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A viewing platform overlooking Georgian Bay from a Grey County trail.

Grey County has completed the Recreational Trails Master Plan. This Plan is to help the County manage our forests and trails and plan for the future.

Grey County owns approximately 8,500 acres of forest (45 individual forest properties) and 77 km of CP Rail Trail from Owen Sound to Dundalk. These forests and their recreational trails are enjoyed by many people for a variety of activities.

We have appreciated all of the participation with regard to this project. The plan has been informed by stakeholder groups and members of the community to determine all needs and concerns of different groups and trail users. Staff believe the plan takes a balanced approach for all forest and trail user groups. Grey County forests and trails are for everyone to enjoy.

Questions regarding the Recreational Trails Master Plan can be posed via email to trails@grey.ca, or contacting Sarah Johnson, Intermediate Planner/Forestry-Trails Coordinator, at 519-372-0219 ext.1241.  

Recreational Trails Master Plan

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Green in Grey - Natural Environment Study

View of a lush green landscape from atop a lookout.

Grey County recently completed a Natural Heritage Study we called Green in Grey. The study identified key natural areas and linkages and recommended policies related to these features.

EPIC

A community paramedic tests the vital signs of a patient in their home.

From 2015-2017, Grey County paramedics embarked on a two-year clinical trial to study the effectiveness of community paramedicine in reducing emergency room visits by chronic disease patients.

Redeveloping Long-Term Care

A long term care resident sits in a wheel chair next to a window and is assisted by a healthcare professional

Grey County is making important changes long-term care.  Rockwood Terrace, the County’s 100-bed long-term care home located in Durham needs to be redeveloped by 2025 to meet Provincial licensing requirements.

Recolour Grey

People walk down a path in the park.

Recolour Grey is the name of Grey County’s update of the County Official Plan.  After three years of public engagement, drafts, revisions and reviews, Recolour Grey was approved by the Province on June 6, 2019. 

Local Food Strategic Plan

Local Food Strategic Plan

Grey County is developing a Local Food Strategic Plan to identify ways of supporting local food projects. Our goal is to understand how food businesses operate with each other, to develop resources and encourage co-operation and partnerships in the sector.