Just north of Collingwood and Thornbury lies the friendly little town of Meaford. This once-bustling town is now a quiet, peaceful getaway on the edge of Georgian Bay. Despite its laid-back nature, Meaford has seen something of a renaissance in the past few years, with Toronto restaurateurs leaving the city and bringing their skills with them. One to try is Gio & Fran's Italian Eatery (Go. Here. Best pasta I've ever had). Thinking of going for a fall weekend? Plan a trip during October to see the legendary Scarecrow Invasion (with COVID restrictions, looks like you may have to wait until next fall, but trust me, it is SO worth the wait).