Midland/Penetanguishene (Southern Georgian Bay) is located only 90 minutes north of Toronto on the southeast shore of Georgian Bay. The area spans from Wasaga Beach in the west to Christian Island in the north and Honey Harbour in the east.
A hot spot for culture along the Georgian Bay Coastal Route, the Midland/Penetanguishene region is home to several cultural attractions. Transport yourself back to a life behind palisade walls, longhouses and lookout towers at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, a reconstructed 17th century Jesuit mission. Experience the lives of early naval and military personnel at Discovery Harbour, a reconstructed 19th century British Military and Naval base or learn about the Jesuit missionaries who lived, worked and died here over 350 years ago at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.
The east shore of Nottawasaga Bay, a popular area with cottagers, offers fine sandy beaches. Balm Beach, the public beach in the area is ideal for families. The clear, shallow water is perfect for splashing around, or sitting back and enjoying the view of the bay with the hills of Blue Mountain framed in the background. More beaches can be found at Awenda Provincial Park, offering plenty of outdoor opportunities for RVers and day-trippers alike.