The largest villages in the Centre Grey Hospital catchment area are Markdale, Flesherton and Dundalk. Best described as a caring rural community, we care for our environment; we care for our children; we care for our seniors, and we care for each other. People here will say hello even if they don’t know you; so if you come to the area, even for a short visit, be prepared to make some new friends.
You will find a variety of interesting shops and a wide selection of family-oriented services. Many community events, including festivals, fairs, outdoor jamborees, Santa Claus parades and an annual evening “Street Frolic” on the main street in Markdale all bring people together for fun and celebration.
You are near the centre of the area’s great outdoor activities. In only 15 minutes, you could be hiking the world-renowned Bruce Trail or downhill skiing in the beautiful Beaver Valley. It’s just a few minutes to cross-country skiing trails, biking on a trail system, canoeing on the Beaver or Saugeen Rivers, birding in the Wodehouse Marsh, golfing at your choice of several courses, curling at the Markdale Golf and Country Club, sailing on Georgian Bay or trout or salmon fishing in the Rocky Saugeen, the Bighead or the Sydenham Rivers.