The picturesque destination of Georgina offers small-town charm brimming with a captivating history, year round outdoor activities, great restaurants and unique local shopping.
Georgina is located on the south shores of Lake Simcoe, about an hour drive north of Toronto. It is comprised of several communities like the cosmopolitan town of Sutton and the waterfront neighbourhoods of Keswick and Jackson’s Point. Smaller communities include like Pefferlaw, Udora, Baldwin, Port Bolster and Virginia.
Learn more about all there is to see and do in Georgina at the area’s tourism website.
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Just a short drive from Barrie and Toronto, Georgina makes the perfect destination for a day trip. However, you’ll want to stay longer to experience all the area has to offer.
Overnight near the lakeshore at the historical Briars Resort with its modern amenities.
Alternatively, experience warm hospitality at Ramada Jacksons Point Resort and Spa, located just a short walk from Jackson’s Point. Ramada offers kitchenette suites and dog lovers will appreciate the resort is a pet friendly environment. Make time to squeeze in some tee-time on the resort’s golf course or get pampered at the spa.
Sit back, grab a beer and relax in the beer tent at Georgina’s craft brewery, Turkey Shoot Brewing Co., where brews are made with 100% home grown hops. Don’t forget to bring your growlers for your take-away supply.
With over 50 km of lakeside shoreline, dozens of marinas dotted throughout the area, and three waterfront parks, there’s no shortage of water activities to do in Georgina all year round, including boating, diving and fishing. Lake Simcoe is home to over 50 species of fish. Whether you fish on the pier at Willow Wharf or sail to the perfect spot, the angling is always exciting, even in winter. Lake Simcoe is considered the Ice fishing Capital of Canada and spectators and anglers eagerly anticipate the area’s annual ice fishing competitions and derbies.
Recreation Outdoor Campus (ROC) is a year round adventure playground with a wide range of fun physical activities such as obstacle courses and tobogganing in the winter.
There are several farms in the Georgina area where you can purchase fresh produce such as meats and dairy products and pick your own seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Georgina’s military past has left a strong legacy. Learn about military and naval history at the Georgina Military Museum, the only one of its kind in York Region. History buffs will also want to visit Georgina Pioneer Village in Keswick where pioneer living is recreated and you can peruse archives about the area. Continue the culture lover’s journey to the historical St. George’s Anglican Church, perched atop the picturesque Sibbald Point and examine first-hand its architectural detail and fine craftsmanship. Author Mazo de la Rocheare and Stephen Leacock, one of Canada’s most prolific and revered humourists, are both buried at the church’s cemetery.
At Sibbald Point Provincial Park, enjoy hiking trails, several beaches and over 600 campsites to choose from. The historical Eildon Hall Museum located in the park features collections from the town’s pioneering family, the Sibbalds.