Thornbury Travel Guide

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Thornbury Things to Do

  • Take the last train to Clarksburg

    I like to ride my bike to Clarksburg. It is only 15-20 minutes up the main street of Thornbury (Bruce St) before you cross the Beaver River and reach the quaint shops of "downtown" Clarksburg. Here, you will find the Honey Hut with it's distinctive blue and yellow paint. They sell fresh organic honey and beeswax candles among other things.If you...

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  • Visit Blue Mountain

    Just a 10 minute drive from Thornbury brings you to the new Intrawest Blue Mountain village at the base of the Blue Mountain ski hills. Obviously, in the winter, this is a very popular spot for anyone interested in downhill skiing or in the apres ski scene. However, it is also a great place to visit in the off season if you are looking for a...

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  • Watch the Salmon Run

    In the spring and fall you will see crowds of people on the Thornbury bridge over the Beaver River. They will all be looking over the side and you may wonder, like I did the first time, what was going on. These people are watching the salmon as they make their way first downstream in the spring to Georgian Bay where they stay for 3 or 4 years....

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  • Visit Hoggs Falls

    Hoggs Falls is a hidden gem, definitely off the beaten track. It is part of the Grey County Tourism's Scenic Drive "Waterfall Tour". This was my favorite waterfall on the tour. It is named after William Hogg who once operated a mill near the waterfall, the forest has now completely taken over any remnants of the old mill. Hoggs Falls is created as...

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  • Cycle on the Georgian Trail

    There is an abandoned railway line stretching for 32kms between Meaford and Collingwood. Thornbury, my base, is located in the middle. This railway line has been converted into a beautiful trail suitable for bicycles, pedestrians, and in the winter, cross country skiiers. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.I have rode the stretch from Thornbury to ...

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  • Take a Scenic Drive

    The country side in Grey county is a beautiful landscape of rolling farm lands and stunning views of the Niagara Escarpment, and the blue waters of Georgian Bay. Get a copy of the Georgian Triangle See and Do Guide by emailing them at the website below for a list of suggested scenic drives.

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  • Check out the Fall Colours

    Grey County is a great place to view some of Ontario's most spectacular fall colours. Plan your visit for the month of October for the best display. A suggested driving tour starts from Thornbury and then travels west to Meaford on hwy 26, then south to Kimberley on County Rd 7. From here you can continue south to Flesherton or head north to...

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  • Apple Picking in October

    Grey County has over 2500 acres of apple orchards. It is the northern most apple producing spot in Ontario. Apples have been grown here since 1846. In the spring, the orchards are breathtaking in full bloom, but if you'd like to pick your own, you'll have to wait until late September or early October.Meaford celebrates the Apple Harvest with a...

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  • Take a Hike

    There are many hiking opportunities in and around Thornbury. The aforementioned Georgian Trail is suitable for long hikes as is the Bruce Trail which follows the Niagara Escarpment from Queenstown in the south to Tobermory in the north. The Bruce Trail is 850 kms in all, but there are many access points that allow you to hike a small portion at a...

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Thornbury Nightlife

  • Free Sunday night concerts

    Every Sunday night in July and August, the town of Thornbury hosts live jazz music in the pavilion at Bayview Park. Hundreds of people will bring their lawnchairs or blankets and relax on the grassy lawns near the shore of Georgian Bay while listening to a different Jazz Band each week. The concerts are free but donations are welcome. Some people...

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  • Watch the Sunset over Georgian Bay

    Whenever I am on holiday, I like to make a point of watching the sunset as often as possible. Luckily, Thornbury is located on the shores of Georgian Bay so it makes for an ideal spot to see the brilliant colours of the evening sky reflected in the water.

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Thornbury Off The Beaten Path

  • Inglis Falls near Owen Sound

    Inglis Falls is the most popular of the three falls located near Owen Sound. Like Indian and Jones Falls, it is also located within a conservation area. The Inglis Falls Conservation area is 200 hectares comprising of over 7 kms of hiking trails, access to the Bruce Trail and picnic area and gift shop. You will also find here the remains and a...

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  • Jones Falls, Owen Sound

    Jones Falls is located in the Pottawatomi Conservation Area within 116 hectares of Niagara Escarpment land. The Bruce Trail passes by these falls and also connects to Inglis Falls 10 kms away. There are several trails to hike within the conservation area including 2.2 kms of the Bruce Trail. I parked at the Tourist Information at Springmount on Hwy...

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  • Indian Falls Conservation Area

    This is in my opinion, the most beautiful waterfall in Grey County. It is located about 30 kms from Thornbury north of Owen Sound off of County Road 1. Watch for the Conservation Area signs and the parking area on the west side of County Rd 1. To access the falls, you will walk an easy 1km trail along the Indian Creek until you reach a set of...

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Thornbury Sports & Outdoors

  • Hike or Climb at Metcalfe Rock

    Metcalfe Rock is another highlight along the Bruce Trail. There is a short hike that will take you on a loop from the base of Metcalfe Rock to the top of the escarpment, along the top and then back down again to the 10th line. This short loop will take about 30 minutes and will involve some scrambling over rocks, but the path is well marked. Walk...

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  • Hiking at Hoggs Falls

    You may visit Hoggs Falls as part of the Grey County waterfall tour, and if you do, you may want to take an extra 30 minutes or so to stretch your legs and enjoy an easy walk through the surrounding deciduous forest.There is one hike starting here that will take you all the way to nearby Eugenia Falls, another is a long loop back to Hoggs Falls and...

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  • the Swiss Meadows Hike

    This is another easily accessible and popular section of the Bruce Trail. It is an easy hike along the top of the escarpment with fantastic views looking north over the Blue Mountain ski hills to Collingwood and beyond to Georgian Bay. On the day we hiked Georgian Bay had taken on a surreal, turquoise colour, reminding us of the carribean. You can...

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