Scenic Drives

Discover what’s
around the bend.

Explore four scenic drives in South Georgian Bay. Checkout spectacular lookouts, country market’s, coffee shops and amazing waterfronts.

Discover waterfalls and provincial parks, vineyards and nature adventures. There’s so much to do. Pick a scenic drive and go!
Grey County

Scenic Drive #1

Start your morning off by exploring the charming town of Thornbury. Walk up and down Bruce St and explore the local shops and cafes – there is so much to discover on the main street!

Next stop is Grandma Lambe’s – a local favourite! It’s a family-run market with fresh baked goods and local produce and products. When you get there, head to the back of the store to check out their baked goods. We’d recommend giving one of their famous pies a try, but you can’t go wrong – they have scones, cookies, tarts and more!

When you continue your drive to downtown Meaford, you can’t miss the stunning Meaford Hall. It is a beautifully restored century old landmark that has become South Georgian Bay’s premier arts and cultural centre. Check online ahead of time to see if you can catch a show or concert. Either way, we
would recommend making a stop at their gallery on the upper level of the Hall. It is free and open 7 days a week, and they constantly have new artwork and exhibits open to the public.

Make sure to bring your camera for this one! At the Irish Mountain Lookout, there is an incredible panoramic view of Georgian Bay. It is accessible year-round and has a pinic pavillion so that you enjoy a picnic with your friends and family. Take a seat and snap a picture in the Big Red Chair while you’re there!

Meaford Views
Meaford Views

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Scenic Drive #2

Stop by Dunridge Farms and Duntroon Cyder House and try their sulphite free, gluten-free and nut-free cyders. They are made only using delicious Duntroon Parish and Ontario heritage hand-picked apples. Duntroon Cyder is a true taste of South Georgian Bay!

Continue your journey in Pretty River Provincial Park and explore the winding trails. This park is along one of the highest points of the Niagara Escarpment! The trails are best used between April and October, but makes for a beautiful drive year round.

Continue your drive to The Rusty Star, a stunning store full of unique solid wood furniture, home decor, fashion accessories, and more! There is so much to explore at The Rusty Star. If you’re visiting friends or family, this is a great stop for a hostess gift.

Next stop is Eugenia Falls, a hidden gem in South Georgian Bay. The falls are a minute or two from the parking lot if you would just like to take in the beauty. If you’re looking to explore, there are trails between Eugenia Falls and Hoggs Falls that make for a challenging, yet rewarding hike. Please note it is a paid parking lot that can be paid ahead of time on the app at MacKay Pay.

 

Hiking
Duntroon Cyder