Picnic areas and playgrounds are a family's best friends in Bluewater country. Adults and children alike can have fun at these places that usually offer tables, washrooms, recreation facilities and shelter pavilions.
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MacNaughton-Morrison Trail follows the creek from the park in Exeter to Morrison Dam Conservation Area as part of the South Huron Trail. The trails are well packed for biking, hiking or skiing over scenic bridges and through riparian forests where opportunities for wildlife observation are exceptional. MacNaughton Park has manicured flower and rock gardens and an outdoor pool. It is also a good place to see Exeter's famous white squirrels that are an unusual colour phase of the common Gray squirrel. Morrison Lake is a good place to cast a fishing line or picnic in the pavilion overlooking the water.
The Lambton Heritage Museum, on Hwy. 21 south of Grand Bend, is home to an outstanding collection of distinctive, one-of-a-kind items, each having its own story to pass on to future generations. Here you will discover the only remaining horse-drawn ambulance in Ontario, the largest collection of pressed glass water pitchers in Canada, a church built in 1867, rare John Goodison steam engines, an exceptional collection of stoves made by the Doherty Stove Co. and a notable collection of furniture from 19th century Lambton County.Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has been
Originally built as a jail in 1878, the Assiginack Museum has been operating since 1955 and houses a large collection of artifacts that tell the area's history. Both the 1836 and 1862 Manitoulin Treaties were signed in Manitowaning, and in the 1880s Manitowaning was a bustling port and commercial centre. Our exhibits include local history, pioneer life, native art, an outstanding glassware collection, and much more. The Museum grounds are also home to several transplanted historic buildings, including an 1878 log schoolhouse, a pioneer home, a blacksmith shop, a driving shed, and the
Oastler Lake Provincial Park, located on Oastler Park Drive, has a lovely beach for warm swimming in its sheltered, inland lake. Serviced campsites and picnic areas are available as well as wilderness walk-in sites. A wetland trail, dog exercise area, boat launch and canoe rentals are available. Motor boats are allowed on the lake.
A.Y. Jackson, a founding member of the famous Group of Seven Canadian artists, painted the scene of High Falls entitled "Spring on the Onaping River" in 1953. The scenic lookout and many other vantage points from a bridge and trails around the falls can be visited from the Onaping Falls pavilion and picnic area. Interpretive signs, rock exhibits and mining equipment relics describe the singular geology of the region that was shaped by a massive meteorite impact 1.8 billion years ago. The lookout is fully accessible, but the other trails are quite steep and rough in places.
Located in the wonderful town of Grand Bend, on Lake Huron’s sandy shores, Pine Dale Motor Inn provides the best accommodations and facilities around. Pine Dale Motor Inn is your best choice for accommodations while you take in all the attractions in Grand Bend. Whether you enjoy award-winning theatre, go golfing at our many local courses, or spend the day at the beach, your visit to The Pine Dale Motor Inn will become a memory cherished for years. The off-season is the best time to explore the numerous trails and fascinating landscape of Pinery Provincial Park through photography,
Our Service: You are our top priority at Harrison Park Inn Restaurant and we want your experience to be one that you share with your friends along the way. We are very accommodating to special needs and we serve you with courtesy and friendliness. Gluten free options are available. Dining room: We offer comfortable and casual dining in our main dining room. With paintings on the wall from local artisans, carved wooden geese overhead, a stained glass window depicting nature, a large rock faced fireplace and open vaulted wooden ceilings, it is a truly remarkable building with a feeling of
The Tiny Trail follows an abandoned rail line along County Road 6 from Elmvale through Wyevale, Perkinsfield to Penetanguishene for 22.5 km. Access points are at eight intersecting sideroads and at both ends. The trail encounters parks at Wyevale and Perkinsfield, and numerous river crossings that make up its 16 bridges. The trail also ends close to the Tiny Marsh Wildlife Area at its southern terminus, where more trails are located along the dikes surrounding the wetland. Trail uses include hiking, cycling, horseback riding and skiing.
Manitoulin Island is unique in many ways – it is the world’s largest sweet water or fresh-water Island. It has more than a hundred inland lakes between its shores, and many of those lakes have islands in them! There are more than two dozen small settlements, First Nations and towns spread out across more than 160 kilometers of boreal forest, lakes, rivers, shorelines, escarpments, meadows and alvars.Follow us on Facebook Visit www.manitoulintourism.com for information on Accommodations, Dining, Eateries, Activities and the Latest Current/Upcoming Events on the Largest
Big Chute is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway via White’s Falls Road 34 or Big Chute Road 17 from Coldwater. This idyllic spot beside the Severn River is one of the world's most spectacular routes by water or highway. The waterway enables boaters to navigate the chain of rivers and lakes as a short cut from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. Most of the 45 locks operate by raising and lowering water levels, but Big Chute Marine Railway employs a carriage that transports boats from one body of water to another. This is the only lift of its kind in North America. Visitors can enjoy
The Canadian Transportation Museum and Heritage Village is located in a 100-acre park of enormous oak trees on County Rd 23 west of Kingsville. Take a step back in time to the original Jack Miner Homestead and other restored buildings. The Transportation Museum is the largest of classic and historic vehicles in Ontario, containing over 60 vehicles ranging from the 1893 Shamrock to Canada’s first Dodge Viper and cars from every decade. The building also holds Canada’s first EMS Museum of ambulances and a Wood Carving Museum. Visitors may enjoy the 50’s retro-style diner or
At the remote western tip of Manitoulin Island stands the Mississagi Lighthouse Heritage Park. Its austere, surrounding landscape is fascinating to explore. Deep rock crevices and grottos indent the shoreline, and limestone ledges are ideal for swimming and diving. The old foghorn station, lighthouse and originally furnished light keeper’s home open for tours as a museum during summer.
Downtown Midland has an immaculately landscaped waterfront with harbour services, entertainment, picnic areas, paved bike trails and specialty shops to interest visitors, with free 3-hour parking at community lots. During summer, the harbour hosts fun activities for visitors at its Waterside Wednesdays. Tay Waterfront Trail extends through Midland from Penetanguishene to Waubaushene. It is paved past the Wye River and has a packed surface eastward. Midland Tours 30,000 Island Boat Cruises operates the 300-passenger Miss Midland that departs from the town dock daily. Take a 2 1/2-hour
Goderich's tidy, landscaped waterfront is perfect for swimming, water sports and picnics; 1.5-km. boardwalks connect three lovely beaches that have playgrounds, washrooms, snack booths and flower gardens. During summer, the Celtic Blue Highlanders preserve tradition by Piping Down the Sun every Friday one hour before sunset at the beach. The Marine Heritage Walkway features signs that describe hidden points of interest and history about the town’s waterfront along the beach paths, harbours and bluff lookouts. The Sifto salt mine operates a veritable underground city of roadways and
Bel-Air Motel: Accommodations in Sauble Beach are Standard Rooms: 2 Double beds, 3-piece bath room, fan cooled, cable TV, small bar fridge with freezer, table with 4 chairs and a complimentary BBQ in the picnic area for guest use as we do not permit cooking in our rooms. Motel units are "housekeeping"; this means we do not have daily maid service. If you require fresh towels or a vacuum please don't hesitate to ask our cleaning service 10 a.m. every morning. Motel bookings are for a minimum of 2-night stay during prime summer season, regular
Waubuno Park Beach has lovely flowerbeds, picnic areas, a playground, snack concession and washrooms. Rotary & Algonquin Regiment Trail may be traversed on foot or bicycle from Great North Road around the harbour to the marina, Old Town Beach, Coast Guard Station and Waubuno Park Beach.
Located in the beautiful small community of Manitowaning on the corner of Queen Street and Michaels Bay Road, just 30 km north of South Baymouth where the Chi-Cheemaun ferry docks or 32 km from Little Current and the swing bridge. New family run business, completely renovated opening May 2012 has seven rooms, 2 trailer sites with 30-amp service, water and sewer hook-up and WiFi. All motel rooms are outfitted with a small kitchenette, bar fridge, microwave oven, Tassimo coffeemaker and a fireplace. Flat screen televisions with DVD players are in each room with WiFi and cable.
Welcome to Adventure The Bruce Inn! Adventure The Bruce Inn provides choice accommodation in a homelike setting. We take pride in our 17 modern, fresh, spotlessly clean, air-conditioned rooms. The Inn's rooms have one or 2 queen-sized beds with 4-piece ensuite bath. Each room provides guests with WIFI, Cable TV, hair dryer, fridge and coffee & tea. For the convenience and enjoyment of our guests, the Inn has a Hot Tub, Outdoor Patios and Barbeque. Adventure The Bruce Inn staff provide first-class, quality service to our guests. We take delight in providing comfort and a
Alton Lodges provides cute and cozy cottage accommodation exactly where you want to be in Wasaga Beach: close to the World's Longest Fresh-water Beach and the always exciting "Main Drag" with bars, shops and restaurants. As you'll see in our online Photo Gallery, every housekeeping cottage is immaculately clean and maintained, and has its own personality. All cottages are equipped with satellite TV, air conditioning, stove, fridge, microwave, pots and pans, utensils and dishes, three-piece bathroom, propane BBQ, and a picnic table. Guests supply their own beach and bath towels. We supply all
We are pleased to welcome you and offer 27 well-appointed motel rooms for comfortable accommodation set in two buildings on a beautiful park like landscape lot. We are proud to be located in the town of Goderich on Highway 21, just few blocks away from the historic downtown "Square". There are beautiful beaches to bask in the splendor of Lake Huron and more importantly very good eateries just a block away. While being located directly in town this premises promise the serenity and tranquil environment for those who love "Peace & Harmony" in their solitude. You can say Harmony Inn is truly
Point Edward's Watefront Park has a fantastic view of the twin Bluewater Bridges spanning the St. Clair River between Michigan and Ontario as well as the constant parade of boat traffic between the river and Lake Huron. Enjoy a stroll or bicycle ride along the Bluewater Shoreline Trail, snack on fresh fries or ice cream from the food concessions, visit St. Paul's Anglican Church with its historic mariner traditions or see the Port Huron lighthouse across the river. Boaters can use the services of local marinas. The nearby Point Edward Casino offers gaming and entertainment on the shoreline in
In Grand Bend one is never far from the sun, sand and surf that everyone loves. This prime resort town has a lovely downtown streetscape and a landscaped waterfront park with a picnic area, beach volleyball court, children’s playground and splash pad. The beach house has washrooms, showers, lookout deck and picnic area for bathers. The main beach is always a busy spot, but a quieter strand is located on River Road south of the boat launch. Grand Bend’s Blue Flag beaches are backed by clean sand and towering pines that have made this resort area famous, but what makes the community
“Come touch history” in downtown Mindemoya. The Central Manitoulin Historical Society - Pioneer Museum was created to preserve the contributions made by the early settlers of Campbell, Carnarvon and Sandfield Townships. The Museum has over 5,000 artifacts, most of them donated by local families to preserve their heritage. Collections reflect area history with emphasis on pioneer life, farming, fishing and lumbering. Special displays are featured in the adjacent Welcome Centre. Visit the covered bridge to see the family tree posters of some of our first settlers in Central
Brucedale Conservation Area is located on the shoreline of Lake Huron south of Port Elgin. This small gem is home to only 52 campsites, very much the way nature intended them, large and spacious. The entire campsite is located within mature hardwoods making for an excellent camping experience. This campsite has simple amenities but its popularity never wanes. Its small size provides an intimate camping experience without the hustle and bustle of the larger, more commercial campsites. In addition, for those who enjoy being on the lake, this location is well known for its beautiful
Lighthouse Cove is a scenic port located at the end of County Rd 39 and the mouth of the Thames River. The 20-metre high stone lighthouse that was built in the 1800's, marks the location of Lighthouse Cove Conservation Area, a picturesque picnic spot on Lake St. Clair, which is known to anglers for its gigantic muskies. The Cove also has several marinas and restaurants that cater to boaters.
Kincardine has an extensive beachfront along Lake Huron where visitors can enjoy picnicking, water sports, fishing and viewing the manicured flower gardens along the Sunset Promenade and at Dunsmoor Park rock garden. The Station beach is a favourite spot for windsurfing since the shoreline produces good sized waves during windy weather. The promenade has a boardwalk and gazebo for strolling and admiring the famous Lake Huron sunsets, while north of the harbour, Lover's Lane provides intimate surroundings for romantic walks along the beach. Children can romp in the Rotary playground located at
Craigleith Provincial Park is a very small park tucked between Highway 26 and Georgian Bay, but it has a very convenient location west of Collingwood and just north of Blue Mountain Resort. The park has an intriguing, fossil shale shoreline, fishing, playground, picnic shelter, nature interpretive programs and camping. It also has a fascinating history as a former shale oil development. The shoreline is a favourite spot for Rainbow trout and salmon fishing in autumn.
Luxurious modern 1/2/3/4 bedroom housekeeping cottages. Complete bath and bedding supplied for overnight guests; weekly rentals bring their own towels and bedding. Canada Select 3 star rating. Located on 7 acres of wooded setting in North Sauble Beach. Features fully equipped kitchens, air conditioning, cable TV, VCR's, propane BBQ's, playground, basketball, volleyball, badminton, horseshoe pits, hiking and cross country trails. Fire pits. Short walk to beach and Sauble Falls Provincial Park. There are also Dartboard, Croquet and Bocce Ball and numerous board games for guests to
Inglis Falls is the best known and most visited waterfall north of Toronto! Inglis Falls is an 18-metre high cascade created by the Sydenham River tumbling over the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The erosive power of the water has carved a deep gorge at the base of the falls. Water flows all year over the Falls. In the late fall season the river welcomes the Salmon Run when the salmon return to the river to spawn. Inglis Falls Conservation Area is a 200-hectare site offering something for everyone: a viewing platform to see over the stone wall; 7.42 km of trails of various
Birdie's Perch Bustaurant is one of Leamngton's and Essex County's favourite roadside attractions.Located near Point Pelee National Park, the converted 1965 Bristol Lodekka British Double Decker Bus features fresh Lake Erie perch and hand cut fries. Our Point Philly Cheese Steak sandwich, gourmet hot dogs and vegetarian wraps ensure there is something to please every palette.We serve Kawartha Dairy scooped ice cream as well as soft serve twists.Birdie's Perch offers a variety of seating choices for guests. Relax on our outdoor patio, bus-top diner, or our picnic area nestled amidst Carolinian
At Benmiller, the Maitland valley becomes steeper and increasingly scenic along the river’s course. Falls Reserve Conservation Area offers camping amidst lovely, quiet surroundings. The park has campsites, a day-use picnic area, showers, snack booth, a playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball court and ball fields. The 230-acre park rests on the terraced banks of the valley, where nature trails lead through hilly terrain covered by hardwood and evergreen forest. The river runs over a series of shallow limestone ledges, picturesque falls and deep pools that provide excellent swimming and
You’ll Be Surprised! Petrolia, in the 19th century was the birthplace of the world’s oil refining industry and the richest town in Canada. Remnants of the oil boom glory days are still visible in town. The downtown is attractively styled in keeping with its heritage of manicured parks, flowerbeds, well-tended properties and library. Mansions complete with elegant woodwork, ostentatious towers and stained glass windows can be seen as outlined in a heritage walking tour brochure of Petrolia. Boutiques, restaurants, bed and breakfast homes, golf and live theatre entertain visitors.
Canatara Park is one of the largest municipal parks in Canada and features 1 kilometre of gorgeous, sandy beach on Lake Huron backed by spectacular, old growth oak forest, dunes and Chipican Lake. The entire park is interconnected by cycling trails, picnic areas and washrooms. Children can enjoy the Kiwanis Farm with its petting animals, waterfowl, streams and a dirt jump course for bikes.
The village of Ripley holds unusual delights on Bruce County Rd 6, east of Pine River. Lewis Park has a playground, splash pad and picnic shelter surrounded by tree sculptures located downtown at 59 Queen Street. Bruce Botanical Food Gardens, located at 62 Park St., is a horticultural paradise that preserves over 250 varieties of rare and heritage food plants. It opens for tours Wed.- Sun. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., June 1-Oct. 1 and it has barrier free washrooms: 519-386-9957. The adjacent Apple Rail Trail follows a former railway corridor for bicycling or walking through verdant countryside. The
We take much pride in the fact that our family has successfully owned and operated the Bluewater Motel for many years. Each of our rooms is unique and offers you, our valued customer, all that you expect in terms of genuine cleanliness, comfort and personal attention, without spending a fortune. That's why our customers come back year after year, and we know you will too!! Recently Renovated, Non smoking rooms and smoking rooms available, one storey convenience, kitchenettes, air-conditioned, beautiful gardens, outdoor pool, WiFi Internet & fax phone system. Close to restaurants, bingo,
Martyrs' Shrine is a testimonial to North America's first canonized saints. The church is truly inspiring with its beautiful, Gothic-revival architecture and gardens. The site commands a panoramic view of Midland Bay from its picnic area. A museum contains sacred artifacts and the shrine welcomes ethnic pilgrimages each year. An education and conference centre can accommodate group retreats. Located on Hwy 12 East, the site opens daily, early May to late October.
Nestled within Discovery Harbour in Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay, the King's Wharf Theatre is a pleasantly rustic, 385-seat venue that offers all the comforts of a modern facility. Flanked by the historic buildings of a 19th-century British naval and military base, the theatre is located at the end of a beautiful boardwalk that looks onto the home port of replica sailing ships H.M.S. Bee and H.M.S. Tecumseth. The site is a perfect location for picnics as well as stepping back in time to see what a sailor's life was like in the 1800's. A visit to the King's Wharf Theatre takes only 45
The trail head map is located near the picnic pavilion. The cycling trails are marked with a triangle and are quite narrow. Hikers should respect cyclists' right of way on these trails to avoid collisions. The Memorial Groves and its benches provide a tranquil space ideal for quiet reflection. The Peace Garden is an area set aside south of the Memorial Groves to honour past, present and future Canadian peacekeepers. From June to early September, visitors may enjoy an evening of music and refreshments at free outdoor concerts. The Weil Stage, the only outdoor amphitheatre in the area, hosts
Come for a quick visit or spend the entire day! A visit to the Farmer's Pantry is an experience that the whole family will enjoy; acre upon acre of apple orchards offering over 15 varieties of local apples with many U-Pick options including raspberries, cherries, pears and pumpkins in season. We're open from July 1st through to Halloween weekend. Enjoy lots of outside family activities, Our Farmer's Fun Fields, which includes a 10-Hole Orchard Mini-Golf, a Rope Maze, a Cedar Maze, Sand Mountain, Calf Lassoing, Animal Petting Areas, Wildlife Interactive Centre, Indoor and Outdoor Picnic
The Museum building holds collections regarding the United Empire Loyalists and artifacts and information on the People of Essex County and their involvement in the defense of their country in the Fenian Raids, Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, Korea, Cold War, Peacekeeping, Bosnia, Afghanistan and much more. Two new displays featuring police uniforms from three different groups: the OPP, RCMP, and the Kingsville Police Force and a display of municipal flags from Gosfield North, Gosfield South, and Kingsville from pre-amalgamation until present are available. A recent article in the
Collingwood was once one of the busiest shipyards and industrial ports on the Great Lakes. Today the harbour supports some fishing tugs, recreational docks, boat cruises, boat rentals, a sailing school and a dragon boat-canoe club. The Harbourlands feature a marine walkway with embedded plaques that describe every ship that was launched from the Collingwood shipyards. Other nautical artifacts are displayed throughout the scenic path up to the end of the breakwall where Millenium Park exhibits a colourful display of historical monuments that tell the story of this dynamic harbour.
Mindemoya Motel is centrally located on Manitoulin Island just west of Mindemoya, making it the perfect base from which to begin your explorations of the world's largest fresh-water island. Comfortable rooms and kitchenette units have cable TV, WiFi internet, phones, in-room coffeemakers and air conditioning to make your stay pleasant. Gas barbecues and a quiet picnic area are available for guest use. Friendly and helpful service is always on hand by your host, Nick Parmar.
The Pottawatomi & Jones Falls Conservation Area has several wooded trails that cross the Pottawatomi River to reach Jones Falls beside Highway 6 at Springmount. Numerous ferns and wildflowers can be seen in the forest. The trails start at the Grey-Bruce Information Centre, which has a picnic area and washrooms.
Hike, bike or ski the Saugeen Rail Trail, a scenic recreational trail free of motorized traffic, located on a former railroad corridor that runs inland between Port Elgin and Southampton. Facilities include washrooms and a historical display of the former Port Elgin railway station where the trail crosses Elgin Street. The trail continues south of Port Elgin onto the Bruce County Rail Trail. It ends in Southampton at the corner of Peel Street and Laird Lane.
Located on the north side of the Bayfield River, Harbour Lights Marina is the best kept secret on Ontario’s West Coast. Just for you we offer beautiful sunsets, sandy beaches and grassy docking areas. Enjoy a dip in our pool or a game of tennis on our courts. Laundry facilities, modern washroom/shower facilities, children’s playground, picnic tables, gas and diesel, pump-out, shuttle services are just a few of the amenities to be found at this summer sanctuary. Seasonal slips and transient slips available. Come stay with us and find out for yourself why our customers both
Browse through our unusual gifts in an esoteric setting that you will not "froget"! We have items to make you smile and an atmosphere to help you relax and smell the flowers. Bring a picnic lunch and relax in our gardens by the lake or have a swim! Experience the incomparable view of the lake and cliffs from the top of the hill approaching Hope Bay. Member of Rural Gardens - a network of private touring gardens. Featuring Waterfront English rock gardens with uncommon perennials for shade and sun. Plants For Sale
Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area (SBCA), is located along the beautiful Saugeen River. This hidden jewel is home to 185 spacious campsites tucked amongst a mature woodland. Quiet and scenic, this campground is perfect for anyone looking for a great camping experience. Saugeen Bluffs has both serviced and non-serviced sites, ready to accommodate everything from a simple tent to a modern RV. For those interested in canoeing or kayaking, SBCA is one of the main stops along the 100-km Saugeen River Canoe Route. SBCA offers many of the amenities of any campground, including outdoor pool,
Kenorus is a family campground nestled among maturing trees located on Highway 21 between the quaint towns of Southampton and Port Elgin. The Campground is under new ownership and The Queenen Family welcome you to our great park. We feature a well stocked store, Wifi Hot Spots, Laundry facilities and new for 2016 a new Kenorus Kave for our younger guests to play foosball, basketball, air hockey or just lounge around with their own Wifi Access. The campground features fully serviced sites, picnic tables, firepits, pool, a new splash pad, recently expanded children's playground, showers, horse
Roth Park is a family campground nestled among maturing trees. We are located just north of Wiarton just a few minute walk to Beautiful Berford Lake. The Campground is under new ownership. The Pletch Family welcomes you. Whether you are camping in a tent or a trailer, or need to rent a privately owned trailer, cabin or cottage we have just the right site for you. Roth Park has a beautiful shallow sandy beach that is perfect for the entire family. Launch your boat, rent a kayak, canoe or pedal boat or just spend the day relaxing on the
Sandpiper Cottages consists of six small, rustic housekeeping cabins in back of the main cottage - situated on the beach on Lake Huron at 7280 Leighton Drive, Port Franks, Ontario (between Grand Bend and Forest off 21 Highway). They are equipped with a two burner hot plate, microwave, full size fridge, electric kettle, electric fry pan, toaster, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, and a crock pot. There are two rooms in the smaller cabins with double bunk beds and a fold down couch in the kitchen/living area. In the larger cabins there are three small rooms with double bunk beds and one single
A. W. Campbell Conservation Area campground is nestled around Lake Morrough. Forested hills, 145 campsites and a meandering river provide the backdrop to an active area which provides a host of recreation opportunities including a swimming pool, boat rentals, mini-golf, playground equipment and nature trails. There is a full slate of exciting activities throughout the summer months. Take advantage of our $60 Buck Weekends (check out our website for the dates). Access is off Nauvoo Rd. just north of Alvinston.
Moore Museum preserves the history of life in Moore Township on the St. Clair River. The 12-building historic village engages you in discovering the life and work of past generations. Your heritage journey features a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, Victorian cottage, historic church and more. Popular displays include the early 20th century general store and Lionel model train exhibit room. Self-guiding tour booklets for both adults and children and hands-on activity centres involve all ages in exploring the past. Ramp access and paved walkways make the site accessible and a picnic area
Shamrock Motel is situated near picturesque Little Lake in Midland. The motel is located just minutes from tourist attractions such as Discovery Harbour, Little Lake Park, Sainte Marie among the Hurons, Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre and the Martyr's Shrine. Shamrock Motel's central location makes it extremely easy to go shopping in scenic downtown Midland, visit the world famous beaches on Nottawasaga Bay, go golfing at any number of our fine golf courses, or take a 30,000 Islands boat cruise on the Miss Midland. Upon arrival, you will notice our well-maintained accommodations, friendly
Cathcart Campground is located north of Sombra on the St. Clair Parkway, a scenic route of beautifully landscaped parks, trails and boating facilities maintained by St. Clair Township along the St. Clair River. The park has riverfront campsites, sheltered boat launch, a playground and a huge picnic pavilion in view of the gorgeous blue water of the river. All campsites have water and sewer hookups. The St. Clair River Trail offers safe, off road cycling and hiking all the way to Corunna. Located close to the USA-Canada ferry crossing in Sombra.
Lady luck reigns at OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway, located at the Clinton fairgrounds. The half-mile, professional track holds free harness horse racing Sundays at 1:30 p.m., May thru September. From fall to spring the facility offers off-track betting every night plus entertainment Fri.-Sun. afternoons. The adjacent playground, park, pool and picnic area make the complex very family-friendly. See large murals depicting the history of horse racing in Clinton. The tropically themed Raceway Slots opens daily.
Point Farms Provincial Park once was the site of the grand Point Farm Resort hotel (1872-1915) that served over 1900 guests with up to 700 meals per day at its peak. After the resort's decline and demolition, the present park was founded as Huron County's only provincial park. It has beautiful, sandy dunes and beaches including a dog beach for pet owners. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic and campsites, two playgrounds, beach volleyball nets and a ball diamond. Three nature trails complete a 6-kilometre loop through the park. Interpretive programs and special events round out activities for visitors.
“With deep roots, the sky is our only limit” Explore the villages of Providence Bay, Mindemoya, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake, home to beautiful beaches and lakes. Tourist services include accommodations, restaurants, LCBO, pharmacy and grocery store. High speed internet and cellular service is available in most areas. Boat launches are located at: 570 Dial Road at Windfall Lake, 25 Hutchinson Road at Manitou Lake, northwest end of Big Lake, Perivale Road West at Kagawong Lake, and Ketchankookum Trail at Mindemoya Lake. A marina is located at Providence Bay. Providence Bay
Wiarton Willy's Inn has motel accommodations located on Highway 6 at the southern end of Wiarton. The inn was recently renovated to make our guests' stays more comfortable. We now have: Pristine swimming pool built in 2003 Two barbeques available to guests Picnic tables Adventure playground for children Large grassy area with comfortable deck chairs Basketball net Wiarton is a town with a population of 2500 people located on the trough of Colpoys Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula. It is a quaint destination for tourists looking to relax at nearby beaches, play on several golf
North of Lion’s Head, Isthmus Bay Road affords dramatic views of cliff faces followed by a winding route through woods and meadows to St. Margaret’s Historic Chapel at 133 Forty Hills Rd. Built of limestone by early pioneers, the chapel has a charming interior and sturdy façade. The front windows feature iconic Christian symbols but the rear windows portray lovely native wildflowers in stained glass. The building is usually open to visitors and services are held on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. A small picnic area adjoins the chapel.
Bell Park has a variety of attractions surrounding its picnic areas and lovely flower gardens on the shore of Ramsey Lake off Paris and York Streets. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for excursions on the lake. The Bell Park boardwalk joins the Jim Gordon Walkway that links Science North with Bell Park beach. The Sudbury Mining Heritage Sculpture is a spectacular, 5-metre high bronze casting of hands reaching into the earth. It stands on an outcrop in Bell Park as a tribute to the people who forged the community. The Grace Harman Amphitheatre hosts live entertainment during summer. Lily
25 unit motel in beautiful Owen Sound, Ontario. Located on Highway 6 & 10 as you enter the scenic city from the south. This motel offers a wide assortment of rooms, from standard rooms with a queen size bed or 2 double beds to rooms with full kitchens or our deluxe VIP Room featuring 2 person Jacuzzi. The motel features a whirlpool and sauna in a common room for guests. During the summer season the heated pool is open 24 hours per day. Patios, Barbecue areas and playgrounds are available throughout the property. The rooms are equipped with 32" LCD televisions. A small fridge, microwave,
Champlain-Wendat Rotary Park marks the 1615 meeting at Penetanguishene between Samuel de Champlain and the Wendat First Nation in historic Huronia. Bronze sculptures of "Champlain's Rendezvous" as well as Governor Simcoe and a giant effigy of Champlain's famous astrolab, grace the park. The waterfront trail connects the park with lovely flower gardens, a beach, skatepark and Penetanguishene harbour.
Plan your Winter Ski or Summer Vacation stay in the cozy Santa's Dream 4-Season Chalet. This beautiful Chalet is located in Tyrolean Village at 43-R Tyrolean Lane at the base of Blue Mountain & Village Resort.? Santa's Dream is a fully equipped, 1700-square foot beautifully decorated, spacious open concept chalet. It features a large bright kitchen, all cooking utensils and table settings, all appliances, grand dining room, 2 living rooms, 3 TV's plus a 50" flat screen TV, stereo/DVD player, 2 gas fireplaces, AC/furnace, 4 bedrooms (sleep 8-14), 2 bathrooms, laundry room and 2 all weather
Gobles Grove is a lovely beach just south of Port Elgin where it is not as busy and children can enjoy playing on a shallow beach free of traffic. Several sandbars extend into the lake, which help to diminish the effect of undertow. The beach has free parking, washrooms and a playground. Access is easy on Saugeen Beach Road past the CAW Recreation Centre.
The Kincardine Trails system runs throughout the town with numerous scenic loops that follow the Penetangore River and other green spaces. The trails are best accessed from Geddes Environmental Park, which has a lovely picnic area, Peace Labyrinth Garden and plenty of parking. Points of interest include lookouts, bridges, forests, wildflower meadows and a massive ash tree that displays knots resembling a face.
The Port of Goderich, known since Victorian times as the “Prettiest Town in Canada”, is a complete community that offers something for everyone. Goderich’s downtown core, known universally as “The Square” is home to over 140 shops, restaurants, and other businesses that cater to every taste imaginable. In summer months, the downtown is home to Goderich’s well-known Farmer’s and Flea Markets, selling Ontario grown fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, plants and flowers, some pork products and fish, homemade baked goods, homemade preserves
Grotto of Lourdes Shrine is located on Frederick Street off Van Horne Street just east of the downtown core. This religious memorial was built by a French nobleman out of gratitude for having his prayer answered. The site overlooks Ramsey Lake with paths among sculptures of the Stations of the Cross, scenic views and splendid flower gardens. Recent additions to the park include the Sudbury Labyrinth of monuments to a variety of faiths.
Wawanosh Park offers a quiet camping experience along the Maitland River. The park has 30 campsites available for seasonal camping only. Facilities include tent and trailer sites, a picnic shelter, playground, walking trail and terrific fishing. This Conservation Area has recently been the site of several stewardship projects including stream naturalization work. Day use visitors are welcome. Wawanosh Park is a good spot to launch your canoe to explore the Maitland River.
This picturesque park is located on the shore of Lake Erie, it offers flower gardens, walking paths, gazebo's and a large indoor Pavilion. This park is great for family picnics/reunions, parties, stag and does, wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions. The Pavilion is a large turn-of-the-century building located on the hill from the lake. It can accommodate approximately 300 people and facilities include: Full kitchen with fridge, stove, sink, bar with walk in cooler Coat racks Stage Sound System with IPOD hook up/CD player 2 x wireless microphones Climate controlled , heat and air
Take a hike along one of the most beautiful old growth forest trails in Essex region. While exploring this 19-hectare Carolinian woodland, you’ll see Tulip-tree, Sassafras, Black Gum, Sycamore and Flowering Dogwood trees, as well as wildflowers such as Trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, May Apple, Spring Beauty and Columbine, to mention just a few. Kopegaron Woods Conservation Area is renowned for its spring wildflowers and is a great place for photographers to hone their skills in the brilliant sea of colour that lines the trails. Boardwalk trails meander through this conservation area, and
Thornbury’s harbour has a fish cleaning station, sheltered dockage, boat launch, playground and washrooms beside Little River Beach. A scenic path leads over a footbridge to the Bayview Park beach and gazebo along Bay Street where Sunday Night Jazz Concerts perform during summer. Fishing is outstanding at the mouth of the Beaver River. The Georgian Trail cycling path connects Thornbury with Meaford and Collingwood along a former railway corridor.
Well treed lots in a rural setting make Warwick Conservation Area the ideal campground for a quiet family camping outing. Warwick features 232 large serviced sites, offering serviced group camping, a swimming pool, playground equipment, and accessible trails. A wide variety of recreation activities are offered at our visitor centre throughout the summer. Warwick is especially accessible for our American visitors, only 30 minutes east of Sarnia and Port Huron. Located just 10 minutes off Hwy 402 at Warwick Village. Take advantage of our $60 Buck Weekends (check out our website for the dates).
The Muskoka Lakes Museum is beautifully located in Port Carling (the hub of the Muskoka Lakes) on scenic James Bartleman Island Park. The island is situated between both the large and small locks, and provides picnic tables and newly renovated washroom facilities. The island is accessed by a footbridge off the main street (Joseph Street) in the centre of the village. Parking space is on nearby village streets, behind the Library or at the Community Centre. Activities: Several museum-wide scavenger hunts are available anytime to engage school-age children to explore and discover fun
Southampton's nautical heritage can be explored by the range beacons at the river mouth. Pioneer Park, adjacent to the harbour, is a great place to have a picnic and to watch fishing boats return to port. The harbour is also a great spot to cast a line and catch fish! Replica nautical storm signals are displayed in the park alongside two bronze cannons.
Look no further if you are looking to rent a waterview efficiency condo suite where swimming and beach fun are right at your door step, not to mention the breathtaking water and sunset view from your suite's balcony. This resort is immaculate inside and out, so don't wait. River Run is a 5 bedroom cottage directly on the Nottawasaga River, conveniently located at Wasaga Beach Area 1. Inn On The Beach offers 6 beautiful, waterfront condo suites (Beach Area 3) that are tiled and carpeted and air-conditioned with balconies. Bedrooms have 2 double beds, sleep 4 to 6 people (4
Jack Miner became the founder of the migratory waterfowl refuge system by creating the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary in 1904. Five years later he pioneered the banding of migrating waterfowl; the recovery data was instrumental in the establishment of the Migratory Bird Treaty of 1916 between the USA and Canada as no government banding programs had been in existence at that time. The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation was established in 1931 in the United States and in 1936 in Canada to continue the good work of Jack Miner. The Foundation is a charitable organization that operates
The double-lane paved North Shore Trail for walking, bicycling or roller-skating hugs the scenic shoreline for fabulous views of sunsets over the lake. North Shore Park has a shaded picnic pavilion and a playground alongside a spring-fed stream bordered by immaculate flowerbeds. It adjoins Port Elgin harbour where boating facilities, fishing and a fish cleaning station are available. The trail connects with the harbour walkway and extends through to South Street in Southampton.
The Municipality of Killarney stretches from Baie Fine and Frazer Bay in the west to the French, Pickerel and Key Rivers in the east. Its boundaries are included within the districts of Manitoulin, Sudbury and Parry Sound and its 1,578 square kilometres encompass a large area of natural forests, wetlands, mountains, lakes, bays and rivers. For those who love the rugged wilderness, sport fishing, camping, kayaking and other outdoor activities, the place to be is anywhere in the Municipality of Killarney. The Township of Rutherford and George Island was incorporated in 1929.
Bridal Veil Falls cascades into a verdant rocky glen just above the village of Kagawong. The falls have hollowed out a rocky alcove where visitors can take a natural shower or walk behind the falls. Scenic trails and a bridge intersect the gorge and connect with the trailhead at the estuary where there is ample parking. The White Pine Walk displays seven “Pathway of Peace” spiritual aphorisms throughout the woods behind the community centre. Children can explore a cedar maze beside the centre. The Kagawong River is navigable into Kagawong Lake from the boat launch where boat
Ontario’s “deep south” provincial park – at the same latitude as Northern California. Campgrounds are situated among a tangle of creeks in a beautifully wooded Carolinian forest setting with a number of creekside campsites. Trails wind through a southern style Carolinian forest. Many migratory birds pass through and Point Pelee National Park is only 20 minutes away. The day-use area features two kilometres of sandy beach and a children's playground. Unique foot bridges over a creek system connects campgrounds to day-use areas.
The Greater Sudbury Museums tell fascinating stories about each part of the region. Explore Anderson Farm Museum to see how Finnish farmers cultivated a prosperous dairy farm out of the bush and discover the secrets of local ghost towns. The farm exhibits beautiful antique home furnishings, a milking parlour, stables and a full complement of agricultural equipment to explore. Anderson Farm Museum also hosts events July to August such as Rock the Farm Farmers’ Markets Wednesdays 4-8 p.m. with free Music Concerts 6-8 p.m. Its Fall Fair is held mid-September. The museum opens daily 10
Lorne C. Conservation Area is a nature lover’s delight and features a number of wildlife ponds and nature trails. This family campground includes 145 serviced sites, a swimming pool, visitor centre, playground equipment and much more. Take advantage of our $60 Buck Weekends (check out our website for the dates). The Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area is located on Petrolia Line just minutes west of Petrolia.
Your time is precious so visit Discoveries That Matter in Sarnia & Lambton County. With “Blue Flag” rated beaches and million dollar gallery and museum exhibits, our blue water vacation playground offers attractions for all ages in all seasons. Be sure to stop by and take your picture with our giant Canada geese! Visit us online: www.tourismsarnialambton.com/bwvg
"The bridge that love built" is said to have been built by an engineer who fell in love with one of the Ball daughters while he was working on the bridge at the mouth of the Maitland River. The engineer then built Ball's bridge in 1885 to allow his beloved to cross the river more easily and the two were consequently married. The double span, iron truss bridge is a rare example of early construction prowess in Ontario and it presides over a picnic area beside the tranquil Maitland River, which is also a canoe launch and a good fishing spot. The Little Lakes Road crosses the bridge to follow a
Point Clark Lighthouse is a stunning national historic site that has been beautifully restored in keeping with its heritage architecture that was constructed 1855 to 1859 to warn sailors of a dangerous shoal 3 km offshore. The tower's elegant design and limestone walls are typical of only six "Imperial" style lighthouses found along the Great Lakes. It still serves as a navigational beacon that is automated, but the history of its lightkeepers is displayed inside the museum. Visitors can climb numerous flights of stairs to see the spectacular view from the light cupola. Guided tours explain
“With deep roots, the sky is our only limit” Explore the villages of Providence Bay, Mindemoya, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake, home to beautiful beaches and lakes. Tourist services include accommodations, restaurants, LCBO, pharmacy and grocery store. High speed internet and cellular service is available in most areas. Boat launches are located at: 570 Dial Road at Windfall Lake, 25 Hutchinson Road at Manitou Lake, northwest end of Big Lake, Perivale Road West at Kagawong Lake, and Ketchankookum Trail at Mindemoya Lake. A marina is located at Providence Bay. Manitoulin
Goderich is situated high on the bluffs that provide panoramic views of the lake and harbour. The sunsets are spectacular from Lighthouse Park on Cobourg St. just off West St.; there stands Lake Huron’s oldest lighthouse built in 1847. One can actually see the sunset twice by watching from the base of the bluff and then quickly climbing to the top to see the sun sink into the lake again. The park has a nice picnic area.
“With deep roots, the sky is our only limit” Explore the villages of Providence Bay, Mindemoya, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake, home to beautiful beaches and lakes. Tourist services include accommodations, restaurants, LCBO, pharmacy and grocery store. High speed internet and cellular service is available in most areas. Boat launches are located at: 570 Dial Road at Windfall Lake, 25 Hutchinson Road at Manitou Lake, northwest end of Big Lake, Perivale Road West at Kagawong Lake, and Ketchankookum Trail at Mindemoya Lake. A marina is located at Providence Bay. In the village
One visit to historic Southampton, oldest port on the Bruce Coast, and visitors will know why it makes a great destination. The beaches are free of automobile traffic, hence the peaceful surroundings that make Southampton one of the most idyllic communities on Lake Huron. Take a stroll along the beach boardwalk to the Long Dock Beach and admire the giant flagpole at the end of High Street. A picnic shelter is located at 273 Front Street. The Chantry Dunes raised boardwalk is accessible from Island Street; the west end explores the delicate savannah ecosystem along the dunes. The beach is also
Nature, history, scenery and memorable adventures await the whole family at the most varied natural playground in Ontario. Scenic Caves Nature Adventures Explore a self-guided trail of caves, caverns and crevices carved out 10,000 years ago by glacial ice, and savour the breathtaking lookouts from the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment, set in one of Canada’s sixteen UNESCO biosphere reserves. Learn about the First Nations’ Huron Petun tribe as you discover the mysterious places and hidden natural fortress which sheltered the native people from their enemies. Venture over
Seacliff Park is the premier park in the Municipality of Leamington and home to the famous Tomato Splash Pad. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, Seacliff Park boasts over eight hectares of trees, open green space and a lengthy sandy shoreline known as Seacliff Beach. The main entrance to Seacliff Park is off Forest Avenue in Leamington. There is plenty of free, on-street parking available on Forest Avenue as well as a parking lot at the south end of the street. Seacliff Park is open daily from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and operates from May to September. Amenities include: BBQ
Penetanguishene’s harbour, beach, playground and skate-park adjoin the Waterfront Trail that leads to Midland from Champlain Road. The town combines a colourful blend of French-Anglo culture with a full range of attractions and amenities for visitors. The Serendipity Princess paddlewheeler boat departs the Penetanguishene town dock daily for cruises May to September then offers fall colour tours on the Trent-Severn Waterway departing from Port Severn from September to mid-October.
Branton-Cundick Campground is located just north of Sombra on the St. Clair Parkway, a scenic route of beautifully landscaped parks, trails and boating facilities maintained by St. Clair Township along the St. Clair River. The park contains a children's playground, picnic pavilion and picnic area set among giant shade trees in view of the brilliant turquoise expanse of river. All campsites are serviced with water and sewer hookups. A boat launch provides easy water access for water sports and fishing. The St. Clair River Trail runs through the park and continues along the river as an off
Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah is located on Hwy 6 where it showcases splendid pioneer heirloom artifacts and historical photographs. It also hosts alternating art exhibitions and summer children’s art programs. The exhibit has a large variety of antique farm machinery and vehicles. An impressive collection of fossils and prehistoric stone tools were excavated from a 9,500 year-old archaeological site just north of the village where prehistoric inhabitants gathered a particular type of rock that was used for making cutting tools. A noteworthy relic of American President
Harrison Park, off 2nd Avenue East, has a campground, mini-golf, tennis and tranquil ponds where visitors can rent boats to paddle among the waterfowl. Beautiful flowerbeds, bridges, trails and playgrounds line the watercourses. Weavers Creek boardwalk follows the valley to waterfalls behind the park's swimming pools. Salmon swim up the river to spawn in autumn and they can be viewed in the park or at the fish ladder on 6th Street West off 2nd Avenue West. The Black History Cairn is a symbolic rendering of the search for freedom by black American slaves that pioneered the area in the 1800's.
Spirit Rock & McNeill Estate Conservation Area is located just off Highway 6 north of Wiarton. A picnic area contains the quarried stone ruins of the Corran, an historic mansion that belonged to Alexander McNeill, a prominent citizen and Member of Parliament. In 1882 the McNeill family began construction of the estate, which boasted stables, orchards, fine art, elegant stained glass, the largest private library north of Toronto and manicured gardens that contained 500 varieties of roses. The site is a lovely picnic area that displays historical plaques about its hidden secrets. The
Bala Falls has beautiful water cascades and picnic areas that overlook the Moon River at the outlet of Lake Muskoka. It is a popular spot for wading and swimming during summer when the current is not too strong. It is also a popular staging area for mountain bikers who enjoy rock hopping over the ledges. The twin chutes are especially scenic during autumn when the maples display colourful leaves.
The best access to the spectacular cliff top views of the Bruce Peninsula north of Wiarton is via Bruce Road 9 past an immaculate cliff shrine at Colpoy's Bay. Road 18 leads to Cape Croker, which has stunning views of the escarpment from the Baywatch Park lookout and picnic area. The Bruce Trail and a boardwalk traverse a wetland and rugged cliffs that surround Sydney Bay’s beaches. Cape Croker lighthouse can be seen at 75 Lighthouse Road, which is a secluded spot strewn with wildflowers. A 250-degree panoramic view of the bay is possible from the lighthouse.
Lambton Heritage Forest at Port Franks encompasses oak savanna forest, high dunes, wetlands and numerous trails that allow public access to explore this rare and beautiful ecosystem. The nature reserve protects exquisite oak forests and savannah meadows with habitat for Carolinian species that only live in the microclimate along the lake. On hot summer days the scent of juniper and pine among the dunes is intoxicating and the buzzing of cicadas creates a magical atmosphere. The Karner Blue Sanctuary has several walking trails at 9904 Nipigon Street. Thedford Conservation Area has nature
Port Severn Park is situated on a scenic peninsula surrounded by the harbour where boaters and pedestrians can enjoy the view and facilities along the waterfront. These include a picnic pavilion, playground, splash pad, snack concession, paved pathways, washrooms and boat dockage. The Muskoka Tourism Information Centre is located across the road from the park with the Bressette Homestead Museum & Lockmaster's House along with other historical artifacts from the village.
Rondeau offers unique car camping experiences in two ecosystems that are very rare in Canada. Camping in these habitats provides park visitors with the possibility of up-close interactions with rare and interesting animals including Ontario’s only lizard, the Common Five-lined Skink, and the striking Red-headed Woodpecker. The main campground at Rondeau opens the first Friday in April and closes the last Sunday in October. It is located in the north end of the park in an Oak Savanna ecosystem, within walking distance of sandy beaches, the Park Store, prime fishing
Cabot Head Road runs through the hamlet of Dyer's Bay and becomes increasingly austere until it reaches the lonely promontory. The Cabot Head Lighthouse, built in 1896, is a museum that contains nature displays and historical artifacts. The tower provides a panoramic view of the shoreline. A walkway leads to the Wingfield Basin and the shoreline lookout has a picnic area. Several shipwrecks lie within the natural harbour and they can be easily explored by snorkeling. Towering cliffs of the Cabot Head Provincial Nature Reserve make an impressive backdrop to this esoteric place. Nestled
Hilltop Motel is located in Meaford in the heart of a 4-season playground. We offer double or queen rooms; all non-smoking with Simmons Beautyrest beds, remote controlled air conditioners, fridges, microwaves, cable TV with DVD, hairdryer, free WiFi and local phone calls. In summer cycle the Georgian Trail, hike the Bruce Trail, play eight nearby golf courses or play shuffleboard and relax by our outdoor heated pool after an invigorating day. In winter, Blue Mountain is only 20 minutes away or you can snowmobile from your room on local groomed trails. Tim Hortons, Beer Store, McDonalds,
The Enviropark playground, picnic area and washrooms adjoin Sunset Point Park on the shoreline along St. Lawrence Street. The park has a panoramic view of Collingwood harbour with the escarpment in the background and a massive, limestone inuksuk stands as a sentinel on the point.
Lions Harbour Park maintains gorgeous flowerbeds and landscaping in "Canada's Prettiest Town". The park contains washrooms, a picnic pavilion, playground and a bandshell that hosts band concerts every Sunday evening at 7 pm during summer. The Celtic Roots Festival also runs at the park on the first weekend in August. The view overlooking the harbour is spectacular and visitors can see several storm stripped tree sculptures and a metal sculpture memorial to the Goderich tornado disaster.
Grey County Road 1 (Island View Drive) follows the shoreline eastward from Wiarton to Owen Sound for spectacular vistas of Georgian Bay's islands, escarpments and unusual points of interest. Colpoy's Lookout is the first picnic area at 141 Skinner's Bluff Road with a lofty view of the bay. Big Bay names itself the “stone skipping Capital of Canada” since all the stones on its beach are flat pieces of shale. The area has an over-abundance of stones that have been put to good use as stone fences, which can be seen between many farm fields throughout Keppel Township. Nearby Keppel
Enjoy the most spectacular view in Tobermory and on the whole of the Bruce Peninsula from the Bruce Anchor's "sunset deck", overlooking Georgian Bay and the entrance to Big Tub Harbour . The Chi-Cheemaun ferry backs out and turns broadside almost directly in front of the deck on its daily trips back and forth to Manitoulin Island. A wide variety of watercraft traverse these waters and the islands make a rugged backdrop to the watery vista. The Bruce Anchor is the closest motel to the ferry, a convenient place to stay overnight before boarding the ferry in the morning!
Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford is dedicated to the memory of all dogs that have been loyal companions and service animals to assist people in distress. Special monuments in the park commemorate Margaret Marshall Saunders' contribution to the humane treatment of animals through her internationally renowned novel "Beautiful Joe" based on her visit to Meaford and published in 1894. Other monuments acknowledge the contribution of K-9 units to police forces and rescue efforts during the September 11 bombing attack on New York. Other plaques list fond memories of pets by their owners. The park has
Bass Lake Creek creates a pretty cascade past a replica of the historic, water-powered Batman’s Sawmill. A viewing platform is located beside a fish ladder where jumping fish can be observed during spring or fall spawning runs. A picturesque boardwalk links this park with the village along Mill Street. Docks, launch ramps, toilets and a picnic area provide parking and access to the lake at the end of Dunlop Street.
The 1885 Big Tub lighthouse marks the entrance of the harbour; picnic areas and dive sites are located there and on the east side of Little Tub Harbour. From the last Friday in June to Labour Day, diving in Big Tub harbour is allowed only 4-10:30 p.m. plus Sundays 9 a.m.- noon because of boat traffic. The Park Visitor Centre, located at 120 Chi sin tib dek Road, has displays of the park’s marine heritage attractions. A three-dimensional map of the lakebed reveals hidden features. Divers must register before diving. Glass bottom boats operate tours to Flowerpot Island and to view the
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands. Our culturally rich town has become the economic hub of North Simcoe for economic prosperity, envious lifestyle in idyllic surroundings and an abundance of recreational pursuits.? Midland flourishes with: • A vibrant and bustling downtown core consisting of unique stores and professional business offices promoted by a Business Improvement Area. • Recent commercial growth includes Wal-Mart, Real Canadian
Saugeen First Nation is located north of Southampton at Chippawa Hill. Access to the Saugeen River is possible at the reserve's west entrance from Grant Ferris Fisherman's Park on Hwy 21, or Indian Agency Road off Hwy 21. Visitors may stroll through the lovely Rock Gardens and nature trails that offer a spectacular view of the Saugeen River valley. The historic Wesley Centenary Church presides over the site. The community hosts its colourful PowWow the second weekend in August.
The scenic route along Road 1 through Balmy Beach offers panoramic views of the bay and nearby Indian Falls, a bight shaped, 15-metre cataract. A short trail leads through the woods from the picnic area to the cascade and numerous ferns and wildflowers may be found in the area. The falls are most impressive after substantial rainfall augments their flow. A small beach is located across the road on Old Beach Drive. Pay-by-phone parking is available at the Conservation Area.
The Mariner Motor Hotel provides Collingwood visitors with quality accommodations and friendly service at affordable rates. It is conveniently located beside the Collingwood Hospital and community cycling trails, just three blocks from the downtown shopping and hospitality core. Along with comfortable rooms, guests may enjoy these extra amenities at no additional charge: Continental Breakfast Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate available 24 hours High Speed Wireless Internet Private Picnic Area in the courtyard Winter Car Plug-ins Seniors' & Corporate Discounts Check our room