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The winding roads along Lake Erie’s shoreline are some of the most scenic routes to be found in all of Canada – leading past spectacular lookouts, lighthouses, wind turbines and great shopping and dining opportunities. Explore the culinary sophistication and the simple pleasures of the back roads of Ontario’s South Coast. There is something for everyone, so come enjoy, explore, and cruise the coast.

Leave the hustle and bustle of city roads behind you. Not far from Hamilton and Hwy 403, the Grand River Route takes you for a leisurely cruise along the scenic Grand River, one of our few Canadian Heritage Rivers. Prepare yourself for breathtaking views of a waterway that is part of one of the few remaining pockets of Carolinian Forests and contains over 50% of all fish species found in Canada. Treat yourself to local flavours and culinary delights as there are great dining options all along the Grand in Caledonia, Cayuga and Dunnville. Take in the sights at any one of our parks and viewpoints along the rivers edge. For the ultimate in relaxation and luxury stay at one of our fine accommodations. Enjoy the journey through Haldimand County.

Every Friday the 13th (PD13), motorcycle enthusiasts from all over tackle this route that travels through the quaint town of Port Dover. As you “cruise the coast”, stop in Caledonia, Hagersville, or Jarvis where you can grab some gas, a bite to eat, and visit the local shops. Enjoy a relaxed drive and take in the sights on this slower paced route that heads straight to Port Dover.

Why not escape the city and head to Norfolk County: Ontario’s Garden. Cruise through the picturesque town of Waterford and enjoy antiques, local foods and some of the history of the area. Continue through Simcoe and on to Port Dover on Lake Erie and take time to chat to fellow riders while enjoying the shops, restaurants, museum and more. Pick some farm-fresh produce as you wind your way through the country roads of Norfolk County on your way back to Delhi.

The rolling hills and scenic farmscapes found in Oxford make for the ultimate rural escape for any rider. Spin through our small towns for local food that will hit the spot, quirky festivals, events and live entertainment. Wander through a conservation area, try tackling a mammoth panzerotti and hit the refresh button when you tour Oxford.

200 years ago one of the most important events in American and British history happened along the banks of the Thames River right here in present-day Chatham-Kent. The picturesque Thames River winds its way through Chatham-Kent and features over 12 pull-offs where you can read about the fateful journey taken by First Nations and the British as they were chased by the American forces in 1813 during the War of 1812.

Take a cruise through some of Chatham-Kent’s rural roads and explore the northern station of the Underground Railroad. Experience Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site, and the Chatham-Kent Black Mecca Museum, which are located in North Buxton, which was featured on an episode of the hit CBC Television Show “Still Standing”; Dresden and Downtown Chatham. Don’t miss your chance to tour the museums and original historic buildings of this significant part of Chatham-Kent’s history.

A sea of greenery, a paradise of produce, dynamic blue waterways, trails on the forefront of outdoor captivation and retreat – these are just some of the snapshots of life that can be easily created in Windsor Essex Pelee Island. Regional roadways connect picture perfect postcard towns to off-the-beaten path bed and breakfasts, outdoor adventure, our award-winning EPIC (Essex Pelee Island Coast) Wine Country, a plethora of dining options accentuating local ingredients, and a two-nation urban cityscape.

Begin your Elgin experience with a drive through picturesque villages. Then, move south where you can discover Port Stanley, a hidden jewel of Ontario’s Southwest. There you can stay for the evening and enjoy live music and a cold drink on a patio. Or you can continue riding east into the shopping village of Sparta, where the scent of candles fill the air. Lastly, head into Aylmer, where you can complete your Elgin experience in a place with modern conveniences and old town flair.

Cruise and explore Ontario’s Blue Coast featuring miles of the bluest water you’ll see this side of the Caribbean Sea. You don’t have to jump on a plane to see it, instead jump on your motorcycle and ride. Sarnia-Lambton is surrounded by scenic waterfront, showcasing the St. Clair River and beautiful Lake Huron and we are in the heart of the Great Lakes region. Check out our International Blue Flag white sandy beaches, world class theatre, river boat cruises, trails, parks and an exciting culinary and drink scene. We are easy to access from highway 402 and our American visitors/riders can access the Blue Water Bridge that connects Port Huron, Michigan with Sarnia, Ontario. The coast is just the beginning, while riding the region within Ontario’s Blue Coast.

This tour will give you a brief overview of the important areas in the Oil Heritage District, and also allow you to experience the boom atmosphere of the early days. The great oil rush of the 1800’s was a major drama staged in Petrolia, Oil Springs and Bothwell, and it’s “black gold” enticed men by the thousands. You will be able to experience early Queen Anne Style Architecture such as the Victoria Playhouse and walk the grounds of a fully restored working 19th century oil field.

Jump off Highway 401 or 402 for a relaxing cruise through Middlesex County. Just outside the city of London, you can take in fantastic views as you navigate through some of the most beautiful countryside that Southwestern Ontario has to offer. Wind your way through landscapes dotted with Carolinian Forests, discover unique dining and pub experiences, museums and historic sites. Be sure to leave time to take in a race at the Speedway or make a pit stop to check out some antiques, mouth-watering treats, or fresh produce.

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Hippo’s and Mohawk Marina

Lowbanks

905-774-1229

mohawkmarina.com

76 Crazy 8 Barn

Palmyra

519-674-2888

crazy8barn.com

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The Minga

Dunnville

289-738-1198

Facebook.com/TheMinga/

77 Molly and O.J.’s Restaurant and Motel

Erieau

519-676-8812

mollyandojs.ca

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Fisherville Hotel & Tavern

Fisherville

905-779-3433

thetav.ca

78 Bayside Brewing Company

Erieau

519-676-1888

baysidebrewing.com

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Caruso’s Family Restaurant

Cayuga

289-738-7777

carusoskitchen.com

79 Duke’s Harley Davidson

Blenheim

519-354-0650

dukeshd.com

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Twisted Lemon and Flavour Junkies

Cayuga

905-772-6636

twistedlemon.ca

80 Retro Suites Hotel

Chatham

519-351-5885

retrosuites.com

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The Back 40 Family Restaurant & Sports Bar

Cayuga

905-772-7275

theback40cayuga.ca

81 Car Barn Restaurant

Wheatley

519-825-4946

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Argyle Street Grill

Caledonia

905-765-9622

theargylestreetgrill.com

82 Buxton National Historic Site and Museum

North Buxton

519-352-4799

8

Le B&B

Caledonia

905-541-8600

lebandb.ca

83 Chatham-Kent Black Mecca Museum

Chatham

519-352-3565

ckbhs.org

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The Grand Corbel Bed & Breakfast

Caledonia

905-531-6794

thegrandcorbel.ca

84 Uncle Tom’s Cabin Historic Site

Dresden

519-683-2978

heritagetrust.on.ca

Cayuga

1-866-824-7223

torontomotorsportspark.com

85 Best Western PLUS Waterfront Hotel

Windsor

1-877-973-STAY(7829) windsor-hotel.ca

11 Hoover's Marina and Wharfside Restaurant Nanticoke

1-866-892-1116

hooversmarina.com

86 Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino

Windsor

800-991-7777

caesarswindsor.com

12 Jukasa Motor Speedway

Hagersville

1-844-855-8354

jukasamotorspeedway.com

87 Rock Bottom Bar & Grill

Windsor

519-258-7553

rockbottom.ca

13 Hewitt’s Dairy Bar

Hagersville

905-768-5266

hewittsdairy.com/dairy-bar/

88 Windsor Sculpture Park

Windsor

519-253-3000

citywindsor.ca

14 D and D’s Family Dining

Jarvis

519-587-3123

dndsfamilydining.com

89 TownePlace Suites by Marriott Windsor

Windsor

519-977-9707

marriott.com/yqgts

15 Concession Road Brewing Co.

Jarvis

905-928-5880

concessionroadbrew.com

90 EPIC Wine Route - Lake Erie North Shore

Essex County & Pelee Island

epicwineries.com

16 Jay’s Motel

Jarvis

519-587-5717

jaysmotelandrestaurant.com

91 Barrels, Bottles & Brews Trail

Windsor Essex

barrelsbottlesbrews.ca

17 Davids Restaurant

Port Dover

519-583-0105

davidsportdover.com

92 The G.O.A.T. Tap & Eatery

LaSalle

226-221-9172

goatlasalle.com

18 The Beach House Restaurant

Port Dover

519-583-0880

facebook.com/thebeachhouseindover

93 Sandbar Waterfront Grill

Lakeshore

519-979-5624

sandbarpuce.com

19 Erie Beach Hotel

Port Dover

519-583-1391

eriebeachhotel.com

94 Johnny Shotz

Tecumseh

519-735-7005

johnnyshotz.com

20 Schofields Restaurant

Port Dover

519-583-3400

schofieldsbistro.com

95 Canadian Transportation Museum & Heritage Village

Essex

519-776-6909

ctmhv.com

21 Frisky Beaver Wine Co.

Port Dover

519-900-1381

friskybeaver.ca

96 Pelee Island Winery

Kingsville

519-733-6551

peleeisland.com

22 Wooden Bear L Winery

Simcoe

519-426-1100

woodenbearlwinery.com

97 Best Western PLUS Leamington Hotel & Conference Centre Leamington

519-326-8646

bestwesternleamington.com

23 Blue Elephant Craft Brew House

Simcoe

519-428-2886

blueelephant.ca

98 Jose’s Bar & Grill

Leamington

519-322-0182

josesbarandgrill.com

24 The Combine Restaurant

Simcoe

226-440-3369

thecombine.ca

99 Freddy's Park Stop

Leamington

519-325-1257

freddys.ca

25 Barrel Restaurant

Simcoe

519-426-0068

barrelrestaurant.ca

100 Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards

Harrow

519-738-4295

coopershawkvineyards.com

26 Harmony Pastry Shop & Cafe

Simcoe

519-426-6760

harmonypastry.com

101 Wolfhead Distillery

Amherstburg

519-726-1111

drinkwolfhead.com

27 Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery

Waterford

519-443-7125

bonnieheathestate.com

102 Rochester Place Golf Club & Resort, Parkside Grill Belle River

519-728-2361

rochesterplace.com

28 Kerry’s St. James Eatery

Waterford

519-443-4000

103 Lilly Kazzilly’s Crab Shack & Grill

Windsor

519-994-8332

lillykazzillys.com

29 Villa Nova Estate Winery

Villa Nova

519-443-8787

villanovaestatewinery.ca

104 Moore Museum

Mooretown

519-867-2020

mooremuseum.ca

30 New Limburg Brewery

Nixon

519-426-2323

newlimburg.com

105 Tourism Sarnia-Lampton

Point Edward

519-336-3232

ontbluecoast.com

31 Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm

LaSalette

519-582-1444

ramblinroad.ca

106 Ups'N'Downs Pub

Sarnia

519-336-0337

upsndowns.net

32 Andy’s Drive In

Langton

519-875-2631

andysdrivein.com

107 Comfort Inn Sarnia

Sarnia

519-383-6767

comfortinnsarnia.com

33 Charlotteville Brewing Company

Simcoe

519-550-2433

charlottevillebrewingcompany.ca

108 Refined Fool Brewing Co.

Sarnia

519-704-1335

refinedfool.com

34 The Good Bread Company

Vittoria

519-428-1300

goodbreadcompany.ca

109 Best Western Guildwood Inn

Sarnia

519-337-7577

tourismsarnialambton.com

35 Kernal Peanuts

Vittoria

519-426-9222

kernalpeanuts.com

110 Skeeter Barlow’s Grill and Bar

Brights Grove 519-869-2794

36 The Cider Keg

Vittoria

519-426-0705

ciderkeg.com

111 Alton Farms Estate Winery

Plympton-Wyoming 877-899-2479

altonfarmsestatewinery.com

37 Normandale Century Inn and Restaurant

Normandale

519-426-8345

normandaleinn.com

112 Stonepicker Brewing Company

Plympton-Wyoming

stonepickerbrewing.com

38 Sand Bar On the Beach Restaurant

Turkey Point

519-426-4009

sandbaronthebeach.com

113 Skeeter Barlow's Grill & Bar

Forest

519-786-3535

skeeterbarlows.com

39 Burning Kiln Winery

St. Williams

519-586-9858

burningkilnwinery.ca

114 Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House

Thedford

519-296-5556

twinpinesorchards.com

10 Toronto Motorsports Park

buxtonmuseum.com

skeeterbarlows.ca

40 Blueberry Hill Estate Winery

St. Williams

519-586-8712

blueberry-hill.ca

115 Grand Bend Beach

Grand Bend

519-243-3500

lambtonshores.ca

41 Bayside Vacation Resort

Long Point

519-586-8561

baysidevacationresort.com

116 Grand Bend Motorplex

Grand Bend

519-238-7223

grandbendmotorplex.com

42 The Skyway Cafe

Tillsonburg

519-842-4444

skywaycafe.ca

117 Smackwater Jack's Taphouse

Grand Bend

519-238-5556

smackwaterjacks.ca

43 Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association

Tillsonburg

harvards.com

118 The Growling Gator

Grand Bend

519-238-1300

thegrowlinggator.com

44 Ritchies Ice Cream & BBQ

Norwich

519-468-3589 facebook.com/Ritchies-Ice-Cream-and-BBQ

119 Actor's Casual Dining

Petrolia

519-882-0400

facebook.com/actorscasualdining

45 Coyle’s Country Store

Tillsonburg

519-842-5945

coylescountrystore.com

120 Victoria Playhouse

Petrolia

519-882-1221

thevpp.ca

46 Toth’s Fossils & Minerals

Ingersoll

519-485-1351

tothsfossilsandminerals.com

121 Oil Museum of Canada

Oil Springs

519-834-2840

lambtonmuseums.ca/oil/

47 Louie's Pizza Pasta

Ingersoll

519-485-4441 x2801 louiespizzapasta.com

122 3 D's Eats & Treats

Florence

519-692-9999

facebook.com/3Ds-Eats-Treats

48 Bartley’s Dairy Bar

Woodstock

519-539-7761 facebook.com/bartleysDairyBar

123 Trails End Flea Market

Thorndale

519-268-3840

trailsendmarket.com

49 Woodstock Art Gallery

Woodstock

519-539-6761

woodstockartgallery.ca

124 Heemans

Thorndale

519-461-1416

heeman.ca

50 Upper Thames Brewing Co.

Woodstock

519-290-0053

upperthamesbrewing.ca

125 Riverview Campground

Thorndale

519-461-0312

riverviewcampground.ca

51 Habitual Chocolate

Woodstock

519-535-1341

habitualchocolate.com

126 Purple Hill Country Hall

Thorndale

519-461-0538

purplehillcountryhall.com

52 Bright Cheese and Butter Manufacturing Co. Bright

519-454-8600

brightcheeseandbutter.com

127 Annies Chocolates

Arva

519-601-2462

annieschocolates.com

53 Quehl’s Restaurant

Tavistock

519-655-2835

quehlsrestaurant.com

128 Picard's Peanuts

Arva

519-673-3404

picardpeanutsltd.com

54 Simply Scoops

Port Burwell

519-874-1390

simplyscoopspb.weebly.com

129 The King Edward Pub

Ilderton

519-666-1991

thekingedward.com

55 Grey Gables B & B

Port Burwell

519-874-4644

bbcanada.com/3912

130 Hog Town Cycles

Lucan

519-227-1331

hogtowncycles.ca

56 Port Stanley Terminal Rail

Port Stanley

pstr.on.ca

131 Thai Pad

Lucan

57 Kettle Creek Inn

Port Stanley

519-782-3388

kettlecreekinn.com

132 Donnelly Museum

Lucan

519-227-0756

donnellymuseum.com

58 Inn on the Harbour

Port Stanley

519-782-7623

innontheharbour.ca

133 Murals in Metal

Lucan

519-227-0079

facebook.com/muralsinmetal

59 Mackies Restaurant

Port Stanley

519-782-4390

134 A Touch of Country B & B

Ailsa Craig

519 273-2465

atouchofcountrybandb.com

60 GT’s Beach Bar & Grill Restaurant

Port Stanley

519-782-4555

gtsportstanley.ca

135 Ailsa Craig Village Pottery

Ailsa Craig

519-293-3339

ailsacraigvillagepottery.com

61 Shaw's Ice Cream

Union

519-631-2510

shawsicecream.com

136 Lickity Split Ice Cream Parlour

Parkhill

519 294-0752

facebook.com/LickitySplitIceCreamParlour

62 Quai Du Vin Estate Winery

Sparta

519-775-2216

quaiduvin.com

137 Main Street Motel

Parkhill

519 518-6886

mainstreetmotel.ca

63 Sparta Country Candles

Sparta

519-775-0054

spartacandles.com

138 The Currant Organic General Store

Parkhill

519 294-1025

organicgeneralstore.ca

64 Rush Creek Wines

Aylmer

519-773-5432

rushcreekwines.com

139 Home Town Memories (Tara Hall) B & B

Parkhill

519-294-1118

tarahall.net

65 Clovermead Bees and Honey

Aylmer

519-773-5503

clovermead.com

140 Nikos Restaurant

Parkhill

519-294-6222

66 Ruby’s Cookhouse

Aylmer

519-773-8786

rubyscookhouse.com

141 Rusty Wrench Brewing Company

Strathroy

226-448-9081

rustywrench.ca

67 Railway City Brewery

St. Thomas

519-631-1881

railwaycitybrewing.com

142 Texas Longhorn Ranch

Strathroy

519-247-3644

texaslonghornranch.com

68 Picard’s Peanuts

St. Thomas

519-637-8704

picardspeanuts.com

143 Clock Tower Inn & Bistro

Strathroy

519-245-5656

clocktower-inn.com

69 Advanced Motorsports

Union

519-782-7155

advancedyamaha.com

144 Strathroy Brewing Company

Strathroy

226-238-1815

strathroybrewingcompany.ca

70 Tall Tales Café

Wallacetown

519-762-2605

145 The King of the Pigshe King of the Pigs

Strathroy

519.299.2992

kingofthepigs.com

71 Tasty Sweets Café

West Lorne

519-768-0044

tastysweetscafe.com

146 Tia’s Place

Strathroy

519-205-8427

tiasplace.ca

72 Take-A-Bite Social Eatery

New Glasgow 519-702-2483

take-a-bite.ca

147 O’Joe Coffee

Mount Brydges 519-701-6563

ojoecoffee.com

73 Bob’n Buoys Bar & Grill

Mitchells Bay

519-352-4777

148 Ska Nah Dot Village and Museum

Delaware

lowerthames-conservation.on.ca

74 The Black Goose Grill

Wallaceburg

519-627-4444

theblackgoose.ca

149 Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail

Delaware

75 Rondeau Joe’s Bar & Grill

Rondeau

519-674-0006

rondeaujoes.com

519-782-3730

thaipad.ca

519-264-2420

longwoodsbarnquilts.ca

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