Destination guide

Tiny isn't so tiny

The town of Tiny isn't really all that tiny and wraps around the southern shore of Georgian Bay in Ontario. It's a charming place, with friendly folk that welcome the hordes of summer families descending on the Tiny vacation rentals between June and August, making the population swell to double its size. Tiny has a little slice of everything, from historical museums both on and off the water, more outdoor adventures that you could shake your hiking stick at, some of the best birding marshlands in the country and 70 kilometers of shoreline.

Things to do

Board the SS Keewatin in Tiny

Most of Tiny's attractions are natural ones, but there are a few man-made gems that are worth an afternoon of your vacation. The stone spires of Martyrs' Shrine, a Roman Catholic church near Tiny, are seriously photogenic. Alternatively, you can board the SS Keewatin passenger liner. which once sailed the Great Lakes and now serves as a maritime museum, or visit the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum, which chronicles the history of this part of Ontario. It may not live up to Disneyland, but kids won't be disappointed with a day at the Castle Village And The Enchanted Kingdom Park.

Activities

Explore the calm waters of Tiny

There's more than 70 kilometers of shoreline to explore near your Tiny vacation rental, so it's no surprise that most of the activities take place on water. There are few things better than launching your kayaks into the calm bay on a sunny summer's day and paddling along the shoreline. If that doesn't get your heart pumping, how about wakeboarding, kite surfing or tubing? Back on dry land, the boardwalks and trail systems make for scenic woodland walking and there are lots of cycling trails if you want to see it all from the back of 2 wheels.

Weather

Tiny's population swells in summer

The best time to pick up a Tiny vacation rental is between April and May, or September and October. During these shoulder months, the weather is warm, the skies are bright and there are far fewer other travelers to contend with, meaning the prices of rentals is lower. The peak season is the summer months, when the town bursts into life and the temperature sky-rockets, both of which come at a price. Travelers almost entirely abandon Tiny during the winter months, but if you're looking for a cozy little getaway in the snow, give it a try.

Natural features

Tiny: one of the most important birding spots in Canada

The Tiny Marsh Provincial Wildlife Area might be just 1 of 1200 important birding areas in Canada, but it packs some serious ornithological punch. Squeezed into just over 3 square miles of marshland and upland forest lies a network of hiking trails that get birdwatchers close to over 250 species of avifauna. It's, of course, to long a list to name in full but highlights including the 11 different duck species, black terns and the ospreys which nest here. All are best seen from the marsh viewing ground, the wooden boardwalks, or the 2 observation towers.

Where to stay around Tiny?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 294 vacation rentals near Tiny. From 130 Cottages to 130 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Tiny for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Tiny?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Tiny. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Awenda Provincial Park: 164 vacation rentals
  • Blue Mountain Ski Resort: 718 vacation rentals
  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park: 236 vacation rentals
  • Horseshoe Valley: 323 vacation rentals
  • Blue Mountain Beach: 696 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tiny listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Tiny?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 130 Cottages in Tiny. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Tiny include:

  • Cabins: 130 rentals available
  • Houses: 118 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 130 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Tiny?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 71 vacation rentals with pool available in Tiny. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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