Welcome to Georgian Bay
In the Township of Georgian Bay, there’s no choice but to immerse yourself in the landscape. Located on the Severn River where it empties into the eponymous Georgian Bay, the township has a vast multitude of inland lakes and hosts the largest freshwater archipelago in the world.
With rock barrens, thick mixed forests, and dazzling open waters, Georgian Bay is an alluring blend of greens and blues, rich in ecological diversity. It also has some 30,000 world-famous islands in its impressive geography, which are lined with an infinite amount of cottages. With stunning waterfront properties and private islands, Georgian Bay is a place of luxurious seclusion and exclusivity.
In essence, Georgian Bay homes are an impressive mix of modern and traditional rustic cottages. They embrace the breath-taking nature around them in a variety of ways, such as massive floor-to-ceiling windows to appreciate the panoramic views.
What to Love
- Spectacular landscape and views
- High-end properties and private islands
- Easy adventure with its countless recreational activities
Residents thrive in the privacy of their homes among the unparalleled scenery of Georgian Bay. To their delight, sparkling waters are always close by, and that’s a huge plus that results in an abundance of clean, fresh air and the most incredible views no matter where you are in the area. Locals live a luxurious lifestyle in the beauty of the cottage country engaging in a wide range of recreational activities in the area’s many parks and beaches. Residents and visitors alike love taking advantage of the big open water boating culture in the area.
World-famous (and local favorite) Henry’s Fish Restaurant is located on Frying Pan Island in the Sans Souci area on the coast of Georgian Bay. Before even tasting their fabulous food, getting to the restaurant will already be an unforgettable experience because the only way to arrive is by boat or plane. The restaurant offers a variety of tour packages, from a 35-minute boat taxi to a 6-hour boat cruise excursion (food included, of course!).
Locals also enjoy the high-quality Thrive Foods Cafe & Marketplace offering gourmet house-baked goods, locally roasted coffee, and made-from-scratch prepared meals.
Things to Do
Outdoor enthusiasts will be in a heavenly paradise at Georgian Bay. The options of recreational activities are endless. You can walk, run, hike, cycle, camp, swim, and engage in other water-related activities from almost anywhere, including the Georgian Bay Islands National Park.
The Georgian Bay area also has access to the Trent-Severn Waterway that encompasses 386 kilometers of canals and lockstations connecting Lake Ontario at Trenton to Georgian Bay, Lake Huron, at Port Severn. Popular activities include navigating their paddling routes, world-class voting, and staying the night. Notable is the historic site’s several camping options including camping at lockstations, oTENTik, a unique stay on the water, and the Rosedale rustic cabin. Visitors can also stay overnight at a secluded campsite amid the forest, sleeping in a comfy teardrop-shaped Ôasis pod under a canopy of stars. Also visit the Big Chute Marine Railway to take a stroll and take in the view while experiencing the only railway of its kind in North America.
Accessible only by boat, sail to the Ojibway Club, an island community center located in Pointe au Baril to play tennis, walk the trails, or dive into some water sports. With activities for people of all ages, it’s an exciting family-friendly spot. The club’s building is one of few remaining turn-of-the-century lodges built in this area of Ontario.
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