THE MOTELIER'S GUIDE TO A FALL ESCAPE TO SAUBLE BEACH AND BEYOND

9/20/2020

Stay at The June in Sauble Beach this fall and experience hikes along the Bruce Peninsula, colourful canoe rides up Sauble River, peaceful morning beach walks and daytrips exploring the neighbouring communities and their cafés, shops, breweries and parks. There's no time like fall to esscape city life — we're all about capturing the magic of the leaves changing colours, embracing the slower paced vibes and getting cozy with a smooth glass of red after a day of exploring. See our list for the top places to sip, shop, refuel and explore in Bruce County and nearby Grey County this fall.

 

SAUBLE BEACH

Our homebase! We love fall days in Sauble Beach, where the community is tight knit and the beach is quiet and calming. For a cozy fall experience, pre-order a bottle of red on arrival and enjoy it in room or on your patio with a blanket!

 

SIP

 

The Shop at The June (Motelier tip: this is your go-to for locally roasted coffee, teas and spiked hot chocolate in the evenings. Pop on a record, borrow our tarot cards and other retro board games and enjoy a cozy fall evening in this Instagram worthy space)

 

 

Heydays at The June (Motelier tip: warm mulled wine is coming soon!)

 

 

SHOP

 

Grit & Grace (Motelier tip: go for the "coatigan" which is the ultimate cozy fall find. Seriously, we live in ours...)

 

The Garage

 

The Shop at The June (Motelier tip: sip on a canned cocktail and shop products from our favourite female founders)

 

REFUEL

 

Amici’s Coffee Bar

 

The Wellness Refinery (Motelier tip: yes, there will be homemade pumpkin spice lattes and other fall inspired warm drinks and treats)

 

EXPLORE

 

Oliphant Fen (Motelier tip: this is a lovely drive for a rainy day. Check out the marsh on one side of the road and the lake on the other. Sometimes you'll spot a heron or a wind surfer too!)

 

Spirit Rock Conservation Area

 

Sauble Beach (Motelier tip: go for a relaxing beach walk with your morning coffee! Grab a butter or almond croissant from Lucious Bakery on your way)

 

 

Sauble Falls (Motelier tip: rent your canoe, kayak or paddle boat from Sauble River Marina)

 

 

SOUTHAMPTON & PORT ELGIN

Two neighbouring waterfront towns with fantastic beaches and parks and some lovely shopping and dining options. Drive along the water for an enjoyable afternoon outing and grab some fresh produce from High-Berry farms too!

 

SIP

 

Three Sheets Brewing

 

SHOP

 

Casual Corners

 

Mensch Clothing

 

REFUEL

 

Rabbit Dash Coffee (Motelier tip: you can grab a latte AND shop for vintage records here!)

 

Highview Restaurant 

 

EXPLORE

 

Smiths’ Apples

 

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

 

Hi-Berry Farms (Motelier tip: Heydays at The June sources all of their seasonal produce from this spot!)

 

Photo creds: @pepfest

 

CREEMORE

An hour and a half away from Sauble Beach there's a sweet small town with one of our favourite vintage stores of all time — our secret source for all things pink and rattan — and rolling hills with the most serene views possible. 

 

SIP

 

Creemore Springs Brewery

 

SHOP

 

Miller Island

 

REFUEL

 

Bank Café (Motelier tip: You'll want to take part in the tradition of warm Saturday cinnamon rolls here!)

 

 

EXPLORE

 

Creemore Nature Reserve

 

Creemore Farmers’ Market (Motelier tip: this farmers market runs on Saturdays only!)

 

COLLINGWOOD

You may have been here for skiiing in the winter months, but Collingwood has so much more to offer than that. It's a well established area with plenty of farms, markets, hiking and great shopping and dining along the main strip. 

 

SIP

 

Sidelaunch Brewing Company

 

1858 Caesar Bar

 

SHOP

 

homme|femme

 

The Hive

 

 

REFUEL

 

Gibson & Company

 

We recognize this wallpaper, does anyone else? Love a good bathroom selfie moment.

 

EXPLORE

 

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

 

Mountain View Stables (Motelier tip: view the fall colours on horseback and go for a trail ride. We're all about new adventures!)

 

Currie’s Farm Market

 

Scandinave Spa (Motelier tip: treat yourself to a relaxing spa day this fall...it may be cold outside, but the hot springs and robes here will keep you warm and cozy)

 

Summitview Pavilion

 

Morrison Pumpkin Farm

 

THORNBURY

Meet our charming little neighbour, Thornbury. We'd drive here to pick up our Good Grief coffee order anytime. Check out the harbour, grab a latte and walk the streets for a the ultimate small town experience.

 

SIP

 

Bruce Wine Bar

 

SHOP

 

Thornbury Antique Market

 

REFUEL

 

Good Grief Coffee (Motelier tip: go for the #designinspo, stay for the coffee....)

 

 

Bread & Butter Co. (Motelier tip: try the lavender steamer!)

 

 

EXPLORE

 

The Cheese Gallery

 

Apple Harvest Festival (Motelier tip: this festival runs on Thanksgiving only!)

 

Thornbury Fishway (Motelier tip: this is the season to catch the Salmon run! It's a weird and exciting experience)

 

The Spa Truck

 

Goldsmiths Orchard Market

 

 

BRUCE PENINSULA

A trip to Sauble isn't complete without roadtripping up the peninsula for incredible hiking and unbeatable views. The water may not be warm enough to swim in, but the changing colours on the leaves and the moody grey days are just as magical.

 

SIP

 

Tobermory Brewing Co.

 

 

REFUEL

 

TruFood Café (Motelier tip: get the warm pumpkin muffin!)

 

EXPLORE

 

Flowerpot Island (Motelier tip: book your boat ride in advance, and plan for a full day of adventures!)

 

 

Lion’s Head Lookout

 

 

Singing Sands Beach

 

Halfway Log Dump (Motelier tip: park in the Emmet Lake day use area)

 

 

Book your fall escape to Sauble Beach and beyond here. Come for the mulled wine and stay for the adventurous days and cozy nights in.

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