Paisley has an interesting collection of shops and cafes along its downtown core lined with heritage architecture from a previous century. It boasts a Farmers’ Market and the Rotary Riverside Park, which offers camping and picnic facilities along the Saugeen River. Paisley is located at the confluence of the Saugeen and Teeswater Rivers where paddlers can rent canoes for a leisurely, two-day trip downstream to Southampton on the region's most popular paddling route. Numerous launch locations provide easy access and parking at bridges along the river.
The Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority maintains several parks in the watershed. McBeath Park provides a canoe campsite 5 km. south of Paisley. Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area is located north of Paisley, off County Rd 3. Nestled in a sugar bush, this campground has 200 spacious and shaded sites for tents and trailers along the river. The park also maintains a store, picnic shelter, showers, laundry, wading pool, playground, horseshoe pits, and canoe rentals. Trails lead to scenic lookouts above the valley.
The Brant Tract is an extensive trail system located at 1300 Concession 12, south of Paisley where it also intersects the Bruce County Rail Trail. The tract features 20 km. of multi-use trails for biking, horseback riding, skiing and snowmobiling. Forested terrain with fast double tracks and tight, single tracks on switch back hillsides characterize the area. Trails can be very slick and muddy after wet weather.