To help make the most of your stay in Grey County, we’ve paired a local activity with a local food and drink. This pairing is perfect for couples, friends, solo adventurers, and families of all ages.
Old Baldy Conservation Area
First stop on your adventure? Old Baldy Conservation Area. Hike the ridge of the Niagara Escarpment for a bird’s-eye-view of the valley in full bloom from 152 metres. The spring air, dense with aromas of new life, rich soil and fresh showers will renew your zest for life after a long, cold winter. With several access options you can choose your path and adjust the intensity of your hike. (The trail is perfect for a scavenger hunt and the outlook makes a perfect resting spot for an epic game of eye-spy.)
Directions to the Old Baldy trailhead here.
Ted’s Range Road Diner
You will have worked up an appetite during your hike up, down and along the Niagara Escarpment ridge. Next up? Head to Ted’s Range Road Diner for some local flare and fixings. No need to change your hiking boots – come as you are! Dining in the converted Quonset hut is an experience all its own.
Choose from an impressive menu of local and exotic dishes, from venison to kangaroo. Our pick: Cajun prime rib with one of Ted’s famous Yorkshire puddings.
Directions to Ted’s here.
Quench your thirst and pair your meal with a local brew: a pint of Neustadt 10w30. This award-winning, smooth English mild is a blend of rich malt and light nut aromas and will pair perfectly with the scent of spring and your prime rib or any beast.
Where to find it: Neustadt along with several more of the region’s local brews is available at Ted’s, the LCBO, or direct from Neustadt Brewery.