Natural Treasures

Waterfalls, Caves, Lookouts

You’ll never be bored when you move to Grey County! With so much beautiful landscape, there is always something to explore. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of local waterfalls, lakes, caves, trails, and lookouts, so go ahead and take a look to get a better idea of what there is to see & do. You can also contact us at Sea & Ski Realty to find out more about some of the best sites to check out. We’re long-time locals, and we’re always happy to share more information about this great area!

Map of Natural Treasures

Natural Treasures

Thornbury Fish Ladder

In 1960, the Thornbury fish ladder was added to the Thornbury dam to help fish get up and down stream. The fish ladder was the first fish ladder built in Ontario and took $320,000 to build. The fish ladder, also known as a fish lock, works the same way as the...

McGowan Falls

55HR+P6 Durham, West Grey, ON Overview Beautiful McGowan falls is located in the Durham conservation area within a scenic tree lined area. The falls are a perfect spot to view any season because of the easy parking lot accessibility. During the summer the spot is...

Irish Lake

Municipality of Grey Highlands South of Markdale, Ontario Overview Irish Lake is a 65 acre lake located in the Municipality of Grey Highlands South of Markdale, Ontario. This non-motorized lake has approximately 50 cottages surrounding it. With a maximum depth of 20...

Duncan Caves

The Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0 Located in Duncan Escarpment Provincial Park just off of Side Road 9 you will find the hidden gem, Duncan Caves, a 6.5 mile trafficked loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers and stunning views of the escarpment. This crevice was...

Jones Falls

717875 ON-6, Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N7 Overview Jones Falls is a beautiful waterfall to visit this winter, or anytime of the year.  We found a special kind of beauty during the winter season though.  If you aim to make the trek down to the bottom of the falls, you will...

Clendenan Dam

10th Line, Clarksburg, ON, CA Overview Clendenan Dam is a hidden gem in Grey County but also a necessary part of the Beaver River. The dam is needed for flood control of the Beaver River and is a part of the Grey Sauble Conservation Area. The dam is used to prevent...

Webwood Falls

Overview Webwood falls is a hidden gem in Grey county. While some waterfalls may be full of visitors, Webwood falls remain tucked away. Webwood falls was donated to the Bruce Trail Conservation Corridor by James Horwood. These stunning falls are located within 100...

Irish Mountain Lookout

Overview Irish Mountain Lookout is a viewpoint or lookout located outside of Meaford, reaching over of the Nottawasaga Bay, which is part of Georgian Bay. Irish Mountain lookout is unique because it holds a stunning outlook of the lake, surrounding fields and the...

The Loree Forest

Ontario N0H 1J0 Overview Loree Forest Loop is an easy to moderate 7.1 km trail located near Blue Mountains and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking and snowshoeing as it is accessible all year-round! Many also cross country ski on this...

Townsend Lake

Lake Characteristics Townsend Lake is a small, quiet lake being only 97 acres and 8 feet deep. Many recreational activities can be done in and around the lake. Perch can be caught in the waters while boating on non-motorized vehicles. At the public boat launch on the...

Winter Cave Exploration

Overview Because of the Niagara Escarpment rock surrounding the Beaver Valley, caves and crevices exist throughout the region.  Here is a list of the most popular caves used for exploration. BRUCE CAVES Explores caves that were formed by the wave action of...

Conservation & Scenic Areas

The Beaver Valley, Grey Highlands, Georgian Bay, and Blue Mountains are all very well-known for their nature. As part of the Niagara Escarpment with a vast variety of rivers, forests, waterfalls, and mountains it is no wonder people are drawn to the area for its...

Cave Exploration

Because of the Niagara Escarpment rock surrounding the Beaver Valley, caves and crevices exist throughout the region. There are many incredible caving places to explore in Grey and Bruce from Nottawasaga and all the way to  the tips of the Bruce Peninsula. There is so...

Meaford Harbour

Overview The harbour in Meaford has always been an important part of the town from the time the first settlers arrived in the early 1830’s, at what was then known as Peggy’s Landing. Mills and industries were erected along the shore and, because the water was the only...