The sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom, and spring is officially here. What a luxury it is to say that we live in beautiful Grey County, a four-season utopia for all things adventure and fun. Whether you’re a born and raised, veteran of the area or a curious weekender ready for new heights, we’ve got you covered.
Our region is one of the best, and it’s hard not to take advantage of the many hiking paths and trails that weave throughout Grey County. From one community to the next, you’ll have no problem seeking outdoor adventure and stumbling upon some of nature’s gold. Grab your hiking gear, sunscreen, water, and closest friends and see Grey County in all its glory.
We can’t possibly list every hiking destination, but here are a few suggestions to add to your summer bucket list. You may even spot a waterfall along the way, too!
The Georgian Trail - If you’re looking for a long-distance trail to ride your bike, this is where you start. With 30 access points, this trail leads you along the coast of Georgian Bay with pit stops to local parks, beautiful scenery, campgrounds, ice-cream huts, and sandy beaches. Spanning from Collingwood to Meaford, it’s a beginner trail that will help you arrive at your final destination.
Old Baldy Scenic Lookout – Located 152 metres above the Beaver Valley, is a viewpoint that will leave you speechless. Although only offering a short hike to the lookout, Old Baldy is a great spot to bring a snack and take in all the beauty that is the Grey County countryside. This destination can be access off Grey County Road 13, just outside of Kimberley.
The Bruce Trail – The Bruce Trail is known as Canada’s oldest and longest footpath with 250 kilometers of it running through our very own Grey County. The entire trail system is maintained by Bruce Trail Conservancy volunteers and remains as one of the most scenic trails in the region with access to some amazing scenery.
Eugenia Conservation Trail - Located on Grey Road 13 in the heart of Eugenia, the trail winds along the edge of the ‘Cuckoo Valley’ with breathtaking views of the 30-meter high waterfall. Enjoy this 1km hike while strolling along the fieldstone wall and learn the historical importance of the Beaver River.
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