How to spend a day in the Heart of Georgian Bay

The Heart of Georgian Bay encompasses the townships of Tiny and Tay as well as the towns of Midland and Penetanguishene. It is a region full of beautiful scenery, rich culture and history, and great dining and shopping. With so many possibilities, it can be hard to know where to start, so we have created a potential itinerary of how to spend a day in each part of the Heart of Georgian Bay.

Vintage postcard reading "Greetings from the Township of Tiny in the Heart of Georgian Bay"

Morning:

Head to Tiny Marsh or Awenda Provincial Park for a hike on one of their trails. Early risers will be rewarded with excellent birding opportunities, and will beat the afternoon heat.

Afternoon:

Cool off at the beach at Awenda Provincial Park, or challenge your friends and family to some friendly competition mini golfing or go-karting at Balm Beach Go-Karts.

Evening:

Finish your day off with dinner and some ice cream. Georgian Grill and Balm Beach Bar & Smokehouse both have some delicious food, and Wyevale Jug City is a great place to grab an ice cream to cap off your night.

Vintage postcard reading "Greetings from Midland in the Heart of Georgian Bay"

Morning:

Start your day off right with a cup of coffee or tea. Grounded Coffee Co, RoyalTea on King, and The Elegant Gourmet are three places that serve some delicious drinks. Take your drinks to go, and take a stroll along the Midland Rotary Waterfront Trail to soak up some beautiful views of Georgian Bay.

Afternoon:

Walk up and down King Street to explore all the shopping that downtown Midland has to offer. If you have kids with you, participate in Downtown Midland’s ScavengAR Hunt, or go bowling at Bayshore Lanes.

Evening:

There are lots of great patios in Midland to choose from. The Boathouse Eatery, Dillon’s Wood Fired Pizza, and Zanca Restaurant are all great places to get dinner and a drink.

Vintage postcard reading "Greetings from the Township of Tay in the Heart of Georgian Bay"

Morning:

Head to Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre for a walk on their trails and boardwalks.

Afternoon:

Head next door to Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons to step back in time. Be sure to download the new Huronia Historical Parks app which allows you to go on a self-guided tour of the site with an audio recording for each building on site.

Evening:

Head to a patio for dinner and waterfront views. Maple Canadian Pub‘s location at Wye Heritage Marina, and The Queen’s Quay both offer stunning views of Georgian Bay, and some delicious food.

Vintage postcard reading "Greetings from Penetanguishene in the Heart of Georgian Bay"

Morning:

Start your day off with beautiful views of Georgian Bay during brunch on the patio at Captain Roberts’ Table. If you are looking for a faster breakfast option, stop at Café Kittyhawk to grab a pastry and beverage to-go, or enjoy on their patio.

Afternoon:

Learn about the history of Penetanguishene during a visit to the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum. If you have kids with you, take them to cool off at the splash pad at Champlain Rotary Wendat Park.

Evening:

Enjoy dinner on a patio before embarking on a ghost tour at Discovery Harbour. Flynn’s Irish Pub and World Famous Dock Lunch are worth a visit, and the Dock Lunch often has live music on their patio to enjoy.

Written by: Grace Dietrich
Tourism Marketing Assistant, Heart of Georgian Bay


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