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Person sitting in a lawn chair on a sandy beach

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. From Northwinds to Christie Beach, from Memorial Park to Centennial Park, find a beach near you with our Beaches 101 and let the fun begin.

Above ground or below, the Niagara Escarpment’s unique geological formations make Grey County a climbing and caving paradise. Whether you’re exploring the family-friendly Scenic Caves, climbing at Old Baldy or venturing underground at Metcalfe Rock, Rock Climbing and Caving 101 has gear, guides and more.

A person cross country skiing on a trail in a forest

Abundant snow, amazing forests and dramatic landscapes equal epic cross-country conditions in Grey County. Whether you’re skating the Sawmill Trails, skiing groomers at Scenic Caves, exploring County Forests or breaking trail at Kolapore, get your rental, guide and trail etiquette info in our Cross-Country Skiing 101.

Group of cyclists riding on a road along green fields

With well-maintained, quiet roads and amazing scenery, Grey County is truly a cycling destination. Home to the annual Centurion cycling race, the region has become a training ground for racers and recreational cyclists alike. Read our Road Cycling 101 and order your cycling brochure to get started. Also, be sure to check Road Construction.

A person skiing downhill

Home to Blue Mountain and 6 private clubs along the Niagara Escarpment, hitting the Grey County slopes is a must. Whether you’re a black-diamond veteran or a first timer, there’s a perfect run for you. Hitting the Slopes 101 has all the information on rentals, lessons and snow conditions.

A person with a dog fishing on a dock by a large body of water surrounded by hills

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. You’ll need an Ontario Fishing License to drop a line and try your luck. Learn all about your options in Fishing 101.

Two fish jumping over fast moving water

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. The Mill Dam in Owen Sound and the Thornbury Fishway both offer great views of the salmon jumping while the Owen Sound Salmon Eco Tour can teach you more about this amazing species.

A scenic view of a green golf course with water and clouds in the background

Grey County has a wealth of quality golf courses, ranging in difficulty and often offering amazing views of Georgian Bay. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly outing or a challenging round on an expert course, there’s a great Grey County golf course for you. Also, visit Grey Bruce Golf for more information.

Two people overlooking a valley of greenery

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. From rocky, technical paths to mellow rail trails, we’ve got trails for all ages and abilities. Discover your options with Hiking 101.

Rider on a horse in a pasture with fall coloured trees

Horseback riding is a great way to experience the outdoors. In Grey County, operators offer everything from guided trail rides to pony rides for the little ones and wagon rides for the whole family. Find an experienced operator right here.

During hunting seasons, Grey County Forests are a popular destination for hunters. For your own safety and in respect to others, please remember trails are open to everyone to enjoy and it is important to follow proper trail etiquette.  Hunting is not permitted in County Forest #10 (Derby) or County Forest #40 (St. Vincent).

Two people sitting on ice putting on skates while person skates in the background

Under the arena lights or the shining stars of an outdoor rink, ice skating is a true Canadian pastime. From Blue Mountain to Cobble Beach, Harrison Park and Priceville, outdoor rinks abound. Need an indoor option? We’ve got those too! Discover your ice skating options here.

Two motorcyclists riding on a small road through a fall coloured forest

The same rolling hills and quiet roads that have made Grey County a cycling destination have also made the region a motorcycling paradise. Visit the Ride Grey Bruce website and our Motorcycling 101 for all the resources you need to plan your day trip, multi-day trip or epic super loop experience.

Person on an ATV riding on a trail in a green forest

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 & municipal roads only. Get all the details here before you head out. Want to race or ride motocross?  Motopark in Chatsworth has lessons, rentals, tracks and trails.

Lusitano horse and rider training with calf at Sol E Toiros

From bouncing baby alpacas to thrilling bloodless bullfights, there are lots of ways to enjoy authentic on-farm experiences in Grey County! Bring your kids to a petting zoo or a maple syrup festival and let them discover the richness of farm life. 

Areal view of a person paddling a Kayak in calm blue water

Whether you’re running rapids, canoeing a glassy lake or taking in a Georgian Bay sunset, your paddling adventure awaits. Download your Grey Bruce paddling brochure then peruse our Paddling 101 to choose a route and a launch. Need rentals or prefer to go with a guide? We’ve got knowledgeable outfitters too.

Yellow Lillies

Gardeners are a passionate and proud bunch. That passion is alive and well in our region with 23 rural gardens featured on the Rural Gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties self-guided tour. To experience Grey County’s rare and diverse gardens along the route, look for the blue signs with bright yellow daisies.

Person sitting on the edge of a cliff overlooking autumn trees

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. Whether you’re hiking the Bruce Trail or taking the gondola to the top of Blue Mountain, pack your camera, your sense of adventure and even a few snacks!

arial view of Lake Eugenia in autumn

Sometimes it is nice to let the insiders show you the best the area has to offer. Take a fall sightseeing flight with a charter airplane or helicopter service, or let our tour guides show you scenic lookouts and other great spots from the road.

Two horses pulling a sleigh holding a group of people through a forest on a wintery day

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. Tour a maple bush, view the Festival of Northern Lights in a new way or start a Christmas holiday tradition. Learn more here.

Person on a red snowmobile reading a trail sign in the forest

With more than 2,400 kms of trail in Grey and Bruce Counties, local trails are maintained by the OFSC District 9. Add a wide-range of snowmobile friendly accommodations and eateries, and your winter adventure awaits. Learn more about permits and trip planning at Snowmobiling 101.

Two people wearing snowshoes standing on the edge of a hill overlooking a waterfalls

One of the fastest growing winter sports, snowshoeing offers a great way to explore the forest during the winter months. Snowshoe to one of Grey County’s 7 winter waterfalls, take in the views from atop the Niagara Escarpment or explore a winter winery. Learn more in our Snowshoeing 101.

A couple kissing in front of a cascading waterfall

Grey County is home to 9 beautiful waterfalls – 7 of which are accessible during the winter months. Order your waterfall tour brochure, download the winter waterfall brochure and read up on these local cascades.