Grand River Country Scenic Drives
Grand River Magical History Tours – Mills, Museums & More
One of the joys of Grand River Country is the changing seasons, and the many scenic drives that can be taken to
interesting destinations at any time of year. Of particular note, and highlighted by their close association with the
river, are the abundance of historic flour and woolen mills that remain in communities up and down the Grand.
The banks of the Grand still host mills of all sorts, ranging from historic wood to substantial stone structures. You
can dine in an old mill, sleep in a mill, shop in a mill and yes ÷ even purchase flour in a mill. Some mills are open
as museums, some are now closed or privately owned and available for viewing only, while others are like
towering Roman ruins in scenic park settings.
When coupled with the areaÔs fascinating museums (many of them National Historic Sites), scenic river vistas,
wonderful shopping and countless restaurants, leisurely drives along the Grand are a great way to explore the river
for a day, a weekend or a week.
Just click on the map below for the details of four Magical History Tours ÷ featuring the mills and famous historic
places of the Grand ÷ a Canadian Heritage River.
Need to take a guide map out on your drive? Download these PDFs that have the scenic
drives for each area and places of interest mapped out for you: