“Ontario Epic Ride”
Episode #1611 Travel Planner
We tour Canada in a whole new way. We jump on motorcycles and relive our youth in a getaway we call “Born to Be Wild." We will see lighthouses, incredible scenic bluffs and the Georgian Bay from the seat of our bikes. Come on and get your motor running.
Kincardine / Paisley
Location: 4575 Bruce Rd #1, RR #2, Paisley, ON N0G 2N0
Phone: (519) 353-4017
Hours: May - Sept Open 7 Days 10am - 6pm, Oct - Apr Open TH - MON 10am - 6pm
The Kincardine Lighthouse and Marine Museum are popular destinations for visitors downtown. Historically, the lighthouse guarded the shores for salt and lumber exporters—today, it still guards the shores for incoming fishermen. The Marine Museum houses ancient marine artifacts from Kincardine and surrounding areas, and details mysteries about local shipwrecks!
Nature’s MillWorks is on the banks of the Teeswater River in Paisley Ontario. The Mill in the name refers to the building’s original function. It was originally called the Paisley City Roller Mills and they shipped flour around the world. Today, Nature’s MillWorks sells crafts, gifts and children’s books featuring Canadian artisans.
BARRHEAD PUB & GRILL
Location: 735198 West Back Line & Grey Rd 12 - Markdale, ON
Phone: (519) 986-3333
Hours: Thur - Sat 11am-9pm | Sun 11am-8pm
The Barrhead Pub & Grill is a friendly little place on a beautiful piece of land just outside the pretty Village of Markdale. It is family owned and operated by Jane Field and Craig Matta since 1998. The Barrhead is committed to using the freshest local ingredients in a friendly, casual atmosphere.
- Barrhead Pub & Brill [Facebook]
Location: 160 Pellisier Street, Eugenia, ON
Walking Time (from parking lot to falls): 10-15 minutes, depending on where you park.
Directions: Take Grey Road 13 into the village of Eugenia. The entrance to Eugenia Falls Conservation Area is on the west side of the road, diagonally across from the Eugenia Falls Emporium/Beaver River Grill.
BLUE MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Location: 108 Jozo Weider Boulevard - Blue Mountains, ON
Phone: (705) 445-0231
For Reservations Call: 1 (877) 445-0231
The Beaver Valley is one of Ontario's most spectacular natural features. The area provides four seasons relaxation, excitement, recreation and tourism facilities in unspoiled countryside.
If you've never stood at the top of a waterfall, for a droplet-eye view down the gorge, Eugenia Falls will take your breath away. Plunging into Cuckoo Valley, the Beaver River drops 30 metres over the Niagara Escarpment. One of the highest in Eastern Canada, this waterfall was the site of an early hydroelectric power station.
Nestled at the foot of the slopes, the Village is the lively centre of the Blue Mountain Resort where there is always something happening! Lounge beside the fire pit and enjoy buskers, concerts and a host of winter events. Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, stroll down the cobblestone streets visiting unique shops, or stop into one of the many restaurants for a gourmet meal or quick treat.
With Grey County being nestled amongst the Niagara Escarpment and along Georgian Bay, naturally there are many spectacular Panoramic Vistas to capture here.
Location: 788030 Grey Road 13 - Clarksburg, ON
Phone: (519) 599-3691
Hours: Open July - October Daily from 10am - 6pm
The Farmer's Pantry has acre upon acre of apple orchards offering over 15 varieties of local apples with many pick your own options including raspberries and cherries in season. Open from July 1st through to Halloween weekend, they host many events as welll as offering pony rides, mini putt, rope maze and cedar maze.
Ted's Range Road Diner
Location: Grey Road 112 RR1 - Meaford, ON
Phone: (519) 538-1788
Hours: Fri - Sun Noon-9pm | Mon/Thu 5pm-9pm | Tue Closed | Wed 5pm-1am (Jamm Night)
Ted's Range Road Diner came to be in the year 1987. Ted, along with his wife Kate combined their knowledge and used teamwork, although difficult, to create a business that is well known worldwide. Ted Lye and his wife Kate work together as the owners of the diner. Ted is also the head chef who makes sure to prepare every meal with care.
Location: Inglis Falls Rd - Chatsworth, ON
Walking Time (from parking lot to falls): 1 minute
Directions: From Owen Sound head south on 2nd Ave East and follow the Scenic Route to Inglis Fall Road. Inglis Falls entrance will be on the left at the top of the hill (south of the Grey Sauble Conservation entrance).
One of three waterfalls that surround the City of Owen Sound, Inglis Falls is the best known and most visited. Situated in the heart of the 200-hectare Inglis Falls Conservation Area, Inglis Falls is an 18 metre high cascade, created by the Sydenham River meeting the edge of the Niagara Escarpment. The erosive power of the water has carved a deep gorge at the base of the falls. On a clear day you can see down the valley into the City of Owen Sound and out to the Owen Sound harbour.
Port Elgin / Chantry Island
Along with giant vegetables and cars Port Elgin Pumpkinfest has more than 45 events and attractions to give the whole family lasting memories. With more than 1000 volunteers and 60 non profit groups, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest continues to be recognized as one of Ontario’s top events.
Chantry Island is located on Lake Huron, just over a mile southwest of the Saugeen River mouth in Southampton, Ontario. On the island is a majestic Imperial Lighthouse built in the mid 1800’s, as well as the Keeper’s quarters and a boat house.
Wiarton / Lion's Head
TAYLOR-MADE BED & BREAKFAST
Location: 31 Byron Street - Lion's Head, Ontario
Phone: 519) 793-4853 | Toll-Free 1 (877) 434-9464
The unique beauty of the town of Wiarton, Ontario is hard to match. The view from the hill as you enter the town charms the eye, extending for miles down Colpoy’s Bay with islands and bold limestone cliffs in the distance. The Gateway to the Bruce Peninsula, Wiarton was a wilderness until 1866 when the first log shanty was built. Wiarton is home to Wiarton Willie, the albino groundhog who each February 2nd, becomes Canada’s weather forecaster announcing the coming of spring – or six more weeks of winter.
5 renovated, quiet rooms are waiting for you! Enjoy the 'Best Breakfast On the Bruce Peninsula' and relax on the deck or in our outdoor hot-tub. Four of our rooms have ensuites. We are two blocks from the sandy beach and harbour that looks out to the limestone cliffs and one block from the Bruce Trail. Lunch available upon request, restaurants in walking distance. English, German, Norwegian/Danish, and French spoken here. Motorcycles and pets are very welcome (2 dogs in house).
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Location: Chi sin tib dek Rd - Tobermory, ON (Visitor Centre)
Phone: (519) 596-2233
Hours: Parks Canada Visitor Centre - Spring 9am - 5pm | Summer 8am - 8pm | Fall 9am - 5pm | Winter - Closed
Embracing a sizable chunk of the property at the top of the Bruce Peninsula, Bruce Peninsula National Park protects a treasure trove of different landscapes and habitats. The most prominent section is the coast, where cliffs, caves and coves of the Niagara Escarpment create a dramatic setting. Hiking to the Grotto along the Bruce Trail is the park’s most popular activity. The rugged route includes natural rock tunnels, arches, a boulder beach and 40-metre-high cliffs that plunge into the stunning turquoise water of Georgian Bay.
Location: Tobermory, Ontario
There is a cornucopia of things to do in Tobermory. Here hikers will find the beginning of the world-famous 700-kilometre Bruce Trail. Nearby is the new and exciting Bruce Peninsula National Park Visitors’ Centre with its really tall lookout tower. Visitors can ride the Chi-Cheemaun across the Devil’s Gap to Manitoulin Island, explore the wonders of Flowerpot Island, and view old shipwrecks from a glass bottom boat.
- Tobermory [Explore The Bruce]