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Top 10 things to do in Georgina

Georgina offers a number of year-round activities in a variety of recreational facilities, including many impressive public parks, beaches, forested areas, conservation areas, the Morning Glory Provincial Nature Reserve, Sibbald Point Provincial Park, the Keswick Marsh Fish and Bird Sanctuary, museums, crafts and arts. Check out the top 10 things to do in Georgina:

1. Enjoy Lake Simcoe

Experience Lake Simcoe’s sandy beaches and recreational opportunities (parasailing, sailing, fishing, swimming, boating, sunbathing, picnicking, sunset/sunrise watching, ice fishing etc.) Lake Simcoe is a recreational paradise and is so close! This beautiful lake is a must for families and folks of all ages!

2. Visit Jackson’s Point Harbour

This lakefront view of our lighthouse is the perfect location for taking pictures! The adjacent Bonnie Park is a great place to stop and play with many Jackson’s Point shops and restaurants within walking distance.

3. Check out the Recreational Outdoor Campus

The ROC is the perfect place to play year-round. In the summer, enjoy a ropes course, bike trails, splash pad, playground and sandy volleyball courts, not to mention four baseball diamonds and soccer pitches. In the winter, the three-lane snow tube hill, complete with a carpet lift offers thrills for all ages. Enjoy the toboggan hill or test your skiing/snowboarding skills on the ramps, rails and bumps and jumps in the Terrain Park. Challenge forces of gravity and don’t forget your helmet! COVID-19 protocols are in place. Enjoy Willow Wharf Park. This Park is also right along lake drive and has a perfect dock with a convenience store that offers ice cream which is great for any hot day.

4. Take in the work of local artists

The Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture is home to a rich collection of art and offers arts programming for children, youth, and adults year-round. Also housed in the Gallery, is a gift shop that includes original creations by local artists and craftspeople.

5. A feast for fans of Farmers’ Markets

The Georgina Farmers’ Market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of local products including produce, meats, baked goods and crafts, all from local vendors. Located every Sunday from May to October at The Link in Sutton, this community-run market gives consumers a unique opportunity to meet, get to know and support the people in our town and nearby communities who grow and prepare food.

6. Connect with nature throughout Georgina

Georgina has over 117 kilometres of gorgeous trails, all of which traverse our many beautiful wetlands, forests, parks and ponds! These trails offer residents and tourists alike amazing opportunities to explore Georgina’s natural beauty. Whether by bike or by foot, they’re sure to please!

7. Tee it up for a great golfing experience

Georgina’s internationally known golf courses are great for those who are of any skill or experience, whether you enjoy golfing recreationally or are a professional athlete. Come challenge your skills in one of Georgina’s many beautiful public or private golf courses

8. Georgina Hamlets offer great food and shopping

Visit one of Georgina’s many hamlets and discover our many dining and shopping options. Our municipality is home to three downtown business areas (Keswick, Sutton, and Jacksons Point) and several other shopping districts. From ice-cream to gift shops, antique stores to clothing, Georgina’s stores are open and waiting for you!

9. Time to soldier on to the military museum

The Georgina Military Museum brings history to life with a collection of military vehicles and artillery pieces. You’ll find military campaigns from the early days of Upper Canada to current peacekeeping efforts.

10. Connect with the Chamber for more info

Whether you want to discover more about Georgina and what it has to offer or you’re seeking the most up-to-date COVID-19 schedules and operations, the Georgina Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Information Centre is the perfect place to visit. Located at The Link in Sutton, the Centre features brochures and information about local businesses, locations and landmarks. The Centre’s staff are available in person and by phone Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm and Sundays (during the Farmers’ Market) from 9am-2pm.

To learn more about Georgina, please visit: www.georgina.ca

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