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Grey County has oodles of family-friendly places, events and activities to enjoy. We've chosen the best of the season for you to explore.

Events

Ginkgo 4th Annual Peony Tour handcrafts art garden clinic rare plants
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
303282 sideroad 33 RR1
Annan, ON N0H 1B0
Canada
519-387-2428
Georgian Bay British Car Club
Saturday, June 9, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Volunteers in the village
Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
102599 Grey Rd 18
RR4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
Canada
519-376-3690
Salsa at Blue
Friday, June 22, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, June 24, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Canada Day
Saturday, June 30, 2018 (All day) to Monday, July 2, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Canada flag flowers
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
102599 Grey Rd 18
RR4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
Canada
519-376-3690
Peak to Shore Music Festival
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, July 8, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Harbourfest Event
Saturday, July 14, 2018 (All day)
1198 1st Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2E2
Canada
519 376 4440 ext. 1251
Meaford Harbour 5km Run/Walk
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:00am
3 St. Vincent Street
Meaford, ON N4L 1A1
Canada
519-538-1311 ext. 4208
Century 21 Free Throw Basketball Competition
Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
927 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H5
Canada
519-375-6585
Aerial view car show
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
102599 Grey Rd 18
RR4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6
Canada
519-376-3690
Country Crossroads
Saturday, July 21, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, July 22, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Elvis at the Blue Mountain Village
Saturday, July 28, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, July 29, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Mosaic World Music
Saturday, August 4, 2018 (All day) to Monday, August 6, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Wild Wonders at Blue
Saturday, August 11, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, August 12, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Village Vibe
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 11:00am
156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Indigenous Life Festival
Saturday, August 25, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, August 26, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Owen Sound Race, marathon race Ontario, Subaru Multisport race
Sunday, August 26, 2018 (All day)
Bayshore Community Centre
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Canada
519-372-3925
Summer Sundown
Saturday, September 1, 2018 (All day) to Monday, September 3, 2018 (All day)
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
Blue Mountain Village
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Two little scarecrows on a hay bale
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Meaford Harbour Pavilion
3 St. Vincent St.
Meaford, ON N4L 1B8
Canada
519-538-4685
Apple Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 11:15am to Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:15am
156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398

Businesses

Apex Bagjump

Take a leap of faith on the new Apex Bagjump. Work your way up to the maximum height of 21 feet, and prepare for a free fall onto the air bag waiting below. Satisfy your inner thrill seeker with the ultimate adrenaline rush!

Spring Hours (May 15 - June 18):

Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Washrooms, Equipment Rental, Fee for Use
Apple Pie Trail

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!

Culinary Tour or Trail, Local Food, U Pick
family on bikes

Welcome to the NEW Activity Central - your one-stop action shop for endless recreation in the Blue Mountain region. Recreation is our specialty and we have something to suit everyone - from serene to extreme! Try the new Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, snowshoeing along the escarpment, tobogganing with the family or go for speed on a snowmobile tour.

Visitor Info
Gondola ride in summer at Blue

Blue Mountain Resort is the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada.

Visitor Info, Paddling Access, Retail Outlet / Gift Shop
Baby Lamb at Dejong Acres

Enjoy a farm tour that includes barnyard animal fun and shopping for local products, honey, maple syrup and local meat.  Dejong Acres is apart of the Kemble Mountain Maple Syrup Festival.

Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Guided Hikes / Tours, Retail Outlet / Gift Shop

Pool rentals, aquafit, night swims, swimming lessons.

Camping along the scenic Saugeen River

Durham Conservation Area is an ideal campground nestled along a picturesque stretch of the winding Saugeen River and boasts 2 sand beaches. With over 200 campsites, it is also just a leisurely trek into the heart of the Durham town centre. It covers over 61 ha (150 acres) including over 3 kms (2 miles) of Saugeen River frontage.

Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Waterfront
Paddleboarder with dog

Eagle Adventure operates year round offering a unique experience in customized outdoor adventures. Our company personnel are experienced in kayak, canoe, voyageur canoe, nordic walking/hiking, regular hiking and caving. We use our skills to take you on enjoyable and safe family adventures but have the skills to step it up to whitewater and overnight adventures if you wish.

Cruise in for a Taste of the 50's

From the moment you enter Elsie’s Diner, you will feel like you are stepping back in time to the Fabulous 50’s. Come sit in a comfy booth or grab a stool at the counter. Tap your toes to the great oldies music.  A great place for Guys to bring their Dolls for date night.

Air Conditioned, Accessible Facility, Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Wifi, Kids Menu, Licensed, Local Food
Photo of building

At the Farmer's Pantry you'll find pick your own apples, raspberries, and soon cherries, a petting farm, our Wildlife Interactive center, Farmer's Mini Golf, a Cedar Maze, a Rope Maze, events and activities on some weekends throughout the summer and fall! Check out farmerspantry.com for details!

The Good Cheer Splash Pad at Kelso Beach Park is the hottest place to stay cool in the summer! Open Daily from 9:00 a.m. to dusk.  NO admission fee!

Moreston Heritage Village in the summer

Grey Roots engages and educates our communities in the human history of the County of Grey by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories.

Air Conditioned, Accessible Facility, Bike-friendly, Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Picnic Area, Visitor Info, Washrooms, Wifi, Events, Fee for Use, Film, Guided Hikes / Tours, Live Performances, Retail Outlet / Gift Shop, Seasonal Passes, Local Food Products
Movie on drive in screen at sunset

Box office opens approximately 1 hour before show times.

Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Washrooms, Fee for Use, Film
Hanover P & H Centre

Ice skating, hockey and swimming are available. Meeting room rentals are also available.  There are special programs/schedules on PA Days, Christmas Break & March Break so please call ahead for information: 519-364-2310.
The indoor walking track is also open from 6:00am - 10:00pm daily (subject to seasons) - admission by donation.

Air Conditioned, Accessible Facility, Bike-friendly, Large Groups Welcome, Motorcycle-friendly, Packages Available, Parking, Visitor Info, Washrooms, Wifi, Events
Horse in harness race

The all new Hanover Raceway & Entertainment Facility. Live racing every Saturday from May 2- Oct 4th. Post Time 7:15 p.m. except August 1, Post Tiem is 7 p.m.and Oct 4th Post time is 1:30pm. Live racing Wednesdays in July and August at 7:15pm. Post Time &:15p.m. "Dream of Gory" Stake Race on Saturday August 1, Purse is $100,000.

Parking, Washrooms, Fee for Use
Cycle the Freedom Trail in Harrison Park

Harrison Park straddles the scenic Sydenham River and features beautiful landscapes, century-old trees, hiking and cycling trails, boat rentals, mini-putt, a bird sanctuary, playgrounds and campground. There's a licensed restaurant; the Harrison Park Inn, on site. Public pool open in summer months. Visit the Black History Cairn at the park and Weaver's Creek Falls, near the pool.

Accessible Facility, Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Waterfront, Boat Launch, Equipment Rental, Events, Paddling Access, Trail Access

If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly activity, Blue’s newest winter attraction has you covered! Now open, Hike N’ Tube gives guests a taste of downhill without the speed and equipment associated with skiing and snowboarding.

Packages Available, Parking, Washrooms, Day / Night Pass, Equipment Rental, Fee for Use, Groomed
Hoggs Falls Fall/Grey County Waterfalls Tour

The spring melt makes for voluptious waterfalls so for the best volume be sure to come and visit one of our 10 waterfalls in Grey County during the spring.  Grab a copy of our waterfalls tour map to complete the tour of 10 other falls.

Parking, Scenic Tour, Trail Access

This multi-purpose, fully accessible recreation destination has altered the culture of fitness and recreation across Grey and Bruce Counties.  The dream became reality when the City and Family Y forged a new partnership toward the creation of this facility and the Federal and Provincial governments made funding commitments along with over 800 generous donors from this community. 

Air Conditioned, Parking, Visitor Info, Washrooms, Equipment Rental, Events, Fee for Use, Lessons Offered
Enjoy Georgian Bay at Kelso Beach, Owen Sound.

Beautiful Owen Sound harbourfront park with beach, picnic shelter, washrooms, extensive play area, amphitheatre, soccer fields and trails. Site of the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival, Canada Day Celebrations, Owen Sound Ribfest and more!

Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Waterfront, Events, Live Performances, Paddling Access, Trail Access
Kiwanis Sk8 & Bike Park

The new Kiwanis Sk8 & Bike Park for children and youth is located at the Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre. It's FREE of charge and is accessible to all people. The recreation centre next door offers twin ice pads and also houses the Owen Sound and Area YMCA, with fitness facilities and indoor pools.

Parking, Washrooms

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.

Picnic Area, Washrooms
Dockside

Located in the heart of the village, Mill Pond has your recreational needs covered! In the summer, Dockside gives you a chance to enjoy a leisurely paddle in a kayak or explore the water in a multi-person paddleboat.

Parking, Washrooms, Equipment Rental, Fee for Use, Groomed
Mountaintop Segway Tours

Explore Blue Mountain’s vast wooded terrain with Mountaintop Segway Tours. Wind your way through wooded trails at top of the Niagara Escarpment on a state of the art 2-wheeled Segway transportation device. This guided off-road tour is a unique way to explore the peak of the mountain, while overlooking the majestic Georgian Bay region and the Blue Mountain Village.

Packages Available, Parking, Washrooms, Equipment Rental, Fee for Use, Guided Hikes / Tours
Open-Air Gondola

Enjoy panoramic views as you take a scenic ride to the top of the Escarpment! The gondola is available for pedestrian and bike traffic and is suitable for all ages.

Spring Hours (May 15 - June 18):

Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Washrooms, Fee for Use, Scenic Tour

This amazing charter excursion takes you up the Bruce Peninsula, over some of Grey County's waterfalls, across Manitoulin Island to Killarney, for an amazing fish and chips lunch!

Parking, Washrooms, Fee for Use, Guided Hikes / Tours, Scenic Tour
people walking towards spawning beds

Experience the fall migration of Chinook Salmon heading upstream in Owen Sound to spawn. You can paddle, hike, cycle or drive this self-guided tour, learning about the salmon's fascinating journey at stops along the way. The best times to view the salmon are mid-September to late October.

Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Waterfront, Events, Scenic Tour, Trail Access

Nestled between the shores of Georgian Bay and the heights of the Niagara Escarpment is Plunge! Aquatic Centre, the perfect place for water activities with the family in the Blue Mountain Village, Ontario. Plunge!

Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster

Ontario’s first mountain coaster offers an exciting downhill adventure at Blue Mountain! Ridge Runner takes riders on an exhilarating coaster experience as it twists and turns 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) down the mountain through varied terrain. Riders control their own speeds—up to 42 km/h (26 mph)!

Early Spring Hours (March 29 - May 14):

Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Fee for Use, Lessons Offered

The Sawmill Trail, which starts 1km east of Hepworth, is comprised of beginner to expert loops, well-groomed for both diagonal and skate skiing techniques. The Jackrabbit loop is illuminated for evening skiing. The trails are cut through rolling land, sheltered by hardwood and evergreen stands. There are gentle loops for beginners and challenging hills for the expert.

Day / Night Pass, Groomed
Treetop canopy walking and ziplining

Spring is a wondrous time to experience Scenic Caves Nature Adventures.

During April, the Park is closed in preparation for “green season activities”.

Air Conditioned, Large Groups Welcome, Packages Available, Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Equipment Rental, Groomed, Guided Hikes / Tours, Lessons Offered, Retail Outlet / Gift Shop, Scenic Tour, Seasonal Passes, Trail Access, Local Food Products, Patio
children's train ride

Story Book Park is a childrens playground for kids all ages, with rides, trains, animals, mini golf, restaurant and a waterpark.

apples ripening on tree

An award winning orchard where it's not just the size, it's the flavour.  The Ferri legacy continues with simply great apples featuring Honey Crisp, Mac, Ambrosia, Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Cortland, Gala paired with apple blossom honey.On-farm market is open throughout harvest season. U-pick and pre-picked apples are available. 

Culinary Tour or Trail, Indoor Market, Local Food, U Pick
Walters falls summer

Although this waterfall is on private property, there is a viewing platform where Walter's Creek plunges 14 metres in the heart of the village. Named for the pioneer John Walter and his family, the picturesque settlement grew around its waterpower, which continues to provide energy for a gristmill. The location is now home to the spectacular accommodation The Falls Inn.

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.

Wind Rider Triple Zips

Soar through the sky as you zoom from platform to platform, high above the trees up to 50 ft above the ground and reaching speeds up to 50 km/h. The Wind Rider Triple Zip has three parallel lines that allow you and two friends to fly between platforms simultaneously.

Spring Hours (May 15 - June 18):

Parking, Washrooms, Equipment Rental, Fee for Use, Lessons Offered, Scenic Tour
Woodlot Low Ropes Course

Push your limits, while staying a little bit more grounded. Nestled at the foot of Blue Mountain, Woodlot Low Ropes raises family and team-building fun to new heights. It is perfect for both first-time and experienced climbers, with three self-guided courses that feature 25 different aerial elements, including suspended logs, beams, ropes, cables, and cargo nets.

Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, Equipment Rental, Fee for Use, Guided Hikes / Tours, Lessons Offered
25 m Lane Pool

The YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce is a charity dedicated to building a caring, healthy community by creating opportunities for all people to achieve personal growth in spirit, mind and body. Serving our community since 1877, the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce enriches the lives of people of all ages and is open to all members of our community.

Air Conditioned, Accessible Facility, Large Groups Welcome, Parking, Washrooms, Wifi, Day / Night Pass, Events, Fee for Use, Lessons Offered