The shore of Georgian Bay is speckled with interesting towns and sights to see. Meaford is one of these towns. Meaford emphasizes the artist community as well as often pays homage to the past. Meaford was once considered a bustling industrial town with train station, factories and all. Today, Meaford is the epitome of small town charm.
Coming into Meaford on Highway 26 you’ll see signs beckoning you into Grandma Lambe’s. For over fifty years Grandma Lambe’s has been serving the South Georgian Bay area with friendly, old-fashioned hospitality and the best home baking around! All their fruit is grown on their own or neighbouring farms, so it’s local to boot. You can’t go wrong stopping in for a tasty and delicious treat anytime of the year… or day for that matter.
As in most water side towns, the harbour is a must-see. The Meaford Harbour has a beautiful bridge connecting the two sides and great gardens for an afternoon or morning stroll. There’s beautiful benches and a breathtaking view at the very end of the Meaford pier. Connected into the Harbour is the Meaford Museum. It is always worthwhile to try and learn a bit of the history of where you are and the Museum is a great place for just that.
Meaford is also home to a fantastic Meaford Hall and Cultural Centre, with different shows and performances throughout the year. Take a look at what they have to offer at meafordhall.ca. Some of the events include the Meaford International Film Festival, concerts of all sorts of music, kids camps, art exhibits and more.
Meaford also has hidden treasures in shopping and outdoor fun. The Country Affair Candle Factory boasts unique, Canadian made candles. Even if you’re not much of a candle person it’s worth stopping in to see the distinctive selection. Memorial Park is a family oriented campground that also has 2,000 feet of sandy public beaches as well as family favourite mini-golf.
There’s a river that runs through Meaford. Beautiful Joe Park and the Trout Hollow Trail make for fantastic walking and a great day outside no matter the season. There are flowers in the spring and summer, changing leaves in the fall and a snowshoeing winter wonderland in the snowy months.