll at the World’s Largest Elvis Festival

 

The Scenic Caves

Try spelunking at the Scenic Caves

ARTISAN & FARMERS MARKETS


 

Apple Harvest Craft Show

Shop for artisanal gifts at the Apple Harvest Craft Show

Apple Pie Trail

Feast locally along the endless culinary adventure trail

 
 

Collingwood Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday from May until Thanksgiving.

 

Kimberley General Store

Shop turn of the-century-style at Kimberley General Store

This is our home, and we hope you let yourself make it your own
during your next visit

 

Meaford Farmers’ Market

Every Friday from June until Thanksgiving

 

Owen Sound Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday. Open year round.

 

Thornbury Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday from May until Thanksgiving