Discover Meaford

The Municipality of Meaford

What will you discover?

Meaford Hall

Located in historic downtown Meaford, the Hall is a beautifully restored and renovated century old landmark. Meaford Hall is a four season destination where you can check out live theatre, music, films, and an art gallery. The 336 seat Opera House has hosted performers such as Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, Brent Butt, Burton Cummings, the Strumbellas and more in just the last few years. Meaford Hall is also the location of the Visitor Centre where you can discover even more to do in the area.

Meaford Waterfront

The Meaford waterfront is one of the area’s most stunning and active. It’s not just where our marina is located, but it’s also home to newly renovated public washrooms, a splash pad, seasonal farmers market, various beaches, volleyball courts, the Meaford Museum, playgrounds and where many local events take place. It’s also the starting point for two multi use trails, the Georgian Trail which follows the former rail line all the way to Collingwood, while the Tom Thomson trail travels from Fred Raper Park to the City of Owen Sound.

Meaford Memorial Park

Memorial Park is a picturesque park and campground boasting 468 metres of beautiful shoreline on Georgian Bay. It features many amenities including full service campground facilities, public washrooms, two pavilion shelters, playground areas, beachfront, mini-golf course, woodland walking trails and ample free parking.

The campground is open from the first weekend in May until the week after Thanksgiving. A pet-friendly environment, a portion of the beach is dedicated for dog use and during the off-season our furry friends have full run of the park.

Meaford Big Red Chair Tour

Meaford’s Big Red Chair tour is the best way in which to see the whole Municipality. These oversized muskoka chairs were made in partnership with the students at the Georgian Bay Community School. There are ten locations to visit, each with its own local history story to tell and a great photo opportunity. The tour takes you from urban Meaford, to Coffin Ridge, Fox Harley Davidson, Bognor Marsh, Irish Mountain Lookout and more.

Meaford Icons

The history of Meaford and North America has been shaped by three historic figures who once called the Municipality of Meaford home. The village of Leith was where renowned Canadian Artist and friend of the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson spent his childhood as a young artist inspired by the beauty of Georgian Bay. Tom is buried at the Leith Church and his boyhood home is only a short distance away.

Beautiful Joe was a real dog from the Town of Meaford who had been cruelly abused by his former master. While living with his new family, he met author Margaret Marshall Saunders who was so taken aback by Joe’s story that she wrote a book about it that went on to sell over a million copies more than 125 years ago. Joe’s struggles helped to change society’s attitudes towards animal abuse and Joe now has a whole park dedicated to him and other animal friends to ensure his legacy lives on.

American John Muir is the final Icon who once lived in the Municipality of Meaford. Moving to Meaford during the American Civil war, John Muir was a naturalist, author and early advocate for the preservation of wilderness. John returned to the United States where he helped form the Sierra Club and is known as the father of the United States National Park system.

Pet Friendly Meaford

Meaford is not only home to Canada’s most famous dog, Beautiful Joe, but it’s quickly gaining the reputation as the best place to take your dog on vacation. Meaford is blessed with a love of dogs, and that’s seen through our various pet friendly businesses and numerous events and activities. Meaford has dedicated specific swimming areas for dogs at Memorial Park, pet friendly trails, an off-leash park and a whole park dedicated to Beautiful Joe. The 8.5 acre park includes a bronze statue of Joe, monuments to the 9/11 rescue dogs, services dogs and K9 police dogs. The private home in which Joe was rescued to still stands today beside the park along the Big Head River.

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Contact a Tourism Specialist

Local : 705-445-7722
Toll Free: 1-888-227-8667

 


info@southgeorgianbay.ca

Check out all ten locations below, and start your Big Red Chair tour today!

Location: 12 Nelson Street East, Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: meaford.ca/en/explore-play/big-red-chairs.aspxPhone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1201

One of Ontario’s few waterfront campgrounds.

The story of Beautiful Joe

Location: 162 Edwin Street, Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: beautifuljoe.org/Phone: 519-538-5895

Running through woodland, across streams and even vast meadows, this trail offers beautiful scenery and an easy stroll through the wilderness.

Location: 170 Edwin St, Meaford, ON N4L 1P4, Canada

Creating Our History TOGETHER

Location: Meaford Museum, 111 Bayfield Street, Meaford, Ontario, CanadaWebsite: meaford.ca/meaford-museum.htmlPhone: 519-538-5974

Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre, located in historic downtown Meaford, is a beautifully restored and renovated century old landmark.

Location: 12 Nelson St E, Meaford, ON N4L 1N6, CanadaWebsite: http://meafordhall.ca/Phone: 1.877.538.0463

Explore, Dine, Stay

Destinations in Meaford

Meaford is a four-season playground that has it all!

Rocklyn Inn Bed & Breakfast

Rocklyn Inn Bed & Breakfast is centrally located to many activities. If you are looking for adventure or a relaxing stay, our inn is the place for you! Close to Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain, Ski Clubs, Bruce Trail, outdoor adventures, restaurants & shopping. 

Location: 726004 Side Road 22B Meaford, ON N4L 1W6Website: www.rocklyninn.ca/Phone: (905) 440-6300

Scenic Drives

BEAVER VALLEY TOUR Head south on County Road 124 from Collingwood. Turn right on to County Road 4, drive through the country side and then

Location: 244 Beech St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2T4, Canada

Meaford Big Red Chair Tour

Check out all ten locations below, and start your Big Red Chair tour today!

Location: 12 Nelson Street East, Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: meaford.ca/en/explore-play/big-red-chairs.aspxPhone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1201

Municipality of Meaford Trails

There are parks & trails for families, sun-lovers & even just for dogs in Meaford.

Location: 12 Nelson Street East, Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: meaford.ca/trails

Memorial Park

One of Ontario’s few waterfront campgrounds.

Paddle Away in South Georgian Bay

Paddling in the waters of South Georgian Bay!

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

This is Apple Country

We are apple country!

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Fred Raper Park

Located along the shoreline of Georgian Bay, with many amenities including two public beach areas and free parking.

Location: Fred Raper Park, 207 Bayfield St, Meaford, ON N4L 1N4, Canada

McCarroll Park and Beach

McCarroll Park is the heart of family fun in Meaford.

Location: 210 Parker Street East, Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.meaford.ca/communityservices/parksandfacilities/parks.htmlPhone: 519-538-1060 ext. 1401

David Johnson Park

A quiet Beach in Meaford, adjacent to the Marina

Location: David Johnston Park, 125 Fuller St, Meaford, ON N4L 1B7, CanadaWebsite: https://www.meaford.ca/communityservices/parksandfacilities/parks.htmlPhone: 519-538-1060 x.1401

Ride On!

Bicycling routes, tours & rentals

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

The Bruce Trail

The Bruce Trail Distance: 898km Main Trail 400km of Side Trails Difficulty: Easy - Very Hard The Bruce Trail is the oldest and longest

Location: 45 St Paul St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 3P1, Canada

2019 Top 100 Ontario Festivals & Events

FEO announce the 2019 top 100 events in Ontario!

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, CanadaWebsite: festivalsandeventsontario.ca

Bayview Escarpment Nature Reserve

Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve Trail Total Distance: 5km Difficulty: Easy - moderate Access Points: Sydenham/ St. Vincent

Location: Bayview Escarpment Provincial Nature Reserve, Owen Sound, ON, Canada

Birding

Birding, the simple pleasures of a gentle hike through the woods and along the river banks of the Georgian Triangle, where the flash of

Location: 244 Beech St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2T4, Canada

Your Guide to Fishing in SGB

Everything you need to know about fishing in the area

Location: Collingwood, ON, Canada

Pet-Friendly Places

Pet-friendly beaches, accommodation & leash-free parks

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Beautiful Joe Park

The story of Beautiful Joe

Location: 162 Edwin Street, Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: beautifuljoe.org/Phone: 519-538-5895

Local Parks

A full list of the local parks in South Georgian Bay

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Meaford Farmers' Market

Every Friday from 3-7pm from June to Thanksgiving

Location: Meaford Harbour, Saint Vincent Street, Meaford, ON, Canada

March Break Programs 2019

A full list of March Break programs in South Georgian Bay

Location: 45 Saint Paul Street, Collingwood, ON, Canada

Trout Hollow Trail

Running through woodland, across streams and even vast meadows, this trail offers beautiful scenery and an easy stroll through the wilderness.

Location: 170 Edwin St, Meaford, ON N4L 1P4, Canada

Tobogganing in South Georgian Bay

All the hot tobogganing spots in South Georgian Bay

Location: Highlands Nordic, Duntroon, ON, Canada

Snowshoeing & Wine Tasting

Enjoy snowshoeing followed by wine tasting!

Location: 244 Beech St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 2T4, Canada

Meaford Museum

Creating Our History TOGETHER

Location: Meaford Museum, 111 Bayfield Street, Meaford, Ontario, CanadaWebsite: meaford.ca/meaford-museum.htmlPhone: 519-538-5974

Meaford Golf & Country Club

Be prepared to have some fun, with friends or family. Come play where the grass is green.

Location: Meaford Golf Course, 408 Ridge Rd, Meaford, ON N4L 1L8, CanadaWebsite: meafordgolf.comPhone: (519) 538-1400

U Catch em' Charters

Come join us on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay for exciting fishing action!

Location: Meaford Harbour, 3 St Vincent St, Meaford, ON N4L 1B8, CanadaWebsite: ucatchemcharters.comPhone: 519-538-5333

Coffin Ridge Winery

Small batch wine made primarily from grapes grown from hand planted, hand picked Grey County grapes.

Location: 599448 Concession Rd 2 N, Annan, ON N0H 1B0, CanadaWebsite: coffinridge.caPhone: 519-371-9565

Memorial Park

Memorial Park is a picturesque park boasting 468 metres of beautiful shoreline on Georgian Bay.

Location: 179 Grant Ave, Meaford, ON N4L 1A8, CanadaWebsite: meaford.ca/parks-a-trails/memorial-park.htmlPhone: 519-538-1060 ext.1402 / 519-538-2530 or 1-800-399-6323

Cliff Richardson Boats

Storage, supplies, service & docking for boats in Meaford

Location: 103 Bayfield Street, Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: meaford.com/richboats_supplies.htmlPhone: 519-538-19401 or 877-864-1552

Grandma Lambe's

Offers a wide selection of baked goods, grocery items and gift ware

Location: 206570 ON-26, Meaford, Ontario N4L 1W7, CanadaWebsite: grandmalambes.comPhone: (519) 538-2757

Meaford Hall

Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre, located in historic downtown Meaford, is a beautifully restored and renovated century old landmark.

Location: 12 Nelson St E, Meaford, ON N4L 1N6, CanadaWebsite: http://meafordhall.ca/Phone: 1.877.538.0463

Meaford Film Festival

4 Nights, 4 Films, 4 Parties & 4 Dinners on Labour Day Weekend

Location: 12 Nelson St E, Meaford, ON N4L 1N6, CanadaWebsite: https://meafordfilmfest.ca/Phone: 1.877.538.0463

Apple Harvest Craft Show

One of the largest craft show's in Southern Ontario

Location: Meaford, ON N4L 1X6, CanadaWebsite: appleharvestcraftshow.comPhone: 519-538-1628

Meaford

The shore of Georgian Bay is speckled with interesting towns and sights to see. Meaford is one of these towns.

Location: Meaford, ON, CanadaWebsite: https://www.meaford.ca/tourism/Phone: 1-877-538-0463

Ice Skating

Skate on outdoor rinks, skate trails and indoor rinks throughout the region.  Here's a list of current times you can get out and skate.

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Pre-season Early Bird Season Pass at Scenic Caves Nordic Centre

November 1 @ 9:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm

Until Dec 1, 2019 Early Birds save 22% on Nordic Season Passes purchased before December 1/19 for the 2019-20 season. May be used seven days a week for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing plus access to the Suspension Bridge. Glide on 27 km. of cross-country ski trails professionally groomed daily for classic/skate styles. Stomp along 10 km. of dedicated snowshoe trails, one of which crosses Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge. Trails are well marked and rated by level of difficulty. High…

One Stop Christmas Shop – Duntroon Hall

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Duntroon Hall for their Annual One Stop Christmas Stop.

Santa Claus Parade – Santa at the Beach!

November 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Location: 22nd St and Mosley St. to RecPlex, 1724 Mosley St.

First Snow Show

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will be hosting ski shops, apparel vendors, local businesses and more in our beautiful taproom. We will have live music from the lovely Miranda Journey, yummy treats and best of all this event is free to take part in!

Meaford Christmas Market

November 30 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Annual Meaford Christmas Market is returning in 2019!

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