Owen Sound in Ontario, Canada is jam-packed with great things to do this summer, including birding, sightseeing, and some of the best fishing in Ontario.
Just a 15-minute drive from Lake Huron’s beaches, Arran Lake RV Resort & Campground in Allenford, Ontario is in the heart of Grey-Bruce and close to all the attractions of Owen Sound. Check out these great things to do that will provide family fun for your summer vacation.
Southampton Chantry Island Lighthouse Tours
Situated off the shore of Southampton, the Chantry Island Lighthouse was built in 1859 and still stands tall above Lake Huron. If you’re willing to climb the 106 steps to the top, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the surrounding region.
The tour guides are fountains of information, sharing local history and engineering details. These guides are full of stories, including one about the light keeper who would go to the mainland and become inebriated. A woman would then have to row him back to the lighthouse, cook his dinner, and swim back to shore.
Amid the dense Canadian forest, Inglis Falls sends water cascading down an 18-meter drop into a deep gorge. This stunning sight is just one attraction, as a historic grist mill and family home are steps away. Seven miles of trails cross through the preserve, offering opportunities for hiking, birding, and picnicking.
Huron Fringe Birding Festival
Those who enjoy the beauty of birds, wildflowers, and butterflies won’t want to miss the Huron Fringe Birding Festival. Taking place during the weekends of May 25-28 and May 31-June 3, the Huron Fringe Birding Festival offers a rare chance to spot numerous migrants among nesting native birds. Highlights of the event include workshops on nature photography and bird identification, as well as guided hikes in the morning and evening.
Arran Lake RV Resort & Campground
Set on the shores of its namesake, Arran Lake RV Resort & Campground offers all-age camping near Owen Sound. Over 170 sites play host to our guests, complete with fire rings, picnic tables, and full hookups.
During your Ontario vacation, you’ll have the chance to rent a paddleboat and set out on the smooth waters of Arran Lake. Other options include sunbathing on the sandy beach, reeling in the big one while fishing, or gathering your friends for a good game of basketball.
Planned activities include the following and more:
- Scavenger hunts
- Children’s crafts
- Potluck dinners
Whether you’re splashing in the shallows, socializing with neighbors, or exploring the area, you’ll have your dream vacation at Arran Lake.
Did we miss one of your favorite things to do in Owen Sound? Drop a comment down below and let us know so we can check it out for ourselves!