George's Georgian Bay
A travel guide with a personal touch!
The locks at Port Severn on Georgian Bay are part of the Trent-Severn Waterway system which links rivers and lakes and concludes in the southeast part of Ontario at Trenton.
All around Georgian Bay is considered a paradise for kayakers, canoeists and boaters of all kinds. The clearness of Georgian Bay waters is evident here adjacent to Nottawasaga Island, offshore from Collingwood. But be it at Port Severn, or offshore from Manitoulin Island, the waters provide a mecca for boaters, swimmers and SCUBA divers. Around Georgian Bay there are lighthouses that one can visit. The one in this photograph has been decommissioned and is now the focus of a repair project by the Nottawasaga Lighthouse Preservation Society.
Locks, such as this one at Port Severn, are fascinating to watch when in action and a boon to boaters.
Photographs here are by George Czerny, author of travel guide "George's Georgian Bay" in which he offers helpful advice about travels around this eastern part of Lake Huron in Canada. George's books are available for preview and/or purchase on-line at the bookstore at www.blurb.com.
A representative from
Bayport Marina, at left, tells an
audience at the 2015
Toronto Boat Show
about the joys of
boating on Georgian
Bay. Bayport Marina
located in Midland,
is one of many fine
marine facilities on
Georgian Bay operated by
Parkbridge Marinas. Scott Cain and
McKeown, both from Parkbridge Marinas,
were at the 2016 Toronto
Boat Show telling people
about Georgian Bay.
From Port Severn to Honey Harbour and all around Georgian Bay there is a lot to do in the way of boating and much, much more!
Some people like the quiet of a canoe. These canoes are available for rent at Awenda Provincial Park near Penetanguishene on Georgian Bay.
Some people enjoy the thrill of tubing behind
a motorboat, as shown above, on Georgian Bay. Boat rentals are available, as are sailboat charters, in some locations around Georgian Bay. In some places, personal watercraft are available for rent. Important to know is that to operate a motorboat in Ontario it is necessary to have a valid boater's licence.
Port Severn was well represented at the 2016 Toronto Boat Show by Christie's Mill Inn and Spa and a representative called "Negin". She provided excellent information about Christie's Mill Inn and Spa to George Czerny of George's Georgian Bay. Christie's Mill Inn and Spa also has a restaurant on location. Find out more about Christie's Mill Inn and Spa by clicking onto their website: www.christiesmill.com.
Honey Harbour is just north of Port Severn on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay. Two marinas which provide services there are the Paragon Marina and the South Bay Cove Marina. The South Bay Cove Marina has a restaurant "Top of the Cove" restaurant, one of the marina's representatives told "George's Georgian Bay" at the 2016 Toronto International Boat Show in January.
For more about the Paragon Marina, click on www.paragon-marina.com.
Paragon Marina is celebrating its 40th year of service to the boating community in 2016. Congratulations!
For more about the South Bay Cove Marina, click on: www.southbaycove.com.