Grey Highlands is located in Grey County, a region known for its stunning views, hamlets, rural and heritage communities, agricultural and rolling hills. The beautiful Beaver River flows through the Beaver Valley. Grey Highlands was formed in 2001 by amalgamating the villages of Markdale, Flesherton, Artemesia, Euphrasia and Osprey.
Many of Canada’s apples come from the Beaver Valley’s agricultural area. The Bruce Trail follows the perimeter of the valley and passes several natural landmarks including Old Baldy conservation area, the Duncan Crevice Caves, and Eugenia Falls. The main towns in the valley are Flesherton and Kimberley, with its General Store, in the same building since 1905. The area’s natural beauty is protected from large developments by the Niagara Escarpment Commission
The Beaver Valley offers 4 seasons of recreation, and tourism facilities in rolling countryside. Famous cliffs and meadows provide scenery for artists and photographers. Water lovers canoe, kayak, boat, and fish on The Beaver River and in Eugenia Lake. There are kilometres of scenic hiking (spectacular waterfalls, caves, and gorges), cross-country skiing (Kolapore), and quiet cycling trails (including the Georgian Trail).
In addition to the Niagara Escarpment World Bio Reserve which passes through it, the area also includes Eugenia Falls, Lake Eugenia, the Bruce Trail, Osprey Bluffs, and the Saugeen and Beaver Rivers. Recreation includes downhill and cross-country skiing, kayaking and canoeing the Beaver River, hiking the Bruce Trail, cycling and snowmobiling.