Grand Bend, or “The Bend” as it’s called by regulars, is known as the Florida of the North, with cottage rentals scattered along the shores of Lake Huron.
Grand Bend’s 30 miles of continuous beach beckon sunbathers, swimmers, and water sports enthusiasts, who take to the lake on boats, canoes, kayaks, and hydro-bikes. Anglers enjoy fishing for bass, pike, salmon, trout, and walleye.
At Pinery Pound Provincial Park, and on trails throughout the area, hiking and cycling are popular activities in the summer, while cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and tobogganing are favourites come winter. Grand Bend’s boardwalk and Main Street are dotted with farmers’ and flea markets, charming boutiques, and art galleries that display and sell local artisans’ work. An array of annual events and festivals, including the Homemade Jam Music Fest and the Winter Carnival.
Less than a three hours’ drive southwest of Toronto, Grand Bend is a popular place to rent a cottage in Ontario.+ More