Outdoor Activities in Grey County

Four Seasons of Adventure

If you're looking for endless outdoor adventure, you'll find it in Grey County!  With scenic lookouts, trails, caves, beaches, winding roads, waterways, and waterfalls, we are a natural playground for outdoor activities in every season.

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Things to Do
Swimming at Big Bay

Whether you’re looking to relax with a good book, take the plunge in Georgian Bay or launch your sea kayak, there’s a Grey County beach that’s perfect for you.

Caving and Climbing

Above ground or below, the Niagara Escarpment’s unique geological formations make Grey County a climbing and caving paradise.

Cross Country Skiing

Abundant snow, amazing forests and dramatic landscapes equal epic cross-country conditions in Grey County.

Cycling in Grey

With well-maintained, quiet roads and amazing scenery, Grey County is truly a cycling destination.

Skiing at Blue Mountain

Home to Blue Mountain and 6 private clubs along the Niagara Escarpment, hitting the Grey County slopes is a must.

Thornbury Fish Ladder

As summer draws to a close the salmon battle their way upstream to return to their spawning beds. Witnessing this salmon migration is a must.

Fishing at McGowan Falls

With hundreds of inlands lakes, rivers and streams to explore and the endless angling possibilities of Georgian Bay, Grey County is a fisherman’s dream.

Cobble Beach Golf Links

Grey County has a wealth of quality golf courses, ranging in difficulty and often offering amazing views of Georgian Bay.

Hiking at Skinners Bluff

Whether you’re hiking the Bruce Trail, strolling with the family, visiting a Grey County forest or exploring Grey Sauble Conservation Lands, hiking is a great getaway.

Horse back riding

Horseback riding is a great way to experience the outdoors.

White tail deer

During hunting seasons, Grey County Forests (map) are a popular destination for

Skating at Harrison Park

Under the arena lights or the shining stars of an outdoor rink, ice skating is a true Canadian pastime.

Grey Road 1 Ride

The same rolling hills and quiet roads that have made Grey County a cycling destination have also made the region a motorcycling paradise.

CP Rail Trail

Grey County has endless quiet gravel roads that are off-road friendly for dual sport motorcycles.  ATVs are welcome on a portion of the Grey County CP Rail Trail, and on select county & municip

pigs on the farm

From bouncing baby alpacas to thrilling bloodless bullfights, there are lots of ways to enjoy authentic on-farm experiences in Grey County!

Paddling the Beaver River

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing canoe trip down the river, or watching the sunset over Georgian Bay on your SUP, your paddling adventure awaits.

Keppel Croft Gardens

Gardeners are a passionate and proud bunch.

View from Skinners Bluff

With the Niagara Escarpment running through Grey County, amazing views abound. Scenic lookouts span the county, offering vistas of the Beaver Valley and Georgian Bay.

Dual Acres Sleigh Rides

There’s nothing more peaceful than a sleigh, wagon or horseback ride through a snowy forest. A handful of Grey County operators offer unique horse-drawn experiences.

Snowmobiling in Grey County

With more than 3,600 kms of trail in Grey and Bruce Counties, local trails are maintained by the OFSC District 9.

Snowshoeing the Bruce Trail

One of the fastest growing winter sports, snowshoeing offers a great way to explore the forest during the winter months.

Inglis Falls

Grey County is home to several beautiful waterfalls – a few of which are accessible during the winter months.

From Georgian Bay to Lake Eugenia, from the Beaver River to the Sydenham and the Saugeen, Grey County has miles of pristine waters to explore. Whether you're looking for a family- friendly canoe adventure, a challenging kayak experience or a sunset stand-up paddle, there's something for you here, on the water.
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