Huron County is Ontario's "West Coast" and one of the premier Bluewater regions that can claim many superlatives. Sunsets along Lake Huron are spectacular and can be seen twice at many locations where high shoreline bluffs exist. If you quickly climb the bluff after sunset, you can watch the sunset again! This region was one of the first to be settled under the colonial Canada Company and it retains many heritage sites and buildings that are reminicent of the British Empire era. Distinctive Victorian architecture is evident in Bayfield, Seaforth, Clinton, Wingham and Goderich - "Canada's Prettiest Town", with its octagonal town square. Outstanding music and theatre are strong traditions at the Blyth Festival, Huron Country Playhouse, Livery Theatre and events that exemplify the Celtic cultural roots of the region. Museums, galleries and artisan shops exhibit the works of local artists, and Blyth is the home of two of the largest wool and leather fashion stores in Canada. Huron County boasts Canada's biggest motor racing events at Grand Bend Motorplex and Walton Transcan National Motocross. Clinton Raceway & OLG Slots offers summer harness racing and year round gaming entertainment. Windmill Lake Wake & Eco Park is Canada's first bi-level wake boarding park and home to an authentic Dutch Wind Sawmill. Beautiful beaches are big attractions at Port Blake, Bayfield, Goderich, Point Farms Provincial Park and Port Albert. Fishing and boating are also first class along Lake Huron and in the Bayfield, Maitland and Nine Mile Rivers. Hiking, skiing and biking trails are established throughout the county, notably on the MacNaughton-Morrison, Bayfield River Valley, Hullett Wildlife Area, Blyth Greenway, Wingham Riverflats, Maitland and Goderich-Auburn Rail Trails.
Queens Bakery serves gourmet coffee, an espresso bar, tea, local cheese, wine, beer, sandwiches, daily soups, quiche and specialty desserts. Wi-Fi, relaxing atmosphere. Wheelchair accessible, eat in or take out. All of our treats are available in quantity by special order. Private accommodations: Air conditioned, TV, three single rooms, one double room & suite available for up to four guests, shared kitchen, sitting room.The Queens Bakery was established in 2012 in the beautiful Village of Blyth. Located directly across the road from the Blyth Memorial Hall, which is home to the Blyth Festival Summer Theatre. The café features occasional live musical entertainment.
The Port of Goderich, known since Victorian times as the “Prettiest Town in Canada”, is a complete community that offers something for everyone. Goderich’s downtown core, known universally as “The Square” is home to over 140 shops, restaurants, and other businesses that cater to every taste imaginable. In summer months, the downtown is home to Goderich’s well-known Farmer’s and Flea Markets, selling Ontario grown fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, plants and flowers, some pork products and fish, homemade baked goods, homemade preserves and handmade locally produced crafts. Goderich’s three unique beaches are located a
We are a unique shop with a large variety of fabrics from modern, contemporary to primitive, including a variety of precuts and a multitude of kits. We offer a complete selection of notions, batting, books and patterns. We specialize in wool, wool applique kits and Valdani Pearl Cotton. We also offer a complete line up of classes from beginner to advanced, kids' PD Day classes and fun single day workshops! Gift Certificates Available
Leslie’s prides itself on carrying the latest looks and trends. The Leslie's staff warmly welcomes shoppers to visit our trendy boutique for an intimate and quality experience. We are confident we can help customers find whatever they are looking for. We offer a great assortment of sweaters, denim, dresses, and much more. A few of the lines we currently carry include: Wildfox, Free people, Lucca Couture, Maison Scotch, Joe Jeans, One Teaspoon, Lipsy Dresses, Covet, Gentle Fawn, Mink Pink, AG jeans, Paige Denim, Yoga Jeans, Hunter Wellies, Soia & Kyo.
In 2017 Blyth Festival is presenting four Canadian plays, three of which are World premieres. Season runs June 28 to September 23, 2017. June 28 to August 19 | WORLD PREMIERE MR. NEW YEAR'S EVE: A Night With Guy Lombardo BY DAVID SCOTT For forty-eight consecutive years Guy Lombardo was North America’s “Mr. New Year’s Eve”. Despite disapproval from his father and Canadian radio stations alike, Lombardo and His Royal Canadians blazed a path from Huron County to the Big Apple the likes of which has never been seen before or since. July 5 to August 19 THE BERLIN BLUES BY DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR Two German developers arrive unannounced on the sleepy, fictional
Goderich's tidy, landscaped waterfront is perfect for swimming, water sports and picnics; 1.5-km. boardwalks connect three lovely beaches that have playgrounds, washrooms, snack booths and flower gardens. During summer, the Celtic Blue Highlanders preserve tradition by Piping Down the Sun every Friday one hour before sunset at the beach. The Marine Heritage Walkway features signs that describe hidden points of interest and history about the town’s waterfront along the beach paths, harbours and bluff lookouts. The Sifto salt mine operates a veritable underground city of roadways and chambers that extend more than 3 km beneath Lake Huron, 540 metres below the surface. The mine can
The Goderich Celtic Roots Festival is a celebration of Celtic, roots, folk, and acoustic music on the shores of Lake Huron in beautiful Lions Harbour Park. 3 days and over 60 hours of music from around the world on 5 stages; craft artisan village, children's activity area, and fresh local food court. Event runs rain or shine, children 12 and under are free.
Grand Bend Motorplex is a multi-purpose motorsport facility consisting of a ¼-mile Dragstrip, a ¼-mile high banked Oval track, a multi-circuit Road Course for cars & motorcycles, and a Moto-X facility. Operating from May to October. It hosts some of the largest motorsports events in the country plus open drag, moto-x, and lapping days for the public. With ample parking, VIP suites, tiered seating, pit area/campground with washrooms and showers, and a licenced food court, a trip to GBM is an outstanding day or weekend adventure. There are also tremendous opportunities for club or corporate gatherings.
Follow the road to South Huron for a weekend of adventure and great family entertainment that you won’t want to miss. The Exeter Ram Rodeo thunders back into town on August 5, 6 & 7, 2016. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Exeter Rodeo. The Committee is excited to announce that Amber Marshall, who stars as Amy Fleming on the CBC family drama Heartland, will be attending Saturday's performance and will be co-announcing the rodeo. Coming from Nashville, home town boy and country music artist, Zach Neil will be performing in the tent Saturday evening directly following the rodeo. This event is free of charge. The Ram Rodeo Show times
The Bistro is dedicated to providing culinary delights in their simplest forms made with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Our breads, soups, sauces and dressings are made here in our kitchen. Many of our recipes have been handed down through family and friends and reinvented for today's standards. Each creation is carefully prepared to provide a real, down to earth dining experience. These may be enjoyed with pairings of excellent wines, gourmet teas and coffees. Catering for special occasions is available in our private banquet room.
Located in a picturesque country setting, Huron Country Playhouse is just minutes from Grand Bend and sparkling Lake Huron in the heart of Ontario's West Coast. This popular vacation destination is full of charm and endless possibilities to discover breathtaking beaches, culinary delights, outstanding accommodations, unique shopping and countless recreational pursuits. There are 650 theatre seats in the mainstage, and the Playhouse II has been completely renovated with a fully raked 300-seat auditorium. Infrared hearing and wheelchair access are available to patrons who require special assistance. A visit to the Huron Country Playhouse takes less than an hour from Stratford, London and
Culberts Bakery is family owned since 1942 and has served Goderich and surrounding area since 1877. We are a full service bakery baking on premises fresh daily a wide variety of products including breads, buns, cookies, squares, muffins, tarts as well as our famous creme puffs and a variety of other donuts. We also carry seasonal items such as shortbreads, Christmas cake and puddings. Culberts sells coffee mugs, tee shirts, maple syrup, jams and relishes as well as gluten free products. Available in store are O'Brien's sausages in regular, garlic and honey garlic flavours and also breakfast sausages.
In Grand Bend one is never far from the sun, sand and surf that everyone loves. This prime resort town has a lovely downtown streetscape and a landscaped waterfront park with a picnic area, beach volleyball court, children’s playground and splash pad. The beach house has washrooms, showers, lookout deck and picnic area for bathers. The main beach is always a busy spot, but a quieter strand is located on River Road south of the boat launch. Grand Bend’s Blue Flag beaches are backed by clean sand and towering pines that have made this resort area famous, but what makes the community most exciting are the countless activities that await visitors. Shops and boutiques offer endless
Relaxing getaway A Frame Cottage with a large walk out deck overlooking a stocked trout pond surrounded by trees. Peaceful walking trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, nearby snowmobile trail and club house. Please note that the pond does not freeze over unfortunately there is no ice fishing. There is open area around the pond for tents and trailers if you have guests that want to join you with their own accommodations. Fully stocked kitchen and 3 piece bathroom. Sleeps 6, 2 bedrooms on upper level and queen size pull out couch on main level. Linens are supplied along with propane for the BBQ, wood for the woodstove and wood for the fire pit for nightly entertainment.
Canadian Artwork is One-Of-A-Kind At Gift of Art, we bring the work of artists and craftspeople from across Canada to you. Everything we sell is handmade by some of the top professional artisans in the country. We carry the Sid Dickens blocks, pottery, ceramics, jewellery, gourmet treats, prints, paintings, glassware, soaps, cards, ironworks, giftware and home decor. Follow us on Facebook
Whitecaps at the Bend is a friendly pub in downtown Grand Bend that is a Great Lakes BBQ legend for locals & visitors alike, open year round. Enjoy great food, live bands and open jams, DJ’s and dancing, darts, billiards or catch the game on the big screens with multiple satellite sports coverage.Whatever your reason for coming to Whitecaps, you'll always have a great time. This turn-of-the-century Main Street building is now a Grand Bend hot spot that brings fun, food and friends together. Try our 14 beer selections on tap, perfectly smoked in-house ribs, pulled pork & brisket or AAA melt in your mouth steaks. Pastas, seafood, salads, home made soup, sandwiches and daily
We carry a good selection of health care books, vitamins & supplements, personal care products, sports supplements, organic health foods, bulk foods, cleaning producst and homeopathic remedies. Follow us on Facebook
Elements of Design prides itself on its outstanding selection of quality jewellery, watches and gift items for special occasions. Of particular note is the store's collection of amber, larimar and gemstone jewellery. Well regarded brands include Boccia Titanium, Christophe Poly Designs and Sergio Lub copper-magnetic bracelets. Receiving personal sevice and attention to details are the hallmarks of your experience when you visit Elements of Design.
At Benmiller, the Maitland valley becomes steeper and increasingly scenic along the river’s course. Falls Reserve Conservation Area offers camping amidst lovely, quiet surroundings. The park has campsites, a day-use picnic area, showers, snack booth, a playground, horseshoe pits, volleyball court and ball fields. The 230-acre park rests on the terraced banks of the valley, where nature trails lead through hilly terrain covered by hardwood and evergreen forest. The river runs over a series of shallow limestone ledges, picturesque falls and deep pools that provide excellent swimming and fishing. When water levels are high enough, the Maitland River makes a scenic canoe route from
Pinery Provincial Park is located on Lake Huron near Grand Bend, Ontario. It is a natural environment-class Provincial Park created to help preserve Ontario's largest oak savanna and its 9 km. of beach dune ecology. To preserve this habitat, a population control program for White Tailed Deer has been implemented. During the early 1960s, when the value of native savanna was not recognized, large numbers of Red and White Pine trees were planted in the park, displacing the native vegetation. That is also how the park got its name. The Old Ausable Channel is a wide, slow-moving river which flows through the park. It was separated from the main Ausable River when two channels were excavated at
Offering you a unique shopping experience in the Heart of Huron County When you shop with us, you are truly supporting local... Woodworkers, Furniture Refinishers, Welders, Seamstresses, Bakers, Candle Makers, Potters, Painters, Jewellery designers, Knitters, Yarn Workers, Farmers and the creative person next door! Services Offered: Alterations & Custom Sewing Custom Embroidery Sewing & Craft Classes Custom Orders by ALL our vendors Dry Cleaning Tuesdays & Fridays Preserves, Tea & Coffee bar, snacks
Goderich is situated high on the bluffs that provide panoramic views of the lake and harbour. The sunsets are spectacular from Lighthouse Park on Cobourg St. just off West St.; there stands Lake Huron’s oldest lighthouse built in 1847. One can actually see the sunset twice by watching from the base of the bluff and then quickly climbing to the top to see the sun sink into the lake again. The park has a nice picnic area.
The Docks Restaurant & Bar in Bayfield accesses locally grown and produced foods whenever possible so diners are able to experience first hand Huron County's fresh meats and seasonally fresh produce. This comfortable restaurant is owned by Chef Colin Corriveau. He has created a menu with a wide selection of appetizers, salads and entrees that will satisfy all tastes and appetites. Favourites are local specialties like Metzger's AAA Black Angus beef cuts, burgers and smoked pork chops and freshly caught Lake Huron fish. More exotic creations include Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and seafood dishes. An outstanding variety of wines and beers complement any meal selection. Ongoing
Located in the wonderful town of Grand Bend, on Lake Huron’s sandy shores, Pine Dale Motor Inn provides the best accommodations and facilities around. Pine Dale Motor Inn is your best choice for accommodations while you take in all the attractions in Grand Bend. Whether you enjoy award-winning theatre, go golfing at our many local courses, or spend the day at the beach, your visit to The Pine Dale Motor Inn will become a memory cherished for years. The off-season is the best time to explore the numerous trails and fascinating landscape of Pinery Provincial Park through photography, fall colour tours, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing. Groups can use our
The Lambton Heritage Museum, on Hwy. 21 south of Grand Bend, is home to an outstanding collection of distinctive, one-of-a-kind items, each having its own story to pass on to future generations. Here you will discover the only remaining horse-drawn ambulance in Ontario, the largest collection of pressed glass water pitchers in Canada, a church built in 1867, rare John Goodison steam engines, an exceptional collection of stoves made by the Doherty Stove Co. and a notable collection of furniture from 19th century Lambton County.Since opening in 1978, the Lambton Heritage Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the agricultural and industrial heritage of Lambton County. The
The historic Livery Theatre was once a harness shop and stable in downtown Goderich, and now houses the Goderich Little Theatre and arts and culture in Goderich. Live theatre, live music, film festival, and many other special events. The 39 Steps- Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! Opens May 4th. Show times are May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12,13 at 8pm and May 7 at 2pm. The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood:Experience Out-door Theatre at the Huron Historic Gaol in Goderich. A reinterpretation of the Odyssey, told from a
Colborne Riverside Park has limited parking for day use only and a steep trail that leads to scenic cascades over ledges in the Maitland River. The trail joins the Maitland Trail through lush forest along the river. The park has a good fishing hole and favourite swimming spot for youths who like to jump off the rocks into the river.
Located on the north side of the Bayfield River, Harbour Lights Marina is the best kept secret on Ontario’s West Coast. Just for you we offer beautiful sunsets, sandy beaches and grassy docking areas. Enjoy a dip in our pool or a game of tennis on our courts. Laundry facilities, modern washroom/shower facilities, children’s playground, picnic tables, gas and diesel, pump-out, shuttle services are just a few of the amenities to be found at this summer sanctuary. Seasonal slips and transient slips available. Come stay with us and find out for yourself why our customers both seasonal and transient return every year to make Harbour Lights their home port or the highlight of
Open year-round and just 9 miles north of Goderich, Ontario in the tiny, lakeside village of Port Albert you will find comfortable accommodations for visitors seeking a quiet, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The historic Port Albert Inn and Cottages are just steps from the waterfalls, conservation area and sandy public beach. Come and be our guest and enjoy our friendly staff, tasty food and comfortable lodgings. Our cottages rent by the night. We have fully serviced 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8-bedroom cottages just steps from the sandy shores of Lake Huron. The Port Albert General Store operates year-round and is located across the street from the Inn. Produce, sub sandwiches, pizza, burgers, french
Xtreme Water Sports offers cool fun with its water sport rentals located directly on Grand Bend's beach. Quality, safe, stable, 3 seater SEADOO rentals, SPEED BOAT charter service, wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding, toe surfing, tubing and sunset pleasure cruising! SAILBOAT charters (lessons free!) & FISHING charters. 20' WATER TRAMPOLINE equipped with a launch pad! NEW - FLYBOARDING! Experience the thrill of flying – a must try!! Family fun on the blue water! Specials are offered on weekday mornings
Chad Shanahan began meat cutting in his parents' grocery store more than twenty years ago and has continued the tradition and experience of running a family business at Shanahan's Quality Meats in Goderich. Butchery requires a great deal of knowledge as well as experience and he provides good old fashion butcher shop service with some new twists. Shanahan's specializes in quality, locally raised meats. All meats are cut in-store with a 20-foot packaged counter and a 12-foot service counter to choose your cuts or request custom cuts. The deli counter contains local deli meats as well as old time favourites. They do not preslice, guaranteeing freshness. The in store bakery has many
We are a 2-story facility equipped with AC, fridges, cable flat screen TV, microwave ovens, coffeemakers and hairdryers. Iron and ironing board are available by request. Guests have use of an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, fitness room and complimentary WiFi. We are just a short walk from downtown Goderich and close to beaches, golfing and fine restaurants. Open year round. Certificate of Excellence 2015 - rated by tripadvisor®
The Bayfield River is an excellent, clean tributary for fishing Rainbow trout, especially at its estuary in Bayfield. The riverflats just east of the bridge over Highway 21 is a good place to cast from shore. The harbour at the mouth also has several marina facilities with full services for motorboats and yachts. The river is also an exciting white water route for experienced canoeists and kayakers. It can be paddled from Clinton to Bayfield in a day and there are numerous rapids (maximum Class 2) and a few timber hazards enroute. A low dam is located just above the Clinton Conservation Area east of London Road. River features include an old railway trestle, high bluffs, gravel bars,
Midori is an upscale sushi restaurant located on Main Street in Grand Bend, just seconds away from the beach. They are committed to the highest quality of food and service. Their eclectic menu will leave you wanting more! Come and experience Midori for yourself. Let the good times roll!
The Goderich-Auburn Rail Trail (GART) follows a remnant of the 1907-1989 CP Railway bed that provides a packed pathway for cycling, hiking and skiing and horseback riding as far as the Maitland River and continues on the east bank to Auburn; snowmobiling is allowed on the east section of the trail only. The trail passes through thick forest, wildflower meadows, ponds and fields for unparalleled views of wildlife and the countryside. Near its beginning at Lake Huron, the trail passes a side trail to a massive, 200 year-old oak tree and the Meneset Arboretum at kilometre 2.75 where native trees are being replanted at a former railway station site. The first 4 km. of the trail are wheelchair accessible.
Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area is located east of Clinton between Hydro Line Road and Summerhill Road. This 2,200-hectare, diverse wetland provides superb opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding and canoeing. Facilities include viewing platforms and trails that can be hiked along raised dikes. Water access is not permitted from May 15 to August 1 to minimize disturbance to nesting waterfowl.
The Huron County Museum is a first-class community museum offering visitors modern exhibition galleries. Temporary exhibits cover a wide spectrum of subjects of special interest. Permanent exhibits depict the early settlement and development of Huron County. The History Hall, with store fronts and a locomotive, allows you to stroll back in time. An extensive Military Gallery, Furniture Gallery and Agricultural Displays interest and fascinate the visitor. The Huron Historic Gaol is a unique and imposing octagonal building which served as the County Jail from its opening in 1841 until 1972 when all inmates were transferred to regional facilities. This seasonal site is open
The Goderich Sunset Golf Club has been proudly serving its customers for more than 30 years. Featuring numerous strategically placed sand traps and narrow tree-lined fairways, the Goderich Sunset Golf Club was designed to test players of all skill levels. Water comes into play on 13 holes further adding to the challenge. In addition to the well-conditioned golf course, it is the friendly service that makes the Goderich Sunset a pleasant golf outing to all. Featuring: • Newly renovated clubhouse • Fully irrigated 18-hole course • Mature tree lined fairways
With many attractions close by, a visit to the Blyth Inn is a great destination. The Blyth Inn offers seven rooms in the upper levels of the historic building. Each room has recently been renovated to its own diverse decor to offer a quaint and relaxing escape. Each room has one or two queen size beds and spacious surroundings. The Blyth Inn is well known for its great dining and hospitality. It offers a wide selection of entrées, pastas, sandwiches, appetizers and desserts. Our daily specials complement our fabulous menu giving you a wide variety to choose from. This country pub is a friendly place to relax with friends before or after an evening at the theatre.
Pamper yourself at this new boutique motel located just south of Goderich. As you enter your suite, a welcome package of complimentary bathrobes, slippers, soft drinks and bottled water awaits you to quench your thirst after a tiresome journey. Pamper yourself and your family in this ultra-modern, 100% smoke-free facility. Families with young children will appreciate the use of a secure playpen. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens, have a hand at one of your favourite sports (Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball & Badminton) in our state-of-the-art sports court or simply climb into our indoor heated, salt water swimming pool, salt water hot tub or infra-red sauna. Relax on the sundeck
Lions Harbour Park maintains gorgeous flowerbeds and landscaping in "Canada's Prettiest Town". The park contains washrooms, a picnic pavilion, playground and a bandshell that hosts band concerts every Sunday evening at 7 pm during summer. The Celtic Roots Festival also runs at the park on the first weekend in August. The view overlooking the harbour is spectacular and visitors can see several storm stripped tree sculptures and a metal sculpture memorial to the Goderich tornado disaster.
Windmill Lake Wake & Eco Park is a unique, environmentally sustainable outdoor recreation park on Ontario's West Coast. Set in over 200 acres of forest, fields and with a private 40-acre lake, WLW is the perfect setting for all your outdoor fun year-round. Activities include cable wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and much more! We have beginner as well as intermediate/advanced wakeboarding cables, and we are also the first bi-level wake park in Canada. Located only 5 minutes from Bayfield and the beaches of Lake Huron, WLW is also home to a full-scale Dutch Windmill, a replica of the famous Arendt Windmill in Holland. Equipment rentals and lessons are
"The bridge that love built" is said to have been built by an engineer who fell in love with one of the Ball daughters while he was working on the bridge at the mouth of the Maitland River. The engineer then built Ball's bridge in 1885 to allow his beloved to cross the river more easily and the two were consequently married. The double span, iron truss bridge is a rare example of early construction prowess in Ontario and it presides over a picnic area beside the tranquil Maitland River, which is also a canoe launch and a good fishing spot. The Little Lakes Road crosses the bridge to follow a scenic, winding route around some kettle lakes between Auburn and Benmiller.
Wawanosh Park offers a quiet camping experience along the Maitland River. The park has 30 campsites available for seasonal camping only. Facilities include tent and trailer sites, a picnic shelter, playground, walking trail and terrific fishing. This Conservation Area has recently been the site of several stewardship projects including stream naturalization work. Day use visitors are welcome. Wawanosh Park is a good spot to launch your canoe to explore the Maitland River.
Grand Bend's Beach Bar and Grill. Newly renovated. Open 7 days a week from May until October. Best view in town. Come and relax by the beach with one of our signature cocktail features and delicious menu items. Free parking. This eatery specializes in tantalizing and tasty dishes the entire family will enjoy. From sumptuous Steaks, Chicken and Seafood to Classic Burgers and sandwiches you are sure to come back again and again. The Growling Gator has been serving vacationers and the local residents of Grand Bend for many years now. We offer a breath taking patio, beautiful deck seating as well as a comfortable inside dining area if you choose. The beach view sunsets from our deck are
Village of Bayfield Marina, located at the mouth of the Bayfield River, is voted one of the nicest marine facilities on Lake Huron's eastern shoreline. The marina is within convenient walking access to Bayfield's beach, numerous shops and restaurants. It also has canoe and kayak rentals, picnic tables, washrooms and shower facilities for boaters. The Bayfield River is also an excellent spot for Rainbow trout fishing.
The Marine Museum is located at the Goderich harbour in the wheelhouse of the “S.S. Shelter Bay”. It contains nautical artifacts, intriguing photographs, paintings and various ship models. The Marine Heritage Walkway features signs that describe hidden points of interest and history about the town’s waterfront along the beach paths, harbours and bluff lookouts. The Sifto salt mine operates a veritable underground city of roadways and chambers that extend more than 3 km beneath Lake Huron, 540 metres below the surface. The mine can produce close to 9 million tonnes of salt per year. Goderich has the largest deepwater port on Lake Huron where huge freighter ships may be
MacNaughton-Morrison Trail follows the creek from the park in Exeter to Morrison Dam Conservation Area as part of the South Huron Trail. The trails are well packed for biking, hiking or skiing over scenic bridges and through riparian forests where opportunities for wildlife observation are exceptional. MacNaughton Park has manicured flower and rock gardens and an outdoor pool. It is also a good place to see Exeter's famous white squirrels that are an unusual colour phase of the common Gray squirrel. Morrison Lake is a good place to cast a fishing line or picnic in the pavilion overlooking the water.
Green Haven is a beautiful 11-acre park located just 1 block north of Main Street in Grand Bend. It’s a short walk (10 minutes or less) to everything Grand Bend has to offer: downtown core, sandy beaches and world-famous sunsets, grocery/shopping, great dining/entertainment, golf and more! It is a very clean and quiet park with friendly and helpful staff. The majority of the park is seasonal with mostly a mature clientele and some younger families. All overnight sites have a picnic table and a fire pit. Green Haven is an authorized Northlander Industries dealer and offers on site trailer sales of new and used park models. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Lady luck reigns at OLG Slots at Clinton Raceway, located at the Clinton fairgrounds. The half-mile, professional track holds free harness horse racing Sundays at 1:30 p.m., May thru September. From fall to spring the facility offers off-track betting every night plus entertainment Fri.-Sun. afternoons. The adjacent playground, park, pool and picnic area make the complex very family-friendly. See large murals depicting the history of horse racing in Clinton. The tropically themed Raceway Slots opens daily.
Glass In Motion is owned and operated by Sharon and Garry White.We became interested in glass after visiting a glass studio on Granville Island in Vancouver in 2005. Working with glass as an artistic medium soon became our passion. We opened our Sauble Beach studio in 2008 and the Grand Bend location in 2013. In our studios we create lamp worked focal pendants, ear rings and fused glass art. From the beginning Sharon had envisioned developing a platform that would give anyone, regardless of age or skill level, the opportunity to come into the studio and create a souvenir or gift. In 2010 Sharon began her FunShop concept and it was an
River Line Nature Company is a little shop with lot of variety. Here you will find the very best quality bird feeders and garden decor for your personal nature sanctuary. In addition to the most affordable prices for bird seed, the store carries all sorts of birding accessories, books and outdoor wear. We even have a special section for horse lovers! Expert advice about your nature loving needs is freely dispensed by Helen Watson.
Welcome to Canada’s Largest Leather Store – family run for 3 generations since 1960. Located on Hwy #4, 1 mile south of Blyth.The Old Mill - 40,000 sq ft of surreal shopping experience! We have the largest selection of leather, wool and down jackets, gloves, handbags, and jackets from sizes XS to 5XL Tall. Don't forget our amazing motorcycle gear section, from jackets to chaps, gloves, saddlebags and so much more! A huge selection of wool, alpaca, mohair blankets and throws. Famous for our sheepskin rugs – medical, décor and infantcare. Come explore our unique lines we carry – from luxurious cashmere to the softest cottons. Designs from Mackage, Soia &
Wool & Leather Specialist since 1894 Welcome to our store; we carry a full line of Made in Canada products including: -Men's & Ladies' Dress, Casual & Motorcycle Jackets -Men's & Ladies' Sheepskin Coats, Hats & Mittens -Men's & Ladies' Wool & Wool Blend Work, Sport, Hiking, Hunting and Dress Socks -Ladies' Mohair Socks -Sheepskin Rugs -Shearling Insoles -100% Wool Washable Blankets in all sizes & colours -Calfskin Rugs -Toujour Elegant's Coat Scarves -Laurentian Chief Moccasins -Bainton's own Shearling Moccasins -Magill Hat (Canada & US made) Other
F.I.N.E. A Restaurant is a well-established, quaint little restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and superb cuisine, located in the heart of Grand Bend, Ontario, on Lake Huron. Open year round, with seasonal hours. We are proud to support our local growers who enable us to provide you with only the best and freshest of ingredients. Take a break from the beach and stop in for one of our daily specials, a glass of our homemade Sangria on the patio or have us cater your lakeside luncheon or dinner. You will truly enjoy your Fabulous Interesting New Experience!
Lake Huron Resort is a Family Vacation Summer Home Retreat offering all of the amenities of a traditional upscale, RV camping "vacation spot" in a gorgeous lake setting. The large, grassy lots have gravel pads and plenty of room to relax.Lake Huron Resort offers a list of amenities including a Country Store wth a gift shop, novelty candy, cold treats, novelty toys, beach supplies, groceries, RV supplies, firewood, ice, Wi-Fi, summer guest passes and so much more. Large washroom facilities, solar heated swimming pool, which is open to a fenced-in patio, laundromat, brand new large playground, recreation hall, brand new dart boards, new sports court with shuffleboard, hockey and
The North Huron Museum holds archives for the Township of North Huron as well as exhibits and art shows that highlight local heritage, especially its prominence as a radio and television broadcasting centre. The museum opens May to August. The adjoining Alice Munro Literary Garden pays tribute to its famous, local author who recently won the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Alice Munro Writers and Readers Festival celebrates Munro’s accomplishments and encourages the development of literature through a number of social events and workshops for all ages at the end of September.The Barn Dance Hall of Fame is housed in the lower level of the museum where it showcases memorabilia and
Port Albert is tucked in the Nine Mile River valley as the sort of place most people overlook but want to keep to themselves once they find it. A small park and fisheries display centre with historical signs are nestled below the dam where the stream rushes over the fish ladder. The river lazily flows through pools before spilling over a sandbar into Lake Huron. Anglers congregate there to catch salmon and trout from May to September and there are nice fishing holes above Highway 21 also. The sandy beach is a perfect spot for sunbathing in summer and viewing sunsets along the beach is fabulous. The venerable Port Albert Inn has old fashion ambience with its rustic bar and fireplace
“Purveyors of All Things Canadian” Established in 2007, Maple and Moose is a unique cooperative retailer that offers exclusively CANADIAN products. Located at 398 Queen Street, Blyth, Ontario in a beautifully restored 1880’s building, Maple and Moose is managed by a Board of Directors which actively seeks unique and interesting CANADIAN art, jewellery, housewares and food products. Further, Maple and Moose provides a valuable opportunity for anyone who may be interested in being part of operating a business. Interested individuals may sell quality products they make, or they may identify products from anywhere in Canada. All products are juried to ensure suitability for
We are pleased to welcome you and offer 27 well-appointed motel rooms for comfortable accommodation set in two buildings on a beautiful park like landscape lot. We are proud to be located in the town of Goderich on Highway 21, just few blocks away from the historic downtown "Square". There are beautiful beaches to bask in the splendor of Lake Huron and more importantly very good eateries just a block away. While being located directly in town this premises promise the serenity and tranquil environment for those who love "Peace & Harmony" in their solitude. You can say Harmony Inn is truly your home away from home. To add to the offerings that the pretty town Goderich has for your
Located near beautiful Lake Huron, between the Pinery Provincial Park and Grand Bend, Klondyke Trailer Park has been offering families the best in vacation camping for over 40 years. Owned and operated by the Kelders Family, the park boasts 3 swimming pools, a splash pad and large sun decks, all shaded by large palm trees. Kids can enjoy 2 playgrounds while Mom and Dad are on the tennis court. We also have a soccer field, basketball court and sand volleyball court. Weekends are full of activities, and family dances in the large pavillion are a blast. The large trailer parts store, convenience store, laundry room, games room and rec hall are available to all
Point Farms Provincial Park once was the site of the grand Point Farm Resort hotel (1872-1915) that served over 1900 guests with up to 700 meals per day at its peak. After the resort's decline and demolition, the present park was founded as Huron County's only provincial park. It has beautiful, sandy dunes and beaches including a dog beach for pet owners. Facilities include a boat launch, picnic and campsites, two playgrounds, beach volleyball nets and a ball diamond. Three nature trails complete a 6-kilometre loop through the park. Interpretive programs and special events round out activities for visitors.
The Maitland River is one of the best rivers for bass and Rainbow trout fishing plus salmon at its estuary. The most popular section for anglers is between the Highway 21 bridge and the river mouth. The Maitland offers paddlers a variety of scenic surprises from Wingham where the Middle Maitland joins the North fork all the way to Goderich. Canoeists and kayakers can expect to see nesting Bald eagles, osprey, waterfowl and deer enroute. The river passes the historic Ball's iron bridge and two conservation areas along its course; Wawanosh Park above Auburn and Falls Reserve at Benmiller. The upper section is Class 1, but the section below Benmiller is Class 2-3 and only recommended for
The Menesetung Bridge-Tiger Dunlop Trail begins at Goderich harbour behind the grain elevators and it can also be accessed from North Harbour Road. The trail may be walked or cycled and the first 4 kilometres are wheelchair accessible. The view from the bridge above the estuary is spectacular and many an angler has a favourite spot to fish for salmon or rainbow trout along the Maitland River’s expansive valley. From there the trail continues east along the Goderich-Auburn Rail Trail. Another option is the Heritage Tree Trail that leads west to the lake past a massive 200 year-old oak tree. Tiger Dunlop's tomb is located in an idyllic, secluded park on the south side of the trail just
September 8-11, 2016 (Show dates: September 9-11) at Blyth Campgrounds and Community Centre Featured Antique Tractor: International Featured Antique Car: Ford Model T Featured Lawn & Garden Equipment: International Gas Engines Working display demonstrations Sawmill Threshing Machines Horse Demonstrations Corn Roast each night Lots to do for the whole family, Kiddie tractor pulls, Pedal tractor pulls Indoor and outdoor vendors & Flea Market Log Cabin with Quilting Demonstrations Thursday morning: Tractor Drive to Breakfast Thursday afternoon: Tractor Plowing Friday: Seniors Day, School Day Saturday: Step Dance & Fiddle Competitions,
When most people think of Grand Bend's place name, the magnificent curve of Lake Huron's shoreline comes to mind. However, the sharp bend in the Ausable River actually gave Grand Bend its name. The old channel can still be seen paralleling the shoreline off River Road. Grand Bend has a lovely downtown streetscape and a newly landscaped waterfront park with a picnic area, children’s playground and splash pad. The beach house has washrooms, showers, lookout deck and picnic area for bathers. In Grand Bend one is never far from the sun, sand and surf that everyone loves. The main beach is always a busy spot, but a quieter strand is located on River Road south of the boat launch. Another
Bayfield is well known for its delightful boutiques, many of which are housed in restored buildings of 19th century architecture. Visitors may browse through stores to find home accessories, jewellery, gifts, stylish clothing, antiques, art and crafts, or indulge in such tempting delights as gourmet chocolates or fresh pastry in the shade of enormous trees that line Main Street. Quaint restaurants provide fine dining or pub fare. Clan Gregor Square has a lovely playground. Bayfield is made for biking with quiet streets and trails to explore, and bike rentals are available on Main Street. Romantics at heart may wish to watch the sunset over Lake Huron in Pioneer Park at the north end of Main
Clinton has the distinction of displaying artistic murals on various downtown buildings. The paintings depict historic icons of the town and enhance the heritage aspect of Huron County’s finest Victorian architecture. The town was also the place where radar technology was developed and tested for aircraft surveillance during World War 2. Downtown Millenium Park is a lovely spot to stroll and enjoy the flower gardens beside the clock tower and information booth. Charming shops and restaurants add to the local attractions. The original CNR School on Wheels Railroad Museum car was one of seven ingenious, railway classrooms that brought education to remote Northern Ontario enclaves
Wingham could be called Canada’s “Country Music Capital” since it has such a strong tradition of fostering rural musical talent. The town also has a charming streetscape, heritage architecture and riverside recreational trails. The Maitland River provides scenic canoeing and fishing throughout its length and at Riverflats Ecological Park. The North Huron Museum holds archives for the Township of North Huron as well as exhibits and art shows that highlight local heritage, especially its prominence as a radio and television broadcasting centre. The museum opens May to August. The adjoining Alice Munro Literary Garden pays tribute to its famous, local author who recently won
Exeter is a major commercial centre for South Huron with numerous shops and restaurants to serve visitors. It is a tidy town that shows off some of the most beautiful parks and recreation areas in Huron County. Some of those parks are home to Exeter’s famous white squirrels, which are unusual since they are not albinos, but a white colour phase of the common Gray squirrel. They may be seen romping through MacNaughton Park where the MacNaughton-Morrison Trail follows the creek to Morrison Dam Conservation Area as part of the South Huron Trail. The trails are well groomed for biking, hiking or skiing over scenic bridges and through riparian forests where opportunities for wildlife
Blyth’s community spirit is evident in the energetic events that thrive with volunteer effort of residents. The Blyth Festival reflects the local ethos of the village with its cutting-edge plays by talented playwrights performed by professional actors. In keeping with its venue in the Memorial Hall that serves as both a community space and cenotaph, Blyth Festival theatre pays homage to the Canadian identity in both playful and reverent fashion. Many of its plays are firmly rooted in rural traditions, which will speak clearly to anyone who has connections with farming culture. The Greenway Trail is a recreational path that runs off County Rd 4 from Bainton’s store, providing a
Goderich is steeped in history. It proudly calls itself the "Canada's Prettiest Town" with good reason since great care is taken to keep the town attractive. From its beginning as a colonial town, Goderich was a microcosm of the former British Empire. Its octagonal traffic circle at the centre of town actually resembles the pattern of the Union Jack flag. The town is situated high on the bluffs that provide panoramic views of the lake and harbour. The sunsets are spectacular from Lighthouse Park on Cobourg St. just off West St.; there stands the lighthouse built in 1847. One can actually see the sunset twice by watching from the base of the bluff and then quickly climbing to the top to see