There’s nothing more magical during the holidays than quaint small towns decked out in twinkling lights and fresh snow. Head to one or all of Grey County’s downtowns for seasonal shopping, tasty treats or to just soak up the sights and sounds of the season. Check this list twice to get your holiday’s started.
The County of Grey is a family of distinctive communities which values its heritage, natural beauty, clean, healthy environment and rural lifestyle. As the fourth largest county in Ontario, Grey County is home to more than 92 thousand residents.
Grey County is comprised of nine member municipalities, each with its own unique character and strengths. You can explore each municipality through the links below.
Township of Southgate
This Gateway to Grey County is located at the southern-most part of the county. Southgate is home to a thriving agricultural community, the Horse and Buggy Trail, the Dundalk's Farmer's Market, Full Throttle Motor Speedway and many kilometres of OFSC Snowmobile Trails.
Township of Georgian Bluffs
Just a few hours from major Ontario cities, Georgian Bluffs is a collection of communities stretching north from Chatsworth to just south of Wiarton. Discover our quiet back roads, fresh air and endless opportunities to explore our great outdoors.
Township of Chatsworth
Chatsworth boasts the beauty of rivers and streams, rolling hills, forests, scenic falls, inland lakes and the Niagara Escarpment. Rural and rustic, it's home to endless photographic views. When visiting Chatsworth, you'll experience an atmosphere that's beautiful, quiet and peaceful.
Town of the Blue Mountains
Situated on the Niagara Escarpment and ome to Ontario's largest ski resort and a host of private ski clubs, The Blue Mountains is the recreational capital of Grey County.It boasts plenty of Georgian Bay shoreline to enjoy, and quaint villages like Thornbury, Heathcote and Craigleith,
Town of Hanover
Home to Hanover Raceway and the picturesque Saugeen River, Hanover is a vibrant town in Southern Grey County.
The P&H Centre houses a regional aquatic cente, an NHL-size ice surface, an indoor walking track and meeting rooms available for community rentals.
Municipality of West Grey
The geographically largest municipality in Grey County, West Grey is traversed by the Saugeen and Rocky Saugeen rivers and boasts a mix of rolling hills and fertile farmland as well as the towns of Durham, Neustadt and Ayton.
Municipality of Meaford
Situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, the Municipality of Meaford is home to a vibrant and critically acclaimed summer theatre festival, numerous fine dining establishments, two of Ontario's best hiking and cycling trail systems, excellent fishing and waterfront camping.
Municipality of Grey Highlands
The Municipality of Grey Highlands is situated in beautiful southeast Grey County. Grey Highlands boasts the natural beauty of waterfalls, the Bruce Trail,
the Osprey Bluffs and the Saugeen and Beaver Rivers, and encompasses the heart of the Beaver Valley: a place for all seasons.
Grey County is a family of distinctive communities which values heritage, natural beauty, clean, healthy environment and rural lifestyle. Just 2 hours north of the GTA, Grey County welcomes thousands of visitors every year. Our vision is: "the place where people feel genuinely at home and naturally inspired; enjoying an exceptional blend of active and health living, and economic opportunity."
City of Owen Sound
The city of Owen Sound (the largest urban centre in Grey-Bruce) offers lots of ways to play – discovering a new trail or waterfall, hitting the beach or the gym, enjoying a concert, dance or theatrical performance, heading to a favourite restaurant, strolling downtown, booking a weekend retreat at a local B&B, or catching a favorite festival or event.