Your heart is pounding after the exhilarating climb you just tackled. You hear it before you can see it through the rugged escarpment and tall trees. Slowly, it starts to overwhelm your other senses. Ahhhhhh there it is. It’s so much better in person than you imagined.
General stores have long been the heart of rural communities. Often home to the local post office, The General Store was much more than a place to buy your basic supplies. It was a social hub, a community meeting place, the heart of the town. In recent years, general stores across Grey County have been experiencing a renaissance of sorts.
Farmers’ markets are a great way for visitors to get a true flavour of any area, and lucky for us, there are markets all across Grey County boasting fantastic locally-grown and made products of all kinds. Most markets open in late May or early June as the produce list grows with the season’s warmer weather.
Raise a glass in Grey! We boast 8 beer, wine and cider producers and you can visit 6 of them to enjoy tastings and pairings, take tours, purchase beverages, and enjoy pub-style meals. Add the three new breweries in neighbouring Collingwood and Hoity Toity Cellars in southern Bruce County to your list and you’ll be busy for a week criss-crossing the area.
Where the water and rocks meet, feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpment's edge. Grey County, Ontario offers an abundance of waterfalls. So appealing that they merit their own tour, these special places are often just a short drive or hike from busy roads. Whether in Owen Sound or rural areas, all have scenic settings. Visit all of Grey County's waterfalls on the 150 km self guided driving tour. Stay a night and experience small town hospitality at its best.
Many Grey County towns and villages are connected by community trail networks, often built on reclaimed rail lines. These community trail systems offer family-friendly hiking, cycling, skiing and snowshoeing opportunities.