Stories from the Heart of Georgian Bay

We make the best of our days here in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Check out our stories about the fun and cool things to do and see, all year long. Check back as often as you can for travel inspiration and good reads. Make memories and share them with us, using #GBaylife on social media.

Vintage style postcard that reads "Greetings from Georgian Bay"

Whether you have are visiting the Heart of Georgian Bay for a day, or have lived here your entire life, guided tours are the perfect way to discover more of the area. We have compiled a list of five different tours that allow you to discover the scenery, culture, and history of the Heart of Georgian Bay during your Summer Staycation.

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.

Front of Penetanguishene Museum

The Heart of Georgian Bay is known as a place with beautiful landscapes, ample opportunity for outdoor recreation, and charming small towns to explore. But even if the weather isn't nice enough to be outdoors, there is still lots to do in the area so you can enjoy your Summer Staycation.

There is no shortage of great restaurants to check out in the Heart of Georgian Bay, so this week we have rounded up five great eateries that are accessible by water. If you don't have a boat don't worry - all of these establishments are also accessible by car, so you can just drive there and enjoy beautiful the beautiful waterfront views.

Wye Marsh Boardwalk

Summer is in full swing, and the Heart of Georgian Bay has lots of trails for you to explore. We already rounded up five great cycling routes in this blog post, but this week, we wanted to highlight some of the best hiking and walking trails in the region.

Young boy smiling while holding an ice cream cone.

A few weeks ago, we shared five cool treats to help you beat the heat in this blog post, and asked our followers to let us know their favourite spots to get ice cream. We are back with another roundup, this time with five of your favourite sweet treats in the Heart of Georgian Bay.

Biking Tay Shore Trail

Calling all cyclists! Biking is a great way to see more of your own backyard and the Heart of Georgian Bay has many trails to explore. We have compiled a roundup of five biking routes in the area for you to explore this summer, and have something for novice and experienced cyclists alike.

Ice Cream Truck

School is out and it's heating up outside - summer has officially arrived! We have compiled five frozen treats from the Heart of Georgian Bay to help you and your family beat the heat.


If you adopted a pet during the past year, you aren’t alone — a recent survey showed that nearly 1 in 6 Canadians adopted a cat or dog since the pandemic began (Royale, 2021). As lockdown restrictions begin to lift, Ontarians are starting to get out and explore — but that doesn’t mean pets need to be left behind. Below, we have compiled a list of five of our favourite dog friendly things to do in the Heart of Georgian Bay for you (and your furry friend) to enjoy this summer.

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