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Sports and Leisure

If you are planning to stay active during your visit to Grey Highlands, ON, there is no shortage of physical activities to keep you moving! Whether you feel like walking on the Bruce Trail, canoeing on the Beaver River or a more challenging hike on Blue Mountain or Old Baldy, you are sure to get all the exercise you are wishing for. If you’d like to play a round of golf, there are at least a dozen golf courses within 40 minutes of the house and The Markdale Golf & Curling Club is only a 10 minute walk away.

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Markdale Art and Nearby Galleries

If you happen to be visiting the Grey Highlands area in the fall, be sure to check out the Fall Studio Tours. There is more than one tour to see so check the site to make sure you don’t miss anything!

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Museums, Libraries and Archives

In and around the Grey Highlands area, there is a rich, diverse cultural and artistic community to be discovered and explored!
www.greyhighlands.ca is a wonderful site that gives you a general overview of everything you need to know about the area.

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Waterfalls and Hiking Near Markdale

Within half an hour of Markdale, Ontario, there are eight striking waterfalls to visit, many of which connect to the Bruce Trail or other hiking trails of equal beauty and serenity. There is so much nature to explore in the Grey Highlands area, that you could return for a visit several times and not see the same thing twice!

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Skiing Near Markdale

For downhill and cross country skiers alike, Markdale and the surrounding area offers many options to choose from. The Beaver Valley Ski Club is conveniently located only 15 minutes from the Markdale Manor, while Blue Mountain Resort is closer to 45 minutes. We can accommodate an early breakfast for the skiing enthusiasts who wish to get an early start on the slopes!

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Horseback Riding and Canoeing Near Markdale

Taking in the gorgeous scenery of Grey Highlands by canoe or horseback will really elevate the experience! Make sure to plan your horseback riding or canoeing adventure well in advance by contacting the links on the next page to find out about hours and availability. There may be limitations for these activities due to weather and time of year, so make sure to call ahead.

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Golfing Near Markdale

If you’d like to play a round of golf, there are at least a dozen golf courses within 40 minutes of the house and The Markdale Golf & Curling Club is only a 10 minute walk away. Highly recommended is the Cobble Beach Golf Course where you can see the Georgian Bay from almost every green!

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Dining Out In And Around Markdale

There is quite a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and cafes within an hour radius of Markdale. Whether you are looking for a fancy dining experience or something more casual, you are sure to find a place that suits your tastes close by. We have compiled a list of our personal favourites which we hope you will enjoy as much as we have. There are dozens of quaint and charming little towns scattered throughout the Grey Highlands area and you will find delicious home-cooking and baking throughout!

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Popular Nearby

If you have decided you need a fun and relaxing getaway to the country, Grey Highlands and the surrounding area has many options for you to choose from! We have compiled a list of the most popular destinations our guests seem to travel to the area to see as a quick reference for you. If you have any questions or need more information on any of these hotspots, please don’t hesitate to ask us.

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