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  1. 1. Sauble Beach, Danielle MulasmajicSauble Beach, Nemesia CabralFun In The Sun At Sauble Beach!Named one of ten best beaches in the country by “Sauble” – it means “perfect Sauble’s sand dunes are vacation” in any language! part of an ecosystem that has evolved over thousands ofO riginally was named “Riviere au Sable, ” (River to the Sand) in the years. Please respect them. 1800’s by the French Canadian Good fishing is available further out inVoyageurs. Eventually the name was Lake Huron or at the mouth of the Saubleshortened to “Sable” (pronounced “sah- River. To locate the boat launch, follow thebleh) and spelled phonetically as “Sauble.” Sauble Falls Parkway north until you reachThere is over 11 kilometres of sand beach, Sauble Falls Road. Turn left and follow the Sauble Beach, Nemesia Cabralmaking it the second longest freshwater road south. Watch for signage. Parking forbeach in the world. It was created by unique are found within walking distance to the cars and trailers is available.sandbar deposits making the water warm Sauble is one of the few beaches in beach.and shallow, safe swimming, kiting and Canada to receive the coveted Blue Flag During the fall you will be treated to anboating is available to the whole family. beach, which is a world wide designation amazing show of colours. Take a drivingSun worshipping, swimming and people for cleanliness and eco-awareness. tour – you’ll be spellbound by the prolificwatching are the main attractions. Recline At the south end of the beach, the showing of oranges, yellows and the hot sand or build a sandcastle if Sauble Beach Trading Post & General Store When the white stuff falls on Sauble,you’re feeling ambitious! As the sun goes continues a tradition from the 1930s. Relax snowmobiling and cross-country skiing aredown, Sauble Beach provides perfect views at the new outdoor patio while indulging in favourite pursuits. To reach the ski trails, goof some of the world’s most spectacular your choice of 30 flavours of ice cream. north on Sauble Falls Parkway and watch forsunsets. Excellent camping and cottage facilities the Sauble Ski Trails sign on your right. | 2012 GUIDE BOOK 21
  2. 2. Be a part of Sauble this year. After all, what happens in Sauble, stays in ... your family’s memories forever ;) Sauble Beach, Shari Chambers Sauble Beach, Grey Bruce Escape Sauble Beach, Danielle Mulasmajic Kite Boarding, Grey Bruce Escape Sand Fest, Shari Chambers Sauble Falls, Shari Chambers22 GREY BRUCE ESCAPE | 2012 GUIDE BOOK
  3. 3. FORMERLY RED INDIAN ART DECO 1000’s of items, 1850 to 1970’s spread over 2 floors Open Every Day in Summer OFF Season - Open Sat & Sun, Closed Jan & Feb Dealer Set-up Available at our Antique Market on Sundays in July & August4TH ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW & SALE 2 DAY EVENT JUNE 30 & JULY 1, 2012 35+ Dealers Selling Outside 610 Bruce Rd # 8 T: 519-935-2552 | 2012 GUIDE BOOK 23
  4. 4. Barn Owl, Cherie Peattie Cherie Peattie Piping Plover, Brendan Toews Bruce County Tourism Attention All GardenersBirders Take Flight & Plant LoversA T mix of coastline, highlands, islands, open fields, thick woods he Rural Gardens of Grey Bruce is a natural hotspot for those and wetlands makes Grey and Bruce ideal for bird-watching passionate about gardening. This network of 30 private gardens year-round. The Bruce Peninsula is a natural funnel for offers both inspiration and knowledge for your own gardeningmigratory and nesting birds. Raptors can easily be spotted circling desires. These spectacular rural gardens are joined together by athe tip of the Peninsula making their last stop before crossing to mandate to ‘Share the rare and diverse garden experiences of GreyManitoulin Island and continuing north. Vast tracts of undisturbed and Bruce Counties’. Combine these sites with the natural assetsnatural areas in Grey Bruce, including Kolapore Uplands, Bruce of rare orchids and ferns, historic lighthouses and a full week ofPeninsula National Park and Greenock Swamp are perfect places exploring will just get you started.for bird watching. THE ANCHOR GARDENSBIRDING HOTSPOTS • Keppelcroft – Big Bay• MacGregor Point Provincial Park – Port Elgin • Earthbound – Red Bay• Cabot Head – Dyers Bay • Rural Rootz – Wiarton• Parks Canada Lookout Tower - Tobermory • Larkwhistle – Dyers Bay• Skinners Bluff – Big Bay • Folmers Garden Centre – Walkerton• Bells Lake Conservation Area – Markdale • Bury Road Gardens – Tobermory• Hibou Conservation Area – Owen Sound • Yesterday’s Garden – Hanover• Isaac Lake – Wiarton• Baie du Dore – Inverhuron WILD GARDENS• Bognor Marsh – Bognor Lake Eugen • Singing Sands – Bruce Peninsula ia• Inglis Falls – Owen Sound Willy Water , National Park ton • Oliphant Fen – OliphantBIRDING EVENTS • Petrel Point – Red Bay• Huron Fringe Birding Festival – MacGregor Point Provincial Park • Inglis Falls – Owen Sound• Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory – Dyers BayVisit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre or MacGregor Park Visitor Pick up the Rural Gardens of Grey Bruce brochure at a localCentre and speak with an interpreter to map out all the hotspots information centre, or visit their website, tousing a Grey Bruce Map. download your copy.24 GREY BRUCE ESCAPE | 2012 GUIDE BOOK
  5. 5. SaugeenFirst Nation…on the sandy shores ofbeautiful Lake Huron Pow Wow, Shari Chambers Rock Gardens, Grey Bruce EscapeT he Ojibway heritage is rich in colour traditional foods, handmade beadwork, area. Rental of the amphitheatre can be and expression. The public is invited quill baskets, black ash baskets and other arranged by calling Saugeen First Nation to sample the Saugeen Ojibway’s handcrafted items are featured. Economic Development office.cultural heritage and experience their The Saugeen First Nation Amphitheatre Fishing the Saugeen River is a sport forgracious hospitality. A visit to the Saugeen is located in the heart of the village of all seasons, with over 2.5 miles of river forAmphitheatre in July and August will allow Saugeen and is one of the most fascinating fishing and “you can eat the fish you catch.”an opportunity to experience firsthand outdoor theatres in the province. With South Sauble Beach is well known for itsthe Ojibway culture by participating in just under a million tons of limestone and shallow sandy beach, perfect for a familyworkshops and other programs. Stop in at thousand of man-hours, this has been a outing. The park is one of the few beachesthe Little Barn Craft Shop, which carries an work in progress since 1971. Adjacent to in Ontario that allows you to drive on theassortment of native crafts and art from the amphitheatre are the rock gardens, beachfront for several miles. A daily rate perthroughout Ontario. which are very popular for weddings, photo vehicle is charged but is well worth it for Dancers from across the country sessions or just sitting awhile to enjoy the convenience of having all of your beachparticipate in the annual Three Fires nature. Visitors are welcome to hike one of gear nearby. Washroom and change roomsConfederacy, Pow Wow held the second the many nature trails that offer a unique are located throughout the beachfront forweekend in August. Native dance, music, excursion into the unrefined beauty of the your convenience. | 2012 GUIDE BOOK 25
  6. 6. Southampton, Port Elgin,Paisley and KincardineL ake Huron Shoreline’s quaint The brochures’ focus is predominantly ‘road Chantry Island Lighthouse, Grey Bruce Escape communities are extremely fortunate routes’, but with an abundance of multi-use to sit among a juxtaposed landscape of trails in the area, you’ll be sure to find the Several local outfitters can accommodaterolling farmers fields and sandy shorelines, path to take that’s right for you. even the most amateur or experienced.and we invite you to come and play in our Whoever verbalized that ‘Life is a Beach’, of paddlers, including equipment rentalback yard! was 100% correct! Our communities boast and instruction. Visit our website (www. A tantalizing playground for kids (and over 50km of sandy shoreline, and the for more detailed contactadults) of all ages, you will be delighted to diversity of beaches will also satisfy any information for area retailers. Pick up yourtake in the variety of activity that awaits desired activity performed beachside! copy of Canoe & Kayak Routes for detailedyour discovery. Known worldwide for our Boardwalks, lighthouses, marinas and route information, including campgroundfabulous sunsets, relish the fact that this almost any water sport that can be accommodations found along the way!amazing spectacle will only be the icing on imagined, are all popular fixtures along our Aside from our natural beauty andthe cake! coastline. Beautiful Lake Huron’s sparkling outdoor activity, our region is also very well Surrounded by natural beauty, it only waters beckon, and we encourage you to known for our extraordinary annual festivalsmakes sense that a large majority of our take heed! and events. Such highly regarded events asactivities take place outdoors. A popular If being ‘on’ the water rather than Port Elgin Pumpkinfest, Kincardine Scottishfavourite and a growing market, cyclists playing beside it is more your style, then Festival & Highland Games and Paisley Beef-abound! The recently published Bruce County paddling the beautifully scenic Saugeen fest, we have something for everyone andCycling Routes is now on area Information River system is a must do for you! Meander every age!Centre shelves to help all visiting cyclists the lazy river in a canoe, or try your hand atnavigate their way throughout the Bruce. rougher waters along the route in a kayak! Enjoy the EXPERIENCE! sunsets.com26 GREY BRUCE ESCAPE | 2012 GUIDE BOOK
  7. 7. Kincardine SummerMusic FestivalAugust 5-18, 2012C elebrating its 21st Anniversary, this world-class concert series features Jazz, Blues, Classical, World and Chamber Music performances combined with 23 music education programs.Come and enjoy the free “4 O’Clock in the Park” series held inVictoria Park, then later enjoy the KSMF evening concert series.These concerts enjoy two excellent venues: Aug. 5-10 Best WesternGovernor’s Inn & Aug. 12-18 Knox Presbyterian Church. KSMF daytime classes offer 23 programs, for all levels and allages, from Children’s Music To Choir, Band and Strings programs,Scottish Fiddle music and advanced Jazz, Blues and Chamber Music– a great family fun opportunity! | 2012 GUIDE BOOK 27
  8. 8. Bayview Park, RTO7Ride Your Bike in Grey BruceN o matter your riding style, speed or MOUNTAIN BIKING HOTSPOTS fitness level, there is a road or trail • Lindsay Tract – Miller Lake with your name on it. Home to an • ruce Peninsula Mountain Bike Bamazing range of single track trails in Bruce Adventure Park – WiartonCounty forests, world-class down-hilling at • he Brant Tract – Paisley TBlue Mountain, or the lung burning climbs • hree Stage – Collingwood (Pretty River T The Shore Road, Bruce County Tourismof the Beaver Valley roads, Grey-Bruce is the Provincial Park)place to ride your bike. • lue Mountain Resort – The Blue B Mountains Download or order your copy • arrick Tract - Mildmay C of our cycling brochures at • llan Park – Hanover A Lindsay Tract, Bruce County Tourism or ROAD CYCLING • Grey Road 19 – Osler Bluff • Grey Road 13 – Beaver Valley • Bruce Road 13 – Southampton to Oliphant • Pretty River Valley Road – Rob Roy • Grey Road 1 – Owen Sound to Wiarton • Bruce Road 9 – Wiarton to Lion’s Head BEACH CRUISING • The Shore Road – Southampton to Port Elgin • Sauble Beach • Georgian Trail – Meaford to Thornbury28 GREY BRUCE ESCAPE | 2012 GUIDE BOOK
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  10. 10. EXHIBITS IN 2012: • Elvis: Grace Grit (Now until May 5, 2012) • The Lost Regiments of Grey County (Now until May 9, 2012) • From Slavery to Freedom (Now until May 9, 2012) • The Good People: Know Our Stories, Know Us (Now until July 3, 2012) • Sherlock Holmes The Clocktower Mystery (May 19 – September 16, 2012) • Rethinking the Past (September 29, 2012 – January 25, 2013) • Durham Woodworking ( September 29, 2012 – January 25, 2013) • The Grey County Gallery (Ongoing) • Nels Maher Print Shop (Ongoing)Grey Roots SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2012: • February – Black History Month activities • March April (Tuesdays) – Spring Lecture SeriesMuseum Archives • March 24 – Maple Syrup Festival du sirop d’érable • April 3-5 – Archives Awareness WeekL • April 26-28 – 5th Annual Regional Heritage Fair ocated just south of Owen Sound, by Grey County’s pioneers. Continue on • May 19 – Sherlock Holmes exhibit opening Grey Roots Museum Archives is a to visit the 1880s Log House, the home of • July 1 – Moreston Heritage Village opens multi-faceted attraction that preserves second generation settlers. Then, travel in • July-August – Summer KidsCampand promotes the cultural and heritage time to the 1920s Village, which includes • August 3, 7-9:30 p.m. – Annual Emancipationtraditions of Grey County. Award-winning a Farmhouse, Barn, Replica SS #1 Derby Speaker’s Forumoriginal exhibits, travelling exhibitions, Schoolhouse, Good Cheer Bandstand, • August 11 – Spoke BustleMoreston  Heritage Village, a theatre, café, George Rice Blacksmith Shop, and the • August 18 – 3rd Annual Hammer-In Blacksmithinggift shop, archival resources and innovative Bluewater Garage. eventeducational programs provide a sense of In addition to exhibits and the Heritage • September 20 – 159th Annual Sydenham Schoolwonder for both locals and visitors to Grey Village, Grey Roots hosts many popular Fall FairRoots. annual special events such as the Maple • September 30 – Pratie Oaten In addition to the Grey County Gallery Syrup Festival and pancake breakfast on • October 27 – Children’s Halloween Eventand our Anishinabe exhibit, The Good March 24, Spoke Bustle – our new steam • November (Tuesdays) – Fall Lecture SeriesPeople, visitors will be transported to turn- and tractor show on August 11, the Hammer- • December 1 – Annual Holiday Craft Saleof-the-century London this summer in the In blacksmithing event on August 18, the • December 8 – Family Holiday Fun Dayblockbuster exhibit, Sherlock Holmes Sydenham School Fall Fair on September • December 15 4-8 p.m. – Moreston by CandlelightThe Clocktower Mystery. The sights, sounds 20, Pratie Oaten - our Irish Festival held on eventand smells of London will greet you around September 30, the Children’s Halloween • December 23-January 1, 2013 – Closed forevery corner in this immersive, interactive, Event on October 27, the Holiday Craft Holiday Breakand wildly entertaining murder-mystery. Sale on December 1, and Moreston BySherlock Holmes will test visitors’ sleuthing Candlelight on December 15. GREY ROOTS MUSEUM ARCHIVESskills and powers of observation through With so much to see and do at Grey 102599 Grey Road 18, RR4eight sequential settings. In a dramatic Roots, there has never been a better (2 km west of Rockford off Hwy 6/10) finale, meet one of the characters from the time to be a member. Members get free Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N6story and consult with a LIVE ACTOR to state admission to both Grey Roots and Bruce Phone: (519) 376-3690 or 1-877-473-9766 your conviction and find out “whodunit.” County Museum through our reciprocal Website: Complete your visit to Grey Roots with a membership agreement. Members receive Email: info@greyroots.comstroll through the winding trails and historic our quarterly newsletter, invitations to HOURS OF OPERATION:buildings of Moreston Heritage Village. exhibit openings, and a 10% discount in the Summer Hours: Daily from 10am - 5pmMoreston is open Sunday afternoons in Gift Shop, on facility rentals, and for program Winter Hours (After Thanksgiving weekend untilJune from 1-4 p.m., and daily from July fees such as KidsCamp. Call Grey Roots at Victoria Day weekend): Tuesday - Saturday from1 until Labour Day. Visit with costumed 519-376-3690 for complete details. 10am - 5pminterpreters, take in demonstrations or join a Keep up to date with all events and The Archives is closed on Sundays during the summerguided tour. Your walk through time begins exhibits by visiting, and closed Saturday-Monday during Winter Hours.with the Anishinabe wigwam, an example or following Grey Roots on Facebook and Grey Roots Museum Archives is closed on Goodof our First People’s homes. Next stop is the Twitter. Friday, Easter Sunday, Remembrance Day, and1840s log cabin and blacksmith shop built Grey Roots: History Lives Here! Christmas Day through New Year’s Day.30 GREY BRUCE ESCAPE | 2012 GUIDE BOOK
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  12. 12. Experience theUnforgettable at theBruce County Museum Cultural CentreT he Bruce County Museum Cultural Exhibit Features: simulated cannon firing, And THIS SUMMER, be sure to look for Centre features an extensive history of sail raising, ship steering, one of a kind “Captain Curious” for freebies and fun, Bruce County and all it entails. artifacts and enjoy daily activities through “Museum On June 19, 2012 we will open “The This exhibit is made possible thanks in Mayhem”HMS General Hunter/War of 1812 Feature part to OCAF, OPG and 98 the BeachExhibit” which commemorates the 200th For complete details on all of ouranniversary of the war between the U.S. and Also showing: exhibits and events - visit us atBritain/Canada. Titanic: Unsinkable Passion The General Hunter was a British - 100 Years of Memories and plan your visit today!Warship which fought in numerous actions April 13 – September 3, 2012during the War of 1812 before being lost to We are located at 33 Victoria Street North,the U.S. Navy in the famous Battle of Lake Creepy Crawlies in XL Southampton, ON in beautiful SaugeenErie. In 1816, it was shipwrecked on the May 18 – September 3, 2012 Shores and are only a toll free phone callSouthampton beach where it still lies buried Created by Saugeen Conservation Authority away at the sand. and presented by 101.7 the One.32 GREY BRUCE ESCAPE | 2012 GUIDE BOOK