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We created a bucket list of the must-do things in the area that make SGB so unique! Take advantage of any extra time you have this summer and start crossing items off your bucket list. 

Bucket List

Rent a Kayak, SUP or Canoe

One of the best parts about the area is being near Georgian Bay! Summer days should be spent on the water enjoying views of the escarpment and the bay.

Paddling on Georgian Bay in Thornbury
Paddling on Georgian Bay in Thornbury.

Tour a Winery, Cidery or Brewery

We have wine, cider, brews galore in SGB! Collingwood alone has 4 microbreweries… now that’s impressive! Get sampling so you can find your new go-to summer drink.

Black Bellows Brewing Company
Black Bellows Brewing Company.

Have Lunch or Dinner on a Patio

Who doesn’t love a good patio? Enjoy the warm weather and have a delicious meal on a patio. SGB has many restaurants with a wide variety of food offered.

Lakeside Seafood and Grill
Lakeside Seafood and Grill.

Go for a Hike up the Mountain

You get a great workout and an added bonus of a scenic lookout hiking up the mountain! The view alone is worth the trek to the top.

Blue Mountain Lookout
Blue Mountain Lookout.

Bike to Different Towns on the Trails

We’re sure when you think of SGB that trails are one of the first things that come to mind! You have the option to use the in town trails for a relaxed bike ride or you can use the trails between towns for a harder workout. The Georgian Trail and Clearview Train Trail are great bike rides if you are looking for a day trip! 

Tom Thomson Trail in Meaford.
Tom Thomson Trail in Meaford.

Go Swimming at a Beach

What better way to spend a day then to sit on a beach and relax? It’s the ultimate summer activity, especially if you are looking to unwind while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Beach.

Go to a Farmers’ Market

Support local by visiting a Farmers’ Market in one of SGB’s municipalities! Check out all the local produce, baking and more.

Clearview Farmers' Market
Clearview Farmers’ Market.

Shop in One of the Historic Downtowns

Not only do we have the water, trails and the mountain – but we have lots of history in our municipalities. Visit downtown Collingwood, Creemore, Stayner, Thornbury, Clarksburg or Meaford!

Collingwood Downtown
Collingwood Downtown.

Watch the Sunset by the Waterfront

It’s all about the simple pleasures in life! We think watching the sunset by the waterfront is a great way to end your day. 

Nottawasaga Lighthouse at Sunset
Nottawasaga Lighthouse at Sunset.

Take advantage of where you live and see everything SGB has to offer. We hope this gives you inspiration for new adventures to go on – time to start crossing stuff off that bucket list!

For more information on the area, download our Visitor Guide here.

We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring South Georgian Bay! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation and plan ahead by making reservations when possible. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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