Southern Georgian Bay Motorcycle Tour (2 - 3 Days)

Follow the best roads along the southern shore of Georgian Bay. This Georgian Bay Coastal Route Motorcycle tour is 2 - 3 days in length and features the best places for bikers to stop along the way.

Day 1

Make your way to Collingwood and The Blue Mountains today. Once you arrive, take Scenic Caves Road to the Blue Mountain Scenic Lookout. Follow the road to Scenic Caves Nature Adventures to explore the labyrinth of caves. Spend some time suspended above the world, as you cross Ontario’s longest suspension footbridge suspended 25 metres above the treetops! Be sure to stop and savor the view of Georgian Bay more than 300 metres in elevation below! When you’re finished, take a short cruise through the Beaver Valley, along the windy path through the villages of Clarksburg and Heathcote. In Eugenia, park your bike and follow the short path to Eugenia Falls. On your return, through Kimberley, take Grey County Road 7 to the left. Upon ascending out of the valley, stop on the right at the Epping Lookout for a view of the valley below. Next, turn left (west) on Grey County Road 40, taking the next right (north) onto Grey County Road 12. Keep going straight on 12, which will turn into 112. At the end you’ll find the Irish Mountain Lookout – another great view over the valley to the Bay below. If your stomach is starting to grumble, consider a stop at Ted’s Range Road Diner on your way back down the hill. Ted’s serves up lots of local and interesting cuisine, and offers a dining experience like no other. Return to The Blue Mountains/Collingwood and check in at your accommodation for the night.

Distance:

The Blue Mountains to Eugenia (50 km (31 m), 50 min)
Eugenia to Irish Mountain (48 km (30 m) 45 min)
Irish Mountain to the Blue Mountains (30 km (20 m) 35 min)

Accommodation Options:

Blue Mountain Village
108 Jozo Weider Blvd, Town of The Blue Mountains
P. 1-877-445-0231
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Dinner Options:

Leeky Canoe Pub & Eatery
94 Sykes Street North, Meaford
P. 519-538-1377
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Beaver & Bulldog Sports Pub & Wingery
195 First Street, Collingwood
P. 705-446-9711
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The Dam Pub Gastropub
53 Bruce Street South, Thornbury
P. 519-599-2110
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Things to Do:

Epping Lookout
Location: Grey Road 7, North of Kimberley
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Eugenia Falls
Location: Grey Road 13 at Eugenia
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Irish Mountain Lookout
Location: Grey Road 112 North of Hwy 26 West of Meaford
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Blue Mountain Scenic Lookout
Location: Top of Hill - Scenic Caves Road
 
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
260 Scenic Caves Road, The Blue Mountains
Location: From Collingwood, drive west on First St. to the First St. extension. Continue west on Mountain Rd which becomes Grey Rd 19. Follow the traffic circle onto Scenic Caves Rd. Follow this road to the top of the hill.
P. 705-446-0256
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Day 2

Today you travel to Penetanguishene and Midland via Wasaga Beach. While in Wasaga Beach, be sure to cruise the strip at Beach Area 1, and stop to enjoy the World’s Longest Freshwater Beach. Take some time to stretch your legs and discover the amazing hiking, biking, paddling, snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails. Next, following the driving directions, make your way to Penetanguishene. First, take a tour into Awenda Provincial Park. This beautiful park on the shores of Georgian Bay offers visitors a chance to visit the beach in summer months and spectacular fall colours during the fall. Follow the scenic route into Penetanguishene, and then further on to Midland, stopping to enjoy a scenic 30,000 Islands Cruise aboard the Miss Midland. When in Midland, visit the town dock to view the 25 foot statue of a Trumpeter Swan and the largest outdoor historicl mural in North America. If you have one more day to spend, check in at your accommodation. If you’re due home today, continue east of Midland, following Hwy 12, along the shores of the Bay to Waubaushene where your Southern Georgian Bay motorcycle tour ends.

Distance:

The Blue Mountains to Wasaga Beach (30 km (18 m), 45 min)
Wasaga Beach to Midland/Penetanguishene via the scenic route (80 km (50 m), 1 hr 45 min)
Midland/Penetanguishes to Waubaushene (25 km (16 m), 30 min)

Accommodation Options:

Beacon Shore on Georgian Bay B&B
128 Midland Point Road, Midland
P. 705-526-5005
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Quality Inn & Conference Centre
924 King Street,  Midland
P. 705-526-9307
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Midland Inn
720 Prospect Drive, Midland
P. 705-245-1166
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Balm Beach Motel & Resort
15 Tiny Beaches Road North, Balm Beach
P. 1-705-361-1130
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Comfort Inn
980 King Street, PO Box 6, Midland
P. 705-526-2090
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Super 8 Midland
1144 Hugel Avenue, Midland
P. 1-800-800-8000
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Dinner Options:

Cellarman's Ale House
337 King Street, Midland
P. 705-526-8223
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Georgian Grill
7 Tiny Beaches Road N, Balm Beach
P. 705-361-1861
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Maple Canadian Pub @ Wye Heritage Marina
3282 Ogdens Beach Rd, Midland
P. 705-528-1919
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Mad Cravings
8215 Highway 93, Wyebridge
P. 705-527-1666
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The Surf Family Restaurant
369 Balm Beach Rd. West, Balm Beach
P. 705-361-1612
Mom's Restaurant
200 Pillsbury Drive, Midland
P. 705-527-0700
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The Boathouse Eatery
177 King Street, Midland
P. 705-527-7480
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Famous Dock Lunch
4 Main Street, Penetanguishene
P. 705-549-8111
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Things to Do:

Wasaga Beach
Town of Wasaga Beach
P. 705-429-3844
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Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
11-22nd St. North, Wasaga Beach
P. 705-429-2516
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Awenda Provincial Park
670 Awenda Park Road, Tiny
P. 705-549-2231 / 1-888-668-7275
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Miss Midland 30,000 Island Boat Cruise
177 King Street., Midland (Town Docks)
P. 1-877-668-2286
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Downtown Midland Murals
Location: on buildings along King Street between Yonge and Bayshore, and on side streets.
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