Experiencing Grey County in winter
We’re all familiar with winter above ground but heading underground during the winter months is a truly unique experience. The experts at Free Spirit Tours will take you on a 3-hour caving expedition to Metcalfe Rock. You’ll snowshoe to the caves, where you’ll un-strap, don headlamps and head underground. Jennie and her crew know all the cracks and crevices at Metcalfe Rock inside and out and will support your every move. Take the plunge and book with them now!
Indulge in Moonlit Winter Fun
Night time excursions under the twinkling stars take Grey County’s winter activities to another level. Take a guided snowshoe through the silhouetted evergreens with Free Spirit Tours or Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures. Grab some sticks and a group of your best mates for a round of moonlit hockey on one of our outdoor rinks, then thaw and unwind in the Nordic bathes at Scandinave Spa. To find other night time options visit our website.
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With record breaking lake effect snowfall and 3,500kms of groomed trails in Grey & Bruce, its little wonder our region is a snowmobile destination. All local trails are managed by OFSC District 9 and riders need a trail permit and insurance to ride. Don’t have your own sled but want to try the sport? Homestead Resort in Durham offers rentals with guides and Ride on Rentals near Collingwood also offers tours. To learn more about where to buy your permit and to check on trail conditions, www.ofscdistrict9.ca
Après Ski Food and Drink
All winter lovers know that half of the fun of going out is coming back in. There’s nothing better than taking off all those layers and sitting, rosy cheeked by the fire, enjoying a well-deserved treat. If you’re looking for a winter drink that will hit the taste buds, try the Mexican spice hot cocoa at Casero Kitchen Table, in Owen Sound. Warm up from the inside out with Meredith’s Ginger Elixir, which can be picked up at any bakery, local general store or farmers market within our region. For great après snacks, try the wood-fired pizza at the Bruce Wine Bar in Thornbury or a meal overlooking one of our frozen cascades, Walter’s Falls – The Falls Inn, in Walters Falls. For a full list of eateries in Grey County go to visitgrey.ca
Looking for the best place to take the family tobogganing, Google maps recently pinpointed Canada’s best toboggan hills, and two of our regional hills made the cut. Harrison Park in Owen Sound and Indian Falls Conservation Area in Georgian Bluffs. Bring your family up this weekend to try the runs out for yourself! For other great hills to experience in Grey County, click here.