Explore the beautiful and historical Grey County. Historical sites and towns, mills, waterfalls, local and seasonal organic produce, antique shops, crafts, canoe and hiking trails and farms, Amish neighbourhood, local baking, fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and more. Area offers unparalleled stargazing opportunities as one of darkest Ontario regions, especially in colder months of the year.
Kinghurst Nature Reserve
This 371-hectare (916 acre) nature reserve nearby contains a remarkable, mature maple-beech forest that is a rare example of pre-settlement woodlands in southern Ontario. Many of the trees are 250 to 300 years old, tower over 30 meters high, and clearly show the vertical stratification characteristic of a true, old-growth forest.
Amish have long lived in Canada, with roots in the country dating to the 1800s. At over a half-century in existence, the Amish community in Grey County is one of Canada’s oldest, and consists of several church districts. Many Old Order Mennonites also live in the neighbourhood and can often be seen in horse buggies on the road. Their farms are known for their high-quality products, like eggs, vegetables, honey, maple syrup, baking and woodworking. Hand-painted signs along the road often indicate items that are for sale and in-season. Many of them do not sell on a Sunday so plan ahead!
Visit the Grotto
The Grotto is a scenic cave containing a pool of blue water, located on the Georgian Bay shoreline in Bruce Peninsula National Park, near Tobermory, Ontario. It’s a very popular attraction in the area and many of our guests choose to stay with us on their way to or from the Grotto. Freija is located 1 hour and 40 minute drive away from the Bruce Peninsula National Park.