Local Area Attractions Near Owen Sound KOA Journey
Fathom Five National Marine Park
The deep and sparkling waters at the mouth of Georgian Bay are home to Fathom Five - Canada's first National Marine Conservation Area. The park preserves a rich cultural legacy that includes 22 shipwrecks and several historic lightstations. Fathom Five's freshwater ecosystem contains some of the most pristine waters of the Great Lakes. The rugged islands of the park are a reminder of the impressive lakebed topography found beneath the waves.
The Bruce Trail Association is a charitable, membership-based volunteer organization working to preserve public access to the Niagara Escarpment while restoring its natural habitat. The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath, provides the only public access to the magnificent Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. It is one of only twelve such reserves in all of Canada. Owen Sound KOA Journey is a campground near The Bruce Trail, making it an ideal location to stay whenever you visit the footpath.
Soak in the sun and relax on the beach while camping near Sauble Beach and Lake Huron. Sauble Beach is a clean, beautiful beach that stretches 7 miles along Lake Huron. It offers year-round fun for the whole family. You can enjoy swimming, golfing, camping, shopping, lounging and more — the fun never stops!
Local Area Recreation Near Owen Sound KOA Journey
2nd Avenue Gallery
This studio is owned by an Owen Sound artist named Hillie Baker. She began painting at a young age but stepped away from art for a time. When she returned to artwork, she began making fiber art, like yarn and fabrics. She owned a sheep farm in Niagara and sold wool products for many years. Then, she returned to oil painting after an injury. Her current gallery primarily includes oil on canvas paintings and some fiber work. Her early paintings include abstracts with a similar texture to her fiber work. Newer pieces are calmer and more reflective, with figures present. This gallery also has an art studio hosting classes on-site, like painting for teens and portrait classes to help those in the community learn more about art.
984 2nd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H6
Tom Thomson Art Gallery
Tom Thomson was an influential Canadian artist who lived between 1877 and 1917. He was also an early member of the Group of Seven, an assembly of influential Canadian landscape painters in the early 1900s. He grew up in Owen Sound and used art to represent the landscapes around him.
The Tom Thomson Art Gallery is an art museum in Owen Sound that honors his work.
840 1st Ave W
Owen Sound, ON N4K 4K4
This Owen Sound art gallery features rotating exhibits formed from the work of emerging and established artists. The owners are John Laughlin and Anne Dondertman. They live in and operate the art gallery in the building. John is an artist and creates works for display in the gallery. John and Anne also collaborate to meet new artists and choose art to display. When selecting pieces, they primarily pick those that offer a glimpse at the human condition.Their chosen pieces make up rotating gallery exhibits that change almost every month with works from local artists like Raquel Yang, Tony Miller and Lydia Knox. The artwork spans many mediums, including sculptures, paintings, drawings and pottery. Most pieces on display are available for sale.The gallery also includes a garden that hosts outdoor events like concerts. Visitors to this outdoor space can see sculptures and a large mural by Raquel Yang.
883 2nd Ave E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 2H2
Fishing in Owen Sound
Owen Sound is a fabulous area for fishing throughout the year. If you are looking for Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout or Rainbow Trout, you can troll the Owen Sound Bay or work the harbour walls.
Check the website out and pick your season!
Biking in Owen Sound
Enjoy extensive network of uber-scenic cycling trails and routes in Owen Sound, including direct access to the Tom Thomson Trail from Owen Sound to Meaford, and the Georgian Trail, which continues east to Collingwood, plus flat easy trails along the harbourfront and in Harrison Park.
Island Drive Cyling Loop from Kelso Beach Park would be the choice for Avid cyclists.
Owen Sound is also on the Great Lake Waterfront Trail route, traversing all of the Great Lakes across Ontario.
Owen Sound, ON