As the summer continues, Southern Georgian Bay offers a variety of exciting activities for everyone. Whether you crave adventure, love nature, or prefer relaxing moments, Southern Georgian Bay has it all. Let’s explore the top 10 activities that will make your summer in this stunning region memorable.
Have a beach day at Wasaga Beach
There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than by spending a day at Wasaga Beach, the world’s longest freshwater beach. The soft sands and clear waters are perfect for sunbathing, picnicking, and beach games.
Here’s a quick guide to the different beaches in Wasaga Beach:
- Beach Area 1:
This is the main and most popular area of Wasaga Beach. It boasts a lively atmosphere with shops, restaurants, and amenities nearby. Beach Area 1 is the perfect spot for families and groups looking for a bustling beach experience with lots of activities and entertainment.
- Beach Area 2:
Slightly quieter than Beach Area 1, this section is still vibrant and offers a mix of attractions and facilities. It’s an excellent choice for those who want a more relaxed atmosphere while still being close to amenities.
- Beach Area 3:
As you move further away from the main hub, you’ll find Beach Area 3. It’s a bit more serene and ideal for visitors seeking a peaceful beach day. The backdrop features picturesque sand dunes and natural beauty.
- Beach Area 4:
This area is known for its stunning sandbanks and scenic views. It’s a great place for nature lovers and those who appreciate a quieter beach setting.
- Beach Area 5:
Continuing down the coastline, Beach Area 5 offers a tranquil environment and is a popular choice for visitors seeking a more secluded beach experience.
- New Wasaga Beach:
Located at the farthest end, New Wasaga Beach is the most secluded and pristine area. It’s an excellent spot for a peaceful beach stroll or a relaxing sunbathing session away from the crowds.
Water Sports on Georgian Bay
Dive into a world of aquatic adventures by trying your hand at kayaking, paddleboarding, or jet-skiing. Georgian Bay’s calm waters provide an ideal setting for water sports enthusiasts.
Check out the Southwinds Marina in Collingwood for kayak and SUP rentals.
Hiking or cycling along scenic trails
Lace up your hiking boots and explore the scenic trails that wind through the region. The Georgian Trail, Bruce Trail, and Kolapore Uplands offer diverse landscapes. Southern Georgian Bay also has an array of picturesque cycling routes. Whether you’re a leisure cyclist or a mountain biking enthusiast, the region’s bike paths cater to all skill levels.
Rent or charter a boat
Rent a boat or hop on a cruise to experience the region’s beauty from a different perspective. Georgian Bay’s clear blue waters and rugged coastline create a boater’s paradise.
Set sail with Collingwood Charters in Ontario’s Georgian Bay. Choose from private yacht excursions, fishing trips, and sunset cruises. Experience the bay’s stunning coastline and serene sunsets. Book your excursion today!
Visit a farmer’s market
Treat your taste buds to fresh produce and local delicacies at farmers’ markets held throughout the area.
Collingwood Farmer’s Market: The Collingwood Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Victoria Day weekend through to Thanksgiving. Located on the corner of Second and Pine Streets in the historic Downtown. Local vendors feature a wide range of freshly picked seasonal produce, naturally raised meat, preserves, baked goods and more.
Wasaga Beach Farmer’s Market: The Wasaga Beach Farmers’ Market is open Tuesday evenings from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Starting June 13th until September 26th. Located at 1724 Mosley Street (in the RecPlex parking lot).
Creemore Farmer’s Market: The Creemore Farmers’ Market is open Saturdays 8:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m., May 20th until October 28th. Located at the Station On The Green – 10 Caroline St E in the parking lot. A great place to find delicious seasonal produce & products. You will find music by local musicians at the market. Rain or shine.
Thornbury Farmer’s Market: The Thornbury Farmers’ Market is open Sundays, May through to Thanksgiving from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Located in Smith Memorial Park beside the Town Hall on Highway 26. Offering fresh produce, baked goods, artisan food to all natural beauty products, home decor, and one of kind art, and so much more!
Go wine tasting
Southern Georgian Bay is known for its stunning landscapes, charming towns, and thriving wine scene. Wine and beer enthusiasts can indulge in a delightful array of wineries and breweries while taking in stunning views, and be immersed in each towns entertainment and social scene. Southern Georgian Bay offers a diverse array of experiences that will satisfy every palate.
Check out our blog post about wineries and breweries in the area
Explore local events
There is always something happening in Southern Georgian Bay. Say hello to endless adventures with the Discover Collingwood app! From exploring charming trails to enjoying live music concerts, this app is your ultimate guide to exploring the hidden gems and events of Collingwood.
Visit one of Collingwood’s amazing restaurants
Spend the day adventuring at Blue Mountain
At Blue Mountain, you can indulge in an array of thrilling activities to make the most of the warm season. Embrace the great outdoors with hiking and mountain biking trails that provide breathtaking views. For water enthusiasts, kayaking and paddleboarding on the lakes and rivers offer an invigorating escape. Adrenaline junkies can get their fix by ziplining through the treetops or trying their hand at rock climbing. For a more relaxed experience, enjoy picnics by the tranquil lake or visit one of the village spas. Whether you seek action-packed fun or serene relaxation, Blue Mountain has something for everyone to savor the beauty of summer.
Canoe or kayak along the Beaver River
Paddle the Beaver River alone or with Free Spirit Tours for an enchanting and tranquil nature experience. The gentle currents, lush landscapes, and possible wildlife sightings make it perfect for all skill levels. Choose a canoe or kayak and immerse yourself in the serene beauty of this unforgettable summer adventure.
Book your adventure with Free Spirit Tours