Driving Directions

 

Georgian Bay Coastal Route
Motorcycle Tour Directions

You are about to embark on an adventure!  Enjoy the ride!

Counter Clockwise circumnavigation of Georgian Bay:

  • Exit the Chi-Cheemaun Ferry in Tobermory.
  • Follow the signs off the ferry to Highway 6 South.
  • Turn Left onto Hwy 6 South
    • Flower Pot Island & Little Tub Harbour
      • Turn Left on Bay St.
      • Park and walk
      • Tour Boat Kiosk is on the north side of the harbour
      • When finished, continue on Bay St (one way)
      • Turn Right on Brock St
      • Turn Right on Head Street, continue to Hwy 6 intersection
    • Big Tub Lighthouse
      • Turn Right (north) on Hwy 6.
      • At Stop, Turn Left (West) on Big Tub Rd.
      • Follow Big Tub Road to Lighthouse
      • When finished, retrace steps and return to Hwy 6
      • Turn Right (south) onto Hwy 6
    • Parks Canada Lookout Tower
      • Turn Left at Codrington St and continue to Alexandra St
      • When finished, retrace steps to Hwy 6, Turn Left (south)
    • Bruce Peninsula National Park
      • 8km south of Tobermory, turn Left onto Cyrus Lake Road and drive into the Park (follow signs)
      • When finished, retrace steps to Hwy 6, and Turn Left (south)
  • Continue until you reach Ferndale
  • Turn Left (east) onto Bruce Rd 9 (Ferndale Rd)
    • Lion's Head Lighthouse & Marina
      • At the T intersection, turn Right (north) onto Bruce Rd 29 (Main Street)
      • Turn Right on Scott St, Left on Helen St , Right on McNeil St and follow to the Marina
      • Once finished in Lions Head, retrace steps to Bruce Rd 9 (Follow Main St straight onto Bruce Rd 9)
  • Continue south on Bruce Rd 9 to Barrow Bay
  • Continue south on Bruce Rd 9 as it meanders back to Hwy 6
  • Turn Left (south) into Hwy 6, continue to Wiarton
    • Spirit Rock
      • Just north of Wiarton (a the top of the hill), turn Left into Spirit Rock site
      • When finish, continue south on Hwy 6 into Wiarton
    • Wiarton Willie
      • Turn Left (east) onto William St
      • Enter Bluewater Park on your Left at the bend in the road to see the statue of Wiarton Willie.
      • Visit Willies home across the road at the Bruce county Tourism office.
      • When finished, retrace your steps to Hwy 6 (Berford St), turn Left (south).
  • In Wiarton, turn Left (east) on Frank Street
  • Continue on Frank Street which turns into Grey Rd 1
    • Colpoys Lookout
      • On Grey Road 1, parking lot on your Left
  • Follow the shoreline – at stop sign, turn Left (south) and continue to follow Grey Rd 1 into Owen Sound
  • Grey Rd 1 will turn into 3rd Avenue West and then 2nd Avenue West in Owen Sound.
  • At 10th Street, turn Left (east)
    • Inglis Falls
      • At 2nd Ave E, turn Right (south)
      • 2nd Ave E will turn into 2nd Ave SE
      • Turn Left (south) on Inglis Falls Road
      • Turn Left on Falls Drive and Park
      • When finished, retrace steps to downtown to 10th Street.  Turn Right (east).
  • At 3rd Avenue East, turn Left (north)
  • Continue on 3rd Avenue East, which will turn into East Bayshore Road and then into Grey Rd 15.  Continue to Leith.
  • Continue on Grey Rd 15 to Annan.  Turn Right (southwest).
  • At Hwy 26, turn Left (east).
  • At Grey Rd 11, turn Right (south).
  • At Grey Rd 18 (the Derry Line), turn Left (east).
  • At Grey Rd 29, turn Right (south).
  • Continue through Bognor
  • turn Left to stay on Grey Rd 29 one concession outside of Bognor
  • at the stop sign, turn Right to follow Grey Rd 29
  • at the stop sign, turn Left and continue on Victoria St. into Walters Falls
  • at the stop sign, turn Right and continue on Alma St.
  • Turn Left onto the David McNichol parkway.
  • Continue to Grey Rd 12 and turn Left (north)
  • Continue on Grey Rd 12, through Hwy 26, onto the 9th line and to the top of the Hill
    • Irish Mountain Lookout
      • At the top of the Hill you will find Irish Mountain Lookou
  • Turn around and retrace steps back to Hwy 26.
  • Turn Left (east) on Hwy 26 and continue to Meaford
  • Turn Right (south) onto County Rd 7 (Eric Winkler Parkway)
    • Epping Lookout
      • On the left at the top of the hill, before decending to Beaver Valley Road
  • Continue to Kimberley, turn Right (south) an continue on Beaver Valley Road to Eugenia
    • Beaver Valley Lookout
      • on Grey Road 13 South of Talisman
    • Eugenia Falls
      • In Eugenia, turn Right (west) into Eaugenia Falls parking lot.
      • When finished, turn Left out of parking lot to begin to retrace steps north
  • Turn and retrace steps back to Kimberley, this time, following Beaver Valley Rd (County Rd 13)
  • Continue on County Rd 13 through Heathcote, Clarksburg and Thornbury.
  • At Hwy 26 in Thornbury, turn Right (east)
  • At the lights in Craigleith, turn Right (south) onto County Rd 19
  • Follow Cty Rd 19 to Scenic Caves Road, turn Right (west)
  • Climb Scenic Caves Road – at the top, turn around and retrace steps to descend
    • Blue Mountain Lookout
      • At the top of Scenic Caves Road hill
    • Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
      • Parking lot is on the right, as you are driving back down the hill
  • Return on County Rd 19 to Hwy 26
  • Turn Right (east) on Hwy 26 – follow into Collingwood
  • Turn Left (east) at First Street (still on Hwy 26)
  • Continue onto Huron Street (still on Hwy 26)
    • Millenium Park
      • Turn Left (north) on Heritage Drive
      • When finished, return to Hume St and turn left (east)
    • Sunset Point Park
      • Turn Left (north) onto St Lawrence St
      • When finished, continue along St Lawrence St to Pretty River Parkway (Hume St), turn left (south)
  • Turn Left (east) at Hume St./South Service Rd (still on Hwy 26)
  • Continue on Hwy 26 to Wasaga Beach
  • Turn Left (east) onto Cty Rd 92 (Mosley St.)
    • Wasaga Beach
      • Follow Mosley St to River Rd. West(Mosley becomes River Rd. West at the bridge)
      • Continue on River Rd. West to Main St.
      • Turn Left onto Main St.
      • Continue on Main St. (across the bridge)
      • Turn Left onto Mosley St or Right on to Spruce St.
      • Park and enjoy the beach, or cruise the Main Beach in a loop
    • Nancy Island Historic Site
      • On the left on Mosley St (after the bridge)
    • Once finished, turn right back on to Mosley St.  Keep right to cross the bridge on Main St.  Follow Main St. to Cty Rd. 92.  Turn Left (east)
  • Continue on Cty Rd 92 to Elmvale
  • Turn Left (north) on Yonge St (Cty Rd 27)
  • Outside of Elmvale, veer Left onto Cty Rd 6
  • Turn Right (east) at Lafontaine Rd East/Concession 16 E
  • Continue on Concession Rd 16 E
  • Turn Left (north) on Awenda Park Rd to Awenda Provincial Park
    • Nippising Bluff – Awenda Provincial Park
      • Take Awenda Park Rd into the park
  • Retrace steps south on Awenda Park Road
  • Turn Left onto Concession Rd 16 E (enjoy the view over Penetanguishene Bay)
  • Turn Right onto Champlain Rd follow into Penetanguishene
  • Turn Left (east) onto Robert St
    • Penetanguishene Kitchikewana
      • Turn Left (north) onto Main St.
      • Continue to Brock St and the entrance to the Rotary Park
      • When finished, retrace steps on Main St, continuing straight
    • 30,000 Island Boat Cruise aboard the MS Georgian Queen
      • Turn Left (north) onto Main St.
      • Continue to the Port of Historic Penetanguishene
      • When finished, retrace steps on Main St, continuing straight
  • Turn Right (south) onto Main St
  • Follow Main St (becomes Cty Rd 93)
  • Turn Left (East) onto Vinden St
  • Follow to 4th St
  • Turn Left at single red flashing light onto Bayshore Drive
    • Midland Trumpeter Swan
      • Turn Left at King St to the Town Dock
    • Midland Mural
      • Silos can be viewed at the Town Dock
    • 30,000 lsland Boat Cruise aboard the Miss Midland
      • Board at the Town Dock
    • Once finished, retrace steps and continue on King Street
  • Turn Right (southeast) (or continue straight on if coming from town dock) onto King St
  • Follow King Street to Hwy 12
  • Turn Left (East) at Hwy 12
    • Martyrs’ Shrine Lookout
      • On the Left, just east of the Wye River Bridge
      • When finished, turn left back onto Hwy 12
  • Follow Hwy 12 through Port McNicoll, Victoria Harbour, Waubeshene and Fesserton
  • At Waubaushene, Hwy 12 becomes Cty Rd 16 (Nelson Rd) (do not take Hwy 400)
  • Turn Left (east) at Sturgeon Bay Rd, continue to Coldwater
  • Turn Left (north) at River St
  • Continue onto Upper Big Chute Rd (Cty Rd 17)
  • Veer Right (northeast) to stay on Upper Big Chute Rd (Cty Rd 17)
  • Turn Left (north) to stay on Upper Big Chute Rd (Cty Rd 17)
    • Big Chute Marine Railway & Whites Falls
      • In Big Chute on Upper Big Chute Rd Hwy 17
  • Continue on White’s Falls Rd (Cty Rd 34)
  • Take Hwy 400 North
  • Take exit 177, heading east on Cty Rd 38
  • Turn Left (north) on Cty Rd 169 through Bala
    • Bala Falls
      • Park in the Municipal Lot on the right
    • Johnson’s Cranberry Marsh
      • North of Bala on Hwy 169
      • Take Medora Lake Rd to Cranberry Rd
  • Turn Right (east) on Cty Rd 118
  • Then Left (northwest) on Peninsula Rd/Cty Rd 7 through Minett
  • Cty Rd 7 turns into Cty Rd 632
  • Follow 632 to Rosseau
    • Upper Rosseau Falls
      • Turn Right (south) on Cty Rd 141
      • Parkette on East side of Rd between Rosseau and Bent River
      • When finished, retrace steps to Rosseau, continue on Cty Rd 141 heading west
  • Turn Left (north) onto Cty Rd 141
  • Turn Right (north) onto Cty Rd 69
  • Go North on the 400/Hwy 69
  • Take Exit 217 – Oastler Park Drive (north)
  • Left (west) on Bowes St in Parry Sound
    • West Parry Sound District Museum/Museum on Tower Hill
      • Turn Left off Bowes and onto Forest St
      • Then Right onto George St
      • When finished, retrace steps to Bowes Street and turn Left
    • 30,000 Island Cruise
      • Turn Left (south) onto Bay St
      • Follow to the Marina on the Left
      • When finished, retrace steps to Bowes St (Seguin St)and turn left
  • Turns into Seguin St, then Left on Church Street, then Joseph St
  • Left (north) on Parry Sound Drive
  • Take Hwy 69 North
  • Exit onto Cty Rd 559
  • Turn Right (north) onto Shebeshekong Rd/559
  • Take Hwy 69 north
  • Take Hwy 529
  • Take Hwy 69 north
  • Continue to French River
    • French River Visitor Centre
      • Turn Left into the Visitor Centre Parking Lot off Hwy 69 just south of the French river Bridge
  • Take Cty Rd 607 (east, then north)
  • Turn Left (west) onto Hwy 64 through Alban
  • Take Hwy 69 north
  • Turn Left (west) Cty Rd 637 to Killarney
    • Village of Killarney
      • Found at the terminus of Cty Rd 637
  • Retrace steps east on Cty Rd 637 to Hwy 69 north
  • Take Cty Rd 537 north
  • Take Hwy 17 west to Sudbury
    • To visit Sudbury take Cty Rd 55 West (turns into Kingsway, then Lorne St) through Sudbury and on to Lively
    • Bell Park Boardwalk at Ramsey Lake
      • From Cty Rd 55, turn Left (south) onto Paris St
      • Left onto Ramsey Lake Rd
      • Access form Science North on the Left
      • When finished, retrace steps to Cty Rd 55, and turn Left (west)
    • AY Jackson Lookout & High Falls
      • From Sudbury – take Cty Rd 35 North West, then Cty Rd 144 West.  Lookout is located 3 kms north of Dowling
      • When finished, retrace steps on 144 & 35 to Sudbury, or take 144 south to Hwy 17 West
    • Dynamic Earth & Big Nickel
      • From Cty Rd 55 (Lorne St) turn right or from Cty Rd 35 (Elm St) turn left onto Big Nickel MineDrive
    • To bypass Sudbury continue on Hwy 17 west (via Southeast and Southwest Bypass) to Lively
  • At Lively take Cty Rd 55W to Naughton and Whitefish
  • In Whitefish, turn Right (north) onto Bay St to Cty Rd 4
  • Continue on Cty Rd 4 to Worthington
  • Take Spanish River Rd to Nairn Centre
  • In Nairn Centre, take Old Nairn Rd back to Hwy 17 West
  • Past McKerrow, take Hwy 6 south
  • Continue through Espanola
    • Willisville & La Cloche Mountains Overlook
      • North of Whitefish Falls, turn Left (east) onto Willisville Rd
      • Follow the trail up the Willisville Fire Mountin – park on the right
      • When finished, retrace steps and turn left onto Hwy 6
  • Continue on Hwy 6 through Whitefish Falls to Little Current
    • Little Current Swing Bring
      • Located on Hwy 6 at the entrance to Little Current
  • In Little Current, turn Left (south) onto Cty Rd 540
    • Cup & Saucer Bluff
      • Turn Left (east) off Cty Rd 540 onto Bidwell Rd.
      • Enter the parking lot on the Right
      • Once finished, retrace steps to Cty Rd 540 and turn Left
  • Continue through MChigeeng and Kagawong
    • Bridal Veil Falls
      • The falls and parking area are located on the right as you enter Kagawong
  • Continue on 540 through Gore Bay, Evansville, Silver Water to Meldrum Bay
  • Retrace steps on 540 to Evansville
  • Just past Evansville, turn Right (south) on Indian Head Road
    • Campbell Bay Lookout
      • Located on Indian Head Road
  • Continue on Indian Head Road to Poplar
  • Continue on Union Road (east)
  • At Cty Rd 542, turn Left (north)
  • At Perival Road W, turn Right (east)
  • Continue to Perival Road E turn Right (south)
  • In Spring Bay, turn Left (east) onto 542,
  • Continue on 542 (joins 540) to Mindemoya, Sandfield
    • To take an Optional Loop - Turn Right (west) onto 542A , then follow  Government Road through Tehkummah to Providence Bay, then north on 551, east on 542, back to Mindemoya)
    • Providence Bay Boardwalk
      • Located on the Beach in Providence Bay
  • To Proceed to South Baymouth - Turn Right (south) onto Hwy 6
  • Continue to South Baymouth and board the ChiCheemaun ferry

Note: Italics denote Things to Do (Scenic Lookouts, Rest Stops and Things to See and Do) along the Route. Please see details for each stop in Scenic Vistas & Stops Along the Way. Directions are written such that skipping the block of italicized text related to the Scenic Vistas & Stops will not impair the integrity of the route directions.