The general store was once the original big box retailer; only it came complete with gossip and a place to tie up your horse. In Grey County, the general store culture is still thriving today. They have reinvented themselves to be everything a modern retailer cannot be, which makes them so much fun, and delicious.
A thriving arts community supports two public galleries (Tom Thomson in Owen Sound and the Durham Art Gallery in southern Grey) and many, many more private studios and galleries across Grey County. You can find exhibitions, work and events of all kinds to suit your taste, budget and timelines.
As the temperatures start to cool and Grey County’s canvas begins to display vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and purples, it is the perfect time to tour studios of the talented artists who call this area home. During the fall months, many artists open their studio doors welcoming you to visit and view their work. We have created a colourful list of art events and locations.
Grey County is home to many talented artists and fall is the best time to tour the backroads while visiting their unique studios. Locally, there are five studio tours running from late August until Thanksgiving weekend.
Welcome to Ontario's Apple Country - a special place where the moderating effects of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment create perfect conditions for growing amazing apples - and baking perfect apple pies!