In rural communities, fall provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the growing season. Work winds down as the harvest is brought in. Appetites quicken as the nights get cooler and longer. The variety of fresh, local foods is better than at any other time of year. So why not take some time to enjoy?
With summer weather upon us, few locales offer as splendid and as varied attractions for a three-day getaway as does Grey County. The area showcases magnificent Georgian Bay, often referred to as “the sixth Great Lake” featuring more than 30,000 islands and 2,000 km of shoreline.
General stores have long been the heart of rural communities. Here’s a list of some of the very best in Grey so you can plan pit stops on your waterfall tour, your cycling route, your fall drive or after your Bruce Trail hike.
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.
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.
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.
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority and Saugeen Conservation Authority own and manage large areas comprised of important wetland complexes, managed forests and recreation parks throughout Grey & Bruce. Conservation Areas provide a variety of hiking, walking, mountain biking, and nature interpretation activities. Here are a few of our favourite trails.