Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay features the best daylong excursions in the southern Georgian Bay area. Whether you hike, bike, cross-country ski or drive, there are plenty of routes, sites and activities to find in this geologically diverse corner of Ontario.
Authors Lynne Barnes, Keri Lockhart and Beverley Smith have lived in and around southern Georgian Bay for many years and combined have hiked, biked, skied and driven down nearly every trail and road in the area. Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay is their selection of the 11 best day trips off the beaten path. You can bike along a path that was once an Ojibwa hunting trail, drive along an explorer's trade route and visit intriguingly named places like Little Egypt, Rob Roy and Hurlburt's Landing.
Full of historical facts, hand-drawn maps, over 40 illustrations and delicious recipes for power snacks and picnics, Backroads of Southern Georgian Bay has everything you need to pack your bag, turn off your phone and get lost in the wonders of Ontario's backroads.
Lynne Barnes has visited the southern Georgian Bay area since she was two years old and chose it as her forever home nearly 40 years ago. She is a small business owner who moonlights as an amateur historian and author. Lynne always prefers taking the scenic backroad routes wherever she goes.
Keri Lockhart has always had a passion for healthy eating. She started her career at a health food store in Thornbury, Ontario, and she now runs a commercial apiary with her husband in Clarksburg and the Beaver Valley.
Beverley Smith has been a professional artist since moving to the Beaver Valley in 1980. She is well known locally for her textile art, beadwork, murals and whimsical drawings. For 12 years she ran her business Holy Crow Beads from her backroad home/studio.