Great Local Attractions
Cedars Cottage Resort is located close to some of Ontario's very best year-round recreation. This is the place to get away from it all, unwind and enjoy. The scenery along the Niagara Escarpment and in the Beaver Valley is spectacular. Georgian Bay and its many attractions is half an hour away. There's so much to choose from, and the best part is it's your call.
To get information on everything going on in the area, we recommend the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association and the Getaway to Grey County web sites. Thanks to the Association for contributing many of the photo images on this site. Also thanks to Blue Mountain Resort Limited for the golf and alpine ski images on this site.
Here are just some of the many things to do, check at our office for brochures on many of these listings.
There are 7 incredible waterfalls in Grey County, all within a few minutes to an hour drive of Cedars. Enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls and the surrounding area, take a picnic lunch, camera, go for a hike after. The falls are part of the Niagara Escarpment. With a drop of 30 meters Eugenia Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Ontario. Hoggs Falls is hidden and small but beautiful. Each waterfall has its own unique attraction, be sure to check them all out. Spring is the best time to visit the falls, with the snow melting, spring rains most are running quite fast. For a detailed map and description of each visit Grey County's Waterfall Tour site.
The world famous Niagara Escarpment is a wealth of hiking trails including the Bruce Trail which runs from Niagara to the tip of the Bruce Peninsula. Even within this area there is a great diversity of landscape to choose from. Enjoy the breathtaking view of Beaver Valley from the top of Old Baldy. Rock climbing and exploring ancient caves is a popular summertime activity in The Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Area as is hiking the trails in the spring and fall and cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter.
There's no better way to appreciate the fabulous fall colours of October or the fresh smell of new growth in the spring. And of course, wildflowers and birds abound in the spring, summer and fall. It's a nature lovers delight.
You're sure to find the history of Eugenia Falls, (located just up the road in the village of Eugenia), as fascinating as the view is breathtaking. Then head over to Feversham Gorge. The trails are well-trodden with stairs at some of the steeper locations. You'll find alpine brooks and springs descending into deep rock pools, lichen and wildflowers. Picnic tables are provided near the park entrance.
Guided HikesCedars is now offering Guided Hikes with a gourmet . This hike from Eugenia Falls to Hoggs Falls is one of the prettiest in the Beaver Valley. Let our experienced guide lead you while learning about the Cuckoo Valley. 160.00 - up to 4 people - additional guests 40.00.
Lake Eugenia and the Beaver Valley are one of Ontario's hidden Gems when it comes to fishing. Lake Eugenia boasts Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout in the spring and Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass in the warmer months.
If Carp is your passion, Lake Eugenia has some huge Fish waiting to be caught! make sure you ask and we will direct you to the best spots!
Charter Fishing on Georgian Bay
If you are looking for some huge Lakers, Browns or Salmon, then Georgian Bay is a must. We have special rates for groups of 4 or more- from 159.00PP
Cedars is now offering guides for lake Fishing - call for pricing/p>
There is no shortage of golf courses in the area, each with their own challenges and charm. Talisman, Monterra Golf, Meaford and Highland Glen are just a few. For the serious contender, Spring golf gets going by the middle of May. The golf season continues right through till October. There are also a number of driving and target ranges to help tune up your game and most clubs offer lessons and clinics.
Probably the fastest growing sport in the area is cycling and it's easy to see why. For avid mountain bikers, you won't find a greater challenge or variety of on- and off-road trails.
For cycle touring there is no shortage of quiet back roads, ideal for a gentle ride through the country side. There are several routes drawn out by local clubs and enthusiasts and are available to all, both cross country touring and mountain biking. There is absolutely a trail for you! For a recommended route through the Beaver Valley visit Bike On Tours.
More Summer Fun
Horseback riding is a fun and different way to get back to nature. Experience the landscape from the inside. Two of the riding stables in the area are Whinny Acres and Bluewood Stables. This activity is a lot of fun for the whole family.
Another attraction sure to get the kids in motion are the Blue Mountain Slide Rides. There's a new mini-bobsled course - Ridge Runner, and the popular water and tube slides. Be cool this summer! Enjoy the weekly movie under the stars at Blue Mountain.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood Ontario features outdoor adventures, hiking on trails and caves high on Blue Mountain, treetop walking, zip line and suspension bridge eco tours. In winter cross country ski or snowshoe on their groomed forest trails.
Skiing and Snow Boarding
Doesn't get any better in Ontario and Cedars offers some very attractive group accommodation rates on Ski Weekends, Midweek and 5-Day Special Rates. Blue Mountain Ski Resort Ontario's largest mountain resort is less than 30 minutes away. Other private ski clubs in the area include - Osler Bluff, Georgian Peaks and Craigleith Ski Club all are only 30 minutes away. Beaver Valley Ski Club is just 10 minutes away.
Cross Country Skiing and Snow Shoeing
There are numerous trails in the area both groomed and ungroommed. Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Area is a popular destination for experienced skiers and snow shoers. The Bruce Trail is also a popular destination and takes on a whole new look in white. Talisman Resort Village has both cross country skiing and snowshoeing in addition to alpine skiing. For groomed trails try out Highlands Nordic Cross Country Skiing or Scenic Caves. Our snowfalls are generally ideal for winter recreation.
Try something a little different to round out your Winter stay, go for a sleigh ride at Whinny Acres or go snowmobiling with Rideon Rentals.
Arts, Crafts, Antiques
We have them all in our area. There are over 20 Art and Gallery Shops within a 30 minute drive of Cedars. There are many small craft shops and there are always seasonal craft shows and sales around, see the Local Events Listing for up to date information. We have a variety of antique and auction businesses large or small in the area.
Paying a visit to some of the many towns and hamlets in the area makes a fine day trip any time of the year. The Georgian Triangle Region stretches from Meaford the north to Eugenia in the south and Collingwood and Wasaga Beach in the east. Make Cedars Cottage Resort your accommodations choice this season and enjoy the great outdoors. We have great access to all the action at rates that are hard to beat.
If you are part of this fun new outdoor past-time, Cedars is a great place to be, Longitude: -80°32'47.76 Latitude: 44°15'34.92. In a 50 kilometer radius of Flesherton there are over 200 caches to be discovered. The nearest to date is only 3 kilometers away There are enough caches in Grey Highlands to keep you busy for days, hike the local trails, parks, visit the waterfalls all the while as you search for your cache. That's what Geocaching is about, treasure hunting and going to beautiful places, stopping to enjoy great scenery that you might have never noticed otherwise. For more information on Geocaching visit www.geocaching.com.