Memories Of Wasaga: Go Karts At 45th St.


Ron MitchellNow and then I get emails from people who describe their memories of Summers in Wasaga. It's incredible to hear about the history of this town. The following is from an email sent to me by Ron Mitchell.  

I spent a great part of me childhood at Wasaga Beach with my family in the summer starting 48 years  back when you could still drive on the beach and the population was around 6,000.  The reason I reached out to you was 35  years ago I worked at a Go Kart track across from the Beacon and I used to go to go there on my lunch and sit at the counter eating fries with gravy,  a Vanilla shake and talk to owner Guy.  

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Wasaga Film Festival Gala

Excitement is in the air for the upcoming 5th Annual Wasaga Film Festival (WFF)

"Bringing the World to Wasaga Beach through a shared passion for film and the power of storytelling."
Start Time: Sat Apr 30 2016 6:00:00 PM
End Time: Sat Apr 30 2016 10:00:00 PM

Location: Rec Plex - 1724 Mosley Street. There are no entry fees.
Link: http://www.wasagafilmfest.com/

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Beach Areas - Overview

People email quite often asking for advice about which beach area is best. The truthful answer is all of them because Beach Areas 1-6 are really just one long beach arbitrarily divided into numbered sections, but my advice would change depending on what amenities you'd like to have close by. For example, Beaches 2-4 have lovely shade trees and areas where you can safely BBQ for a family picnic. There is also a bike trail for active people and a playground for kids. Beach 1 has all the bars, touristy beach-themed knick-knack shops and fast food restaurants which tends to appeal to young adults but it also has the splash pad, burgers and ice cream which would definitely appeal to kids. 

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Beach Area - New Wasaga

New Wasaga is cut off from Beach Areas 1-6 by the Nottawasaga river which gives it a distinctly unique feeling. This is an area of charming cottages, long time or transplanted residents who sought a quieter lifestyle. Unlike other areas of Wasaga Beach it has no access to Mosley Street. Rather it's a scenic drive down River Road East - past several commercial cottage courts and a marina. Tucked away down a quiet street you will find the public access to the New Wasaga area. 

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Beach Area 6

Beach Area 6 was once a small community called "Brock's Beach" and although it's difficult to tell by looking at it today, there were farms in this area. It would have been isolated from the action of Beach Area 1 but it has been attracting seasonal cottage owners and locals for at least 60 years. 

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Beach Area 5

As you go west towards Collingwood in Wasaga Beach, things get progressively quieter. Beach 5 is an area which is (mostly) comprised of seasonal cottage owners and full-time locals. You'll see them riding their bikes on the path that winds through the park and streets, you'll see families with children and baby carriages, roller bladers, people out for their daily jog - a slice of real life in Wasaga Beach. This is the idyllic cottage lifestyle that you only read about in magazines. 

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