There’s nothing better than a fun-filled getaway with your favourite ladies. While most will reserve the summer months for a long weekend away, Sauble Beach in Bruce County has lots to offer in spring, too.
Whether you and your friends enjoy a relaxing, laid-back time with glasses of wine and catch-ups in the hot tub, or if you favour historical and culture-filled trips (or maybe even adventurous, adrenaline-filled jaunts), Sauble can cater to all.
For the Laid-Back Ladies
For those who value peace, relaxation, and tranquillity, the area has a wonderful selection of accommodations that fulfill this very need. Booking platforms can help you rent a cottage in Sauble Beach with leisure in mind. Cottage websites can help you narrow your search so that you only see cottages with hot tubs, firepits and those with photo-worthy sunrises, which means that you can select the ideal accommodations for optimal relaxation.
To help your party truly relax and de-stress, you and your travel companions can choose from several nearby boutique spas and wellness centres to spend the day being pampered and catered to. For those who drive, there are some highly regarded wineries in proximity to Sauble, so if your ladies enjoy sampling locally crafted vino (with a designated driver), one of your afternoons is all set.
Lastly, if you don’t feel like cooking in the evening, the area has plenty of casual dining options that are open in the spring, including stone-fired pizza places and joints offering delicious house-made burgers.
For the Art-Lovers and Historians
There are numerous small-town art galleries within a 30-minute drive from downtown Sauble Beach. The artworks in small-town art spaces are often filled with pieces that are inspired by the local community, its landscapes and its people, giving visitors a unique insight into the true heart of the town. Those visiting the area for a girl’s weekend can make a whole day of visiting galleries, with stops for lunch and coffee in between.
Similarly, several museums are a short drive from Sauble, including the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. Here, you can discover stories of the area from First Nations’ experiences and from later settlers in the following years. This space can hold its own on the world stage; it boasts phenomenal interactive experiences, programming, and special events.
For the Outdoor Aficionados
If you and your girls enjoy the thrill of getting outdoors and reconnecting with nature, Sauble can certainly scratch that itch. Sauble and its surrounding areas offer a wealth of outdoor springtime activities, including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and hiking; nearby MacGregor Point Provincial Park even organizes a beautiful skate rink through its forest during the colder seasons.
Local rental stores are a short 10-minute drive from downtown for those without equipment, so you can easily get kitted out before you head out on your day’s adventure.
Whatever your idea of a perfect girl’s weekend, Sauble Beach can cater to all. Often vacation-goers see spring as the season before the ‘fun season’ begins rather than as a season of its own to enjoy and take advantage of. Generally, spring sees moderate weather, quieter tourist attractions and emptier calendars — so it’s certainly something to consider when planning your next girls’ retreat.