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
- 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
- The Pickle Guy, Eugenia
- Brilliant Bread & Cheese Co., Flesherton
- 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 Market, Flesherton
- The Market Shoppe, Markdale
For restaurants beyond our immediate vicinity, check out these towns which are all just 30 minutes away...
Meaford Thornbury Collingwood
& Blue Mountain Village
And, only a 45 minute drive...
Creemore & Owen Sound
Outdoor Recreation & Adventure
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, 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 Guesthouse
- shoreline fun on Georgian Bay is just a short drive away
Our famous winter snowfalls attract ...
- downhill skiers
- snow shoers
- cross-country skiers
- dog sledders
- snow mobilers
- horse-drawn sleigh riders
- and practically everyone who loves making angels in the snow!!
Grey County, with its 10 spectacular waterfalls and glorious landscapes, is known for its natural beauty and offers year-round retreat, enjoyment and recreation for "kids of all ages".
We want to make it easy to find your personal adventure . . .
Ontario Outfitters at Cedars of Lake Eugenia
Freespirit Tours, Heathcote
Beaverdale Bog Wetlands
Eugenia Falls Conservation Area
Feversham Gorge Conservation Area
Old Baldy Conservation Area
CYCLE, CANOE, KAYAK, CAVING, ROCK CLIMBING
Eagle Adventures, Ravenna
Freespirit Tours, Heathcote
FISHING, BOATING, SWIMMING
Beaver River Access Points
Fiddlehead Nursery Edible Landscaping, Kimberley
Footloose Two, Markdale
Froggies Song, Flesherton
Rainbows and Angels, Markdale
The Ferns Golf Resort
Highland Glen Golf Club
Markdale Golf & Curling Club
Townsend Lake Golf Course & Driving Range
HIKING & WALKING
Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club
Beaver Valley Lookout
Feversham Gorge Lookout
Old Baldy Lookout
SKIING (Alpine/Cross Country) / SNOWSHOEING
Beaver Valley Ski Club
Or call us at 519-924-0234.
We'd love to help you plan your adventure!!
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 for the following information...
Walters Falls Group of Artists
Saugeen Autumn Leaves Studio Tour
The Art Map
Escarpment Studio Tour
The Blue Mountains Tour of the Arts
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
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
South Grey Museum
Heritage Grey Highlands
Festivals & Events
Queen's Bush Quilters Quit Show Friday - Saturday in June
Osprey Old Home Weekend Friday - Sunday in July
Canada Day in Grey Highlands Saturday in July 1
Markdale Rotary Street Frolic Friday in July
Eugenia Gold Rush Saturday in July
Mountaintop Jamboree Friday-Sunday in August
Markdale Fall Fair Saturday - Sunday in August
Flesherton Fling Saturday in August
Rocklyn Fall Fair Saturday - Sunday in September
Feversham Fall Fair Saturday - Sunday in September
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!
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
The following is taken directly from Grey County Tourism. Please visit the website for descriptions, locations and links to individual websites.
Grey County is quickly becoming known as one of Ontario's prime destinations for lovers of wine, craft beer and cider. With two award-winning wineries, three craft brewers and three cideries offering tastings and two hop farms offering on-farm special events . . .
(In order of proximity to us)
Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery, Kimberley
Georgian Hills Vineyards, Victoria Corners
The Roost Wine Company, Clarksburg
Thornbury Village Cidery, Thornbury
Windswept Orchard Cider, Meaford
Kilannan Brewing, Rockford
MacLean’s Ales, Hanover
Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery, Annan
Neustadt Springs Brewery, Neustadt
Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant, Owen Sound
Collingwood: Collingwood Brewery, Northwinds Brewhouse & Eatery, Side Launch Brewing, The Beer Bus Company
Creemore: Creemore Springs Brewery
AND, CHECK THIS OUT . . .
Saints and Sinners Bootleggers Run Trail "Once a hotbed for bootleggers during Prohibition, Grey, Bruce and Simcoe counties now boast several thriving drink producers. VQA wineries, craft breweries and heritage cideries are using locally-grown grapes, hops and apples to produce some of the best beverages in North America." from their website