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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

History Museum
“Experience the intriguing stories of Grey County's 19th and 20th century peoples and settlements. 75 seat theatre and tourism information.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Another cool area to explore and hike on the Bruce Peninsula is Bruce’s Caves Conservation Area. Again, home to the Bruce Trail but its also home to unique cave formations. Unlike the sea caves found further up the Peninsula this cave system is fully land bound. Caved out by waves and water over 7,000 years ago. The Bruce Caves can be accessed after a short hike through a truly enchanted mossy forest. And it’s free!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Casero Kitchen Table, in Owen Sound, serves contemporary Mexican cuisine with an inventive flair in its welcoming restaurant. The sneaky wings with crispy cauliflower valentina and maple syrup sauce and the hot cheese dip loaded with charred poblano peppers and guacamole make fantastic meal starters. Some of Casero Kitchen Table's specialty entrées include the ancho char-grilled chicken burrito, the crispy shrimp quesadilla, the pulled pork tacos with chipotle crema and the lamb barbacoa double decker taco made with flour and crispy corn tortillas. Casero Kitchen Table also has multiple tasty vegetarian dishes, such as the grilled tofu tacos with kimchi and gochujang mayo, the smoked beet burrito and the spiced sweet potato quesadillas. For a sweet end to your meal, enjoy the sticky toffee pud' with warm toffee sauce or the slushie pina colada cocktail with rum, coconut milk and pineapple juice.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Art including works of famous artist Tom Thomson who is buried in nearby Leith”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The Foodland in Wiarton is 20 minutes south of our Airbnb. This grocery store is open until Midnight.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Miscellaneous Shop
“Rub elbows with farmers and experience real rural Ontario at this weekly livestock auction. The small animals auction (chickens, ducklings, rabbits) in particular is fascinating and fast-paced. The market has 250 vendors selling EVERYTHING: food, baked goods, Mennonite furniture, collectibles, junk, books, in-season produce. Pony rides and a bouncy houses for the kiddos. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Great place to go any day of the week and after the Keady Market on Tuesdays.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Trail
“If you’re looking for a slice of history, with ruins and even a spiral staircase, then head to Spirit Rock Conservation Area. Located just north of Wiarton, Spirit Rock is set over 87 hectares and is home to the historic “Corran”. The Corran was the home of Alexander McNeill, a Federal member of Parliament from 1881-1901. It was a large and lavish estate with awesome views of the Escarpment. There is even an old spiral staircase that will take you to the water’s edge below. You can enjoy hiking along the Bruce Trail here as well as its side trails. The spring is the perfect time to go, when the trilliums are in bloom and blanket the forest floor. There are also a few brilliant views over Colpoy’s Bay and beyond.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“You can’t come to Owen Sound, and not visit Harrison Park! It is a great place to take the family, go for ice cream, play mini golf or rent a paddle boat! There is even a restaurant in the park as well. Great paved walking paths, as well as a small trail that leads to a cute waterfall. If you are up for a longer hike, head right out the front door & go straight and in about 1km, you will come to the back entrance of the park and there is a lovely walk into the main area. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Fish Market
“Open year-round. A charming mix of farmers, growers, bakers and artisans. Situated in a heritage building and outdoors beneath a covered arcade. Cash only for most vendors. Great coffee. Visit the stall selling homemade Syrian food for a savoury breakfast sandwich as you stroll. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Known as the best waterfalls in the area and most visited. Located in Owen Sound. 16 min drive. Beautiful Waterfalls with trails on both sides of the falls”
  • 5 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Owen Sound's Vegan Restaurant. Food is locally sourced as much as possible and is healthy and delicious. Along with the restaurant are retro, home decor items, you can peruse through as you wait for your food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Heartwood Home Concert Hall is a must see for those who appreciate Live Music. Featured performers range from local musicians to Juno award winners. The concert hall is located on the second floor above Heartwood Home. The space is beautifully decorated, warm and inviting.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Handmade by local artists, our unique fine art and craft reflects the creativity of the thriving arts community in our region. The Owen Sound Artists' Co-op features 45 members who represent a wide variety of mediums.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Whether you are a golf fanatic, or would just like to experience a beautiful view! Cobble is a great place to grab a bite to eat on the patio over looking the bay. While it is a bit pricier, the food is excellent.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends