There certainly is a lot of hype surrounding ‘mindfulness’ these days—and for good reason with the hustle and bustled of our quick-paced lives. Grey County provides an awe-inspiring array of rich colours, sounds, smells and textures throughout the four seasons to practice mindfulness. Any patch of nature that captures your senses will do, be it the sun’s rays dancing through rustling trees, a warm breeze enveloping you, or an orchestra of crickets in tangled wild flowers.
Blue Mountain Resort is the largest mountain resort in Ontario, Canada.
Overlooking the crystal blue water of Georgian Bay, in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment sits Grey County's first winery, Coffin Ridge. A boutique winery by design, Coffin Ridge produces high quality, small batch wine made primarily from grapes grown from hand planted, hand picked Grey County grapes.
The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is open daily, 10am to 4pm, from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, or by chance and appointment.
Eat Well Market, Hanover's own farmers' market, is located in Heritage Square across from the library in Hanover. Featuring organic vegetables, meat (lamb, beef, chicken, turkey), fish, maple syrup, honey, vegan lunches, bbq, Indian food, European baking, cheese, artisanal breads, smoothies, ice cream, tea, coffee, spice blends, preserves and more.
At the Farmer's Pantry you'll find pick your own apples, raspberries, pumpkins and 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!
Enjoy the autumn colours with us!! Meet us at Metcalfe Rock for a half day of rock climbing or a half day of caving. Both tours are guided and we provide all equipment. Or come over to the Beaver River and enjoy a 1, 2 or 5 hour paddle down the river. You can choose from going with a guide or going on your own.
Grey Roots engages and educates our communities in the human history of the County of Grey by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories.
The fall colours bring the waterfalls in Grey County to life. Take a photo with the vibrant red & golds at Hogg's Falls and hike the connecting Bruce Trail. Be sure to obtain a copy of the waterfalls tour map to take in other great waterfalls in the area.
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.
Vendors grow it or make it all within 100km of Meaford. Fridays 3pm - 7pm, June to Thanksgiving.
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.
Fall Hours (September 8 - October 12):
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.
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!
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)!
Fall Hours (September 8 - November 1):
Nature puts on a dramatic colour show in the autumn …and it doesn’t last long. There’s no better destination than Scenic Caves Nature Adventures to savour the magical transformation between September and early November.
For a spectacular view of ruralscapes and Georgian Bay this is the spot to bring your camera.
Story Book Park is a childrens playground for kids all ages, with rides, trains, animals, mini golf, restaurant and a waterpark.
Our spectacular award-winning Nantucket-style clubhouse is home to Sweetwater Restaurant and Bar where our executive chef and his culinary team present classical cooking with modern innovation featuring organic, local and seasonal ingredients delighting every appetite. Enjoy panoramic views of Georgian Bay. Open 7 days a week, 8:00am - 10:00pm for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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. Pre-picked apples and farm-pressed Grandad Jack's Apple Cider are available.
There’s always something going on at the TOM!
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.
Fall Hours (September 8 - November 1):