Food & Eateries
When our guests arrive, usually the first thing they ask is "How do we find the restaurants in the area?" or "Where can we get a bite to eat?" and "What about beer, wine and spirits?"
Well, we have all that . . .
in order of proximity to us...
- Flying Chestnut Kitchen Eugenia
- Spatula Diner Flesherton
- The Bicycle Cafe Flesherton
- Gourmet Pizza Flesherton
- The Village Pizza & Grill Flesherton
- Justin's Oven Kimberley
- Steven's Restaurant Markdale
- Sidekick's Cafe Markdale
- Mylar & Loreta's Restaurant Singhampton
In order of proximity to us...
- Eugenia Falls Emporium, Eugenia
- Briliant Bread & Cheese Co., Eugenia
- The Pickle Guy, Eugenia
- Highland Grounds, Flesherton
- The Bakery, Flesherton
- E-Culture Store, Markdale
In order of proximity to us..
- Jable Food Basket, Eugenia
- Top O'The Rock, Eugenia LCBO
- Kimberley General Store , Kimberley
- Leslieville Cheese Shop, Flesherton
- The Market Shoppe, Markdale
For restaurants beyond our immediate vicinity, check out these towns which are all just 30 minutes away...
Collingwood & The Village at Blue Mountains
Creemore & Owen Sound are both within a 45 minute drive.
Outdoor Recreation & Adventure
Explore and experience the joys of the Beaver Valley
The Eugenia Falls Guesthouse offers an all season base for local and regional shopping, sightseeing, birding, daytripping and all kinds of outdoor recreation in all four seasons.
Spring, Summer and Fall ...
- hike the Bruce Trail
- enjoy a walk on woodland pathways
- cycle scenic backroads
- view the landscape from atop Old Baldy
- golf our many amazing courses
- swim, canoe, kayak and fish on beautiful Lake Eugenia and the Beaver River
...all just minutes from our Guest House.
Shoreline fun on Georgian Bay is just a short drive away.
Our famous winter snowfalls attract downhill skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, cross-country skiers, dogsledders, snowmobilers and practically everyone who loves making angels in the snow!!
Grey County, with its seven spectacular waterfalls and glorious landscapes, is known for its natural beauty and offers year-round retreat, enjoyment and recreation for "kids of all ages".
FISHING, BOATING, SWIMMING
Public boat launch and swimming area located at the end of Canrobert Dr, Eugenia
Beaver River Access Point
Grey Rd 13, just north of Kimberley
Grey Rd 4 West of #10, Flesherton
Ontario Outfitters at Cedars of Lake Eugenia
Beaverdale Bog Wetlands
Grey Rd 12, north of Markdale
Eugenia Falls Conservation Area
Pellisier St west of Grey Rd 13, Eugenia
Feversham Gorge Conservation Area
Grey Rd 2 & 8th Consession A, Feversham
Old Baldy Conservation Area
Sideroad 7B & Grey Rd 13, Kimberley
309000 Centre Line
CYCLE, CANOE, KAYAK,
GO CAVING, ROCK CLIMBING
Eagle Adventures, Ravenna
Freespirit Tours, Heathcote
Grey County Tourism, www.visitgrey.ca
Beaver River Access Point
Grey Rd 13, just north of Kimberley
Public boat launch and swimming area located at the end of Canrobert Drive, Eugenia
Lochanbec School of Fly Fishing
634673 Pretty River Rd, Rob Roy
Wilmer Trout Ponds
313706 Hwy #6, Durham
Fiddlehead Nursery Edible Landscaping, Kimberley
Footloose Two, Markdale
Froggies Song, Flesherton
Rainbows and Angels, Markdale
The Ferns Golf Resort 519-986-3200
443578 Concession 8, Markdale
Highland Glen Golf Club 519-924-4653
305455 South Line A, Priceville
Markdale Golf & Curling Club 519-986-2690
84 Edith St, Markdale
Townsend Lake Golf Course & Driving Range
474864 Townsend Lake Rd, Markdale 519-986-4889
HIKING & WALKING
Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club
Beaver Valley Lookout, Grey Cty Rd 13, Eugenia
Epping Lookout, Grey County Road 7, Epping
Feversham Gorge Lookout, Grey Cty Rd 2, Feversham
Old Baldy Lookout, Sideroad 7B, Kimberley
WINERIES, CIDERIES, BREWERIES
Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery 519-599-1001
235853 Grey Rd 13, just north of Kimberley
Farmer's Pantry 519-599-3691
Georgian Hills Vineyards 519-599-2255
96350 Grey Rd 2
SKIING (Alpine/Cross Country) / SNOWSHOEING
Beaver Valley Ski Club, Markdale 519-986-2520
Grey County Tourism www.visitgrey.ca
Eugenia Falls, 150 Pellisier St, Eugenia
Hoggs Falls, Lower Valley Rd, Flesherton
Arts, Culture & Heritage
The Eugenia Falls Guesthouse offers an all season base for local and regional theatre, art, music, dance, shopping, sightseeing, birding, daytripping and outdoor recreation.
Grey County is home to two of Ontario's famous public art galleries - the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in Owen Sound and the Durham Art Gallery in Grey Highlands and many private studios and galleries. Visitors can enjoy exhibitions and events to suit every taste, budget and timeline.
Thanks to Grey County Tourism www.visitgrey.ca for the following information...
GALLERIES & STUDIOS
Arts on Ten Gallery & Boutique
Barbara Pearn Studio
Original paintings of local scenery, barns, skies, flowers and birds. My studio is open by appointment or when studio tours are happening. Visit my website for details about upcoming shows. I am in shows from spring to Christmas.
Beaver Valley Glassworks
Hand-Blown Functional and Sculptural Glass
Bester Studios Artists' Retreat
32 acres of quiet woodland setting ponds, sundecks, private walking trails spa and solarium. Artfully decorated ensuite quest rooms and fine cuisine. On location art gallery exhibiting renowned artist, Linda Bester's work. Join us for a week long Painting Holiday or an Artist Weekend Retreat. Kids over 12 welcome. Call in advance for reservations. 2-night minimum stay required.
Events, Lessons Offered, Gift Shop, Cable TV, Indoor Pool. Shallow Lake 519-371-4744
Black Dog Gallery
Located in Terase in Thornbury. Interiors, Design and Art
Come browse my studio/workshop to see willow furniture, cedar arbors, hanging cradles, plant stands, herb-hat racks, tri-pod birdhouses, plus unusual baskets. I also weave rugs, knit my handspun wool, and recycle wool for rug hooking. Open by chance or appointment!
Brights' Gallery represents professional established artists with an almost exclusive focus on Canadian Art. We have close relationships with Canada's largest art agents and can draw from over 100 artists to help clients find what they're looking for. Our goal is to be confident and comforting educators. Blue Mountains 705-445-4999
Carver House Artistic Creations
Fine art originals by Jose Holman. Watercolour, acrylic, scratch art. Durham 519-369-3927
Cathie Gellatly's Studio
My favorite subjects are the beautiful towns, valleys, farms and vistas of the Ontario landscape.Since my preferred subject is the land at a special moment, which lasts very briefly, I think my best paintings are created from plein air observation. The primary goal of my work is for it to portray the mood of the land; the universality of the land rather than one specific place.
Corner House Studio
Fine art black & white photographs of our beautiful area, on display during studio tours, by appointment or chance. Check the website for up to date info or phone ahead.I work with traditional film up to 8 x 10 inches in size. The darkroom is open during studio tours. Art cards, numbered prints and framed work for sale.
Crock A Doodle Studio
There's hands-on fun for everyone in our cool and colourful pottery studio. Turn ready-to-paint pottery pieces into amazing works-of-art. Pieces can be glazed & kiln-fired to a brilliant, durable, food-safe finish or done as Make & Take projects finished on the day. Our friendly, creative staff is here to help you every step of the way.
Blue Mountains 705-444-0888
Durham Art Gallery
Founded in 1979, the Durham Art Gallery is a non-profit, charitable arts organization operating out of its purpose-built facility in the municipality of West Grey. The Gallery's mission is to entertain, educate and delight its audience through exposure to the full range of contemporary art being practiced in Canada.
Far Lane Studio
Enjoy perennial gardens, pottery and jewellery. Pottery lessons available in hand building or wheel. Open by chance or appointment.
Looking for rural art work, collectibles or giftware? You'll find all those and a whole selection of interesting items relating to the rural lifestyle cherished by all of us at Farmstead Gallery.
Fine Art and Antiques
Our unique gallery offers distinctive, well chosen, 20th century Canadian Fine Art including oil paintings, etchings, woodcuts and other hand-pulled prints by well known Canadian artists such as . . . Hilton Hassell RCA, Adrian Dingle RCA, Wm. Winter RCA, Arto Yuzbastyn . . .
Because art is often thought of as the exclusive domain of the few, the Flesherton Art Gallery goes out of its way to make it accessible and affordable. The physical set-up is inviting, many of the artists featured are local, and David is always available to speak to about details surrounding any piece of work.
Gallery de Boer
Exhibitions, framing, evaluations, leasing. Fine art broker.
Owen Sound 519-376-7914
Gleason Brook Pottery
We are just outside Wiarton in the hamlet of Oxenden. Tours of the studio are available. We make a wide variety of unique and useful pots, all made to accentuate the joys of sharing food and drink. Celebrate Every Day! Gift Shop
Oxenden (5 km east of Wiarton) 519-534-3222
Visit Hillstreet Productions pottery studio. Carol Hahn is listed in the Area Artist & Fine Craft Studios brochure and also apart of the studio tours in the Fall. Visit by appointment. Lessons Offered.
Ironworks by Michael Pocock
Visit Michael Pocock's one of a kind Ironworks. He makes furniture, home decor items, sculptures and gates.
Janet Liesemer - Paint By Design Studio
Specializing in acrylic and watercolour paintings, faux finishes, murals and interior painting. Lessons Offered
Live Iron Forge
The Live Iron Forge is a shop and studio in the countryside of Grey County, Ontario. Here you will find a blend of old-world blacksmithing methods using coal forge, hammer, anvil and sweat, with modern styles and artistic design.
Loft Gallery, Clarksburg is a year round gallery open daily during the summer, Friday - Sunday in the winter. Loft Gallery is the exclusive gallery for artist Debra Lynn Carroll, who is known for her large textural paintings of local Grey County scenes. Join our email list for notification of special events.
Georgian Bluffs 519-534-4603
Matilda Swanson Gallery
An eclectic collection of paintings. pottery and by a variety of Canadian Artists.
Maxwell's Cabin Studio & Gallery
"Open by chance or appointment"Come visit Dar West's working studio and 700 square foot gallery set in a 50 acre hardwood bush. Joy of nature reflects in her paintings of water, trees and the escarpment! You will be delighted by her use of colour and texture!
Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
Beautifully restored and renovated, Meaford Hall is a stone's throw from Georgian Bay and adjacent to all amenities in an area well-known for its year-round attractions. As a four season venue, Meaford Hall plays host to a wide variety of live entertainment, gallery exhibitions, films, events, meetings and social gatherings both corporate and community driven. Events, Guided Hikes/Tours, Licensed, Patio
Morag Budgeon Jewellery
Morag creates her jewellery from start to finish. The designs are all her own and she fabricates each piece in her home based studio in Owen Sound. Using sterling silver with accents of 14K yellow gold and copper, her work is identifiable as her own. - Her work can be purchased directly from contacting her, but also from the Artists Coop and the Owen Sound Farmers Market.Lessons Offered, Retail Outlet / Gift Shop
Owen Sound 519-371-0479
Open by chance or appointment.Furniture and home decor items, sculpture, gates.
Owen Sound Artists' Co-op
Discover the artistry of the Grey and Bruce Counties of southern Ontario at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op. The unique and personal gifts hand-crafted by our artists reflect the creativity of the thriving arts community in our region.
Owen Sound 519-371-0479
Ron Ball Woodturning
Ron, A retired cabinetmaking turns out beautifully crafted bowls, thin walled vessels, lamps, kaleidoscopes, Victorian Christmas ornaments and whatever else might catch his fancy. Every turning is a one of a kind object with each having its own uniqueness. In bowl turning rim design is what sets his bowls apart from other turners.
Sandra Walton-Ball Art Studio
Utilizing different media to explore the possibilities of visual expression, Sandra's specialty is images of flora and fauna, landscapes and people. By appointment.
Owen Sound 519-371-2397
Santa Fe Gallery
Original art of Lin Souliere and Carl Bell. Exhibitions of local art and workshops.
Owen Sound 519-270-5747
Open by chance or appointment. Water colour and oil paints. Collector teddy bears.
Telfer Wegg Photography
Telfer Wegg is a Canadian photographer specializing in outdoor and travel photography for publication or decor. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in York County, Ontario and has a degree in agriculture from the University of Guelph. He works out of a home based studio in the village of Neustadt in Ontario's Grey County.
Terry Best Studio I enjoy painting portraits and landscape and still life. All of these genre have their own challenges to over come and it is always a pleasure to finish one painting and move on to another project to give myself a break and another challenge that is different than the last.
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
There’s always something going on at the TOM! The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is a regional public gallery and national cultural attraction with a top-notch, revolving program of contemporary and historical exhibitions, lectures, films, concerts, workshops and educational tours. Accessible Facility, Bike-friendly, Waterfront, Wifi, Events, Lessons Offered, Live Performances, Gift Shop
Owen Sound 519-376-1932
Tours of the Arts
Local artists and craftspeople showing a wide range of work. May 17-18, Sept. 27 & 28; 10am to 5pm.
The Wareham Forge combines the facilities of a traditional, coal fired forge, and a modern fine metals studio equipped for casting and sheet forming. The shop has been in operation since 1991, providing goods to museums, retail shops, historical re-enactors and orginal artistic forgings for the general public.
Proton Station 519-923-9219
Wildwood Art Adventures
Wildwood Art Adventures brings exciting ways to learn and experience art. Parties, Lessons, and Excursions.Parties - Have fun with friends and paint your masterpiece at a local restaurant or at your home. Lessons - Learn the skills for success for painting, drawing and printmaking at Wildwood Studio.
Bike-friendly, Large Groups Welcome, Motorcycle-friendly, Packages Available, Parking, Art Studio Tour or Trail, Events, Fee for Use, Guided Hikes/Tours
MUSEUMS & HERITAGE
Festivals & Events
Explore the Apple Pie Trail - all year long
Welcome to Ontario's Apple Country - a special place where the moderating effects of Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment create perfect conditions for growing amazing apples - and baking perfect apple pies!
Check out Explore the Apple Pie Trail
Rocklyn Car Show & Heritage Day Sunday, June 18
Queen's Bush Quilters Quit Show Friday & Saturday, Jun 23 - 24
Osprey Old Home Weekend Friday-Sunday, June 30 - July 2
Canada Day in Grey Highlands Saturday, July 1
Markdale Rotary Street Frolic Friday, July 7
Eugenia Gold Rush Saturday, July 8
Mountaintop Jamboree Friday-Sunday, August 11-13
Markdale Fall Fair Saturday & Sunday, August 25-27
Flesherton Fling Saturday, August 26
Rocklyn Fall Fair Saturday & Sunday, September 16-17
Beaver Valley Tours & Daytrips
Grey County's Beaver Valley stretches from Hogg's Falls in Flesherton north to the shores of Georgian Bay in Thornbury. The Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail run through it and it is home to the Beaver River and spectacular waterfalls. The area is rich in history and geology and is renowned for its agriculture with sprawling farmlands and bountiful apple orchards. Dozens of towns, villages and hamlets thrive in the Beaver Valley area and its landscape is one of the most awe-inspiring in Ontario. It abounds in outdoor adventure, sport, arts & culture and attractions to please tourists of all ages.
To arrange a custom tour of the Beaver Valley and areas beyond, contact us at 519-924-0234 or email beavervalleytours@eugeniafalls.
Wineries, Cideries, Breweries
GEORGIAN HILS VINEYARDS
Vineyard & Winery Tours - Every Day! 11am and 1pm
Reservations recommended on weekends.
On the Patio
Spoil yourself and linger a while with a glass and cheese and charcuterie plate.
Take in the view and enjoy the breeze.
Tasting Bar & Retail Store:
496350 Grey Road 2
PO Box 491
Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0
GPS 44.498293, -80.4181133
Tasting Bar Hours: Daily: 11am - 5pm