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Outdoors

Meaford is for nature lovers, conservationists and bird watchers, water sport enthusiasts and water colour artists.  Our area offers the best vistas from the Bay to the Mountains!

Beaches & Picnic Areas


Meaford has several gorgeous beaches along pristine Georgian Bay!

All the beaches below are public. Some allow dogs on the beach or have a designated dog area.

Ainslie Wood Conservation Area
Located at the far west end of the Municipality of Meaford, Ainslie Wood shares part of the shore of Owen Sound, just north of Leith and 19 kms north of Owen sound.

Access is from Grey Rd 35 and Bayshore Drive. Cobble beach, picnic area. 

Location: Grey Rd. 15, north of Leith.

Christie Beach
Christie Beach is located at the end of Christie Beach Rd., just off of Hwy 26. A beautiful, quiet sandy beach, Christy Beach has change rooms, washrooms, playground equipment and a picnic shelter. 

Location: Christy Beach Rd, east of Meaford off of Hwy 26.

Fred Raper Park
Fred Raper Park has a sand and smooth gravel beach, picnic tables, playground equipment, and gazebo and washrooms. 

Location: The corner of Sykes St. and Bayfield St.

Memorial Park
Memorial Park has more than just a campground. With over 400 metres of sandy shoreline, picnic shelter, snack bar, mini golf, playground and change rooms, Memorial Park is a must stop for beach lovers. Parking is available.  See the Memorial Park page for more information.

Location: 179 Grant Ave., Meaford ON
Phone: 519-538-2530

Memorial Park Video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/RegionalTourismOrg7#p/a/u/0/gjIS9E_ENLM


McCarroll Park Unnamed Beach
Located across the road from McCarroll Park, this small beach is all sand. Just steps away at McCarrol Park are washrooms. This beach is also beside the Meaford Museum and Richardson's Boats and is just two blocks from downtown. 

Location: across form McCarroll Park, Bayfield, near the corner of Parker St.

St. Vincent Park
St. Vincent Park includes a secluded waterfront park with change rooms and playground equipment. 

Location: Lakeshore Drive off of the 7th Line.

Camping

Memorial Park
See the Memorial Park page for details about our municipal campground.

Fairview Trailer Park
RR 1, Box 3394, Meaford ON N4L 1A5
phone: 519-538-2631

Fairview has permanent seasonal camping, with a pool and boat ramp into Georgian Bay.

KOA Campground
RR 6, Owen Sound ON N4K 5N8
phone: 519-371-1331  email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
website: www.koa.com/where/ON/55245.htm

KOA includes spacious open and shaded sites, swimming pool, volleyball, basketball and nature trails.

Roebuck Campground
245370 22 SDRD., RR 1, Meaford ON N4L 1W5
phone: 519-538-3226  fax: 519-538-3890  email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
website: www.roebuckcampground.ca phone:1-866-4CAMPING Toll-free

Roebuck features a panoramic view of Georgian Bay. The campground is easily accessible from Hwy.26 between Meaford and Owen Sound.

Conservation Areas

Ainslie Wood Conservation Area
Shore of Owen Sound, just north of Leith  and 19 kms north of Owen sound.  Access is from Grey Rd 35 and Bayshore Drive.  Cobble beach, picnic area.

Christie Beach Conservation Area
Christie Beach is located at the end of Christie Beach Rd., just off of Hwy 26. A beautiful, quiet sandy beach, Christy Beach has change rooms, washrooms, playground equipment and a picnic shelter. 

Location: Christy Beach Rd, east of Meaford off of Hwy 26.

Hibou Conservation Area
Hibou includes a 2.6 km trail and 108 hectare day-use facility

Location: Grey County Road 15

Bognor Marsh
Bognor Marsh is part of one of the largest marsh systems in Grey County. Escarpment upland forests, 3 major marshes, regenerated forest, tributary of Bighead River, 11.9 km of trails, boardwalk, interpretive signs and observation tower.  This conservation area links with the Bruce Trail.

Location: County Rd 18 (Derry Line)

Trails

Meaford has over 180km of trails to enjoy!

With the generosity of many private land owners, the trails are always expanding.

While a number of trails are on public lands, including Municipal, County and Provincial lands, many are on Grey Sauble Conservation lands and others take visitors through privately owned lands – please trek lightly and stick to the marked trails.

Memorial Park
See their page Here

Trout Hollow Trail
http://www.bigheadriver.org/

Georgian Trail
http://webhome.idirect.com/~brown/georgian.html

Beaver Valley Bruce Trail
http://www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org/

Bognor Marsh Trails
http://www.greysauble.on.ca/

Bruce Trail
http://brucetrail.org/

Tom Thomson Trail
http://www.tomthomsontrail.com/thetrail.php

Other trail links:
http://www.brucegreytrails.com
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca
http://www.visitgrey.ca/travel-experiences/beautiful-naturally/trails/
http://www.greysauble.on.ca/ca_lands/recreation.html