Township of Georgian Bay, ON, Canada

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Township of Georgian Bay, ON, Canada

Township of Georgian Bay vacation rentals

Island living in Township of Georgian Bay

Nestled on the southeast shores of Georgian Bay in Lake Huron, Township of Georgian Bay is a collection of communities clustered amongst a stunning collection of islands and lakes. Craggy cliffs and clear blue water make this area a haven for kayakers, anglers, boaters, and swimmers. The Honey Harbour community is a favorite hotspot offering water access to the countless islands sprinkled throughout Georgian Bay. Township of Georgian Bay vacation rentals are a delightful home-base as you explore the archipelago by boat, water taxi, canoes, or kayaks. Each mode of transportation provides a unique glimpse of these scattered islands topped with stately, windswept pines.

Lighthouses around Township of Georgian Bay

Covering such a wide landscape of pristine waters and island wilderness, Township of Georgian Bay is rich in natural beauty with an abundance of national and provincial parks. The crystal-clear waters beckon kayakers and canoers to paddle around the islands, stopping for refreshing swims and picnics on sun-warmed rocks. Paddle boat rides are a delightful way to watch a river sunset, and Township of Georgian Bay vacation rentals are good to return to after a cruise around Georgian Bay looking for lighthouses. There are dozens of the distinctive red and white buildings that have led sailors to safety since the 1800s.

History and exploration in Township of Georgian Bay

The Bressette Homestead Museum & Lockmaster's House in Port Severn is a fascinating glimpse into the past of this historic region. Nearby, Port Severn Park sits on a scenic peninsula with sweeping harbor views and paved pathways for leisurely strolls along the waterfront. The Serendipity Princess, a triple-decked paddle wheel ship, offers scenic cruises to take in the stunning display of seasonal colors. Your Township of Georgian Bay vacation rental also makes for a good base for exploring Georgian Bay Islands National Park, a fertile realm of forests and waterways where you can spot reptiles and other wildlife while hiking.

Lush fall colors around Township of Georgian Bay

Township of Georgian Bay has 4 distinct seasons with heavy rainfall in the fall and snowfall in winter. Summer is the best time for water activities, including kayaking, swimming, and canoeing in Georgian Bay and nearby lakes. Fall is ideal for bundling up in sweaters and scarves and floating down the Severn River to take in the breathtaking fall colors as the trees transition into winter. When winter arrives, so do heavy snows and fierce winds. It's time to layer well with coats, hats, and mittens before heading outside to tramp through the woods or meet friends for hot chocolate.

A patchwork community in Township of Georgian Bay

Township of Georgian Bay is formed of several village communities nestled within large tracts of forests and parks. The communities include Port Severn, Honey Harbour, and MacTier, each of which provides a unigue glimpse into this region that’s been populated for at least 11,000 years. Nearby wetlands around Beausoleil Island are a haven for turtles and snakes, and one of the last places to see the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake, the only potentially dangerous, venomous snake in Ontario. Only a 2-hour drive from Toronto, Township of Georgian Bay is a wild oasis with easy access to urban life.