Fall fairs are ingrained in Grey County's history. Most still celebrate the season the way it has been done for well over a century in rural Ontario, with livestock and trained animal shows; bake-offs; fruit, vegetable, flower and preserve contests; parades; quilt and art shows; farm equipment displays; BBQ dinners and live entertainment.
For a spectacular view of ruralscapes and Georgian Bay this is the spot to bring your camera. Located northeast of Wiarton, 455.3 hectares atop the Niagara Escarpment, accessible from Grey County Road 1 via Zion Church Road in Oxenden. Then take Concession 24 (east) past Lake Charles, then left (north) on Centre Road and then right (east) onto Colpoy's Range Road. Parking is available along the roadside before the road descends a steep hill. Look for Bruce Trail blazes. The views are amazing from the east and north sides of the escarpment as you overlook the forests below and islands of Colpoy's Bay in the distance. Caution is advised as you near the sheer drop-offs. Keep dogs leashed. It is a 15 minute walk from the parking area and be aware of rocky terrain, tree roots, etc. NOTE: map pin denotes lookout location, which is a 15 minute hike from the parking lot. Parking is not accessible during the winter and early spring.
Natural area of upland hardwood forest; part of the North Keppel headland, with views of Colpoy's Bay and the escarpment face on the north shore; ferns and other plants in specialized microclimates; unserviced.
Cedar Hill Park, with its stoney shore and deep cold waters, is located east of Wiarton near Big Bay along Scenic Grey Road 1. The view is great as you can see the islands and across to Cape Croker Native Reserve. This beach is often used by loc
Scenic lookout to the northwest over Colpoy's Bay, the islands and Cape Crocker; picnic area and pit privies. Impressive bluffs of the Niagara Escarpment rise high on the south side of the road.