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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

The Meaford Summer Concert Series FREE
Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:00pm
12 Nelson St E
Meaford, ON N4L 1N6
Canada
416 452 3726
Sundown
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00am to Monday, September 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Meaford Pooch Pool Party
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Blue Dolphin Pool
57 Richmond Street
Meaford, ON N4L 1B6
Canada
519-538-5895
Flyer
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 2:00pm
221 McLeese Dr SS3
Cobble Beach Golf Resort Community
Kemble, ON N0H 1S0
Canada
416-366-4820 x234
Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 11:00am to Monday, October 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 3Z2
Canada
705-444-7398
Haunt
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 10:00pm
156 Jozo Weider Blvd
The 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!

Summer Hours (June 19 - September 7):

  • Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
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

One of Grey County's best kept secrets. Experience Hogg's Falls in the summer or during the winter months by snowshoe.

Parking, Picnic Area, Washrooms, 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. If you prefer to stay on land, try your hand at catching a trout with our catch and release fishing option or choose a net and observer for exploring the shoreline and investigating the many creatures that inhabit the pond. In the winter, join family and friends in one of Canada’s favorite winter pastimes as you skate across the Mill Pond.

Dockside Summer Hours (June 26 - September 7):

  • Sunday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
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.

Summer Hours (June 19 - September 7):

  • Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
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.

Summer Hours (June 19 - September 7):

  • Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Satuday: 10:00am-10:00pm
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. Join us for this year's Salmon Celebration, featuring guided tours and tastings, Oct. 10-12, 2015.

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)!

Summer Hours (June 19 - September 7):

  • Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
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

Nature, history, scenery and memorable adventures await the whole family at the most varied natural playground in Ontario. 

Explore a self-guided trail of caves, caverns and crevasses carved millions of years ago by glacial ice, and savour the breathtaking lookouts from the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, set in one of Canada’s sixteen UNESCO biosphere reserves. Learn about the First Nations’ Huron Petun tribe as you discover the mysterious places and hidden natural fortress which sheltered the native people from their enemies.  Venture over Southern Ontario’s longest 420ft. Suspension Footbridge which offers spectacular views of Georgian Bay and surrounding countryside. Hitch a ride on Rocky the train, and enjoy the additional features such as: children’s adventure playground, pan for gemstones, mini golf, trout pond, picnic areas, snack bar and gift shop. Please, no pets and running or hiking shoes are required. Open 7 days per week, May to October.
 

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.

Summer Hours (June 19 - September 7):

  • Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
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.

Summer Hours (June 19 - September 7):

  • Sunday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Monday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am-8:00pm
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