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.
The Tom Thomson Trail is a non-motorized, multi-use (biking, hiking and horseback riding), 3-season (spring through fall) trail between Owen Sound and Meaford. The initial trail development was completed in 2008, meaning on-road and off-road sections of trail have been marked with signs and kilometer markers between the new trailhead kiosk in Fred Raper Park in Meaford and the kiosk located north of the Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound. Wherever possible we use off-road routes, however much of the trail is currently located on quiet back country roads, since we did not have an abandoned rail bed to follow. This has been an opportunity to build a trail from scratch, one that shows the best vistas, tackles fewer obstacles and passes through the best of our beautiful countryside.The trail has varied surfaces and is suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes.
The objective is to establish off-road routes to replace some current on-road sections of trail as they become available to us. Some of the off-road sections of trail are quite rough and would require a mountain bike, however we continue to upgrade the trail bed as funds become available.
Trail maps are available on The Tom Thompson Trail website
Top Calibre Junior A and Junior B hockey action, Owen Sound Attack, The Greys. Also has other sports such as Lacrosse with the Flying Dutchman Junior B Lacrosse Team.
Boat lauch facilities, daily passes, season passes and overnight docking.
This multi-use trail is 77 km and begins at East Bayshore Road in Owen Sound and provides good views of Georgian Bay as the trail climbs in elevation and follows a wide arc east of the city and runs parallel to Highway 6 to Chatsworth.