To help remind our local small businesses that we love them, Grey County has launched Rediscover Grey. This summer campaign highlights each of Grey County’s nine municipalities. We encourage you to explore and rediscover local businesses, restaurants and outdoor spaces, safely. Rediscover Grey by recommending a local favourite to family or friends, choosing to check local options first for your regular shopping, and sharing the Support Local Grey County social media challenge to win some great local prizes.

Get out and rediscover Owen Sound!  With a beautiful harbour and bay, winding rivers, tree-lined streets, plush parks, numerous trails and a thriving, historic downtown, you won't run out of things to do or see.

The Owen Sound Farmers' Market has been the place to be on Saturday mornings for over 150 years.  Newly re-opened following the Covid closures, the hours have changed slightly to 9:00am - 12:00pm and there are several new protocols in place.  You can find more information before you visit, and a list of weekly vendors here. Producers, Bakers, Artisans and Crafters provide a cornucopia of choice.

Owen Sound Artists' Co-op

Handmade by local artists, our unique fine art and craft reflects the creativity of the thriving arts community in our region. The Owen Sound Artists' Co-op features 45 members who represent a wide variety of mediums.

Casero Kitchen Table

Enjoy Mexican-style food made from scratch featuring local ingredients. They have a variety of Mexican beverages to enjoy on their expanded patio, or place an order for take out.

Heartwood Home

It's the place to find unique and unusual things. Stuff you can’t find anywhere else. From big furniture things to little ‘gifty’ things. We sell antiques purchased at farm auctions, locally made furniture and crafts, unusual and hard to find plants.

Mudtown Station

mudtown station

Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant offers a fun meeting place in the east harbour of Owen Sound that celebrates both the history of the city and the talents of our present-day residents. It is housed in a vintage train station, with a waterview patio. Food sourced locally, and paired with the best the area has to offer in craft beer sets the stage for a great time.

Sprout Cafe

A plant-based and gluten-free cafe offering quick and healthy options for people on-the-go. Freshly made snacks, smoothies, kombucha, juices, hot drinks, bowls, salads, and soups.

Sugar Dust Baking

Sugar Dust baking

A mother and daughter baking duo that create rustic home baked goods including: cookies, cakes, cheesecakes, tarts, cake pops, scones, muffins, biscuits, bundt cakes.

The Milk Maid

This wonderful cheese and fine foods shop strives to bring you only the very best quality foods from around the world and right here in our own backyard.

The Rocking Horse

This locally owned and operated toy store has been providing the best selection of toys and games for children and their families since 1977!  Fun and interesting games, crafts, science kits, building systems infant/toddler toys & more!

Outdoor Activities:
Harrison Park

Harrison Park

Featuring more than 40 hectares of streams, trails, gardens, playgrounds, forest and green space in the heart of Owen Sound.  Often called our "jewel in the crown," the park features dining and recreation facilities, a full-service campground, a bird sanctuary,  and basketball courts.

Its network of trails connects directly with the Bruce Trail, the longest footpath in Canada, which will take you to Inglis Falls, just south of the city. There is a small waterfall, Weaver's Creek Falls, accessible from within the park as well.

Kelso Beach Park

Kelso Beach Park is a beach, a park and local history all in one!  Located on the shores of Georgian Bay at the mouth of the Pottawatami River, you can access the park by car via the Eddie Sargent Parkway or by foot or bicycle following the city's harbourfront walkway. The park offers views of the eastern shore of the harbour, interspersed with tall willow trees and boats in the distance.  Please note that part of the waterfront trail, north of the playground is closed due to high water levels. The splash pad is open for the season.

Owen Sound Waterfront Trail

Owen Sound Waterfront Trail

Explore Owen Sound's harbour along this 3-kilometre trail that stretches from Kelso Beach Park to the city's East boat launch, with historic plaques along the way. The trail passes by the Visitor Information Centre and Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, as well as the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, offering gardens, a playground and small beach. The waterfront trail links with the Tom Thomson Trail to the east and the Georgian Bluffs Rail Trail to the west. Please note that part of the waterfront trail, north of the playground at Kelso Beach Park is closed due to high water levels.

West Rocks Conservation Area

The majority of West Rocks Management Area is located on top of the Niagara Escarpment in a upland hardwood forest with many fern species. The parking lot for this area is located on Concession Road #3 in Georgian Bluffs.  Approximately 4,327 metres of Bruce Trail meanders through this property, with an additional trail system linking other trails to the Bruce Trail.  West Rocks property is owned by Grey Sauble Conservation Authority.

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