Starting just an hour north of Toronto, Southern Georgian Bay/Huronia Region is one of the best-kept secrets in Ontario.
Walk into the past, through the streets of Midland, Penetanguishene, Springwater or Tay, where community history unfolds in heritage homes, vibrant colours of historical murals and galleries featuring local artists.
Local and provincial museums depict the rich and colourful history of the area reflecting the region’s three founding cultures. Historical attractions include a reconstructed 17th century Jesuit mission, a 19th century British military base and Canada’s first recontructed pre-European contact aboriginal village.
Reconnect with nature and explore the outdoors at your leisure or with an interpreter at the local wildlife centre. Enjoy the natural blend of breathtaking landscapes on a cruise of Georgian Bay. Take part in many of the season recreation opportunities available or join the fun at local events and festivals.
Town of Midland
Midland is a town of picturesque beauty with a history that dates back to the time of the Jesuits, who were the first Europeans to view this beautiful area, and the Huron people who have proudly allowed our area to bear their name.
Midland ranks as one of the top tourist destinations on Georgian Bay. Midland has many internationally known tourist attractions and boasts many local attractions, including the Huronia Museum, Little Lake Park, the Midland Cultural Centre as well as fresh water beaches, harbours, and nature trails. There is something to see and do all year round.
Town of Penetanguishene
The Town of Penetanguishene (meaning “the place of the rolling white sands” in Abinaki) is a picturesque bilingual community at the southern tip of peaceful and beautiful Georgian Bay. Penetanguishene has a unique urban form oriented towards the water with rolling hills, woodlands, wetlands and picturesque views.
Incorporated on February 22, 1882, this thriving bilingual community has grown to approximately 10,000 residents offering a unique combination of lifestyle and business
Township of Tay
The Township of Tay is a “community of communities” which will work together to build a prosperous and progressive future.
We are proud of our heritage and value the unique environmental features, waterfront areas, and natural setting that are a part of our community.
Township of Springwater
Located in the heart of Simcoe County, the Township of Springwater has a proud history. Amalgamated in 1994 from the Village of Elmvale, the Townships of Flos and Vespra, as well as small portions of Wasaga Beach and the Township of Medonte. Springwater currently has nine unique settlement areas.
Today, the Township maintains its small-town charm, with friendly, welcoming residents who are eager to show you all that Springwater has to offer. With four seasons of recreational fun, Springwater provides the perfect getaway for the active individual or the family looking for a new adventure. Visit us in Springwater and explore our inspiring heritage.
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