Strung along ebb and flow of the winding Georgian Bay shoreline you’ll find the quiet communities of Tay, including Waubaushene, Victoria Harbour and Port McNicoll. Here the Trail follows the scenic, paved Tay Shore Trail that serves as main active transportation corridor connecting these communities and many natural, historical and heritage sites throughout. From the 17th century living museum of Saint Marie among the Hurons, the Martyr’s Shrine, the nearby S.S. Keewatin, the last remaining Edwardian steamship of its kind, and over 300 century buildings throughout the Township, you’ll find Tay steeped in history. And the numerous small beaches, green lanes and beautiful wetlands, such as the nearby Wye Marsh, are sure to be memorable, and perfect for a leisurely family outing.
For the more adventurous spirit, Tay also serves as a gateway to the Big Chute Loop, a 66km signature loop on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail connecting Waubaushene, Port Severn, Honey Harbour, Coldwater, Six Mile Lake Provincial Park and the Big Chute Marine Railway. The Township also has connections to the Ganaraska Hiking Trail. The Tay Shore Trail itself is part of the Simcoe County Loop Route.
Some amenities can be found in each community connected by the Trail in Tay, making for great stops for ice cream or snacks and an afternoon visit. Overnight accommodations can mostly be found near Waubaushene, with Bell Falls Family Campground available for under-the-stars stays near the Trail in Sturgeon Falls.
Tay is a renowned trail community offering a wonderful experience and a haven away from the bustle of major roads and urban centres, and one that will keep you coming back to visit and explore.
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