Midland and Penetanguishene

Midland and Penetanguishene

The sister towns of Midland and Penetanguishene form the gateway to the Southern Georgian Bay region, an adventure playground with clear waters, lush forests and an abundance of nature trails.

People have been attracted to these towns for thousands of years. From the Indigenous Huron-Wendat people to today's vibrant French community, marvel at how Midland and Penetanguishene bring the past to life in the modern age.

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Where is Midland and Penetanguishene?

Midland and Penetanguishene are part of Simcoe County, on the eastern point of Georgian Bay.

Both these towns are located an approximate two-hour drive north of Toronto via Highway 400 and Highway 93, formerly known as Penetanguishene Road.

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Things to do in Midland and Penetanguishene

Don’t miss the butter tart festival

Attend the annual Butter Tart Festival held every June to enjoy fresh, hand-made and unique butter tarts made by local vendors, as well as food trucks and live events.

Visit a wildlife centre

Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre is home to a diverse species of birds, reptiles and bees. Book one of the guided canoe tours for visitors of all ages.

Explore a provincial park

Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, Awenda Provincial Park offers 30 kilometres of scenic trails and 17 kilometres of backcountry ski trails for all-weather exploration.

Enjoy nature trails

Tay Shore Trail is an 18-kilometre paved recreational trail between Waubaushene and Midland and features a mixture of dense forest trails and views out to Georgian Bay.

Learn local culture and history

Huronia Museum provides a unique glimpse into the past with a replica “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse.

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Last updated: February 16, 2024

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