This is our first winter in Canada and we’re all about embracing the cold and finding the magic! Just 2.5 hours away from Toronto you’ll find a place that’s absolutely jam packed with winter magic – Grey County.
Canoeing among the spawning salmon on the Sydenham River in Ontario’s Grey County was such a special experience, I still think about its magical qualities months later. Fall is a beautiful time to visit the area and hike to some of the ten waterfalls in the area or to canoe amongst the salmon.
There’s something about spending time outdoors that kicks my appetite into full gear. I’d like to think it’s due to all the calories burned as I bounce around from activity to activity, but in reality it’s probably the fact that I use food as a motivator to get moving…Yup, nothing makes me fly around a skating trail or down a hill faster than knowing I have the perfect après ski spot lined up. So it should come as no surprise that whenever I head to Visit Grey
We love visiting Blue Mountain – it is a great escape from the city as it is only a 2 hour drive from Toronto. When most people think of Blue Mountain they think of winter activities, skiing in particular. Did I tell you that I don’t ski! In fact, this visit was my first time ever putting on a pair of ski’s. I took the plunge and suited up and took my first ever ski lesson. If you are thinking of visiting Blue Mountainbut don’t ski don’t fret, there are so many other activities that will keep you busy.
As you already know, last month, I collaborated with Grey County Tourism. I spent three days exploring the region and trying all sorts of fun activities. On Day 1, I explored waterfalls, ate a delicious dinner at the Flying Chestnut Kitchen, and fell asleep by the fire at the Pretty River Valley Country Inn. On Day 2, I met reindeer and horses, went on a little hike in the snow, ate at Justin’s Oven in the town of Kimberley, did some outdoor activities at Blue Mountain, and ended the evening with a visit to Scandinave Spa and a peaceful sleep at the Westin Trillum House Blue Mountains.
Our Ontario licence plates are very encouraging aren’t they? For those of you haven’t seen them, our provincial licence plate slogan is “Ontario, Yours to Discover.” And a couple of weeks ago, I did just that! I drove north to explore the region of Grey County.
With the end of September comes the crisp, cool wave of the fall season. Hints of apple, cloves and cinnamon hang in the air as sweater weather creeps in. Whether you’re looking for adventure or just a beautiful getaway to enjoy the autumn colours, you’ve come to the right place. Break out the scarves, grab a latte and get ready to “fall” for Grey County this autumn!
Grey County…… It’s the smell of the fresh country air and breathtaking views that get me each time I visit. There are acres of fruit trees and grazing cows dotting the landscape. It’s peaceful here, no traffic jams – even on weekends it’s possible to get a restaurant reservation. To the west, you have Owen Sound and in the east Collingwood, Thornbury and Meaford reside in the middle.