Special Events

Come out to enjoy the many Community events that happen throughout the year in the Municipality of Meaford! Contact recprograms@meaford.ca for more details.

Re-Use Fair

Join us for waste reduction week for this special event where you can give items you no longer need to community groups who will use them. See the Master Wishlist here.

Health and Wellness Fair

Join us on Saturday, September 8th at the Meaford and St. Vincent Arena for the 2018 Health and Wellness Fair.

Canada Day Fireworks and Celebrations

Canada day is more like Canada WEEK in Meaford! Take a look at all of the fun activities going on the week of Canada day including fireworks displays, car shows, games, and more!

Recreation and Parks Month

June is Parks & Recreation month! Find out what fun activities are taking place in Meaford through the month of June!

Family Day

Come on out on Family Day 2019 for activities and fun!

Earth Week

Once again the Municipality of Meaford, in conjunction with a group of volunteers, will be hosting various events around the Municipality during Earth Week.


Baggy's Spring Cleanup

Join "Baggy" at Meaford's first annual spring cleanup on Saturday, May 5 2018. 


Memorial Park 

Memorial Park is located along the shoreline of Georgian Bay. It features many amenities including a campground, public washrooms, a snack shack, pavilion, playground, mini-golf course, walking trails and free parking.

Memorial Park is a pet-friendly environment, with a portion of beach dedicated for dog use.

For more information please visit the Memorial Park Website.

Pavilion Rentals: $30.00 +HST (Contact Memorial Park)

Physical Address: 181 Grant Avenue, Meaford


Rod Willis  Supervisor, Parks & Facility Operations 519-538-1060 x.1401
Greg Thacker  Recreation Attendant 519-538-1060 x.1402

Fred Raper's Park 


This park is located along the shoreline of Georgian Bay, with many amenities including two public beach areas and free parking.
The playground amenities include a wooden ship structure, swings and an upgraded play structure. This park also offers a covered gazebo and and many picnic tables.  
Physical Address: 207 Bayfield Street (located at the corner of Bayfield Street & Sykes St) 

Rod Willis  Supervisor, Parks & Facility Operations 519-538-1060 x.1401

Beautiful Joe Park 


Beautiful Joe Park is located along the Bighead River. This facility includes a pavilion, picnic tables, walking trails, a public washroom and is a pet-friendly environment.

Throughout the park there are monuments and memorials to commemorate special pets. 

The Beautiful Joe Heritage Society  works on projects to improve the park and hold annual events.

Pavilion Rental: $30.00 +HST  

Physical Address: 162 Edwin Street West 

Contact:  Rod Willis    Supervisor, Parks & Facility Operations  519-538-1060 ext 1401 

McCarroll Park 


Located across from Fred Raper's Park and in close proximity to the Meaford Museum, this park offers lot of open green space, a splash pad, playground equipment, public washrooms and picnic tables. 

Pavilion Rental: $30.00 +HST (Contact Amber Knott

Physical Address: 210 Parker Street East (at the corner of Parker Street East & Bayfield Street)

Rod Willis  Supervisor, Parks & Facility Operations 519-538-1060 x.1401



Station Hill Park

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Physical Address: Sykes Street South


Rod Willis  Supervisor, Parks & Facility Operations 519-538-1060 x.1401



Looking for fun activities to take part in around Meaford? You came to the right place! The Municipality of Meaford is a four-season community that offers fun, year-round activities for all age groups. From community events and festivals to parks and trails, day camps, special interest clubs and sports groups, there is a little something for everyone going on in the Municipality of Meaford.

Event Calendar

Use our handy calendar to see upcoming events across the municipality. Are you part of a community group that's holding an event? Find out how to add it to the event calendar!

Parks, Trails and Facilities

The Municipality has many facilities available for community events. Find out more about the parks and trails in the municipality, and find information about events at Meaford Facilities.

Recreation Programs

There are many recreation programs for both children and adults available year-round in the Municipality of Meaford. Find out what programs are upcoming and how to register.

Arts and Culture

There is no shortage of cultural events in the Municipality of Meaford. The Meaford Museum, Meaford Hall, and Tom Thomson's grave are just the beginning of what we have to offer.

Community Groups

Meaford Community Groups appeal to a wide variety of interests from social groups to cards, gardening, curling and local heritage. Find a way to get involved!

Recreation and Culture Guide

The Community Recreation Guide is your guide to programs, activities, facilities, community events, and more in the Municipality of Meaford.

Special Events

Come out to enjoy the many Community events that happen throughout the year in the Municipality of Meaford!

Meaford Big Red Chairs

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.



Georgian Trail 

altThe Georgian Trail starts at Meaford's Harbour and runs 34km along highway 26 to Harbourview Park in Collingwood. Much of the trail passes along the beautiful shore of Georgian Bay with ample opportunity to rest or swim along the way.

Trail is rated as an easy and accessible trail which is intended for hiking, cycling, jogging, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and walking. Parking is available at Meaford Harbour or at many convenient entry points along the trail. 

*Note: Due to the demolition of the Knight’s facility, the portion of the Georgian Trail from Edwin Street to St. Vincent Street in Meaford will be closed. The closure is expected to be in effect until March 1, 2018.

Trail users may detour the closure by travelling on Edwin and St. Vincent Streets to rejoin the trail.

Trout Hollow Trail 


 Trout Hollow Trail is a walking trail that travels through private property along both sides of the Bighead River from the Bakeshop Bridge in Meaford to Riverside Community Centre on the 7th Line.

Parts of the trail are an easy walk while other areas offer a more difficult course due to stream crossing and clay banks. While the trail generally follows the river, passing through cedar groves and old hardwoods, it also climbs out of the valley to pass through meadows and grain fields allowing the hiker spectacular views of the countryside. 

Historical remains are found along the river and include: saw mills, grist mills, power dam and power house.

The trail offers easy, moderate and difficult sections as outlined on

 the map. The trail is intended for foot traffic only. Parking is available at the both the trailhead on Edwin Street and at Riverside Community Centre on the 7th Line. Additional parking can be found across from the Trailhead at Beautiful Joe Park. 

Tom Thomson Trail 

tom thomson trailThe Tom Thomson Trail is a 3-season, hiking, cycling and horseback riding route between Meaford and Owen Sound. From Fred Raper Park at Meaford’s waterfront the trail follows paved roads, woodland trails and gravel roads across the Niagara Escarpment and rolling farmland overlooking Georgian Bay.  The varied terrain and many access points over the 40 km route provide opportunities for bird-watchers, mountain bikers, photographers, geo-cachers and hikers.

One of the highlights is passing the historic Leith Church and the cemetery where Tom Thomson is thought to be buried. The suspicious death of this influential Canadian artist in Algonquin Park in 1917 remains a mystery in Canadian history.

Spring, summer and autumn excursions along the Tom Thomson Trail offer changing colours in the hardwood forests, views of century farms along country roads and opportunities to enjoy the unique landscapes of the Niagara Escarpment.   

Bruce Trail 


 The Bruce Trail is Canada's oldest and longest footpath, providing the only continuous public access to the Magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

The section of trail in our area starts with a trip through the valley of the Bighead River before proceeding along the escarpment to the expansive Bayview Escarpment Nature Reserve. 

The trail offers spectacular views of Georgian Bay, waterfalls and provincially rare ferns.

The trail is a foot path only, other uses are only permitted where signage indicates those uses.

The Bruce Trail: On Your Doorstep!!

Within a short distance of Meaford is the picturesque Beaver Valley. Majestic views, waterfalls, rock crevices, meadows and beautiful forests are showcased within a continuous 113 km foot path maintained by the many volunteers of the Beaver Valley Bruce Trail Club. This adventurous trail is perfect for hiking, sightseeing and snowshoeing. Bring a lunch and plan to explore the trail soon! Day Hike Map Kits are available from Stuff to Read in Meaford.! For more information please see us at http://www.beavervalleybrucetrail.org or on Facebook at





  • 2019-03-18T14:43:59+0000
    St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline from Gerald Shortt Parkway to Sideroad 6 is now re-opened. #meaford

  • 2019-03-16T02:09:56+0000
    Due to water across the road and damage to the surface, St. Vincent-Sydenham Townline from Gerald Shortt Pkwy to Sideroad 6 has been closed. It will remain closed until the road surface has been repaired. No estimated date or time of reopening is available at this time. #Meaford

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Georgian Recreation Club, Curling
Mon Mar 18 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
Sr. Men's Euchre Club
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