Popular Nearby Places and Attractions


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.  

Tobermory, ON

Take the MS Chi-cheemaun Ferry to Manitoulin Island, see Flower Pot Island, take a cruise in a glass-bottomed boat to see the 25 shipwrecks (or see them by snorkelling or scuba-diving), hike the Bruce Trail. Tobermory is the scuba-diving capital of Canada!  Located 146 km from the Markdale Manor.  


The Georgian Bay Grotto

This incredible natural wonder can be found at The Bruce Peninsula National Park, located 140 km from the Markdale Manor.  Inside these stunning cliffs, you will find caves filled with turquoise water, where you can swim through an underwater tunnel or walk along the ledge.


Lion’s Head, ON

Located 104 km from the Manor, Lion’s Head, ON is another popular area for hiking, sight-seeing and photography.  There are crystal clear waterways as well as beautiful shallow beaches.  It is considered an ultimate relaxation destination.


Scandinave Spa

Only 45 km from the house, award-winning Scandinave Spa is a favorite spot to unwind in heated baths located outside in the wilderness.  Here you can also receive a relaxing massage, but reservations must be made well in advance.


Kickin’ Back Alpaca Ranch

Just under 7 km from the house, you can see all different types of Alpacas at the Kickin’ Back Alpaca Ranch, where they also sell merchandise made from their hair.