Georgina

The picturesque destination of Georgina offers small-town charm brimming with a captivating history, year-round outdoor activities, great restaurants and unique local shopping. Just a short drive from Barrie and Toronto, Georgina makes the perfect destination for a day trip or overnight getaway.

To learn more about all there is to see and do in Georgina, scroll down or visit Georgina’s tourism website

Where is Georgina?

Georgina is located on the south shores of Lake Simcoe, about an hour’s drive north of Toronto. It’s also approximately an hour’s drive from Barrie, although by boat it’s a much more direct route across Lake Simcoe.

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Things to Do in Georgina

Stay overnight near the lakeshore at the historical Briars Resort with its modern amenities. Alternatively, experience the 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.

With over 50 km of lakeside shoreline, dozens of marinas and boat launches dotted throughout the area, and three waterfront parks, there’s no shortage of lake-based activities to do in Georgina all year round, including boating, diving, ice fishing, and even snow kiting.

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.

The adventure continues at Georgina Paintball, one of the largest courses in Ontario with nine different fields and over 10 hectares of space to play laser tag, paintball and more.

There are several farms in the Georgina area where you can purchase fresh produce and pick your own seasonal fruits and vegetables. Meet farmers and sample local goods on a self-guided tour of farms during the annual Field to Table event celebrating farming in the area.

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.

Georgina Neighbourhoods & Districts

Georgina 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.

Sutton

One of Georgina’s larger communities, historic Sutton offers small town appeal with local shopping, dining and attractions, including the Georgina Farmers’ Market.

Keswick

The largest community in Georgina is home to popular performances at the Stephen Leacock Performing Arts Theatre.

Jackson’s Point

Home to York Region’s only harbour and the location of Jackson’s Point Lighthouse, Jackson’s Point is a popular boating and diving destination.

Things to Know About Visiting Georgina

Make the most of your trip to Georgina with these insider tips

Where to go for a drink

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.

Where to find great local art

Georgina Centre for Arts and Culture showcases established and emerging local artists of various disciplines.

Favourite local beach

Sibbald Point Provincial Park features a large sandy beach, buoyed swimming area and comfort facilities.

Last updated: February 18, 2022

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