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Meaford offers a variety of activities and events to please any crowd, highlighting an artisan community and paying homage to our past.

Arts & Culture

Meaford Creative Arts Association

altMeaford Creative Arts Association is a non-profit organization formed to promote and showcase all the visual artists and artisans in the Meaford area. Artists meet once a month to share ideas and be creative. For more information on how to join please use the e-mail below. 
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Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre
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Meaford Hall is the premier arts and cultural centre in Southern Georgian Bay. For nearly a century, the Hall has echoed with music, drama, and debate, serving as the political, social and cultural heart of Meaford. Newly restored, renovated and outfitted with state-of-the-art staging, the Hall is a four-season venue which hosts a wide variety of live entertainment, business events, and social gatherings. For booking or event information visit us at www.meafordhall.ca 1.877.538.0463

 

Heritage

The Meaford Museum

The Meaford Museum

Phone: 519-538-5974
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Address: 111 Bayfield St., Meaford, ON, N4L 1N4

Located at the picturesque Meaford Harbour, the Museum is a wonderful way to find out about the Municipality of Meaford and its rich, unique heritage. Interactive exhibits will keep the entire family enthralled as you learn about the interesting people and places that make up this small paradies. Come, look upon our past. Admission by donation.

Website: http://www.meafordmuseum.ca


Beautiful Joe Park & Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

The book “Beautiful Joe”, written in 1893 by Margaret Marshall Saunders, was the first Canadian novel to sell over a million copies. This book was based on a dog that Moore family had rescued from an abusive master in Meaford. “Beautiful Joe” was named one of Canada’s ten best children’s books. In 1963 Beautiful Joe Park was created and was designated an historical landmark by the Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.

Website: http://www.beautifuljoe.org


Country Backroads and Scenic Toursalt

There’s an Ontario hiding not too far from the flatlands and the freeways. It can be discovered by those with a sense of adventure, willing to forgo those big green-blazed signs and wide smooth roads for the more inviting byways leading to places with names like Old Baldy, Nighthawk Valley, Frogs Hollow and Swarthmore Hall. Book Includes “The Secret Route to Meaford” as well as interesting cycling routes and Bruce Trail Access. Available at the Meaford Museum and the Visitor Information Centre in Meaford Hall Arts & Cultural Centre.



Historic Walking Tour

A walking tour entitled "Historical Memories of Meaford - A Walking Tour", A self-guided tour highlighting the important architecturally important locations around the alt downtown corridor of Meaford. This wonderful tour, written as a partnership between the Meaford Museum and the Meaford & District Chamber of Commerce is available at the Meaford Museum for $2.00.

John Muir

altJohn Muir (1838-1914), the founder of the worldwide conservation movement and groups such as the Sierra Club, lived in Meaford from 1864-1866. He lived and worked with the Trout family in their sawmill, making rake and broom handles, until the sawmill caught fire in 1866. During his time here he roamed the area making amazing discoveries and strengthening his resolve to protect the environment. Evidence of his time in Meaford can be found by walking along Meaford’s Trout Hollow trail and by visiting the Meaford Museum.

Indoor Attractions

Christ Church Anglican Memorial Windows

stained-gl-gs38004Meaford’s Christ Church Anglican is home to one of the most original and beautiful World War II memorials in the world. Six stained glass windows are made up of some of the oldest (up to 700 years) and finest stained glass in North America with pieces of coloured glass from 125 English and Welsh bombed churches as well as some from Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland. The Memorial Windows continue to be a popular tourist stop and the church is open for viewing during the following times: July and August (Tuesday-Friday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 10:00 am-12:00 pm). From January-June and September-December, they are open Thursday and Friday mornings from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

For more information call 519-538-1330. For guided tours or special appointments please call 519-538-3365.

The Meaford MuseumThe Meaford Museum

Phone: 519-538-5974
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Address: 111 Bayfield St., Meaford, ON, N4L 1N4

Located at the picturesque Meaford Harbour, the Museum is a wonderful way to find out about the Municipality of Meaford and its rich, unique heritage. Interactive exhibits will keep the entire family enthralled as you learn about the interesting people and places that make up this small paradise. Come, look upon our past. Admission by donation.

Website: http://www.meafordmuseum.ca

Apple Pie Trail


Award winning year round culinary trail that travels throughout Grey County. Click the link below to start your culinary tourism adventure in Meaford and neighbouring Grey County communities.

 

http://www.applepietrail.ca/

 

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Meaford Guide

The Meaford Guide has been uploaded in four different sections. To view a section, click on one of the links below.

Meaford Guide Pages 1-16

Meaford Guide Pages 17-32

Meaford Guide Pages 33-48

Meaford Gudie Pages 49-62