70km; 1 to 2 days depending on pace and activities


On this self-guided tour, you can explore ‘Corkscrew City’ Owen Sound and Kelso Park, take a scenic drive and explore the history of Balmy Beach, enjoy gardens and walking trails, and more. Optional swims, hikes, a waterfall and scenic photo stops are available on this route. Book overnight accommodations to extend over 2 days and take your time.



  • Explore Owen Sound’s history, local shops and culinary offerings
  • Stretch your legs and give your camera a workout on up to 3 optional hikes
  • Visit the “Stone Skipping Capital of Canada;” enjoy an ice cream and maybe even a dip in Georgian Bay
  • Find your way to hidden historical gems, including Nahneebahweequa’s grave and a little-known ghost town
  • Take advantage of picnic areas in a number of local park-like settings
  • Make your way through local conservation areas to a beautiful horseshoe waterfall

What to Pack

  • Comfortable walking or hiking boots
  • Swimsuit and towel (optional)
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Car charger for cell phones
  • Picnic lunch or spending money

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