The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
While driving through Meaford, you'll be sure to notice this park, named after one of Meaford's earliest settlers, at the junction of Bayfield and Sykes Streets. The eye-catching view of Cape Rich (Niagara Escarpment) off-shore is breathtaking, especially with one of the gorgeous sunsets. A small children's playground, small pebble beach, lush gardens, gazebo and numerous park benches may also entice you to stop. You can usually find a few people leisurely fishing along the shoreline. Across the street young children and their parents will enjoy McCarroll Park with its open green space, splash pad, and playground equipment. You can find public washrooms and picnic tables here as well. Fred Raper's Park is also the beginning of the Tom Thomson Trail - a non-motorized, multi-use, multi season trail that runs from Meaford to Owen Sound.
Located across from Fred Raper's Park and in close proximity to the Meaford Museum, this park offers lots of open green space, a splash pad, playground equipment, public washrooms and picnic tables. Pavilion rental is available.
Full service Marina including fuel, repairs, pump-outs & winter storage.
Welcome! Explore beautiful Grey County by bike. Rent a bike and come on a tour with us. Let us show you all the beauty this area we proudly call home has to offer.