Elmvale makes a convenient stop over for visitors on the route between Georgian Bay’s beaches. The village has numerous shops, markets and restaurants to serve travelers. Elmvale Heritage Park has a picnic shelter located on Road 92 just west of the downtown core. Orr Lake Park, situated east of Elmvale on County Road 19, has a nice beach on the inland lake.
Elmvale Jungle Zoo, located on Hwy 27, provides an exciting outing among exotic animals in a shady park setting that encompasses 25 acres of natural landscape. Giraffes, big cats, monkeys, colourful birds and giant reptiles can be seen with educational, interactive demonstrations for visitors. The zoo opens daily from Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day and weekends until Thanksgiving, weather permitting.
Tiny Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area is located on Tiny-Flos Townline off County Rd 6, north of Elmvale. This significant breeding area for waterfowl has superb trails on raised dikes that may be hiked or bicycled. Observation towers give visitors a good look at 11 species of ducks, rare terns and swans. A nature centre provides displays and eco-tours of the area.
Rounds Ranch Farm Adventures is a friendly place for family fun located east on County Rd 92. Try to solve the clues to a puzzle theme in the huge Cornfield Maze. Take aim at targets with apples or mini-pumpkins using giant slingshots. Have a blast on the Barnyard Boxcars through straw tunnels. Cool down in the water Mist Maze or have a picnic in the Western themed village.