A natural choice for purchasing unique water front real estate, a cottage, or retirement home. Grey Bruce and Saugeen Country are both a short drive from the Greater Toronto Area, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph and London. Making it the perfect location for an affordable alternative to four season living.
This area offers the perfect opportunity to bring back the Sunday drive. As most destinations are within an hour drive with parking available a short walk away.
If you are driving east from the west side of Saugeen Country be sure to enjoy the sand beaches of Port Elgin and their world famous sunsets! Saturday evenings in Kincardine are a must where you can walk behind the pipe band to the board walks on the shore of Lake Huron, a perfect family outing.
While in the area be sure to take in the Light House Tour starting at Point Clark thru to Kincardine than Chantry Island just off the shores of Southampton.
As you tour east you will drive thru the Municipality of South Bruce including Formosa home of Immaculate Conception Church known as the “Cathedral of the North” which was made famous by the award winning novel the Stone Carvers. Bellmore, Mildmay and Teeswater are all villages with a lot of heart.
Mildmay’s overflowing Artesian well; Rotary Park and Hanging of the Green Christmas parade have placed it on the map as a destination for most visitors.
Be sure to make Brocton your next destination. Surrounded by the beautiful Saugeen and Teeswater Rivers, Brockton which includes Walkerton is one of the greatest fishing destinations in the world. Unique shops, Busker Festivals and weekly farmer’s markets bring people back time and time again. Brockton has become known as a destination where people come to work, play and stay.
Cruising thru Aaran Elderslie it is obvious why this area has become known as a rural paradise. Old order Mennonites and farm gate fruit and vegetable stands compel you to stop and pick-up dinner.
The drive becomes even more scenic as you head thru Durham to the town of Flesherton and Markdale. Rolling country side makes day tripping a must!
Living in the Grey Highlands area is only a short drive to Blue Mountain and Talisman. This is an area where you can literally spend days on back roads while seeing very little traffic.
Home to the majestic Saugeen River, Saugeen Country features some of Ontario’s best, Hiking, Canoeing, Swimming, Cross Country Skiing, and Gardening. As the Saugeen River winds its way through the county it creates several spectacular cliffs, valleys, waterfalls, streams and inland lakes – creating the perfect scenery for any home.
Feel the rush and experience Grey County’s water fall tour. Seven of Grey County’s water falls are featured on this self-conducted tour.
Many are former Mill sites while others are pristine natural features. Take the whole tour with a driving distance of approx 150 km or visit one or more at your leisure. Remember driving in Bruce and Grey County’s is a far more relaxed and enjoyable experience then what most people are used to in the Toronto, Kitchener areas let alone the 400 series highways.
While touring Grey County be sure to drop by Hanover for a night of harness racing or book your vacation around their Sights and Sounds festival held in July.
Some of the best skiing in Southern Ontario is right here at Talisman and Grey Bruce County is also quickly emerging as Ontario’s newest golf destination, with over 30 courses and growing. In between there is always something plenty to discover; dazzling fall colours, picturesque towns and hamlets, unique shopping, outdoor markets, studio tours, and several local community events. It’s no wonder why so many are making Grey Bruce County their next home!
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