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.
Wilmer Trout Ponds, also known as Ontario Fishing Ponds, is 1 KM. north of Durham, Fire# sign 313706. Look for PUBLIC FISHING SIGN. Ponds stocked with naturally fed brown & rainbow trout, as well as large-mouth bass.Open mid-April through mid-October. NO FISHING LICENCE REQUIRED / NO LIMIT / NO SEASONBring own fishing equipmentOpen 7 days a week, 8 am to SUNSETLocated in the Grey-Bruce region, near Owen Sound, Georgian Bay.PHONE : 519-369-5717
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Distance: 96 km
- Surface: Paved/short gravel
- Start: Durham Library
Within the Durham Conservation Area McGowan Falls takes the name of an early miller who used the waterpower of the Saugeen River at this site. Popular with anglers, the falls here are more gradual than some, yet scenic in their setting of cedars.