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Junction of Highway # 400 Exit # 98
Access to city of Barrie, Ontario via Bayfield St. N. to downtown Barrie business area. South via Highway #400 to Toronto, Ontario. The city of Barrie surrounds Kempenfelt Bay on Lake Simcoe, Ontario and is the hub of Simcoe County
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Simcoe County + Lake Simcoe, Ontario
From Orillia, Ontario, Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching to Collingwood and the Georgian Triangle. From Barrie to Alliston, Cookstown, Tottenham, Bradford and the Holland Marsh. From Midland, Penetanguishene, Georgian Bay and the Trent Severn Waterway. Every city, town, and village has something for you to discover.
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Coulter Street
Access to fuel, service stations both sides of highway.
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Ferris Lane
Access to fuel, service stations both sides of highway.
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Cundles Road
Access to fuel, south side of highway.
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Heather Street

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Livingstone Street
Access to shopping mall and bank.
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Hanmer Street.
Note - Highway # 27 over laps highway #26 at this point.
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Carson Road
Access to Barrie, Ontario Airport, Ontario Provincial Police detachment, south of highway.
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Finlay Mill Road - Snow Valley Rd
Access to fuel and convenience store, north side of highway.
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Junction of Highway # 27 continues north highway Highway #26 swings to left
North to Woodland Beach, Ontario, Bluewater Beach, Ontario, Wendake Beach, Wymbolwood Beach, Ossossane Beach, Balm Beach, Cawaja Beach, town of Midland, Ontario. Access to Simcoe, Ontario County Museum, west of highway.
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Springwater Ontario, Provincial Park
South of highway. Natural springs enabled reforestation of this area, once a wasteland due to logging. Now this all-season day use park is a pleasant setting for family picnics, games and walks or skiing in the woods. The park has live bears, wolves, owls and swans in the wildlife display areas.
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Wilson Drive

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Point of Interest
Looking south of the highway are the hills of Snow Valley Ski Resort.Snow Valley Barrie features snowboarding and skiing for the entire family.
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Access to Springwater Golf Course, Ontario
North of highway.
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Point of Information
Crossing Willow Creek.
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Minesing Station Park
Picnic area on north side of highway.
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Mayer Road
South side of highway.
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Vespra Valley Road
North side of highway.
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Hendrie Road
North side of highway.
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Simcoe County Rd. #28 ( George Johnston Road )
South side of highway. Access to the village of Minesing, all services.
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Point of Information
Crossing Marl Creek, Ontario.
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Simcoe County Rd. # 22 ( Horseshoe Valley Road ) - Photo view from highway
North side of highway. Access to Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort, Ontario, this county roadway is a scenic shortcut to the City of Orillia, Ontario. Horseshoe Valley Ski Resort has for the Alpine skier 23 runs and 8 chair lifts. The Nordic skier can enjoy 35 Km of trails.
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Fralick Road
South side of highway.
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Glengary Landing Road North.

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Point of Information
Crossing the Nottawasaga River, Ontario. The Nottawasaga River headwaters are located on the Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges Moraine. It flows through the Minesing Swamp and empties into Nottawasaga Bay, an inlet of Georgian Bay, Ontario at Wasaga Beach, Ontario.
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Roadside turn leads to park area
North side of highway, access to Nottawasaga River, Ontario and provides a picnic area.
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Culham Road
North side of highway,
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Richardson Road
South side of highway.
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Strongville Road
South side of highway.
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Rainbow Valley Rd. West
North side of highway.
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Access to Edenvale Flying Club Inc.
A small airport strip catering to ultralights.
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Klondike Park Road
Access to Wasaga Beach, north of highway.
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Junction of Simcoe County Road # 10 (Sunnidale Corners) - Photo View from highway
Services fuel at highway. North to Wasaga Beach, Ontario. This 14-kilometre, safe sandy beach on Georgian Bay attracts thousands every summer. So do the parks other features: hiking and cross-country ski trails through sand dunes or pine-oak forest. Wasaga Beach, Ontario is a day use park and many visitors come for the exceptional beaches. The park has eight beach areas that include picnic facilities with toilets and change areas nearby.
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Junction of Simcoe, Ontario County Road # 10 ( Sunnidale Corners )
South to communities of New Lowell, Ontario, Brentwood, Ontario, Angus, Ontario. Access to Canadian Forces Base Borden. South to Earl Rowe Provincial Park. Every spring, rainbow trout leap up a fish ladder on their way up the Boyne River to spawn. Once occupied by Hurons and farmed by settlers, this scenic river valley has been partially flooded to create a reservoir. Camping - Earl Rowe has a total of 365 campsites located in two different campgrounds. Most sites are well shaded and 183 have electrical service. Group camping areas are also available.
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Junction of Simcoe County Roadway # 905
North of highway.
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Services fuel at highway
South side of highway.
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Access to the town of Stayner, Ontario
Stayner, Ontario is a community located just minutes from Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach, Ontario and Creemore, Ontario.
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Perry Street
South side of highway.
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Airport Road
North side of highway.
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Services fuel at highway
North side of highway.
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Town of Stayner, Ontario
Western limits.
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Access to a Farm market
South side of highway.
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Access to motorcycle repair shop
North side of highway.
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Access to town of Wasaga Beach, Ontario - Photo of Wasaga Beach
North side of highway. You will be at the west end of this town which has the worlds longest, freshwater beach and beautiful waterfront park areas.
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Mosley Street
Mosley Street is the backbone of Wasaga Beaches street network. Access to airport south side of highway.
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Access to Jelle - Bean Park
South side of highway.
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Point of Interest
You can see stretches of Georgian Bay, Ontario.
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Fairgrounds Road
Welcome to town of Collingwood, Ontario. Located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, Ontario and at the foot of Ontario's highest ski hill, Blue Mountain. Access to R V dealer south side of highway.
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Services, fuel at highway
Gas, diesel,
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Point of Information
Crossing the Batteaux River, Ontario.
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Point of Information
Local radio station - FM 95.1
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Point of Information
Crossing Pretty River, Ontario, at this point highway 26 is called the Pretty River Parkway.
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Ontario Street
South side of highway.
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Heritage Drive
Access to Collingwood Museum, south side of highway. Focusing on over 150 years of marine history, this museum also delves into the heritage of the Collingwood area. Collingwood, first known as Hen and Chickens Harbour, with Hurontario Mills and the mill pond located at the east side, Collingwood was renamed in 1854 to honour one of Britain's most noted naval hero, Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood, second in command to Admiral Horatio Nelson. By 1843 settlers had arrived and located on the shores of Georgian Bay near to where Collingwood is now situated.
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Hurontario Street
Access to downtown Collingwood's, Ontario business area.
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Pine Street

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Cedar Street
Services fuel at highway.
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Access to Georgian Trail, Ontario - Photo The Georgian Trail
Georgian Trail is 32 km long and is constructed with fine granular that should give no difficulty to bikes with even the thinnest tires. It starts on the west of Collingwood, Ontario and runs south of Hwy 26 to Thornbury, Ontario ending at the community of Meaford, Ontario. The town of Meaford has gone out of its way to make the terminus of the trail very appealing. Along the route there are glimpses of Georgian Bay to north, and the ski hills frame the trail to the south.
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Harbour Street
North access to marina.
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Keith Avenue
South side of highway.
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Access to Lighthouse Point
North side of highway.
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Silvercreek Drive

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Junction of Grey County, Ontario Roadway # 21

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Grey County eastern limits
Located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay! Hike 250km of the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment, paddle the Saugeen River Watershed, experience the Beaver Valley fall colours, or seek the alpine thrills of the Blue Mountains, Ontario.
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Town of Craigleith, Ontario - Photo Craigleith Community Centre
Craigleith, Ontario - On the shore of Georgian Bay,the name comes from the Gaelic (rocky bay), probably bestowed by an early settler of the family of Sir Sandford Fleming. William Pollard developed a shale oil extraction works in the mid 1850s, the steamer Mary Ward sank on shoals nearby just west of the slopes of the Blue Mountains.
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Services fuel at highway
South side of highway. This is the only fuel stop until Thornbury, Ontario.
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Fraser Crescent
North of highway, access to Georgian Blue Bed and Breakfast, operated by George Czerny creator of George's Georgian Bay Travel Guide Book. Check out the links below to his web sites.
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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 19 ( Blue Mountain Road )
Access to Tourist Information center. Access to Blue Mountain Resort, south of highway, where you will find the Village at Blue. Further along you can visit the Scenic Caves Nature Preserve. Standing near the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment -- more than 300 metres in elevation above Georgian Bay, Ontario -- the new suspension footbridge at Scenic Caves is Ontario 's newest feature attraction. Take a breathtaking 126-metre hike across a narrow bridge, which arcs 25 metres above a treed valley.
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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 19 ( Blue Mountain Road )
Access to the Depot, a former train station, north side of highway. Once,visitors to the area came by train and then got horse-pulled sleigh rides to the nearby ski hills at Blue Mountain, Ontario. The trains no longer run and the railway line has been converted to the popular Georgian Trail.
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Access to Georgian Bay, Ontario
North of highway. A waterfront stretch of shale offers a free place to enjoy. In summer this area offers a rocky place at which to swim, sunbathe, or fish.
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Access to Craigleith Provincial Park
North side of highway. Fractured plates of shale that form this Georgian Bay shore tell an ancient story. The rock contains invertebrate fossils 455 million years old. Now, the flat rock is ideal for launching a sailboard, fishing or watching a spectacular sunset. At the base of Collingwood's Blue Mountain, it's a short trip to Wasaga Beach, the Bruce Trail and historic Huronia. Camping - Craigleith has 172 campsites, 66 of which have electrical service. All sites have a fireplace and picnic table and are close to comfort stations.
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Access to Georgian Peak Ski Club, Ontario
South side of highway, a private ski club. There is a public access to a hilltop lookout from Loree Forest south of Georgian Peaks.
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Camperdown Road

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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 40 ( David McNichol Parkway )
This is a very scenic route, running to the west, paved road will take you to Walters Falls and the Village of Chatsworth to the west. You can reach highways 6 and 10, just south of Owen Sound, by going this way.
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Peasmarsh tract, Ontario - Photo - The Peasmarsh waterfront
North side of highway. It extends west to Indian Brook. This is a little-known, free, public access waterfront area. Has an outdoor toilet in the parking lot at the east end of this tract.
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Point of Information - Photo Indian Brook Bridge looking west
Crossing Indian Brook Bridge. Small parking area on the right at creekside. Popular access point with anglers and just a short walk to Georgian Bay waterfront. Access to the Georgian Trail bicycle path just ahead.
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Lakeshore Road - Photo The Georgian Trail, Ontario
North side of highway. This leads to a waterfront park. Free access. Access to The Georgian Trail south of highway.
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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 2 - Photo Roadway #2 highway sign
South to communities of Ravenna, Ontario, Feversham, Ontario, Maxwell, Ontario.
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Access to Town of Blue Mountain'sTourist Information Centre
North side of highway. Services, fuel, south side of highway. The Town of the Blue Mountains, Ontario includes the smaller communities of Thornbury, Craigleith, Clarksburg, Heathcote, Redwing, Duncan, Little Germany, Ravenna, Victoria Corners, Loree, Kolapore, Banks, Gibraltar, Castle Glen, Swiss Meadows, and Camperdown.
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Point of Information - Photo The Beaver River looking upstream, past Riverwalk complex
Crossing, Beaver River, Ontario.
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The Beaver River
Photo, mouth of the Beaver River, Ontario looking north at Georgian Bay.
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Community of Thornbury - Photo Thornbury business area
Services, fuel at highway.Turning south, takes you through downtown Thornbury and on to Clarksburg and Beaver Valley. Turning north takes you to the Thornbury waterfront and marina.
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Access to Thornbury Harbour
Photo looking at Thornbury Harbour, Ontario.
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Access to Lora Bay Golf Resort
North of highway.
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Blue Mountains / Meaford town line junction

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Christie Beach Road
North of highway. Access to Keepers Cove. Christie Beach, one of the best sand beaches on this part of the Bay is located at the end of Christie Beach Road, off Highway 26 east of Meaford. It features change rooms, washrooms, playground equipment, and a picnic shelter.
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Municipality of Meaford, Ontario
Situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, the Municipality of Meaford includes the former Town of Meaford and the former Townships of St. Vincent and Sydenham. It is located within the Georgian Triangle, vacation area.
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Community of Meaford - Photo The Georgian Trail
All services. Access to The Georgian Trail
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Point of Information
Crossing the Bighead River.
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Access to Meaford Business Area
North of highway.
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Access to Visitor Information Kiosk
Stop at the 'apple' for information.
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Access to Raper Park
North of highway. Raper Park is a free-access waterfront park.
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Access to Ontario Provincial Police station.

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Ridge Road
Access to Meaford Golf Club, south side of highway.
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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 12
Access to Canadian Forces'land training base, north of highway.
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Roadside turnout with picnic area
South side of highway, picnic tables, pit toilets. Park has scenic view area.
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St. Vincent / Sydenham town line.

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Community of Woodford, Ontario - Photo Woodford highway sign
Access to Bed and Breakfast.
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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 18
South access to communities of Bognor,Ontario, Walter Falls, Ontario. Access to bed and breakfast southeast corner of highway.
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Scenic City Golf and Country Club
South side of highway.
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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 11
South side of highway, access to community of Rockford.
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Access to Bed and Breakfast
North side of highway.
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Junction of Grey County Roadway # 15
North side of highway, access to communities of Leith and Annan.
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28th th Ave
Highway #26 continues ahead. Now on the outskirts of Owen Sound, Ontario. Turning south onto 28th Ave., will lead you to the Grey-Bruce Regional Health Care Centre, which is a towering building, serving as a landmark to the southwest from this spot. Travelling further south will lead you to Story Book Gardens. City of Owen Sound sign and another sign naming service clubs is on the north side.
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18th Ave. East
Mall is on the south side of highway.
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16th Ave East
Access to restaurants and service stations. Malls on both sides of highway.
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9th Ave East
Highway #26 swings to the south and ends at the next traffic light.
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Access to Motels, service stations
Highway #26 ends at this traffic light. Turning right puts you onto 10th Street East heading for downtown. Continuing south on 9th Ave East will take you to Highways #6 and #10 which run as a combined highway south to Owen Sound, Ontario.
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4th Ave East
This is the eastern side of the downtown area.
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3rd Ave. East
This is part of downtown Owen Sound.
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2nd Ave. East
Downtown extends to the south.
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Road Item - Photo Owen Sound Harbour
You cross bridge over Sydenham River, harbour is to the north. Turning north onto 1st Ave. West will bring you to tourist information centre and museum adjacent to west side of harbour. Note; 10th St. East becomes 10th St. West
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Road Item
You are heading west on 10th Street ,to join Highways #6 and #21 on the west side of Owen Sound.
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9th Ave. West
Access to strip malls, shops, restaurants
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Road Item
You are still travelling on 10th Street West.
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Road Item
Springmont sign.
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Point of Interest
A scenic waterfall on the Pottawatomi River appears on the north side of highway. There is a network of hiking trails in that surrounding area
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Point of Information - Photo The Chi-Cheemaun Ferry
Major intersection at this traffic light. Grey Rd. #18 is to the south. Highway #6 to Wiarton and Tobermory runs to the north. Highway #21 to Southampton, Port Elgin, runs to the west. Turning north onto Highway #6 and watching to one's immediate right, one will see the entrance to the Grey-Bruce Tourist Information office. The offices of the Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC), which operates the Chi-Cheemaun ferry, are located in the same building. You can book the ferry and get details about its operation (Ferry only operates between May and October) at the OSTC's office
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