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    Canada 152 Things to Do


    1. Take a dip in the cystal clear waters of Georgian Bay
    2. Picnic alongside Georgian Bay
    3. Walk the waterfront trail in Collingwood
    4. Grab a coffee or tea at Shale Rock Coffee or The Blue Mountain Tea Co.
    5. Admire the boats at one of our local marinas
    6. Take a selfie at the World's Smallest Jail in Creemore
    7. Learn about Simcoe County's history at the Simcoe County Museum
    8. Sample wine and tour the grounds of one of our local vineyards, Georgian Hills Vineyards or Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery, open daily for tastings. Call for tour info.
    9. Take a self-guided historic walking tour of Collingwood
    10. Browse the local shops in downtown Collingwood
    11. Go fishing 
    12. Visit the Main Street Market in Wasaga Beach (summer only)
    13. Hike the Loree Forest Loop
    14. Rent a bike from Ride On Bikes in Meaford and cycle along the Meaford harbourfront
    15. Relax at the Scandinave Spa
    16. Enjoy a meal at Collingwood's only waterfront restaurant, Lakeside Seafood & Grill
    17. Bird watch at the Eco-Park in Stayner
    18. Take the gondola up Blue Mountain (at Blue Mountain Resort, summer only)
    19. Sunday Eggs Benny Brunch at The Dam Pub
    20. Cool down at the splash pad at McCarroll Park in Meaford
    21. Visit Inglis Falls, just outside of Owen Sound
    22. Swap flip flops for hiking shoes and visit the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
    23. Shop for local souvenirs and beach attire at Pedro's in Wasaga Beach
    24. Listen to live jazz at Jazz at the Station (Wednesay evenings in the summer at the Collingwood Museum 6pm)
    25. Ride the go-karts at Wasaga 500
    26. Walk the labyrinth in Thornbury or Collingwood
    27. Try out the tea at Clearview Tea Co. in Creemore
    28. Practice your swing at Tomahawk Golf Course in Thornbury
    29. Get your chocolate fix at the Candy Factory
    30. Get your bowl on at Georgian Bowl
    31. Book a fishing charter and catch some salmon with U Catch Em Charters or Collingwood Adventure Voyages
    32. Attend the world's largest Elvis Festival in Collingwood, July 27-29, 2018
    33. Book a cottage for the weekend at the Luau Resort in Wasaga Beach
    34. Drink a pint of local beer on a patio
    35. Cycle the rail trail from Stayner to Collingwood
    36. Visit Leishman Pottery in Stayner
    37. Take a free tour of Creemore Springs Brewery
    38. Buy some local apples at Grandma Lambes in Meaford
    39. Snap scenic photos from the Blue Mountain Lookout
    40. Attend a local event (visit our event listings for full event guide)
    41. Spend the day at the world's largest fresh water beach in Wasaga Beach
    42. Tee off at Monterra Golf, Duntroon Highlands, Batteaux Creek or the Meaford Golf Course
    43. Try one (or more) of the 900+ Whiskies @ The Dam Pub
    44. Play the Mini Putt course at Georgian Bay Hotel
    45. Watch fish climb up the Thornbury Fish Ladder
    46. Take a drive to Maxwell and browse furniture at The Rusty Star
    47. Make a soy candle @ The Serendipity Soy Candle Factory
    48. Take a tour of the Beaver Valley Cidery (Every Sunday at noon)
    49. Visit American, Native and British Naval Encampments on Nancy Island during Wasaga Under Siege event (August)
    50. Watch water cascade down one of our regional water falls
    51. Enjoy a noon hour concert every Wednesday at Local Live Lunch in Downtown Collingwood
    52. Try a cerveza on a hot day with Wasaga Beach Brewing Company 
    53. Visit the cenotaph at the Collingwood Museum
    54. Book a guided cycling tour with Ride Guides, Collingwood Cycling Tours or Born to Ride
    55. Paint pottery at Crock a Doodle in the Blue Mountain Village
    56. Watch the sunset at Sunset Point in Collingwood
    57. Go paddle boarding at Northwinds Beach
    58. Grab a local map and visitor information at The Craigleith Heritage Depot and/or The Collingwood Museum
    59. Visit the art gallery or catch a show at the Meaford Hall
    60. Jump off the pier in Thornbury
    61. Enjoy local talent at the open-mic at the Barn Co-op in Meaford (every Sunday)
    62. Bring the family to the Music, Market & Park it in Stayner (every Thursday night)
    63. Love art? Visit Clarksburg, aka "Artsburg"
    64. Book a guided canoe or kayak trip along the Beaver River with Free Spirit Tours
    65. Set up camp at Memorial Park in Meaford
    66. Tour the waterfront trails in Owen Sound
    67. Hike from Eugenia Falls to Hoggs Falls
    68. Let the little ones play at Riverside Park in Thornbury
    69. Watch the Mad River flow in Creemore
    70. Grab some ice cream at the Chipper along the waterfront in Collingwood
    71. Spend the day at Christie Beach Park between Meaford and Thornbury
    72. Catch a show or play at one of our local theatres
    73. Tour vibrant fall colours in the Beaver Valley
    74. Snack on butter tarts from the Grandma Lambes
    75. Cycle the Beaver River Trail
    76. See South Georgian Bay from high up in the sky with Big Blue Air or Gensis Flight Centre
    77. Go off roading on a H1 Hummer with Xtreme Adventures
    78. Get up close and personal with the Collingwood Terminals at Millennium Park
    79. Look for the Franks Lime Kiln Side Trail in Clearview Township
    80. Sit back and relax with a coffee at a local cafes
    81. Visit Eugenia and grab ice cream at the Eugenia Falls Emporium
    82. Hop in your car and do a scenic drive (4 drives in our visitor guide and online)
    83. Book a stay at one of our local B&Bs
    84. Visit the Collingwood Farmers' Market (every Sat, in the summer from 8:30-1pm)
    85. Take your dog to the leash-free dog park in Meaford
    86. Attend the Harbourfest in Owen Sound (Saturday July 14, 2018)
    87. Walk the shoreline during the sunset in Wasaga Beach
    88. Meet the barn yard crew at the Farmer's Pantry
    89. Ride the Zippy Pets at Blue Mountain Go Karts
    90. Book a bee yard tour at Osprey Bluffs Honey Co.
    91. Attend the Wasaga Beach Rib Fest (August 10 - 12, 2018)
    92. Take a day trip to Midland and visit Sainte-Marie Among the Huron
    93. Buy some local produce at the Thornbury Farmers Market (Every Sunday in the summer from 11-2pm)
    94. Visit Discovery Harbour in Pentenguishine
    95. Visit the tower clock at the Collingwood Town Hall
    96. Try out some yoga and meditation with Sanctuari
    97. Snap a picture from the views from Grey Road 40 (heading east gives you the best views)
    98. Celebrate Collingwood's shipyard history at Sidelaunch Days (Aug.11-12, 2018)
    99. Check out the Meaford Farmers' Market every Friday in the summer from 3-7pm
    100. Love to Salsa? Visit the Village at Blue during Salsa @ Blue (June 22-24, 2018)
    101. Walk the boardwalk in Collingwood
    102. Skip stones at the Meaford harbour
    103. Grab breakfast at Oliver & Bonacini located at the Westin Trillium Hotel
    104. Rent paddle boards in Wasaga Beach
    105. Visit the informative tourism info centres in Stayner, Craigleith and Meaford
    106. Book a bike tour with Ride On Bikes or Born to Ride Bicycle 
    107. Cycle or jog the Clearview Train Trail
    108. Throw your line in the water at Peasmarsh Beach
    109. Taste olive oil and balsamics at the Collingwood Olive Oil Co. or the The Lively Olive
    110. Follow the Apple Pie Trail (get your brochure/map at the Collingwood Museum/Visitor Centre)
    111. Take the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island
    112. Experience & taste Greek food at the Fig & Feta
    113. Watch a side launch at the Collingwood Museum
    114. Relax with a book at Bayview Park in Thornbury
    115. Sign up for summer sailing school in Collingwood or Meaford
    116. Enjoy brunch at TheSmoke or The Iron Skillet
    117. Find your zen with yoga at the volcanic rock studio room at the Iwa Spa
    118. Book a campsite for the wknd at Wasaga Dunes or Wasaga Pines
    119. Stay up-to-date on what's happening in and around Collingwood by visiting mycollingwood.ca
    120. Partake in sunrise yoga on a SUP board with the Blu Wave SUP Academy
    121. Visit the New Lowell Farmers' Market every Wednesday in the summer from 6pm-dusk
    122. Jam to some live music at Gustav's Chophouse
    123. Visit a local library
    124. Book a cruise with Midland Tours in Penetanguishine
    125. Visit the wreck of the Mary Ward with Eagle Adventures
    126. Rent a chalet in the heart of Blue Mountain with Tyrolean Village
    127. Take in an event during the Small Halls Festival in Clearview (Sept.27- 30,2018)
    128. Tour one of Collingwood's local breweries, Side Launch, Northwinds and Collingwood Brewery
    129. Register the kids for one of the many kids' camp programs in South Georgian Bay
    130. Attend the Copper Kettle Festival in Creemore (Aug.25,2018)
    131. Stock up on gourmet cheeses at Dags and Willow
    132. Fish for rainbow trout at Wilmer Trout Ponds, no fishing license requried
    133. Visit the Main Street Market (Friday & Saturdays June 29 - September 2, 2018)
    134. Book a sunset dinner cruise with Collingwood Charters
    135. Get your boat water ready with Cliff Richardson Boat Service or Gyles Sails & Marine
    136. Visit the Loft Gallery location in downtown Thornbury
    137. Once the snow hits, snowshoe one of the many trails in the area
    138. Attend the Great Northern Exhibition, between Collingwood & Wasaga Beach (Sept.21-23, 2018)
    139. Pick up a South Georgian Bay Cycle Simcoe map and choose a cycling route best suited for you
    140. Visit Scarecrow Family Festival & Parade in Meaford (Spetember 28, 2018)
    141. Love the Bruce Trail? Purchase the 29th edition of the Bruce Trail Reference Guide Book, available for purchase at our tourism centre! ($39.95 tax inc.)
    142. Browse unique and high quality pre-loved furniture at The Painterie
    143. Tour the Meaford Museum 
    144. Take your 4-legged friend to Beach 3 (dog friendly beach) at Wasaga Beach
    145. Hit the slopes at Blue Mountain Resort this winter
    146. See reindeer at the Pretty River Valley Country Inn
    147. Spend the day at the Craigleith Provicial Park
    148. Walk the Blueberry Trail in Wasaga Beach
    149. Rent a pair of snowshoes and tour the local trails in the winter months
    150. Share your fun South Georgian Bay photos with us using #SGeorgianBay or by tagging us! (@SGeorgianBay)
    151. Attend a soy-candle making workshop at Serendipity Candle Factory
    152. Visit the Roost Winery in Redwing, open seasonaly starting in May