The Southern Georgian Bay region has long been recognized for its natural beauty and as a great recreational area. In our back yard, we have Little Lake Park, with walking trails and several play areas for children, plus tennis courts and beach volleyball courts, (also Frisbee golf - see Recreational page. For hikers, we have the Trans Canada Trail, The Ganaraska Trail, plus trails at the Wye Marsh, Awenda Provincial Park, and the Rotary Trail around the waterfront in Midland.The newly paved Tay Shore Trail (a rail-trail) is a great bicycle trail and is paved for miles - from Midland to Waubaushene and is part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Only a few kilometres from Little Lake Inn, if you just feel like relaxing. Take Yonge Street East over Highway 93, now Balm Beach Road, and continue to the water (only about a 10 minute drive). Many more small beaches are located up and down the coast from here.
Just out of town - you can enjoy the trails or take a conducted canoe trip. The Marsh is a breeding area of the Trumpeter Swans. In the winter, the Wye Marsh rents cross-country skis and snowshoes.
Georgian Bay Island National Park
We are also fortunate to have a National Park in the area - Georgian Bay Island National Park. The 'Day Tripper' water taxi can take you there from Honey Harbour in 15 minutes. Take a lunch and wear good shoes. Reservation required.
Phone: (705) 526-9804 or Parks Canada
The Marine Railway (Big Chute Marine Railway.
A good day or 1/2 day trip - about 45 minutes away. Take Highway 12 to Waubaushene, 400 North to County Road l7 to Big Chute Marine Railway. Historic and scenic area, where a railway takes boats large and small to a different lake level. Fascinating for both young and old!
For more information on local tourism information visit the Southern Georgian Bay web site.
"We had a great stay - breakfast was great (very extensive!). It was great to explore Midland as well - great place! "
Diane & Craig, Owen Sound