We love our sports in Keswick and the Greater Georgina Area!
Whether it's playing a favourite game or supporting organized sports and recreation in general, Georgina offers every opportunity to get involved.
Lake Simcoe serves as a center point of activity year round.
In the winter, it is known as the Ice Fishing Capital of Canada, and in the warmer months boaters, sailors, paddlers, swimmers, and bystanders flock to the area to enjoy the adventures and challenges of the big lake. There are enough marinas and outfitters on the lake that each person is allowed to find exactly the summer or winter experience they're looking for from the great waterway.
Crates Marine Sales in Keswick is a full-service marina, offering expert sales, service, and year-round storage.
Bonnie Boats will be the marina of choice for boaters living in the Jacksons Point area.
Keswick Marine- For 40 years, they have been offering great service, sales, and storage. Located on beautiful Lake Simcoe and can be found off Cooks Bay 5 minutes down the Maskinonge River. We know boats.
Clubs and Schools
Sail Georgina is truly The Friendliest Little Club on Lake Simcoe. With a range of memberships, club boats, and slips.
Diving in Ontario- Lake Simcoe boasts some of the best scuba diving in the province. Explore many of the unique Simcoe ecosystems including a dive to an historic marine railway that is considered a must-see for divers.
Parachute School of Toronto operates just south of Sutton in Baldwin on Highway 48. While they specialize in first jumps, PST also has amazing free-fall training and a vast array of veteran jumpers.
Beyond the lake, there are dozens of golf courses within an hour's drive of Georgina.
Briars Resort and Spa boasts a Stanley Thompson designed layout guaranteed to test every golfer's ball-striking and course management. Golfing enthusiasts will simply love the lush greens of The Briars Golf Course. Located in Jackson's Point and with views of Lake Simcoe, the Briars Golf Course features protected greens, challenging water hazards and once-in-a-lifetime Black River scenery. After their round, golfers can relax and enjoy the Briars' award-winning spa. Then later, they're able to settle in and taste the sensational menu items available on the venue's exquisite fine dining menu.
We also have another Stanley Thompson designed course at Orchard Beach Golf and Country Club, where the view from the ninth tee will stay with you long after you've forgotten that four-putt on the 5th.
Eastbourne Golf Club is a delightful members-only club.
For the expert, Pines of Georgina is challenging yet supportive, it's described by Ontario Golf as one of Ontario's finest hidden gems.
Other Activities and Sports near Lake Simcoe
There is also an abundance of hiking trails, cross-country skiing trails, snowshoeing, bicycling and even snowmobiling and ATV trails. Try the low-difficulty Lake Simcoe trail that stretches for 50 km towards Toronto after looping around the lake. For more advanced hikers, bikers, and adventurers, provincial parks provide more technical trails in infinite winding webs at different levels of difficulty and length.
No town is complete without a decent skatepark – check out the Keswick-Georgina Park. If the Spectrum-sk8 site doesn't make you want to grab your deck and work some ollies nothing will!
Last but certainly not least, the Greater Georgina Area is home to THE ROC – Georgina's Recreation Outdoor Campus. Located in Keswick, the ROC consists of 150 acres of sports fields of every kind, trails, playgrounds, waterparks, gardens, a heritage museum, zip lines, tubing/toboggan hill, a cozy chalet with a snack bar and much more. This ever-changing and evolving facility is the hub of community activity, social interaction and outdoor recreation, both active and passive.
Finally, we are lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of Ontario on the shores of a heritage lake, Lake Simcoe. Lakes and their watersheds exist in delicate balance. As humans, we have an impact on these systems through agriculture, industry and our recreational habits. Indeed, much of what we deem desirable in lakeshore living would be destroyed without sensible, far-reaching planning. The Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority is ensuring the lake's sustainability into the future.
Please go to http://www.lsrca.on.ca/ to learn more about this organization and its stewardship efforts for Lake Simcoe and the surrounding watershed.
There are terrific organizations offering activities and opportunities to our children and we know that the benefits of participation in minor sports lasts a lifetime.
We proudly sponsor and support:
The Georgina Girls Hockey Association is a vital, active organization dedicated to offering girls of all ages an opportunity to play hockey with other girls. The Association supports a house league and fields rep teams from peewee to bantam.
The Lake Simcoe Minor Softball Association operates co-ed house league softball leagues and plays at the Georgina Civic Centre on weeknights, where the only real priority is to have fun.
The Lake Simcoe Soccer Club supports a house league for boys and girls and operates age group rep teams for both genders.
For budding Blue Jays, the Georgina Minor Baseball Association offers players from age 5 to 25 the chance to play the grand old game.
Goaltending great and future Hall of Famer Curtis Joseph grew up in Keswick and made his home here when playing with the Maple Leafs. His example has inspired many local youngsters, and the Georgina Minor Hockey Association provides them a place to practice the moves of their heroes, the space to strive and dream, an arena to win their own Stanley Cups. The GMHA schedules a full house league competition for all age groups and sends the Georgina Blaze to carry the flag to neighbouring communities, icing rep teams in all minor age categories. And this being small-town Canada, we stand tall behind the Georgina Ice, our entry in the OHA's Junior C competition. Perennial favourites to win it all, the Ice play most of their games in Keswick at the Georgina Ice Palace, and a few at the Georgina-Sutton Arena.