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  • Writer's pictureAlison Golding

Eat and Discover the Best of Georgian Bay with Midland Food Tours

Updated: May 26, 2022

Over the last few years I have enjoyed “staycationing” and discovering all of the unique and sometimes overlooked experiences close to home. I recently had an opportunity to participate on a guided walking tour with Midland Food Tours, where I experienced three flavour-filled hours of sampling, sipping, shopping and strolling at 8 stops in the downtown Midland area.

This walking tour, available on Fridays and Saturdays, is an enjoyable way to experience Georgian Bay life through the eyes of a local, while enjoying delicious food, drink and storytelling. On this tour, participants sample food at unique local small businesses (half of which opened during COVID), and learn the stories of the owners and their establishments. While on the tour, owner Kelly also shares stories of the area’s rich history and culture, providing food tour guests with a unique and insightful local experience, including the history behind some of downtown Midland's 40+ murals.

Without giving too much away, some of the unique experiences during this tour included a visit to the back of a bakery that still uses a massive post WW2 oil-run oven that has the capacity to bake 50 000 loaves a day as well as an inside look at how chocolate truffles are made.

Although one could certainly visit these stops independently, this food tour is unique in that it really highlights the people and stories behind the town and businesses featured on the tour, providing a behind the scenes, up close and personal experience. Whether a local staple or a new business, each of the establishments on the tour offer their own unique recipes, signature dishes, flavours and stories.

Kelly also offers a Georgian Bay driving food tour where participants spend three to five self-guided hours visiting and samping food and drink at 7 the best local purveyors while driving picturesque winding roads and taking in postcard-worthy views of Georgian Bay from the comfort of their own vehicle.

You don’t have to be a food connoisseur to enjoy our food tours. All you need is a desire to explore, create wonderful memories and sample new foods and beverages.

If you’re interested in joining thousands of Simcoe County residents, Toronto day-trippers and international visitors who have discovered the area’s history, culture, architecture and delicious food hotspots while experiencing the best of Midland, be sure to visit where you can book your tour, and follow along on Facebook or Instagram.

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