The soils around Georgian Bay can range from the distinct rocky outcrops of granite, but as you head inland the soil takes on a distinctly clay-like quality. This, just like the granite outcrops, are a direct result from the glaciers that sculpted the geography of the region. Because of the granite and clay, a majority of the area is not suitable for agriculture, however that didn’t stop the European settlers from trying. McKellar was the heart of the best soil for growing. Today, the area is still home to an agricultural community that has ties back to those first farmers.