Meaford Big Red Chairs
- 30 May 2016
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Go on, Take a Seat!
Want to go on a summer adventure boasting great scenery, fascinating history, and fantastic family fun? Look no further than the Meaford Big Red Chair Tour. This summer, we've put out ten big red chairs to act as a living visitors guide around Meaford. Each chair is located in a unique tourist destination, has lots of information about other nearby attractions and local history facts. Visit all ten chairs for an unforgettable summer trip!
For more information about Meaford's Big Red Chairs, and where you can take a seat, check out the Big Red Chair Brochure.
179 Grant Avenue
Hit the beach! Memorial Park offers half a kilometre of beautiful shoreline, woodland walking trails, playground areas, mini-golf, camping, concession and snacks, free parking, and much more.
Parkette near 205 Sykes Street South
The first locomotive rolled into Meaford in 1872. Today, Station Hill commemorates the location of Meaford’s first train station, which stood nearby, and commands a scenic view of Meaford’s historic downtown.
Beautiful Joe Park
162 Edwin Street West
Situated by the home and resting place of the dog made famous by Marshall Saunders’s “Beautiful Joe”, this delightful, wooded, 8.5- acre park on the Bighead River celebrates canine friends, helpers and heroes, with memorials to service dogs, K9 teams and family pets.
Fred Raper's Park
207 Bayfield Street
Stroll the waterfront, let the kids play in the playground, paddle in the water, and admire the wide vista of Georgian Bay. The park marks the beginning of the Tom Thomson Trail.
Irish Mountain Lookout
Grey Road 112/Side Road 25
Irish Mountain – across the Bighead River Valley from Scotch Mountain – offers one of the best views of the area. The sweep of Nottawasaga Bay with the Niagara Escarpment rising behind it will take your breath away.
Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery
599448 Concession 2 North
This local winery has quickly made a name for itself with numerous awards for its wines, which bear such macabre monikers as “Back From the Dead Red” and “Into the Light White”. Enjoy wine tastings, delicious food and beautiful views you won’t find anywhere else.
359392 Grey Road 15
The remains of old wooden pilings by this quiet pebble beach testify to Leith's ambitions to become a port. Historic Leith Church and the grave of painter Tom Thomson sit a short stroll away.
1230003 Story Book Park Road @ Highway 6/10
Kids – and their parents – will love the big bikes and products on display at this family-oriented retailer.
Grey Roots Museum & Archives
102599 Grey Road 18
History lives here! Experience exhibits, collections and a carefully reconstructed pioneer village bringing Grey County's last two centuries to life
104277 Grey Road 18
Hike from the biodiverse marsh to the brow of the Escarpment. Learn about nature at the education shelter and from interpretive signs dotting the boardwalk. You'll also find a viewing tower and access to the Bruce Trail.