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Owen Sound is blessed with many wonderful parks which feature walking trails, picnic facilities and opportunities to enjoy (and photograph) splendid vistas and waterfalls. Above, Inglis Falls. Below, an unique, in-ground compass at the Cobble Beach Resort, just north of Owen Sound. It notes that Owen Sound is only 11 kilometres away and New York City is 1,286 kilometres away.

At the hamlet of Kemble, the view seems to stretch on forever from this roadside monument  to the Women's Institute. In the distance, in this view (above) to the east, is the mouth of Owen Sound, the waterway, where it meets southern Georgian Bay. Kemble is just short drive along the shoreline north of the City of Owen Sound. Below, a close-up of the commemorative plaque which is on the monument and tells an important story about the Kemble Women's Institute.The setting here is pastoral, during the summer months with farmlands, residential and cottage developments co-existing in this countryside.

Owen Sound's harbour is still used during the warmer months by ships which visit the grain elevator visible in the photograph at top. Below that photo, which also shows part of the verdant park area along Owen Sound's waterfront, are two photographs which provide a glimpse inside the excellent museum which operates in a former railway station.

​​​​There's more to Wiarton

than "Wiarton Willie"!

Wiarton is famous for much more

than "Wiarton Willie", the weather-forecasting


​Wiarton, which is just north of Owen Sound,

has a wonderful waterfront that is well worth a visit for a day, or longer.

​One of the things that helps to attract people to Wiarton, is the Wiarton Marina.

​Jeff Hammill, president of Wiarton Marina, has a map of Georgian Bay on one side of his business card. His picturesque marina offers a host of services from the facilities which are close to Wiarton's waterfront park.

​Wiarton Marina was being promoted at the 2016 Toronto International Boat Show in January.

For more about Wiarton Marina,

​click on: www.wiartonmarina.ca.

Owen Sound

Owen Sound is the largest municipality in the Grey-Bruce area and is located on Owen Sound, a large bay which attracts anglers at various times of year.

​Owen Sound, the city, offers a lot to visitors and residents alike. From natural scenery and parks, to stage events at the Roxy Theatre in Downtown Owen Sound, there is a lot happening. In winter, the Festival of Lights is something interesting to see!

​Owen Sound is the winter home for the ferry "Chi-Cheemaun"  and also home to the Owen Sound Transportation Company which operates the ferry service.

Owen Sound is involved with a very promotionally-minded tourist organization, the Grey-Bruce Tourist Association.

Photographs by George Czerny, author

of travel guide "George's Georgian Bay". George's books are available for purchase on-line at www.blurb.com.