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Getting Here Norfolk County is a single-tier municipality that encompasses all of the former villages, towns and townships. For more information about how to get to Norfolk County visit

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Businesses and organizations listed in this annual Experience Guide participate in the Norfolk County Marketing Partner Program. For information contact: Norfolk County Tourism and Economic Development 185 Robinson St., Suite 200 Simcoe ON N3Y 5L6 1-800-699-9038 519-426-9497 Experience Guide, printed in Canada Š Norfolk County 2018 2

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Emergency, Fire, Police, Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911 O.P.P. (Ontario Provincial Police) . . . . . . .1-888-310-1122 Poison Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-268-9017 Crime Stoppers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-222-8477 Coast Guard (VHF16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-583-1030 Marine & Air Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-800-267-7270 Local News & Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98.9 FM radio Norfolk General Hospital (Simcoe) . . . . . . .519-426-0750 Norfolk County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .519-426-5870

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To Do Norfolk County Information . . . . . . . .5 Festivals and Events . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Arts and Exhibits & Cinema . . . . . . . .8 Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 History and Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-12 Amazing Places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 For Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-16 Music and Concert Venues . . . . . . . .16 Relax and Energize . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-19 Go Norfolk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-21


NORFOLK COUNTY MAYOR Charlie Luke If you love the outdoors, Norfolk is the summer destination you will not want to miss! Located in Southwestern Ontario, Norfolk County is situated along the north shore of beautiful Lake Erie. Our landscape is dominated by Carolinian forests, pristine farm land, as well as friendly towns and villages. Our beaches and parks are some of Ontario’s best and Long Point Bay is famous for its sport fishing. Walking and biking our trail systems and country roads is becoming a major attraction for both residents and guests. Our County’s heritage and culture can be experienced through a variety of special events, summer festivals, parades and theatre. Taking a relaxing drive through the countryside of Norfolk is still one of my favourite experiences. On behalf of myself and Norfolk County council, we welcome you to Ontario’s South Coast!

Cycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-23 Unique Experiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-25 Long Point Birding Trail . . . . . . . . . . .26-27 Boating and Marinas . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Watercraft Rentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Taking Kids Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . .30-31 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Flavours Wineries and Breweries . . . . . . . . . .38-43 HIPFOLK In Norfolk . . . . . . . . . . . .40-41 Bakeries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 FEAST ON Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . .43 Restaurants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-46 Take Out and Catering . . . . . . . . . . .47 Farmers’ Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-49 Farms Retail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-53 Farm Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Shopping Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Unique and Specialty . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-57 Flowers and Gardening . . . . . . . . . . .58 Shopping Mall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Made in Norfolk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Other Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Top 10 Things To Do for Seniors . .60-61

Stay Bed and Breakfast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Camping and RV Parks . . . . . . . . . . .63 Cottage Rental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64-65 Hotels and Motels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Plan Trip Bus or Taxi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Meeting Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Wedding Destination . . . . . . . . . . .68-69 Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Business Associations . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Real Estate Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Share with us!




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Welcome to (Population 64,044)

The most popular destinations of Norfolk County are the ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast. These towns include Port Dover, Port Rowan, Turkey Point and Long Point, as well as Simcoe, Delhi and Waterford. For more information on our communities, visit Wineries, craft breweries and farm markets highlight Norfolk County’s status as Ontario’s Garden. Outdoor recreation, including beaches, boating, camping, hiking, fishing and festivals are key activities. The average high temperature in Norfolk County is 27°C (81°F) in July. The average low temperature is -8.5°C (16°F) in January. Weather forecasts for Norfolk County, including marine weather for Lake Erie, can be found at or on Environment Canada’s Weatheradio Station at Normandale in Norfolk County, 162.450 MHz.


To Do

Festivals & Events

Norfolk Studio Tour


Lynn River Music & Arts Festival

P.O. Box 348, Port Rowan, ON, N0E 1M0 519-429-1748 Come play by the Bay! Bayfest - Labour Day Weekend - Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2, 2018. Fireworks, midway, entertainment! Fun for the entire family! PortRowanTourism

Wellington Park, Simcoe, ON 519-583-1314 For the 51st season, Simcoe's Wellington Park and Clifton Park are home to a free weekend of live music and family friendly activities on the August long weekend. Three stages of live entertainment; more than 100 craft, commercial, and food vendors; beer garden; Kids Zone; exhibitions; and raffles are waiting for you at Norfolk County's largest summer event. LRMAF @LRMAFestival

Culture Rodeo 1-22 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V9 226-922-1569 Rounding up all the music, art, food and culture events in the area and serving them up on a platter! Sign up for our Top Ten Weekly E-Blasts. culturerodeo @CultureRodeo culturerodeo

Le Tour de Norfolk Delhi, ON 519-582-1900 Sunday July 15, 2018. Explore picturesque back roads and quaint villages as you cycle with over 1,000 cyclists in Le Tour de Norfolk. Choose from 40, 75, 100 and 160 km routes with rest stops every 20-25 km, complete with snacks and refreshments. Le Tour de Norfolk is for all ages and abilities. Le-Tour-de-Norfolk

Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show 172 South Drive, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1G6 519-426-7280 Enjoy agricultural displays, art and craft exhibits, food vendors, competitions, midway rides, on-site restaurants, brew lounge, concerts. Five nights of motor sports excitement and much more! norfolkcountyfair @NorfolkFair

Norfolk Has Talent Simcoe, ON, Canada 519-718-8324 The heavy hitters in the Norfolk Performing Arts scene have joined forces to bring Ontario's South Coast the talent showcase of the century! For more details visit us on Facebook. NorfolkHasTalent

South Coast Jazz

Norfolk, ON 519-583-1101 Sept. 22-23, 2018, annual Norfolk Studio Tour. Free self-guided tour of artists’ studios and guest artists in their work environment. norfolkstudiotour

Norfolk County, ON 519-774-ARTS (2787) A year round, rural beachside destination featuring world-class music, wine and food. August 17th, 18th & 19th, 2018 main event festivities.  @southcoastjazz1

PD13 Turkey Point Community SummerFest

Port Dover, ON Friday the 13th is a phenomenon that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from across North America to Port Dover. This event is hosted by Port Dover Kinsmen and the Port Dover Board of Trade. Fridaythe13thPortDover @Fri13PortDover

Turkey Point, ON 519-426-1022 Join us August 8th -12th, 2018 for five days of activities and entertainment for the whole family. Funds raised during the event support the community park and playground.  Visit our website for a full schedule of events.

Routes to Roots Film Festival #R2RFF see page 8

Waterford Lions Lioness Pumpkinfest

Simcoe Christmas Panorama

Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-4944 Waterford Pumpkinfest is October 12th - 14th, 2018. A weekend of family oriented fun and activities for all ages. Giant pumpkin pyramids, rides, car show, crafts, live entertainment, fireworks, vendors, parade, lots of fun activities.

50 Bonnie Drive, Simcoe, ON, Canada 519-426-1022 Experience one of Ontario's most spectacular holiday light festivals for FREE. We're designated as a "Top 100" festival by Festival and Events Ontario. Bring your friends and family and start a new holiday tradition. The lights are on every evening for you to enjoy. Please visit our website for the horse trolley schedule and a full list of special events. simcoechristmaspanorama @SimcoeChristmas

For a full list of events and dates visit

July 1 Parade, Port Dover


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Le Tour De Norfolk, Delhi

Norfolk County Fair, Simcoe

Friday 13, Port Dover

Bayfest, Port Rowan

October 2-8, 2018

Waterford Lions Pumpkinfest, Waterford

Simcoe Christmas Panorama, Simcoe

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To Do

Arts & Exhibits


Strand Theatre

Art with Heart, Port Dover

Art with Heart Studio 518A Main St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 226-567-5500 Inspire. Create. MOTIVATE!   Art with HEART Studio offers dynamic youth arts programming including summer camps, paint parties, classes & more.  Visit us today! artwithheartstudio @_artwithHEART artwithheart

Artist Workshop 95 Pond Street, Simcoe,ON N3Y 2T5 Open Studio: Thursdays 1 - 4pm. Members work on own pieces in preferred medium. Classes: Different media by qualified artists held monthly. All are welcome to join.


Norfolk Arts Centre pg 11 Norfolk County Public Library 46 Colborne Street South, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4H3 519-426-3506 Check out our five Library Branches for books, magazines, DVDs, gaming, audio books and more. Free Library Cards for anyone with an Ontario address. norfolkcountylibrary @norfolklibrary

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Routes to Roots Film Festival & Norfolk Popcorn Party #R2RFF

55 Robinson Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1W5 519-428-4650 Strand Theatre offers first run movies with digital projection and surround sound in a clean family-friendly atmosphere, at a price you can afford! The-Strand-Movie-Theatre @TheStrandSimcoe

55 Robinson Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1W5 519-428-4650 September 21-22, 2018. The Routes to Roots Film Festival (R2RFF) is an annual showcase of local, national, and international storytelling through the art of film, with an emphasis on rural themes and settings. Through workshops and other activities led by industry professionals, the festival encourages filmmakers of all levels. Audiences are invited to view a variety of original content. R2RFilm @r2rfilm r2rff | 1-800-699-9038


Simcoe Little Theatre

Lighthouse Festival Theatre 247 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-2221 | 1-888-779-7703 One of Ontario's most successful professional summer theatres with a focus on a Canadian playbill from May to September. Featuring comedy, music and drama. @lighthouseLFT lighthouselft

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33 Talbot Street North, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3W5 519-426-7620 One of Southern Ontario's longest-running community theatres. Season runs September to June featuring musicals, comedies and dramas - from Broadway blockbusters to modern gems. Special ticket rates for students, seniors and groups. SLT - where community stars shine! Find us on Facebook and twitter @SmcoLilTheatre



Music Concert Venues

Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover

Backstage Capitol 93 King Street Delhi, ON N4B 1X7 519-582-7272 Year round live entertainment in the historic and newly renovated Backstage Capitol Theatre. Visit our website for information on upcoming concerts, plays, children programs and rentals. pages/Backstage-Capitol-Theatre @BackstageCap

La Salette Historic Church 88 La Salette Road, La Salette, ON N0E 1H0 519-582-8721 The La Salette Historic Church is considered the best example of the neo-Gothic Revival style in Southern Ontario. Recently restored, this magniďŹ cent building is available for weddings, concerts, music videos and movie shoots.

Sweet Sound DJ Norfolk County, ON, Canada 519-429-1040 We do indoor/outdoor events. Lighting, speakers, fundraising, games. We also MC events!

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To Do

Heritage & Culture

Backus Mill, Port Rowan

Backus Mill, Port Rowan

Backus Heritage Conservation Area

Canada's First Forestry Station Interpretive Centre

1267 Second Concession Road, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-2201 | 1-877-990-9932 Explore the Nature Centre, 1798 Backhouse Grist Mill and other historic buildings. Camping, fishing, hiking, nature and heritage educational programs, special events and War 1812 Re-Enactment. LongPointConservation @longpointca

885 Highway 24 At Forestry Farm Road north of St. Williams, ON 519-875-3350 / 226-401-2652 How Norfolk's wastelands became Ontario's Garden by establishing the nursery, Canada's First Forestry Station and "Sawmills of Yesteryear - A Cut In Time” canadasfirstforestrystation

Dogwood Flower, Forestry Station, Port Rowan

Forestry Station, Port Rowan

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To Do

For Families

Carousel Stables, St. Williams

Carousel Stables 1684 4th Concession Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-429-4599 Lessons, Trail rides. Day or week camps. Overnight accommodation available for horse experience packages. carouselstables

White Horse Family Entertainment Centre - Bowling and Mini Golf 80 Davis Street East, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2P9 519-426-6372 Under NEW Management - Our state of the art facility has "fun for the whole family"; 5 and 10 pin bowling to glow in the dark mini-golf, large arcade and fully-licensed snack bar. Party rooms and board rooms are also available. Corporate parties welcome. Come see what all the fun is about! Whitehorse-Family-Entertainment-Center

White Horse Family Entertainment, Simcoe

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Mountain Bike, Turkey Point

Zip Lining, St. Williams

Museum, Waterford

Art with Heart, Port Dover

Stand Up Paddle Board, Waterford

Beach, Port Dover

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Long Point Bird Observatory, Long Point

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To Do

For Families

Quance Park, Delhi (illuminated in the evenings)

Deer Park, Waterford

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To Do

Relax and Energize

Amelie Chanda, Wellness Coach

Dolmor Salon

Embrace Hair Salon & Spa

37 Mergl Drive, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N4 519-410-2430 Fitness • Nutrition • Mindfulness A unique approach to a healthy lifestyle! Join Amelie on a unique outdoor experience! Yoga and adventures including retreats, family friendly events and more.  Be active while discovering Norfolk County! #GoNorfolk ameliechandawellnesscoach @AmelieWellness abmelou

42 Kent Street North, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3S2 519-426-3020 Our award winning salon features 10 fabulous stylists and private esthetic services, fashion accessories and wigs. Early morning and Evening appointments available. @DOLMORSALON

51 St James St S, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-8488 Our Mission is to provide you all the services we can to the best of our ability. We strive to provide a comfortable, clean and relaxing environment! At Embrace Salon and Spa we take great pride in our services. Gift certificates are available and make fabulous gifts any time of the year.

Elements Day Spa

Norfolk Dental Hygiene

Divinely Connected 1159 Bay Street, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519 410-1300 We offer Etheric Crystal Bed Sessions, Indian Head Massage, Ion Detox Foot Bath, Oracle Card Readings, Reflexology and Reiki Treatments. As well as Classes, Meditation Nights and a Free Weekly Spiritual Awakening Circle. Visit us for Crystals, Himalayan Salt Products and Smudging Supplies. divinelyconnectedportrowan

168 New Lakeshore Road, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N3 519-583-0706 Elements Day Spa is a full service, unisex spa offering full aesthetic services, relaxation and registered massage therapy. Enjoy the lake view from our indoor salt water pool. Located just below David's Restaurant. elements.dayspa

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The Gateway to Your Health, Bowen Therapy with Ann 66 Hamilton Plank Road, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N7 519-583-0973 Bowen is a gentle, relaxing, hands on technique that encourages healing through balancing your mind, body & spirit. Careful and respectful of the body's physiology, Bowen restores the body's optimal balance. Bowen aids in good health. Effective for all ages.

185 Robinson Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5L6 519-429-0101 Welcome to your Happy Healthy Beautiful SMILE! Welcome to Norfolk Dental Hygiene! Call 519-429-0101 to book your appointment today! Providing care for all family members - children, youth, adults, elderly, anxious, previous patients and new clients looking for a different setting! Focusing on a more natural and holistic approach. karyndentalhygienist @norfolkdh norfolkdentalhygiene | 1-800-699-9038

Elements Day Spa, David’s Restaurant, Port Dover

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As a lover of the outdoors and a person that ďŹ nds her zen in nature, I am delighted to call Norfolk County my home. Our mild climate, fertile land, lake, trails and forests make this region a true gem for the nature lover. Hailing from the north, I simply couldn't have found a better place to settle down, raise a family and operate a wellness business. GoNorfolk was born in the fall of 2016. The aim was to empower people to get moving around the county and explore our unique sights and offerings. Through the ďŹ rst year of the project, my family and my tribe experienced some unique adventures and breathtaking sceneries. I absolutely love sharing my passion for Norfolk County with locals and visitors alike, there is so much to discover!


BEACHES Our beaches are fabulous and they are totally worth the detour. Let’s start with Long Point! This is a sight you can’t miss. 40 km of sandy beach, so beautiful and unique. It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This is a little heaven for boaters and anglers. I love to go out with my family to soak up the sunshine, swim and stroll down the beach. Long Point is also a prime spot for birding. The area’s wetland and forests offer the perfect setting for catching a glimpse of over 400 species of birds. Turkey Point is high on my list of favorite spots in the area. Find your bliss in the summertime with water fun including seadoo rentals, flyboarding, top notch marina and awesome patios. While you are here, make a pit stop in Port Dover, get on a paddleboard and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this charming lakeside town. Enjoy the wheelchair accessible beach, stop in for an ice cream and stay for dinner in one of our fine dining or casual restaurants.

TRAILS The trail network in Norfolk County is simply spectacular. If you are a hiker, walker or cyclist, you will be amazed by the variety of recreational trails. The Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club trails offer 80+km of single track groomed trails ideal for

beginners, avid riders and trail runners. The Carolinian forest offers an incredible backdrop for all thrill seekers. Norfolk County is also the home of 45 km of converted rail trails. The Lynn Valley Trail is one of my favorite sections, connecting Port Dover to Simcoe. The wide trail offers various habitats including mixed woods, wetlands, open grassland and agricultural land, all along the scenic Lynn River. Fantastic for cyclists, walkers and runners, this trail also connects to the Waterford Heritage Trail and the Delhi Trail for a full day’s adventure! Let’s not forget Backus Woods’ trail! This is a stunning location for hiking and walking, snowshoeing, backcountry cross country skiing, mountain biking and winter (fat) biking. There you will find 12 km of self-interpreting trails winding through 700 magnificent acres.

CAMPING If adventure is in your blood, you will be pleased with your experience in Norfolk County. Long Point Eco Adventures is your luxury glamping paradise. Choose a wilderness suite for the full comfort experience or book a camping pod for a more rustic stay. LPEA is truly an amazing place. Soak up the breathtaking view of the Long Point Bay and enjoy a full array of thrill seeking activities. Do as much or as little as

you want while you connect to nature and disconnect from your busy home routine. For a more rugged time, our Provincial Parks and local Conservation Authorities will create the perfect setting for you to make memories. From sand to forest to historical sites, you have many options for camping experiences. The Long Point Provincial Park offers incredible camping sites. You can literally have your feet in the sand while having a campfire!

AMAZING LOCATIONS The Long Point World Biosphere is situated right here in Norfolk County. Long Point and the surrounding area is rich in natural beauty. Make a plan to visit the area to “meet our locals”, a spectacular array of species, to see our biodiverse ecosystems, and amazing scenery. There are 20 places within Norfolk County specifically designed by the Biosphere as “Amazing Places” that you absolutely want to add to your itinerary. Twenty places mapped for natural or cultural significance that will enhance your experience. Check out Whistling Gardens, Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery, and Deer Creek, they are my favorites! Norfolk County as a destination has so much to offer. Come for a day or stay longer and enjoy the fresh air, the calmness and our spectacular landscape.




North Shore Athletics-Bike Rentals, Port Dover

Elevation Mountain Bike Camps Turkey Point, ON 519-427-3311 Learn to mountain bike in a Carolinian forest with over 75km of trails! Offering camps, clinics and guided tours for all ages and abilities.   Rental bikes available. elevationmtbcamps @dwnhiller_pauly elevationmtb

Lake Erie Waterfront Trail, Norfolk County

North Shore Athletics ~ Bike Rentals

Ontario's South Coast Bicycles and Tours Inc.

Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club

Port Dover, ON, Canada 519-583-3100 There are bike shops and then there are bike shops; We provide more than a place to buy and service bikes, a place where you enjoy coming just to spend time with the staff and being part of the buzz. We are here to inspire you and guide you. Bike Rentals available 7 days/week. groups/northshorerunners scotdbrockbank

3141 Front Road, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0 (near Port Ryerse) 519-429-8184 Bicycle rentals, sales, repairs, guided and self-guided tours. Lake Erie's Waterfront Trail, road and tandem bike rentals, WBI professional bike mechanic. New and used bicycles. ontariossouthcoastbicyclesandtours @JcFNaples61

1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-429-2879 TPMBC rides and maintains 75 kms. of single track trails in the Turkey point area. The trails can be ridden year round and are open to walkers, joggers, x-country skiers and snowshoeing. turkey-Point-Mountain-Bike-Club @tpmbc

RENTALS • REPAIRS • SALES KHS, Pedego and Velec Pedal Assist Bicycles

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Elevation Mountain Bike Camps, Turkey Point

Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club, Turkey Point

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Unique Adventures

Axe Throwing at Long Point EcoAdventures

1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 877-746-8687 Do you have what it takes to be a real lumberjack?! Come test your axe throwing skills with this new adventure right on site at Long Point Eco-Adventures! LongPointEcoAdventures @LongPointEcoAdv

BAER Fishing Adventures 1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-718-8113 Many unique experiences to choose from; learn to fish lessons and guided adventures on Hobie Kayaks, sport fishing boats and drift boats. baerkayakfishing @BAERkayakFishin

Big Creek Paddle 1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 877-743-8687 Paddle Canada’s Amazon with Long Point Eco-Adventures! Experience the solitude and wildlife of Big Creek with your friends or family as it gently flows through mature Carolinian forest towards Long Point Bay accompanied by professional and knowledgeable guides. LongPointEcoAdventures @LongPointEcoAdv

Buzz Tour Company

Kitchener, ON, Canada 519-577-0758 Whether you're looking for a girls' day out, a couples excursion, a unique idea for your next corporate connection or to celebrate a special occasion, Buzz Tour Company will provide a fun, fabulous and frolicsome adventure for your crew! Each tour can take up to seven passengers, and provide front door pick up in Kitchener and area for your day trip. Larger group and custom tours are available. Please contact us to learn more. buzztourcompany @buzztourco buzztourco

Gopher Dunes Inc. Rentals, Track & Trails 4385 Norfolk County Road Hwy 59, Courtland, ON N0J 1E0 519-688-4075 Gopher Dunes Inc. is an off-road facility with 30km of one-way wooded trails great for beginner and experienced riders! Also home to 4 tracks, the Beginner, Pee-Wee, Main Sand, and Arenacross tracks.  We offer bike & ATV lessons/rentals and have a fully stocked Pro-shop & Service Department on site. gopherdunes @gopherdunes gopherdunes

Jimmy Riggin' Fishing Charters

Long Point Zip Line & Eco-Adventures

136 Erie Blvd, Long Point, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-7990 A professional fishing guide for over 10 years, Jimmy has fished Long Point Bay for 30+ years.  Choose to fish any of the species the Bay offers. jimmyriggin @twitter jimmyrigginfishingcharters

Judgement Day Paintball 2047 Highway 3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 519-842-8585 Book your paintball adventure for groups of 6 or more. Field times available Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Rental equipment available or bring your own. judgement-day-paintball

Lakeside Vista 2916 Front Road, R.R. # 1, Vittoria, ON N3Y 4K2 519-410-4428 or 519-428-6707 Our vision for Lakeside Vista is to create a unique, family fun events center that everyone can enjoy. We are located 90 miles SW of Toronto along the North shore of Lake Erie in Norfolk County. The perfect spot for festivals, weddings or any special event.

Long Point Island Hugger Tours Grand Experiences Outdoor Adventure Company 115 Grand River Street North, Paris, ON N3L 2M4 1-888-258-0441 | 226-208-1305 South Ontario's Outdoor Adventure Company offering canoe, kayak, Voyageur Canoe, bicycle, hiking adventures since 1997. Signature guided experiences include Norfolk's trails, Big Creek and Long Point Bay. GrandXperiences @GrandXperiences grand_experiences

Big Creek, Norfolk County

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Long Point, ON, Canada 519-718-9608 Eco-based on water tours and charters of the Long Point area on Lake Erie, Ontario. Open May 18th to October, 15th, 2018. LPIHT @lpiht01 long-point-island-hugger-tours

1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-586-9300 | 1-877-743-8687 (TOUR) Choose a zipline and canopy tour or the natural abundance of stars, Carolinian forests, trails, Bay vistas, day or night. Or kick back in outdoor suites with fine wine. Relax or reinvigorate with friends and family! LongPointEcoAdventures @LongPointEcoAdv longpointecoadv

Nomada Charters Inc. Port Dover Pier, Harbour Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-428-6195 See Port Dover the way it is meant to be seen - From the Water! Join us for a scenic one hour tour on the Lynn River and into the Black Creek Nature Reserve. As you float along the river enjoy the sights, commentary and music that is provided! Don't forget your camera! Tours run daily, weather depending. Bus Tours Welcome! NomadaChartersPortDover @NomadaCharters

Norfolk Ram Rodeo 2454 Nixon Rd, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K6 519-671-6653 The RAM Rodeo tour is excited to bring the action packed sport of rodeo to Norfolk County! On July 14-15, 2018 the Norfolk Ram Rodeo returns to Timmermans Ranch located near Simcoe, Ontario.  This is sure to be an exciting event for the whole family and is one you won't want to miss! timmermansranch

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Ralphy's Retreat Animal Sanctuary St. Williams, ON, Canada 519-586-8083 Experience the joy of pigs at this Norfolk County sanctuary. Rub pig bellies, hug a duck and meet the rescued animals that call Ralphy's home! Tours and visits by appointment only. Humane Education programs and Animal Assisted Interactions available. RalphysRetreat @RalphysRetreat ralphysretreat

Red Apple Rides Port Dover, ON, Canada 519-718-BIKE (2453) Guided bike tours and bike rentals. Home of the "FOODIE" Tour! Experience all Norfolk has to offer, from local wineries, breweries, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, and more!  Also introducing the Farmer's Tour this year!  Experience 3 local farms and learn more about the true farm to plate experience!  All tours will encourage you to use all 5 of your senses! redapplerides

Scenic Aerial Tours Tillsonburg Flying School 244411 Airport Road, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H1 519-688-3968 Take flight and soar over Tillsonburg to Port Rowan, Long Point, along Lake Erie's shoreline, Lake Erie Wind Farm then over Port Burwell, around the submarine over to Aylmer before returning to Tillsonburg. Gift certificates available.

Tree Climbing Canada Norfolk County, ON 519-718-8733 Join the world of Recreational Tree Climbing and view the world from a   different perspective.Tree Climbing Canada is an outdoor adventure company. We offer adventures in the tree tops.  Come on down to Norfolk County and experience the Carolinian Forest cover  in a new and exciting  way! Tree-Climbing-Canada

Trip to the Tip of Long Point 45 Cedar Drive, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 1-877-884-3566 Long Point Tours offer Zodiac boat tours to the tip of Long Point (World Biosphere), birding tours, guided hikes and more! Tours run May to September. @LongPointTours

Nomada Charters Inc, Port Dover

Gopher Dunes Inc., Courtland

Tree Climbing, Norfolk County

BAER Fishing Adventure, St. Williams

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Boating and Marinas

MacDonald Turkey Point Marina

Booth's Harbour Developments Ltd. 70 Bluewater Avenue, R. R. #1, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-586-2731 Booth's Harbour is a seasonal trailer park and marina catering to fishermen and recreational boaters. We have most amenities to make your leisure time enjoyable. Booths-Harbour

92 Clubhouse Road, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 519-426-6795 MacDonald Turkey Point Marina - The largest full service privately owned marina on the north shore of Lake Erie, located between Port Dover and Long Point. MacDonaldTPMarina

Old Cut Boat Livery

Proctor Marine Ltd.

39 Rogers Ave, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-3302 Everything you need for a day on the bay! Boat rentals (no boating license necessary), live bait (minnows, worms, leeches) fishing licenses, boat launch, gas, takeout food, ice. oldcut @oldcutlivery

487 Queensway West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4R5 519-426-0653 Norfolk's one stop for all of your boating needs. 7000 square foot showroom, large accessory shop and award winning service department. ProctorMarine

Old Cut Marina Ltd.

Bridge Yachts Ltd.

Norfolk County Port Dover Harbour Marina

49 Harbour Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-3199 / 1-877-583-3199 Bridge Yachts Ltd. offers a great selection of new and pre-owned boats. Our professional sales staff specialize in both power and sail. Our store is well stocked with parts and accessories; and, our Service Department can handle all your commissioning, winterizing, storage and repair needs. BridgeYachts

50 Passmore Street, P.O. Box 1270, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-1581 port-dover-harbour-marina Port Dover Harbour Marina is open from April 15th to October 15th. We have 381 fully serviced slips, 74 non-serviced slips. We provide many services to meet all your boating needs. Off Season Phone Number, 519-426-5999 ext. 2225.

40-90 Rogers Avenue, Long Point, ON N0E 1M0 226-688-7901 Home of LP Watersports, the premiere destination for fishermen, hunters and recreational boaters. Seadoo, Paddle Boat, and Kayak Rentals. Temporary Boating Licenses. Weekday specials. Great weekend rates! Year-round Marina. Duck Hunting Slips, Ice Fishing Access, Taxi and Hut Rentals.

Norfolk County Port Dover Harbour Marina, Port Dover

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Watercraft Rentals

Turkey Point

South Coast Watersports

Turkey Point Watersports

Waveline Rentals Inc.

2 Walker Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-909-8079 519-761-1775 Southern Ontario's best SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Outfitter. Sales, rentals, lessons, camps, tours, yoga and wilderness expeditions on Lake Erie, Big Creek, Waterford Ponds, the Grand River and beyond. Paddle Canada Certified. NorthShorePaddlesurf

47 Cedar Drive, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 519-426-1210 Beat the heat at Turkey Point WaterSports. Rent our Yamaha WaveRunners. Pontoon, speed and fishing boats, water trampolines, banana boats, stand up paddle boards and kayaks. Seasonal cottage rental available. Turkey-Point-WaterSports

236 Ordnance Avenue, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 519-503-9980 Have some fun in the sun with seadoos and boat rentals. Lowest prices in all of Ontario. Renting brand new equipment. @wavelinerentals Turkey Point

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taking kids fishing by Jason Barnucz Norfolk County Angling Ambassador

In today’s day and age there is a serious need to engage youth in the outdoors. Fishing is one of the greatest ways. It provides young and old a chance to build independence and build memories. Fishing is also a very easy way to enjoy the outdoors with minimal expense. Here are some things to consider when taking kids ďŹ shing that will make time on the water enjoyable for everyone.


1) Location: Be sure to scout locations that are both easy to access and fish may be plentiful. Don’t worry about catching your next trophy fish. Kids are happy catching any fish. The more fish they catch the more they will want to be challenged with larger fish, different species, etc. See links at the bottom of this article for information on fishing locations. 2) Fishing Equipment: Often anglers can be guilty of complicating this part of the process. Keeping it simple for kids is important. Reels: A good quality spin-cast or spinning reel is great for beginners. Spin-cast reels are easy to cast and maintain. Rods: A light to medium action rod between 4’ to 5' in length is a good start for beginners also. Shorter rods are easier to transport and can result in less tangles. Line: A spool of good quality in 6lb or 8lb monofilament is great. It is cheap and reliable. Tackle: Again the ‘keep it simple’ rule applies for tackle. Hooks, weights/sinkers and bobbers are great for getting started. Live-bait like nightcrawlers/worms are readily accessible for most anglers at local tackle shops, gas stations and variety stores. Don’t be afraid to consider artificial baits. Many companies like Berkley make a vast array of artificial baits, which can be easily stored at home and are ready at a moment’s notice. A small assortment of small jig-heads is all you need for artificial baits. 3) Fishing Safety: Life Jackets: It is imperative that anglers with children always keep safety first. When kids, and parents, wear life jackets regularly it becomes part of the experience. Life jackets will more than pay for themselves the first time they are used. Hooks: Hooks are sharp and also have barbs. These should be handled by adults while fishing. Parents can easily take a pair of needle nosed pliers and press/pinch barbs flat. Hooks with flat barbs allow for easier unhooking of fish and reduced risk of hooking injuries while fishing. 4) Additional Equipment: When taking kids fishing, preparation may involve some unique components to make for a successful day. Some items families should include while fishing are: drinking water, sunscreen, snacks, insect repellant, rain jacket/pants, hats, first-aid kit, and sunglasses.

Casting: The preferred cast for young children is likely a sidearm cast. Teach a child to look over their shoulder to make sure it is safe to cast. Then bring the rod back behind them keeping it above their waist. As they sweep the rod forward they can release the line just prior to pointing at the target. This all takes time and often can be practiced at home on the lawn with just a weight and bobber. Detecting a Bite: The easiest way to detect bites is to use a hook and bobber/float setup. Teach kids that when a fish bites, the bobber will be pulled or slide under the water’s surface. At this point they can set the hook. Demonstrate setting the hook much like demonstrating the casting technique. Playing and Landing a Fish: This can take time but could be the most enjoyable part of the day. Once a fish is hooked the key is to reel slowly and keeping the rod bent. Children will likely ask for help so be there to help out. A landing net is always fun to land a fish. Often if there are multiple children, taking turns operating the net and catching fish is a great way to teach team skills. Even for small fish. Capturing the Memory Quickly and Release: It is important to take pictures of your catch but don’t hold the fish out of water for too long. A quick photo is all it takes to make a great memory last forever. Once a photo is taken, quickly release the fish if desired. Also, keeping a few fish for the table is great. Be sure to follow the regulations in your area and also the Ontario Guide to Eating Sportfish (see link below). After all of this be sure to HAVE FUN! This is the primary objective and regardless of the number of fish caught having fun is the greatest part of the trip! Great fishing tips and information for families can be found in these links: Fishing In Norfolk County, Ontario Ontario Family Fishing Shakespeare Fishing Fish On-line Tool (Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests) Keep Canada Fishing Guide to Eating Ontario Sportfish (Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change) Perch

Walleye (Pickerel) Largemouth Bass

Rock Bass


Lake Trout

Coho Salmon

Smallmouth Bass

Northern Pike

Chinook Salmon

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Links at Dover Coast 169 New Lakeshore Road, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N3 519-583-2118 A true Links Golf Course with Pro Shop and licensed patio. A course that really is built for all levels of golfer. Naturally different. The-Links-at-Dover-Coast @davidsontour

Mike Mahrt Golf Academy and Driving Range 23 Charlotteville Road 5 (South of Jericho), R.R. # 1 , St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 226-567-1940 Driving Range open to public. Private and group lessons available. Instruction for all levels. Golf Camps, Wednesday Ladies Night. Stress free golf learning environment. Canadian P.G.A. Head Teaching Professional. mike.mahrt @mikemahrt

Springview Farm Golf Course

Woodside Greens Golf Club

#657 Culver Side Road, R. R. #3 , Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-0589 / 519-443-0590 Family owned and operated since 2006. Designed with the natural contours of our farmland, a challenging Par 66, 18-hole course. The importance of club selection is our most important tip, and that golf balls don't float! Clubhouse available for private functions year round. springview-Farm-Golf-Course

847 Charlotteville Road 10, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4J9 519-428-0030 Experience country club greens without the country club price. Located minutes from downtown Simcoe, nestled in the beautiful Carolinian Forest. Our warm, friendly staff awaits! people/Woodside-Greens @WoodsideGreens

Springview Farm Golf Course, Waterford

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Waterfall, Port Dover

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Wineries and Breweries

Norfolk County is home to unique growing conditions for grapes which have allowed the area to develop into an emerging wine region. Its most distinctive feature is the Norfolk Sand Plain with well draining soils. A gently sloping landscape with sands ranging in various depths underground allow for warmer temperatures earlier in spring, and commencement of vineyard activities. A long frost-free period near Lake Erie gives Norfolk County another unique locational advantage, with exposure to the prevailing south-westerly winds that cross the lake along a fetch that is more than 200 km in length. The open waters of Lake Erie help keep temperatures moderate in the middle of summer, while extending the warming period in the fall, thus allowing grapes to achieve their full ripening potential. The proximity to this open body of water has created two temperature zones. The lakeshore zone (approximately 5 km in width) allows the penetration of strong moderating lake breeze and a warmer zone where the lake breeze penetration is weak. Norfolk County possesses good growing conditions for a wide range of grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Cab Franc, shared with other established viticultural areas in Ontario.  With all its climatic and soils attributes, the region has a unique terroir that encourages continued growth of its local wine industry, producing high-quality vintages that have garnered wide spread recognition and acclaim. 

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Wine and Beer Experiences Ride The Bine

Hometown Brew Co.

Simcoe, ON, Canada 519-577-0758 Ride the Bine is a local beer, wine, and cider tour company that works to get people closer to where their food comes from. Amanda & Susan, owners of Ride the Bine, both grew up on farms and look to share their love of the beverage and food industry with anyone who will listen! Ride the Bine's fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinters will provide a safe and easy way to get to some of the coolest spots in Norfolk County and the London area. ridethebine @RidetheBine

17 Talbot Street East, Jarvis, ON N0A 1J0 905-928-5880 We started HTBC as a family. To make beer and grow hops. The three of us, brothers and cousins, have always talked about building something together. Because our shared background is in farming and drinking beer the end result should have been obvious. Our beer philosophy is simple Work hard to create shareable, uniquely refreshing brews that find a balance between drink-ability and flavour. Enjoy & Welcome Home! We aim to have news on our brewery location soon! hometownbrewingco @HTBCbeer hometownbrewco

Concession Road Brewing Co. 17 Talbot Street East, Jarvis, ON N0A 1J0 905-928-5880 Concession Road Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated microbrewery. Located in Jarvis, Ontario's old fire hall we focus on small batch, hand crafted ales. concessionroadbrew/ @ConcessionBrew

The Blue Elephant Artisan Brewery, Simcoe

Norfolk’s only Craft Brew House

New Limburg, Nixon

Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm, La Salette

Enjoy our Beautiful Patio

Banquet, Meeting Room & Catering Available

Casual Dining Experience featuring Norfolk Farm Fresh

Open Mon-Sat at 11:30 am

96 Norfolk Street S., Simcoe


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: k l o f r o N n i k l Hipfo o the A guide t s g n a h t s e p hip in Norfolk

by Payden Shrubb

Whether you h ave just a few hip-ish tenden cies a full-blown hip or you're st has got you co er; Norfolk vered!

The Beer Nothing keeps you hip like local craft brews


New Limburg Brewery This amazing small craft brewery serves up delicious Belgian style beers, and amazing snacks (cheese boards, sausage rolls, etc.). Set in an old, refurbished school in rural Norfolk County, the bar has a piano, cozy chairs, and plenty of board games (Yahtzee!). Enjoy some bitterballen (a delicious Dutch meat snack) and a sampling flight of 4 beers for a hip afternoon!

Blue Elephant Brewpub Does Thai food and freshly brewed beer sound like a good combination to you? Many beers are made with fresh, local fruit (Strawberry beer!), or have an interesting tie to the Norfolk County community. This brewpub is located inside of a full-service restaurant that serves up some of the best chicken wings in the county, along with some amazing Thai food (the Thai egg rolls and Pad Thai are a huge hit).

Top Dog Cider We’re still waiting for these guys to open an official tasting bar, but for now you can purchase Top Dog Ciders at Blueberry Hill Estate Winery. This cider is brewed by the Hounds of Erie Winery (they also make wine), and they have won numerous national awards for their ciders to date.


Dine in restaurants, take away, beach huts and bakeries Norfolk has it all! The Combine The absolute BEST perch tacos I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a lot). Make sure you call ahead and make a reservation at this popular, farm-to-table restaurant. Enjoy local beer or wine or try one of their amazing cocktails (the Pimm’s cup is delightful). These guys really know their food; it’s all good here from their stone-oven baked pizzas, to their steaks and their side dishes (those brussel sprouts!).

on time. Oh, and don’t forget about their amazing coffee.

Food Trucks

We all know they serve some of the best food out there! First Mate's Long Point The Little Cheesecake Company Simcoe Shaka Bean Port Dover


To keep up your hip appearances 13 Reasons Port Dover Al's Shoes Keds, Birkenstocks, and Blundstones at discount prices.


Who would sing the soundtrack to your hip life?

The Crepe House The concept for this restaurant started small, with the owners selling crepes from a small cart in a park in Port Dover. Now a full-fledged restaurant, serving crepes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with one of the best patios in Port Dover in the summer (and serving some of the best cocktails too!). Featured on the Canadian show, You Gotta Eat Here, guests drive from near and far to try all the different crepe combinations, from the Big Breakfast (eggs, sausage, brown beans & maple syrup), to Turkey Dinner (turkey, stuffing, gravy & cranberry), and of course sweet crepes like the Autumn Harvest (apples & cheddar).

The music scene in Norfolk County is featured in the restaurants and bars in the area with some amazing local talent dominating the scene. The following restaurants/bars feature local bands weekly: 211 – Thursday nights in Port Dover (year-round)

Burning Kiln Winery – Wednesday nights from the Victoria Day long weekend until the Labour Day long weekend on the patio New Limburg – Open mic night on Wednesdays (introduced winter of 2018) David’s Martini Bar – Friday nights in the lounge (year-round)

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The Catherwood restaurant in Vittoria throws an annual anniversary party behind their restaurant featuring local beer, some groovy tunes and, of course, pizza!


Being hip is hard, you’ll need some good coffee to keep up. Joy Bakery Café The newest café on the scene in Norfolk is Joy Bakery Café. One look around this tiny café and your creative juices will be flowing! Featuring all local, handmade pottery, treats baked in house, and some of the best coffee around. If you’re feeling extra fancy, high tea is also available!

Urban Parisian Have you ever tried a real French-style macaroon? This is the place to do it; with French style pastries and breads, you’ll find some of the best treats in Norfolk right here. The lunch specials here are also to die for; with paninis and sandwiches on fresh baked bread, tasty salads and warm, delicious soups. There are daily bread selections, with super fresh amazing Montreal style bagels coming out on Wednesdays. And of course, the coffee is always perfection; you can even purchase their coffee beans to take home.

Annual Events to fulfill your hip needs.

The rest of our Norfolk County hip obsessions

Beerstock This newer festival takes place on the last weekend in September in Powell Park in Port Dover. Featuring local breweries, wineries and some amazing snacks as well (Shaka Bean food truck included!). Some food vendors focus on making foods you can easily snack on with one

North Shore Cycle Shop What kind of cyclist are you? A mountain biker? Road cyclist? Do you cruise casually on your banana seat or speed down the city roads on your fixie? This shop can fix or tune up anything! Many parts are stocked in the shop, but if you have specific needs, just


give them a call and they’ll order pretty much anything in. Running and swimming gear is also available here; the owner is an avid Ironman competitor, so he knows his stuff!

Waterford Antique Market Does looking through thousands and thousands of records from various collectors sound like a great way to spend your afternoon? You’ll definitely find something to add to your collection here. This market stocks everything from books and comics, to toys, furniture, and of course records. New items are constantly arriving from different collectors.

Cottage North Soapworks Just walking by the door of this shop, the scents will likely draw you in. Featuring many soaps and lotions that are handmade on the premises, in addition to luxurious French made soaps, organic and eco-friendly products, and some of the most carefully curated home décor items you’ll find in Norfolk; it’s hard to leave this store empty handed.



Trish’s Bakery For all of your Gluten Free needs! Amazing cupcakes, squares, cookies, bread, meats, snacks, I could go on! They’ve got it all. Try the Cherrywood smoked kielbasa, or the beef pie if you’re looking for a savory snack on the go. They’ve also got a good selection of delicious frozen meals for when you’re short

hand, making drinking and snacking so much easier. A big hit last year was the Erie Beach’s perch & celery bread skewer; and don’t miss Kungfu Dog for the best chili dogs ever!


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Bakeries British Baked Goods

The Good Bread Company

46 Robinson Street, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 1W6 519-426-5575 British style authentic baked goods everything made at our own bakery. Six locations at various farmers markets across Ontario. We also make gluten free products. Look for us at various Farmers Markets and Festivals! britishbakedgoods @thebritishbake

1550 Old Brock Street (Vittoria Road), Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0 519-428-1300 Artisanal and traditional baking. Using the best ingredients handled with old world care.

Courtland Bakery Ltd. 217 Main Street, Courtland, ON N0J 1E0 519-688-2023 Open since 1939, we celebrate our 77th year in business! Bakery, European style deli and lots and lots of goodies to satisfy every member of the family. Courtland-Bakery

Trish's Bakery 229 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-2800 Web We are Norfolk County's Best Kept Secret! The area's only 100% Gluten Free Bakery. We do what other bakeries do, but we are totally Gluten Free! Come check out all our wonderful products. Trishs-Bakery-Café @TrishsBakery

Trish’s Bakery, Port Dover

Joy Bakery Café 126 Robinson Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1W9 519-420-9999 A place to visit with friends, drink good coffee and eat fabulous baked goods! Experience the joy of a locally-sourced cafe! joyofnorfolk @joyofnorfolk joynorfolk

The Good Bread Company, Vittoria

British Baked Goods, Simcoe

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FEAST ON Certified Restaurants

The Blue Elephant, Simcoe

David’s Restaurant, Port Dover

Erie Beach Hotel, Port Dover

The Combine, Simcoe

Blue Elephant Craft Brew House

Davids Restaurant

Erie Beach Hotel

The Combine

96 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe ON N3Y 2W2 519-428-2886 Featuring our new Brew House and Beer Store - Brewing on premise! Focusing on local, seasonal produce with a "Taste of Norfolk". Unique, special menu which follows monthly seasonal produce of Norfolk. theblueelephantbrew @BlueElephantInc

168 New Lakeshore Road, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N3 519-583-0706 Featuring 3 floors of fun including Elements Day Spa at ground level, David's Restaurant at walk-in level and upstairs enjoy the Double Olive Lounge. All overlooking private gardens and Lake Erie toward the Long Point Biosphere. DavidsRestaurantPortDover @davidsontour

19 Walker Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-1391 Family owned and operated for 70 years. Famous for Lake Erie Perch, Pickerel and Celery Bread. Full accommodation available. Please call ahead for rates and reservations. Erie-Beach-Hotel @ErieBeachHotel

352 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 2W9 226-440-3369 The Combine welcomes guests into a century home on an acre and a half of land in the heart of Simcoe. The showcase of the open kitchen is an artisan made wood fired pizza oven along with a 17 foot reclaimed black locust bar. Patio seating, local wines, craft beer and Norfolk cuisine. theCombineNorfolk @thecombinegrows

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211 Main Gastropub

211 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-3251 Port Dover's only Gastropub. Serving unique twists on classic pub food on three-tiered patios, it’s the perfect place to eat and drink with friends! 211-Main @211main 211main

Andy's Drive-In 3710 Hwy 59, Langton, ON N0E 1G0 519-875-2631 Celebrating 70 years in business! '50s inspired Drive-In serving customers great old fashioned flavour since the 1940s. Featuring local meats and produce. Open March to November. Eat-in or take-out. Andysdrivein @AndysDriveIn

Barrel Restaurant 131 Queensway West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2M8 519-426-0068 Welcome to a warm inviting atmosphere, fresh home-made Italian food, gourmet pizza, chicken, veal, seafood and gluten free items. "Casual Italian Restaurant", at its best! Delivery and take-out available. barrelrestaurantsimcoe @Barrel87

Bayview Restaurant and Variety Store

Fisherman's Catch Bar & Restaurant

101 Cedar Drive, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 519-426-3232 Located on main beach, we serve a wide variety of foods, our famous Burger, fresh cut fries, cold beer, 25+ ice cream flavours. Store offers swimwear, beach toys, tanning products, camping supplies, cold drinks, Lotto and more!

15 Walker Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N5 519-583-1801 Located on Port Dover's famous beach strip. Specializing in fresh Lake Erie Perch and Pickerel.  Casual, warm, friendly atmosphere. Owned and operated by the Knechtel Family.

Harmony Pastry Shop & Cafe 2541 Hwy 24 North, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K3 519-426-6760 Breakfast served all day for all kinds of appetites. Featuring home-cooked meals and the baked goods are made right on the premises from time-tested recipes and the finest ingredients. Open 7 days a week. HarmonyPastryShop

Circus Room Diner 959 Hwy 24 East (corner of Turkey Point Road/Hwy # 24), St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-426-3782 Come on in and join the fun or take it on your way! Awesome poutines, big burgers, local chicken wings and more. Seasonal patio. Fully licensed. Large parking lot accommodates campers, trailers, RVs and boats. See us on Facebook for daily menu, specials and events! CircusRoomDiner

Ferrera....Food with Attitude 25 Robinson St, Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 1W3 226-440-3111 Food with Attitude. Serves breakfast, lunch, coffee and drinks. Tuesday through Friday, 8-3pm, Saturday and Sunday 82pm. Private parties and catering available. Ferrera @AttitudeFood ferrerafood

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Kaley's Restaurant

Fisherville Hotel & Tavern 2 Erie Avenue South, Fisherville, ON N0A 1G0 905 779-3433 Home of award winning soups, Fisherville Hotel & Tavern has been the destination for tourists and travellers since 1853. Explore our craft beer selection and honest food, or stay overnight to experience history and a small town pace on your country getaway. FishervilleTavern the_tav

Food Truck at Long Point Eco-Adventures 1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 877-743-8687 The LPEA food truck offers a variety of fresh local products. The menu is ever changing on a weekly basis, so there is always something exciting to try! LongPointEcoAdventures @LongPointEcoAdv

33 Robinson Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1W3 226-440-3444 A taste of home in downtown Simcoe. Over ten years in business boasting locally sourced, high quality food. Serving Norfolk as a full service restaurant, takeout, catering and pastry arts. Kaleys-Restaurant-And-Kaleys-Kakes @kaleyskakes

Kerry's St. James St. Eatery 10 St. James Street, Waterford ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-4000 Just off the trail. Pop in for breakfast, lunch or homemade sweets. We welcome all trail users, patio and bike racks, public washrooms and water available. We cater "outside the box", come in and chat. Kerrys St James Street Eatery | 1-800-699-9038

Lago Trattoria

Schofields Bistro

301 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-3337 Lago Trattoria is an Italian eatery offering classic fare made with local and seasonal ingredients. Fresh Pasta, house-made sauces, house-made gelato. Great cocktail and wine program! LagoPortDover lagoportdover

243 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-3400 Casual gourmet with Norfolk Flavour. Bistro classics, daily lunch and dinner local features. Located in historic space at Lighthouse Festival Theatre Building. Open Tuesday to Sundays, 11am - 9pm. Schofields-Bistro @SchofieldsBistr

Swiss Chalet/Harvey's Restaurant 101 Queensway East. Simcoe, ON N3Y 4M5 1-866-439-0439 Full service dining room, licensed. Hours of operation: Sunday, 11am - 9:30pm, Monday to Saturday, 11am - 10pm. Delivery available, please call 1-866-439-0439

The Beach House Restaurant 2 Walker Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-0880 Dine on the beach overlooking Long Point Bay. Now owned and operated by the Knechtel Family, The Beach House, formerly Callahan's, invites you to enjoy their menu featuring "Coastal Cuisine". thebeachhouseindover

Ritzy Cakes & Eatery 20 Alice Street, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-0964 Cake Shop and Eatery. Great staff and awesome food! Breakfast, lunch, desserts and ice cream. Come taste for yourself what Norfolk County is talking about! robinsritzycakes @RobinsRitzyCake

The Country Fork 1048 Bay Street, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 226-534-1616 "Offering home style breakfast and lunches, local goods, and catering. Wed-Sunday 8am-4pm" countryforkPR

Sandbar On The Beach 45 Cedar Drive, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 519-426-4009 Relax and enjoy the view of Lake Erie from our incredible patio. Bringing you an exclusive menu with fresh options to satisfy your pallet. Pair that with an assortment of craft beers and a local wine selection. Sandbar-On-The-Beach @sandbartp

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The Crepe House

14 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1W3 519-426-9990 Dine in or take out! Gourmet soups, salads, sandwiches, artisan baked goods, sweets and much more! Quality and Freshness. Private meeting/banquet room and catering services available. Open Monday to Saturday. @serafina_simcoe

2012 Park Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-9018 Open 7 Days a Week. Winter Hours, Sunday to Wednesday 8am - 4pm, Thursday to Saturday 8am - 8pm Summer Hours, All Week 8am - 8pm, Friday to Saturday open till 11pm. The-Crepe-House @thecrepehouse



The Turkey Point Hotel 93 Cedar Drive, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 519-426-6236 Located right on the beach, open all year. Large seasonal patio. Weekend entertainment.  Daily lunch and dinner specials.  Menu selections include local seasonal fresh foods. Accommodation available. turkeypointhotel

Urban Parisian 401 Main Street, Box 103, Port Dover, ON, N0A 1N0 226-206-0066 Welcome to the Urban Parisian, Port Dover's first authentic French bakery. We offer magnificent pastries, rich bold coffee, a unique lunch menu every day; and fresh bread baked in-house. Our products are handmade in small batches using the finest ingredients and local produce. Urban-Parisian

Willie's 6 St George St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-3687 Across from the beach parking lot in Port Dover. Home of the Famous Willie Burger. Great food, great price, great service. Great view! Willies-Restaurant @WilliesSandbar

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Ice Cream, Port Dover

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The Beach House Restaurant, Port Dover | 1-800-699-9038


Take Out

Food Truck - Long Point Eco-Adventures

First Mate's 136 Erie Blvd, Long Point, ON N0E 1M0 519-410-4140 Their delicious menu features Local Lake Erie Yellow Perch, In-House Smoked Pulled Pork, and Fresh Hand-Cut Fries. Don't miss Long Point's Red Food Wagon! firstmateslongpoint

1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 877-734-8687 The LPEA food truck offers a variety of fresh local products. The menu is ever changing on a weekly basis, so there is always somthing exciting to try! LongPointEcoAdventures @LongPointEcoAdv longpointecoadv

JP's Barbeque at Otter Creek

M's Good Food

275 James Street, Otterville, ON N0J 1R0 519-879-9800 or 519-983-0849 Putting a local twist on gourmet barbeque. Mobile catering and special events offering an extensive menu utilizing the best local ingredients.  Follow me on Facebook. JPs-at-Otter-Creek @JPsBarbeque

318 Main Street, Unit C, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-0108 At M’s Good Food we make prepared entrees using seasonal, fresh, local ingredients wherever possible. We also do small event catering for 1 to 50 guests. We can have you entertaining in style by designing a menu that suits your needs! Msgoodfood msgoodfod318

JP’s Barbeque, Otterville

M’s Good Food, Port Dover

First Mate, Long Point

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Farm Market Port Dover Lions Silver Lake Market 320 St. Patrick St., Port Dover, ON, N0A 1N0 519-583-3233 Featuring baked goods, local produce and fruit; meats, local cheese products, exotic coffees, spices, condiments, cider, honey, syrup, jams, jellies, eggs and deli products. Breakfast with free coffee for all customers. Open every Saturday 8am - 1pm, Year Round. PortDoverFarmersMarket

Port Rowan Farmers' Market

Simcoe Farmers Market

Waterford Farmers' Market

Sea Queen Road, Port Rowan, ON (under the Lions Pavilion at the Port Rowan Harbour) 519-586-9532 Seasonal market that features local produce, artisans and products - local fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, meats, flowers, and a variety of unique and local hand crafted items. Every Friday from 3pm - 6pm, June till Thanksgiving weekend. PortRowanFarmersMarket

Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Drive, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1G6 30+ year-round market, inside vendors plus many seasonal outdoor vendors. Produce, eggs, 3 bakeries, 2 butchers, fresh poultry, fresh/smoked fish, deli, local cheese, apples, cider, honey, preserves, crafts, flowers, VQA wines. Simcoe-Farmers-Market

Corner of Alice St. and St. James St. South, Waterford, ON An open air market featuring local produce, both conventional and organically grown, local fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, maple syrup and flowers as well as products such as baking, kettle corn, cheese, wine, cider and much more. Open June 7th until the end of September (dependent on weather and availability), Wednesdays from 4pm - 7pm.  Located at corner of Alice St. and St. James St. South. Musicians will busk during the market to make your shopping experience unique. Waterford-Farmers-Market @FarmWaterford

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Farm Retail Apple Hill Lavender 1795 Windham Road 11, Windham Centre, ON, N0E 2A0 519-426-1841 Our century-old family farm grows tree-ripened apples as well as fine English and French lavender. Distilled essential oil and lavender products sold from May through December along with hand-crafted porcelain created by Raging Bowl Pottery. Apples available during harvest season. Apple-Hill-Lavender @AppleHLavender

Berkel Greenhouse Inc. 223 14th Street East, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K3 Don Berkel, 519-718-2931 Come visit our roadside stand providing fresh hydroponically grown hothouse produce. Proud family owned business since 1970. Crops: Tomatoes, peppers, cherry tomatoes (when available) and cucumbers (grown and provided locally). Wholesale also available.

2587 Cockshutt Road/Haldimand Rd. 5, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 Roadside Market 519-443-4909 Fresh picked and PYO strawberries in season. Sweet corn, peas, beans and raspberries mid-summer. New this year plums and pears. Look for apples and pumpkins in the fall! Pick Your Own 8am - 8pm, Farm Market open 10am - 6pm, 7 days a week. AustinsPickYourOwn

Dennis Horseradish Inc.

18 King St S, Oakland, ON N0E 1L0 519 861-1640 Farm Fresh - Seasonal Market. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, sweet corn, cabbage, zucchini, beans, blueberries, raspberries, new potatoes and radishes. Open mid June - late September, Open 7 days a week, 10-6pm Chary-PIcker-Country-Market

325 Lynedoch Road, R.R. # 1, Delhi, ON N4B 2W4 519-582-3131 | 519-909-0317 Dennis Horseradish is committed and dedicated to producing the highest quality of horseradish on the market. The horseradish is grown and processed right here in beautiful Norfolk County. Dennis-Horseradish @DennisRadish

Blueberry Hill Estates #1195 Front Road St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-586-8712 Visit our rustic winery retail store for both award-winning grape and fruit wines and a variety of hard ciders. Our focus is on producing premium quality products in a traditional style. Our seasonal farm market is home to farm fresh blueberries, local preserves and artisanal crafts. blueberryhillestates @blueberryhillca

Chambers Pure Maple Products Austin's Pick Your Own Strawberries, Fruit & Vegetables and Farm Market

Chary Picker Country Market

235 Villa Nova Road South, R. R. #3, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-8561 Chambers Maple Shop offers a large selection of maple products and locally made items in an eclectic quirky shop. Open March - December, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm chambersmapleshop

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Dalton White Farms 802 James Street, Delhi, ON N4B 2E1 519 582 2864 Dalton White Farms' seasonal farm gate market provides a wide selection of fruits, vegetables and specialty food products grown and created by friends and neighbours. Opening in early May we specialize in daily fresh cut asparagus. Stop in for some delicious produce and a friendly chat with the DWF ladies. Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9 am to 6 pm daily. Closed Sunday.

Depner Blueberry Farm 1151 McDowell Road East, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4J9 519-428-1117 Come out to the farm and enjoy our beautiful country setting while picking your own fresh blueberries. Season runs end of July through Labour Day. Open 7 days/week, Monday-Friday, 8am - 8pm, Saturday-Sunday, 8am - 6pm Open Sunday. | 1-800-699-9038

Dumanski Market Garden 1025 Norfolk St N, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K3 519-429-9478 / 519-426-8403 Visit our market garden featuring delicious, home-grown strawberries along with a variety of fresh, in-season, chemical free Norfolk County produce grown right here on our family farm! Advance orders available. Crop: Strawberries (June - July), Open: 9:30am daily, Open Sunday.

Harmony Hives 970 Windham Rd 12, Simcoe ON N3Y 4K6 519-428-5391 Cell: 519-428-7100 Our self-serve honey hut is open all year providing all natural unpasteurized honey including creamed, creamed cinnamon and blueberry honey. We also provide pollination services.

Heritage Lane Produce 1242 10th Concession Road, Langton, ON, N0E 1G0 519-875-3177 Enjoy the freshness of a weekly box of produce direct from our farm. Two sizes available featuring seasonal fruits and vegetables. Weekly delivery to locations central to our customers or pick up direct from the farm!

Hunt's Honey & Pollination 47 Concession A Road, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 Cell: 519-410-6497 / Business: 519-586-7979 Visit our new shop and enjoy delicious local honey. Also available for purchase at Rowan Mill Motors in Port Rowan; Kernal Peanuts in Vittoria, 13 Reasons in Port Dover and The Cider Keg.

J. Cleaver Orchards 1319 Blue Line Road, R.R. 4 Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4K3 519-426-5724 4th Generation family farm producing fresh, tree-ripened fruit. 45 varieties. Both New & Heritage. Certified Canada, Euro and Global GAP. Visit the farm and taste the difference! Open Daily September 1st to October 31st. cleaverorchards

Jensen Cheese Ltd.

Meadow Lynn Farms

37 Evergreen Hill Road P.O. Box 311 Simcoe, ON N3Y 1B7 519-426-4523 | 1-866-625-0615 Award winning, family owned manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of traditional artisan cheddar and variety cheese, with a factory producing since 1867 in Wilton, Ontario. We offer cheese trays, gift boxes, gift baskets and a variety of local products. Jensen-Cheese-Wilton-Cheese @JensenCheese

80 Decou Road, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2 519-426-4461 Pick your own strawberries offers 10 varieties available at different times throughout the season. Freshly picked available from our Roadside stand. Open 7 days a week 8am - 8pm. Crops: Strawberries (Mid June-July) Meadow-Lynn-Farms-Judds-Strawberries @meadowlynnfarms

Norton Farms Kent Creek Orchard 1725 McDowell Road East, R.R. # 6 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K5 519-426-6148 | 519-983-4207 Store and small bakery - asparagus, apples, fruits, gladiolus, handmade soap, herbs, honey, lavender, pollination services, potatoes, rhubarb, vegetables, sweet corn. Open 7 days a week till after New Year! 11am-  6pm. Christmas Baskets Available! Kent-Creek-Orchard

Kent Kreek Berries Farm Market

2687 Norfolk Road 74, R.R. # 1, Hagersville, ON N0A 1H0 519-900-6202 Family owned producer of naturally raised products. Fresh vegetables and fruits grown using organic methods. No pesticides or herbicides. Our animals are humanely treated and pasture raised resulting in juicy, flavourful meat including beef, pork, chicken and turkey. Try our unpasturised honey, cheese, eggs, maple syrup and dry meat. nortonfarming @nortonfarming

Ontario Popping Corn Co. 3173 Highway 3 West, R. R. #1, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4J9 519-426-0924 Only the Berry Best - Asparagus, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Raspberries direct from the farm. Fresh picked daily. Wholesale available. A large selection of other in season produce available. Fall crops include squash, gourds and pumpkins. Open 7 days a week, 9am - 6pm (mid June to October). kentkreekberry @KentKreekBerry

R. R. #1 #315 Norfolk County Road 60 Walsingham, ON N0E 1X0 519-586-3723 The Ontario Popping Corn Co. (Uncle Bob's) location is in Southwestern Ontario. We specialize in white hull-less and coloured varieties. All popping corn related products available. Shopping by appointment only. We are Local Food Plus Certified, Foodland recognized and Certified Organic. pages/Ontario-Popping-Corn-Co

Matz Fruit Barn 525 Highway 6 South R. R. #2 Port Dover, ON N0A 1N2 519-583-1688 Family owned and operated, proudly offering the highest quality tree ripened cherries, peaches, apples and fresh seasonal vegetables. The best sweet corn and pumpkins too! Matz-Fruit-Barn

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Farm Retail

R & S Bosgoed

Rowen Farms Saskatoon Berrys

Su's Farm

1454 Front Road, R. R. #2, St. Williams, ON, N0E 1P0 519-586-7935 Visit our roadside stand full of seasonal vegetables produced on-site. Field tomatoes, sweet corn, onions and more! Plus wine retail open this summer!

121 Robinson Road, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-5317 The Best of the West! Is Now the Treat of the East!  Pick your own Saskatoon Berries in our beautiful scenic hideaway.  Tasting is allowed.  Enjoy!  Saskatoon Berries last week of June for approximately 2 to 3 weeks.  Fresh Picked, Pick Your Own, Frozen, Pies available.

555 Windham Road 12, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K6 519-428-2188 Su’s Farm specializes in the premium species of shiitake mushrooms. They also grow zucchini, peppers, peter-pan, sunburst, eggplant and tomatoes & beans seasonally as well as ginseng for local and international markets.

S & I Agricultural Commodities Ltd.

The Cider Keg

Pleasant Port Fish Company 9 Passmore, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-9481 You buy what we catch! Fresh fish: Perch and Pickerel brought in daily on our commercial fishing tug. Family owned since 1975. Take some home tonight and enjoy the bounty of Lake Erie! Visit us on Facebook. pages/Pleasant-Port-Fish-Co

Powell's Patch Blueberries 37 Gilbert Road R. R. #3 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K2 519-428-1563 Fresh picked and pick-your-own available. Enjoy our picnic area in a lovely country setting. Open Daily 9am - 6pm including Sunday during berry season. Blueberries - July to Labour Day. Pets allowed only in parking and picnic area. Check for availability.

Pristine Gourmet R. R. #1 Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-4658 4th generation family farm which specializes in crafting pure virgin canola, sunflower and soybean oils. Also producers of non-GMO shelled and pod edamame. pristinegourmet @pristinegourmet

Richardson's Farm and Market 131 River Road, Dunnville, ON N1A 2W3 905-774-7507 Sweet moments...that first taste of spring and pure maple syrup when you visit our sugar bush between Family Day and the last Saturday of March...The burst of flavour as you sample the strawberries freshly picked from our field...Family memories created as you have fun at the farm together in October....And so much more!  We love to create sweet customer at a time. Richardsonsfarmandmarket @Richardsonsfarm

Round Plains Plantation and Ontario Sweet Potatoes 3515 Highway 24, north of Simcoe (Round Plains), Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0 519-443-5847 Five varieties of organically grown sweet potatoes and value added bakery items including gluten, dairy, sugar and egg free products. Available year round at farm gate, Monday-Friday, May-November. My Pick certified. Slips for your garden available, order in May. Call ahead for an appointment. pages/Round-Plains-Plantation

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958 Highway 24 East (SW Corner of Highway 24 and Turkey Point Road), St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-429-3705 Our farm grows sweet potatoes and sweet corn for wholesale and retail sales. We are a seasonal operation, located at the corner of Highway 24 and Turkey Point Road.

Sam's Place Farm Market 4665 Highway 24, Scotland, ON N0J 1P0 519-732-5907 Come and visit our farm market! We are located on the corner of Hwy #24 and Burford-Delhi Townline Rd. Open daily starting in June featuring plenty of fresh home grown fruits and vegetables along with preserves, cheeses, plants and flowers. samsplacefarmmarket

SamGra Acres 3764 Windham West Quarter Townline, RR 1, La Salette, ON N0E 1H0 519-427-7125 Sam Edwards is the 4th generation of his family to proudly grow the finest asparagus that his generations of support and experience can produce. Hand-harvested by our hard-working seasonal crew; available April through July, in any amount you need.

1231 Hwy #24 South, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0 519-426-0705 Go Local! Featuring the best produce, delicious fresh and sparkling ciders, local gourmet, gifts, pies, tarts and ice cream. Don't miss this unique shopping adventure. The-Cider-Keg @ciderkegmarket

The Norfolk Fruit Growers Association 99 Queensway East, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K5 519-426-0640 The Apple Place. Pies, juice, cider apple donuts, baked goods, gift baskets, cider, apples. Norfolk-Fruit-Growers-Association @NorfolkApples

Townsend Butchers Inc. 419 Concession 14, Townsend, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4K3 519-426-6750 Townsend Butchers: you're one stop shop for locally raised beef, pork and chicken. See us at 419, 14th Street East, Simcoe or at the Simcoe Farmers Market. Townsend-Butchers @townsendbutcher | 1-800-699-9038

Wagon Wheel Produce & Corn Maze #1371 Charlotteville Rd 7, R. R. # 6, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K5 519-429-3443 | 1-866-696-6293 Celebrate 150yrs in the 12 acre Corn Maze Try mini mazes, feed the goats and more! Wonderful Asparagus May and June.  Special Event Days!  Selection of squash and pumpkins in the Fall.  Retail sales of bio-mass stoves throughout the year. Wagon-Wheel-Produce-and-Corn-Maze

Wholesome Pickins Corner of Church Street East and Brantford Road, Delhi, ON, N4B 1V3 519-582-1114 Wholesome Pickins is a family owned fruit and vegetable farm market and scratch bakery located on the edge of Delhi. We grow June-bearing and ever-bearing strawberries, raspberries, and pumpkins. We offer a wide variety of local produce all season long and our bakery has delicious goodies daily! wholesomepickinsltd @WholesomePickin

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Woolleys Lamb 383 Concession, 14 Townsend, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K3 519-426-5784 ext. 3 100% Grass Fed Lamb raised in Norfolk County.  Follow the Shepherd on twitter @CarrieWoolley1.  Check out our website @CarrieWoolley

YU Ranch 460 Plowman's Line, Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 4G9 519-842-2597 We raise Texas Longhorn Cattle under natural range conditions with an eye to protecting the environment, resulting in all natural beef that reflects our commitment to sustainability. Local Food Plus Certified. @yuranch



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Wholesale Growers

Chary Produce Ltd.

Hoag Family Farms Ltd.

18 King Street South, Oakland, ON N0E 1L0 519-446-2687 Chary Produce Ltd. is a second generation family farm in the heart of Southern Ontario.  We strive to provide refreshing, crisp, wholesome foods that will remind you of how great tasting vegetables can be!  Look for it at your local markets.

817 Charlotteville East Quarter Line Road, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0 519-410-5545 Hoag Family Farms Ltd. is a first generation apple and berry farm. Pick your own is available on Empire and Red Delicious. The on site store will feature an assortment of fresh picked apples, baked goods and free range chicken eggs are available daily. Haskap Berries are now in the ground! Pick Your Own Strawberries coming in June! hoagfamilyfarms

EZ Grow Farms 1771 Norfolk County Rd. 23, R.R. # 2, Langton, ON N0E 1G0 519-875-4751 A family farm since 1935, offering blueberries from July through September. On farm sales welcome. All produce grown under latest food safety guidelines. Fresh picked blueberries, July 10-August 20th, Monday to Friday, 9am-3pm. Please call ahead to order, 519-875-4751.

Howard Greenhouses and Produce Inc. 633 Windham Road 12, RR 7, Simcoe ON N3Y 4K6 519-426-4055 Family owned and operated since 1970, we specialize in zucchini and squash for the wholesale market. We also supply bedding plants and hanging baskets.

Lake Erie Farms Inc. 57 La Salette Road, La Salette, ON N0E 1H0 519-582-1206 Lake Erie Farms Inc. is a family owned company with two greenhouse locations. We sell english cucumbers, tomatoes, boston lettuce, microgreens and a variety of specialty lettuces to the wholesale market for both retail and food service needs. Lake-Erie-Farms-Inc

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Magalas Produce Limited

Shabatura Produce

315 Concession 6, R. R. #1, Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0 519-443-4342 We are a local farming business dedicated to growing, packing and shipping fruit and vegetables of superior quality and freshness with excellent standards in food safety. Crops grown: Strawberries, zucchini, sweet corn, cantaloupe, tomatoes and roma tomatoes.

R. R. #1, Windham Centre, ON, N0E 2A0 519-443-5919 At Shabatura Farms we're dedicated to quality, health and community. Our family farm strives to produce the freshest, best tasting, safest healthy eating options. We grow, pick, pack and ship a variety of nutritious produce.

Norfolk Potato Company

S & I Agricultural Commodities Ltd.

707 Windham Road 11, Delhi, ON N4B 2W5 519-582-2488 Norfolk Potato Company is a family operated farm that grows, picks, packs and distributes potatoes. We store our potatoes covered in dirt on our site until customers order. Then we wash, sort and package, providing the freshest local potatoes year round.

958 Highway 24 East (SW Corner of Highway 24 and Turkey Point Road), St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-429-3705 Our farm grows sweet potatoes and sweet corn for wholesale and retail sales. We are a seasonal operation, located at the corner of Highway 24 and Turkey Point Road.

Procyk Farms (1994) Ltd. 758 Concession Road 2, Wilsonville, ON, N0E 1Z0 519-443-4516 Our commitment to growing the best and freshest vegetables possible has enabled us to become a world-class farming operation. We’re proud of our history and the tradition of excellence that has led to our success. Crop: Tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, zucchini, cucumbers and cabbage. @VeggieFamilyPac

Sovereign Farms 130 Lutesville Road, R.R. # 1, Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0 519-443-4061 In our family owned and operated greenhouse we grow grape tomatoes and specialty types of tomatoes. Summer time brings a bounty of vegetables including: sweet and hot peppers, squash, beans, cucumbers, zucchini and more.  Come visit us at the Farm and try some of our great produce! pages/Sovereign-Farms @SovereignFarms

Welsh Bros. 1860 Windham Road 3, Scotland, ON, N0E 1R0 519-446-2586 Welsh Bros. is a family farm that specializes in great tasting "handpicked" premium sweet corn and asparagus Organic and conventional. welshfamilyorganics @WelshBros | 1-800-699-9038



Franni’s Attic, Port Rowan

Caresa Antiques, Books and Cherishables #1182 Windham Road, 9 R. R. #1, Windham Centre, ON, N0E 2A0 519-443-5856 Established 1988 Super Selection - signs, tins, books, china, glass, ephemera, bottles, toys, furniture, lighting, etc. Fresh stock, personal service open everyday: 12pm - 6pm and most mornings. Debit and credit accepted.

Deer Creek Antiques and Creations 1703 Norfolk County Road 45, Langton, ON N0E 1G0 519-875-4141 A delightful blend of old and repurposed furniture, custom shelving units, rustic birdhouses and other creations. Refinished and painted, funky & junky - there's a little bit of everything. I have quite a parts department, so if I don't have it, maybe I can build it!  Enjoy old world charm and fresh updates in a serene country setting. deercreekantiques

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Franni's Attic 1011 Bay Street Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519-410-4861 Browse through over an acre of the past while listening to oldies music! Fall in love with the ornate tin ceiling, oiled hardwood floors, scores of drawers PLUS, the gorgeous handbuilt stairway to the attic.  Check out the South Room and West Wing too!   Hours: Wednesday to Saturday 10 am -4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm (Open 7 days a week during July and August)

Waterford Antique Market, Waterford


Waterford Antique Market 80 B Alice Street, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-4064 Ontario's Best Antique Store! Offering antique furniture, glassware, china, pottery, records, textiles, upcycled antiques, ephemera, and TONS more with 60+ vendors. waterfordantiquemarket @waterfordantiques waterfordantiquemarket norfolk.tourism


80B Alice St. Waterford ON Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm Holiday Mondays 10am - 4pm

519- 443- 4064

Looking for vintage instruments? Located inside Waterford Antique Market! 519-443-4402 80C Alice St.

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Unique and Specialty

Cottage North Soapworks

Fernlea Ivix Non-Profit Books

359 Main Street , Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-3977 Unwrap your senses as you open our wooden screen door - from our natural, handmade soaps to our bath and body care products. We are open year-round. pages/Cottage-North-Soapworks @cnorthsoap

1271 Highway # 3, Delhi, ON N4B 2W6 Norfolk's used book store, Fernlea Ivix, located at 1271 Highway #3, east of Courtland, shelves 25,000 volumes. Our mission is to help Haitian schools. Open 2pm - 5pm, 7 days a week.

Fruit From Wood and Sand

Cuppa Refills

BreezeWood Floors, Tillsonburg

Accents Ladies Boutique

Brushed Designs

10 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V9 519-426-0004 Collections of day wear to evening separates. Trendsetting styles in shoes, boots, accessories, fashion and sterling jewelry. A unique shop full of life's little luxuries!

30 Main Street South, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-222-3505 Brushed Designs is a unique retail destination nestled in the historic town of Waterford. Our store features custom restyled furnishings, home accents, and collections for your home, cottage and life. We are passionate about furniture painting, all things vintage, repurposed and restyled. Brushed can help you make it "Pretty in Paint". Pop in for a visit to indulge in our collection of home accents, vintage restyled furniture, paint and much more! BrushedDesigns

BreezeWood Floors 1300 Jackson Side Road, Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 4G7 519-688-3553 Solid hardwood floors quality crafted in Tillsonburg, Ontario using sustainably sourced LOCAL hardwoods. All Canadian! Factory store open to the public. Visit for details. breezewoodfloors @BreezeWoodFloor


Brushed Designs, Waterford

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18 Harbour Street, Unit 1, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-717-6532 Featuring over 175 varieties of K-Cup coffee, cider, hot chocolate and cappuccino. Mix and match. Try something new! We also carry a variety of accessories to get you started. Check us out on Facebook.  Open Tuesday to Thursday, 8-4pm, Friday 85pm, Saturday 8-1pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. CuppaRefills @cupparefills

Dizzy Lizzy's 1015 Bay Street, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-8484 Eclectic and all-encompassing, Dizzy Lizzy’s in Port Rowan carries a mixture of unique gifts, games and toys for all ages. The vast selection of international craft sodas and sweet treats are sure to satisfy the sugar junkie while the sensible selection of camping, housewares and clothing goods will please campers and cottagers heading to the lake!

1516 Charlotteville West Quarter Line Road, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4K5 Debbie and Larry Chapman, 519-582-8000 Come visit our rustic cabin where we have home grown vegetables, preserves, spice blends, flavoured honey, soaps, pottery, candles & warmers, diffusers & aromatherapy blends as well as many all natural products. FruitfromWoodandSand @daslec55

Kernal Peanuts Ltd. 393 Fisher's Glen Road, Vittoria, ON N0E 1W0 519-426-9222 Locally grown valencia peanuts and peanut products. White chocolate popcorn, gift baskets, fudge, maple syrup, honey and more! Kernal-Peanuts @kernalpeanuts

Magic Piper 57 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3N6 519-426-8212 They're only young once...Enjoy! Offering a unique selection of style and gear for baby, parenthood, child. Open seven days a week. Magic-Piper @MagicPiperCA | 1-800-699-9038

My Top Drawer

Quilt Junction

The Dover Cheese Shop

42 Kent Street North, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3S2 519-428-0744 Our boutique offers bra fittings daily without appointment. Sizes for all women from 30-56 and A-0   Bathing suits,  Bridal, Sleepwear Shapewear, Maternity, Mastectomy.  Open daily, 9:30am-5:30pm. mytopdrawer @MYTOPDRAWER1

121 Alice Street, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-7222 Quaint quilt shop and fabric store located in Waterford's historic train station. Beautiful fabrics and sewing needs.  We also provide classes. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5pm, Sunday Noon to 4pm. Closed Mondays and Holidays. Quilt-Junction QuiltJunction

307 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-718-1201 The Dover Cheese Shop is a food lover’s paradise. Nestled in the heart of downtown Port Dover, this friendly shop features over 70 specialty artisan cheeses sourced from cheesemakers in Canada and around the world. We also offer gourmet spreads and preserves, kitchen accessories, a premium olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar, and a wide selection of handmade chocolates. Our enthusiastic “cheese nerds” are waiting to tell you the stories behind our products, provide you with samples, and help you discover a new favourite flavour dovercheese @DoverCheeseShop

Nifty Gifty Norfolk Shear Creations Gift Shoppe 21 Alice Street, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-909-8627 60%+ of the store featuring locally made gifts and home decor from crafters/ artisans right here in Norfolk (and a few from just outside) Come and see us for that one of a kind item for that special someone. niftygiftynorfolk

Port Dover Jewellery & Gifts 343 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-2652 We have a large selection of gold and silver jewellery, along with diamonds and gemstones. We also offer custom designs, jewellery repair and Friday 13th jewellery. portdoverjewellery

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1407 Highway 59, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-3817 Fabulous selection of decor, fashions and accessories, featuring Grace & Lace, Artizan, Parsley & Sage, as well as the PRECIOUS FINDINGS angel collection & everything BLING from Jacqueline Kent, scarves, jewellery, Pinkstix purses and lovely accents for your home & garden. ShearCreationsGiftShoppeHairSalon

South Coast BBQ Fire Pits

The Second Mouse Cheesetique 307 Main Street, Delhi, ON N4B 2M8 519-582-8888 A vast selection of the world's finest handcrafted, artisanal cheeses. Specialty oils and balsamics. Cheese trays, local gifts, tea, honey, cider, chipnuts, mustards and horseradish. A must stop cheese shop. Motor Coach Tours welcome. Catering available. thesecondmousecheesetique @SecondMouseCheese the-second-mouse-cheesetique

TheWaterfordGirl® 18 Alice Street, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 226-388-9620 Fresh handmade small batch soap, Spa Essentials and Home Fragrance. A Canadian Girl Company focusing on using premium raw materials to handcraft an affordable, everyday Spa Experience! dirtygirlsoapstudio @dirtygirlsoap

1489 Concession Road 8, Langton, ON NOE 1G0 519-875-4321 These fire pits are made from recycled commercial size propane tanks that could not be refurbished. Choose one of our designs or have one custom made just for you!



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Flowers & Gardening

Whistling Gardens, Wilsonville

Debono Greenhouses & Garden Centre

King's Flower and Garden Centre

771 Concession 11, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-7300 Open year round 8am - 5pm. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, bedding plants, lilies, poinsettias, shrubs. It is the selection that brings you in and quality brings you back!  Winter hours, Monday to Saturday and May to June Saturday - Sunday.

652 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4K1 519-426-3190 | 1-800-259-9761 Come grow with us! Renovated 125 year old driveshed, vaulted ceilings, landscaped gardens, greenhouses, unique plant selection, creative home and garden decor, workshops, special events, market fresh flowers.

Eising Greenhouses and Garden Centre 814 Cockshutt Road, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4K4 519-428-4607 Homegrown quality since 1966. We have the best selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetable plants, herbs, soils, mulches, giftware and accessories in the area. eisings @Eisings

King’s Flower and Garden Centre, Simcoe

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Whistling Gardens 698 Concession 3 ,R. R. #1 , Wilsonville, ON N0E 1Z0 519-443-5773 From corn field. Nature lovers can explore 20+ acres of our intimate privately owned botanical gardens featuring the world’s largest public conifer collection offering over 2,500 rare and unusual varieties. Home to North America’s largest public peony collection reveals over 1,000+ varieties on display, 4 km of accessible walking trails, musical fountain show, exotic bird aviary, garden art exhibits, picnics and cameras welcome! @WhistlingG WhistlingGardens|

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Simcoe Town Centre Shopping 150 West Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 5C1 519-426-4720 Shop in comfort at Simcoe Town Centre, Simcoe's only fully enclosed shopping mall. With more than 20 stores and services. Simcoe Town Centre is your one stop shop! Visit our website for details. Simcoe-Town-Centre

Raging Bowl Pottery 1795 Windham Road 11, Windham Centre, ON N0A 2A0 519-909-9204 Handmade porcelain celebrating the art of fine craft. We are located at the picturesque Apple Hill Lavender. Our boutique features Melissa's fine, hand crafted porcelain serving ware as well as lavender home- and bodycare products, and delectable small batch culinary treats. Feed your senses! The-Raging-Bowl @ragingbowl

Other Shopping

Del-Bac Sales Limited Your Facility Supply Partner 102 Argyle Avenue, Delhi, ON N4B 1J3 519-582-3222 Del-Bac is facility supply partner - let's grow together! Distributor of / packaging supplies and equipment / sanitation equipment and supplies / safety supplies - supporting industrial, agri-food, agricultural, food service, institutional and commercial clients throughout Norfolk and the rest of southwestern Ontario. Quality products and service at competitive prices. @DelBacSales

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Raging Bowl Pottery, Windham Centre




Pearls Boutique, Port Dover

Clover and Mint 31 Norfolk Street North, Simcoe, ON N3Y 3N6 519 429-1457 CLOVER + MINT is an online high end consignment brand that showcases a gallery of premium quality, 100% authentic, hand selected clothing and accessories for women and men. We believe in having quality over quantity - only the best items will be selected for sale. As our name suggests CLOVER "Lucky finds"" and MINT ""in mint condition! cloverandmint

Pearl's Boutique 245 Main St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-9292 An upscale fashion boutique for women sized XS - 3X and 0 - 22 Find unique Footwear and fashion accessories. Open year round! pearlsboutiqueportdover pearlsboutiqueportdover

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What Seniors do in . . . norfolk county by Mary Etta McGraw

Norfolk offers a wide range of activities for seniors. There is both a professional and community theatre, to satisfy your yen for live productions. You can even become directly involved on or off-stage in the community theatre. Norfolk is a vibrant arts community boasting an artists’ workshop in Simcoe and several public galleries throughout the county. Perhaps you would like to take a class with one of the many local artists in their studio and every fall enjoy one of the finest Studio Tours in Ontario. If action is more to your liking, you can kayak or canoe along Black Creek, walk our beautiful Lynn Valley Trail or meander along Long Point Beach. Walking groups are available throughout the county both indoor and out. If you play tennis, pickleball or love to curl, this is the place for you. We have the finest golf courses, reasonably priced and with senior teams you can join. Norfolk boasts an indoor and outdoor pool as well as Lake Erie for swimming. There are great boating

opportunities along the lake shore with yacht clubs and boat launches. Yoga classes are available throughout the county at all hours of the day and evening. If you prefer Tai Chi we have that; as well as Nia, Qigong and others. Probus, Lions and Rotary are well supported in Norfolk and a wonderful way to meet new people and learn about the community. That said, the Newcomers Club welcomes anyone new to the community and organizes social activities to suit most every taste. Are you into researching your ancestry? The Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives is a “treasure trove of information for the genealogist” so its Facebook page tells us. History buffs will be delighted to know that every community in Norfolk enjoys its own museum. And Waterford Antiques will take you down memory lane as you poke about its multi-building, multi-floor emporium. Not far outside Waterford stroll the paths throughout Whistling Gardens’ 20

Black Bridge, Waterford

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acres of botanical gardens. Norfolk is home to new and exciting wineries and craft breweries. Take an afternoon or evening for a tour and tasting adventure. And speaking of adventures, Norfolk has ziplines to thrill your heart. The Simcoe Seniors Centre offers activities from 9AM-5PM weekdays with special events salted throughout the year. For an annual fee of $40, visit every day to play table tennis, pool or shuffleboard; join the Golden Oldies singing group, take a walkabout, or power walk. There is line dancing, cards, and the list stretches on.

Long Point Bird Observatory, Port Rowan

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Bed & Breakfast Almost Home Bed & Breakfast

Cedar Cottage Bed & Breakfast

58 Queensway East, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4M6 519-428-5654 3 rooms, shared bathroom on one acre property, backing onto a ravine, mature trees, large wrap around porch, scrumptious breakfast! AndreaMaryCooper

146 St. James Street South, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0 519-443-5743 Cedar Cottage is a private, spacious cottage located in Waterford. We are close to two antique markets, hiking and biking trails and excellent dining.

Beach Boyz B&B Clonmel Castle 4 Leslie Avenue, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-222-5177 Two clean, comfortable, themed bedrooms with shared bathroom. Bright common sitting room with tv, wiFi, air conditioning. Minutes from the beach. Full, delicious breakfast.  Open April to October.

Bear Hug Bed & Breakfast 602 Main Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 1-866-583-9972 A renovated Victorian style home that pre-dates Canadian Confederation and the American Civil War, 602 Main Street is one of Port Dover’s most storied historical addresses; and is one of the area’s most sought after bed & breakfast establishments.

150 Prospect St, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N1 519-583-0519 Clonmel Castle was built by "The Barretts" in "Great Gatsby" Style. Recently elegantly restored as a B&B, a Residence and for Grand special events of all kinds. Mansion features include; Conservatory, Dining and Convention Hall. "High Tea" on Sundays! Check our event Calendar at our Website! Clonmelestate

Culverdene House 812 Norfolk Street South, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K1 519-428-3315 Culverdene House is a heritage-designated home on 1.6 treed acres just south of Simcoe close to Port Dover. Culverdene House offers two spacious guest rooms each with a private bathroom and a living-dining room for the exclusive use of our guests.

Clonmel Castle, Port Dover

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Dover House

Rowan Nights

17 Morgan Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-3654 Rated #1 B&B in the region by Trip Advisor! Just minutes from the beach, shops and restaurants, park your car with us and walk everywhere.

57 Front Road, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519-688-0882 Beautiful home with three bedrooms with ensuite available. Large backyard to relax. Each bedroom has queen bed and satellite television. Close to beaches and marina.

Long Point Eco Adventures Bed & Breakfast


1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 877-743-8687 Take a break from the usual hotel experience! Wilderness Suites will provide the comforts of home with views, sounds and sensations seldom, if ever, experienced elseware in the world! LongPointEcoAdventures @LongPointEcoAdv

Ontario South Coast Bed & Breakfast Association Ontario's South Coast Along the South Coast of Ontario, thereare many distinctive B&Bs offering great hospitality. Come relax and visit a number of exceptional wineries, lavender and market gardening farms and many artisan and craft studios.

1260 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-718-1220 The newest destination on the Norfolk county coastline! Carolinian forest of 40 acres, situated overlooking the picturesque Turkey Point Marsh and the inner bay. The Carriage house has a view of a serene and secluded pond, large open space houses a fire pit, lots of space for private events - weddings, family reunions! Paul and Stacey are here to assist with the logistics on arranging event tents, stage, beer caddys, etc. whatever you might need, just ask for a unique experience. staceyanne

The Butter Barn Bed and Breakfast 98 St James St S, Waterford, ON 905-515-2528 or 905-912-1160 Charming Century Home has 3 bedrooms, full kitchen & bathroom, main floor sitting room with fireplace, satellite tv, free wifi, continental breakfast (included), outdoor spaces, free parking. betteratthebutterbarnbandb

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Camping Camping at Long Point Eco-Adventures

Long Point Region Conservation Authority

1730 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 877-743-8687 We offer unique outdoor accommodations, with three levels of luxury. Experience the comforts of home that is tastefully furnished to create an authentic and relaxed atmosphere. LongPointEcoAdventures @LongPointEcoAdv

4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 0C4 519-842-4242 | 1-888-231-5408 Find your outdoor adventure at LPRCA parks. Choose from 5 parks and 680 campsites.  Experience fishing, hiking, canoeing, birding, swimming, historic buildings and special events. @longpointca

Long Point Provincial Park 350 Erie Blvd., end of Hwy 59, Port Rowan, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-2133 Reservations 1-888-668-7275 250 campsites, large day use area, over 1.5 km of sandy beach, excellent fishing & boating. One of largest bird migration areas in North America. LongPointPP @LongPointPP

Sand Hill Park Clear Creek, ON N0E 1C0 519-586-3891 Family campground 16 km west of Long Point Bay on Lakeshore Road 42. Ontario's largest sandpile, surrounded by a shaded campground, 2200' sand beach, nature trails, hay rides, pond and fishing. Sand-Hill-Park @sandhillpark

Shore Acres Park

Woodland RV Park

574 Radical Road, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N2 519-583-2222 Located in Port Dover, Shore Acres Park sits on 25 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with mature trees and boasts a private beach on the shore of Lake Erie. Fully serviced trailer sites with municipal hydro, water and sewer connections. Shore Acres Park offers a peaceful camping experience for seasonal or overnight visitors. Pet free and tent free campground. shoreacrespark

266 Townline Street, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-586-2957 Pristine family park with controlled entrance, 2 play areas, large lots for RV and tent, pull-thru sites, forest trails, campfires. Quiet hour is 11pm. Heated pool with adult swim times, 30-amp, town water sewer. Between Turkey Point and Long Point.  Hosts: Donna and Randy Adams.

Turkey Point Provincial Park 194 Turkey Point Road, P.O. Box 5, Turkey Point, ON N0E 1T0 1-888-668-7275 (Reservations) 519-426-3239 235 campsites, 123 electrical hookups, showers, flush toilets, playground, picnic shelter, group campsites, beach, trails, activities, 9 hole golf course; reservations available. Long Point

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Cottage Rental 5 Beach Avenue Cottages

Beach View Cottages Turkey Point

5 Beach Avenue, Long Point, ON N0E 1M0 905-407-PLAY(7529) Lovely clean, spacious, cottages on or across from the beach. Spring/Fall weekend from $355. All amenities, checkout our video and activity packages. Book early. Long-Point-Cottage-Rentals

Turkey Point, ON 519-426-9260 Web Turkey Point Beach View - 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8-11, clean, fully-equipped, BBQ, weekly, weekend, all year round rentals. Wheelchair accessible, fire pit, channel access, bird watching, fishing, hunting, mountain biking, road cycling, trails and more!

Bayside Vacation Resort

Jones Cottage

50 Erie Blvd., Long Point, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-8561 Bayside is a wonderful place to have an exciting vacation or a quiet get-away. Our seven fully furnished cottages are available from early spring to late fall and make the perfect spot for family reunions, large groups of friends and corporate retreats. Bayside-Vacation-Resort-Long-Point

22 Van Norman Street, Normandale, ON N0E 1W0 519-420-0418 or 519-420-0875 Charming and beautifully restored church features a floating loft, large private deck, airy light interior and comfortably fits 2 to 4 persons.

Long Point Getaway 136 Erie Blvd, Long Point, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-7432 A great selection of Long Point Cottages, on the Beach, the Bay and everywhere in between. See our cottages online or at R&R Outdoors. longpointcottages

Thomson Landing on Lake Erie 21 Old Mill Rd, Clear Creek, ON N0E 1C0 519-586-8746 Private Waterfront Cottage - 650' Beach Boat Launch WELCOME to the "Lake House" the best kept secret on Norfolk's South Coast. located off Lakeshore Road west of Port Rowan/Long Point, east of Sand Hill Park in the historic village of Clear Creek.4 Bedroom - 4 Season fully equipped cottage. (Additional Accommodations Available)

Burning Kiln Winery, St. Williams

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Deer Creek Conservation Area, Langton

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Hotel and Motel Best Western Little River Inn 203 Queensway West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4R4 519-426-2125 bestwestern/CA/ON/Simcoe-hotels This centrally located property embraces both the corporate and leisure travelers. But whatever your reason for staying, remember Wherever Life Takes you, Best Western is There.

Hampton Inn & Suites Brantford 20 Fen Ridge Court, Brantford, ON N3V 1G2 519-720-0084 Hotel features 84 guest rooms and suites. Enjoy free hot buffet breakfast daily, free light dinner and refreshments Monday to Thursday. Indoor pool and hot tub, fitness centre and business centre.

85 Queensway East, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 4M5 519-426-2611 | 1-800-228-5150 Renovated guest rooms, hotel is 100% smoke free. Lobby area offers sitting area, fireplace and guest computer. Complimentary hot breakfast. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, 32 inch flat screen television, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and board. Comfort-Inn-Simcoe

19 Walker Street, Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-1391 Family owned and operated for 70 years. Famous for Lake Erie Perch, Pickerel and Celery Bread. Full accommodation available. Please call ahead for rates and reservations. pages/Erie-Beach-Hotel @ErieBeachHotel

Queensway Motel

12 Erie Blvd., Long Point, ON N0E 1M0 519-586-2301 Accommodations Nightly, Weekly, Monthly or make LP Beach Club your yearly getaway. Located in the breath taking biosphere just steps from Lake Erie's waters edge. 18 luxurious 1 and 2 bedroom suites all with lakefront views.

139 Queensway West, Simcoe, ON N3Y 2M8 519-426-3658 Private, cozy setting, upgraded rooms, free wifi, free local calls, cable tv, mini fridges. Minutes to beaches, golf courses, wineries and parks.  Free parking. Weekly rates available! @queenswaymotel

Normandale Century Inn & Restaurant 2326 Front Road, Normandale, ON N0E 1W0 519-426-8345 Centrally located on Potter's Creek in Normandale, just 500m from Lake Erie situated between Simcoe, Port Dover and Long Point. Cozy rooms with private ensuite, satellite tv and Wi-Fi.  Full service restaurant, LLBO. NormandaleCenturyInn

Comfort Inn

Erie Beach Hotel

Long Point Beach Club

Travelodge Simcoe 385 Queensway West , Simcoe, ON N3Y 2M9 519-426-4751 | 1-800-265-8090 Travelodge Simcoe is ideal for guests travelling for business or pleasure. We offer a free hot buffet breakfast including eggs, sausage, pancakes and more in our spacious breakfast room. Enjoy our free and reliable high-speed internet, relax in our indoor pool, sauna, steam room and hot tub, and if you don’t like to mess with your workout routine while travelling, Norfolk Fitness Centre is on-site and allows free access for our adult hotel guests.

Howard Johnson Tillsonburg 92 Simcoe Street, Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 2J1 519-842-7366 | 1-866-942-7366 59 well-appointed rooms, complimentary continental breakfast. Scotty's our on site restaurant open at 7am. Minutes from Annandale House, our national historic treasure.

Normandale Century Inn

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Plan Your Trip

Bus and Taxi Ride Norfolk Norfolk County, ON 519-428-3178 Ride Norfolk bus service. On weekends, Ride Norfolk operates the South Coast Shuttle Bus Service connecting Port Dover, Simcoe, Vittoria, Normandale, Turkey Point, Port Rowan and Long Point. Three buses will make several round trips per day. Ride-Norfolk

Meeting Facilities Backstage Capitol

93 King Street, Delhi, ON N4B 1X7 519-582-7272 Our one of a kind facility will make your special occasions one to remember. Weddings, parties, special events, shows, conferences. Our historic building, which resembles a courtyard complete with waterfall and church provide a beautiful background for any event. pages/Backstage-Capitol-Theatre @BackstgeCapitol

Burning Kiln Winery Meeting Spaces 1709 Front Road, St. Williams, ON N0E 1P0 519-586-9858 BKW Pavillion- This 40ft by 60ft structure is a fully enclosed tent overlooking our vineyards. The Ideal Location for special events, meetings, parties and weddings. BurningKilnWinery @BurningKilnWine

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Burning Kiln Winery, St. Williams

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did you know? Average age of the Canadian couple when they get married is 30. 40% of all brides think their shower and bachelorettes are just as important as the big day itself! 23% of Canadian weddings happen in August, the busiest month of them all.

Photo taken at Clonmel Castle, Port Dover by C&E Collective

small town wedding destination...

Plan a Trip Norfolk County has a stellar reputation as a tourist destination for summer vacationers looking for beaches, cottages and homegrown eats. It’s also commonly visited by day-trippers who have found their favourite getaway spot for award-winning wines, local produce, craft beer and unrivalled outdoor recreation opportunities. But, that’s not all.


Nestled along the Lake Erie Coast and just a stone’s throw away from a few major cities, Norfolk is quickly becoming a popular wedding destination. Not because it’s easy to get to, which it is, or because it has stunning countryside, which it does, but because you’ll find it offers a trendy, welcoming, accommodating and eager-to-please crowd of wedding professionals like no other. Inside the county you’ll find one-of-a-kind venues, exciting local food and drink, extraordinary planners, exceptional photographers, extravagant decorators and everything in between!

Photo taken at Woodside Greens, Simcoe by C&E Collective

C & E Collective

Forty-Two Eighty Events

Norfolk County, ON, Canada Chantelle specializes in wedding photography and uses both film and digital mediums to capture light and airy images for her couples. C&E Collective candecollective

Norfolk County, ON, Canada 519-410-2104 fortytwoeightyevents Forty-Two Eighty Events has been planning weddings and events in Norfolk County that emphasize and advocate for all things home-grown. You'll find Amy and her team 42° N -80°W in Port Dover. Forty-Two Eighty Events Forty-Two Eighty Events

The Wedding Ambassadors The Wedding Ambassadors - Norfolk County theweddingambassadors

. Amy and Chantelle are wedding ambassadors in Norfolk County who share an enthusiasm for drawing attention to Norfolk County’s wedding industry. They can’t wait to create an amazing resource for brides and grooms to connect with as they make their Norfolk County wedding dreams come true! Amy is a certified wedding and event planner who has a passion for all things homegrown. Chantelle is a fine art wedding photographer who loves to capture the beauty of her home county.

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Plan Your Trip

Business Associations Delhi District Chamber of Commerce

Long Point Country Chamber of Commerce

P.O. Box 11 Delhi, ON N4B 2W8 Delhi Chamber engages business in Delhi. Working together to advance, attract and support growth. Please contact the Delhi Chamber for any business inquiries. DelhiDistrictChamber

P.O. Box 357 Port Rowan, ON, N0E 1M0 Shop! Stay! Eat! Play! Located on the shores of Lake Erie, enjoy sandy beaches, birdwatching, fishing, boating, hiking, golfing, ziplining and much more. Stay at one of our great B&Bs, campgrounds or cottages. Visit our website for a full calendar of events. Long-Point-Country-Chamber-of-Commerce

Delhi BIA 265 Main St. Delhi, Ontario The Delhi Business Improvement Area or BIA is a group of business volunteers working together through promotions, beautifications within the Downtown area. DelhiBIA

Downtown Simcoe BIA 50 Peel Street, Simcoe, ON, N3Y 1S2 519-426-5150 Premier shopping and superior service within our heritage-walking district and the beautiful Lynn River flowing through the heart of downtown. We've got it all in Downtown Simcoe! @SimcoeBia

myFM 55 Park Road Box 98 Simcoe, ON N3Y 4K8 519-426-7700 98.9 myFM is Norfolk County's local radio station. Local News First, Three Day Weather, Community Events, The Best Music Mix and Fun! pages/989-myFM @myFM989

Port Dover Board of Trade 19 Market Street West P.O. Box 239 , Port Dover, ON N0A 1N0 519-583-1314 Quaint shops, great restaurants, cozy B&Bs, live theatre, a harbour front Marine Museum, a shallow sandy beach and a stroll along the pier to watch the fish tugs returning home are all part of a visit to our picturesque port town. Visit for more! PortDoverBoardOfTrade

Simcoe and District Chamber of Commerce 95 Queensway West Chamber Plaza Simcoe, ON, N3Y 2M8 519-426-5867 Local visitors and travellers are welcome to drop by our office for business and tourism information and brochures. SimcoeChamber @SimcoeChamber

The Vittoria & District Foundation Inc. P.O. Box 45 , Vittoria, ON, N0E 1W0 Founded to help provide and maintain facilities and programs which enhance the quality of life of residents of Vittoria and surrounding rural areas and hamlets. vittoriaanddistrictfoundation @VittoriaFoundation

Waterford Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 58, 71 Thompson Road West, Waterford Ontario N0E 1Y0 519-443-8218 Waterford Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses through promotional events within the community. Information on Waterford's antique markets, restaurants, shopping locations and recreational activities is available at the Norfolk County Visitor Information Centre at

Cottage North Soapworks, Port Dover

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Real Estate Coldwell Banker Action Plus Realty Brokerage 20 Argyle Street, Simcoe, ON N3Y 1V5 519-426-8816 or 519-443-7727 Home of "Ultimate Service". Conveniently located downtown. 3 locations to serve you. Call or visit either office to talk to a professional Sales Representative about your Real Estate needs. 20 Argyle St., Simcoe: 519-426-8816. 32 Main St., Waterford: 519-443-7727. 1019 Bay St., Port Rowan: 519-586-8816 or visit our website at coldwellbankeractionplus

Glenda Cavan- Norfolk's only Keller Williams Complete Realty Sales Representative Norfolk County, ON, Canada 519-429-1319 Upsizing? Downsizing? Rightsizing? Relocating to Norfolk County? Let Glenda find you the home of your dreams - on Ontario's spectacular South Coast! MaryGlendaCavan @TheCavanGroup thecavangroup/|

Greg Grant, Sales Representative, RE/MAX Erie Shores Realty Inc. 103 Queensway East, Simcoe, ON N3Y 4M5 519-426-0081 Proud to call Norfolk County my home, Let's make it your home too! Helping people buy and sell in Norfolk County and the surrounding areas. Vacation properties, cottages, lakefront homes, residential homes, country properties and more. Let my team work for you! #iloveNorfolk #youshouldliveinNorfolk REMAXGreg

Morrison Realty Ltd. Brokerage 1696 Windham Road 9, Windham Centre, ON N0E 2A0 519-443-7352 A full service brokerage serving the Norfolk County area and ready to assist you in all of your real estate transactions. Please check out our website for area listings.

Murray Gibbons Broker of Record - Great Lakes Realty Gibbons Inc. Waterford, ON, N0E 1Y0 519-443-6443 All types of land investment properties, rural, farms, development, subdivisions, timberlands, agribusiness, country estates; our area includes all of Ontario.

Royal LePage R.E. Wood Realty Tillsonburg - Linda Coldham, Broker - Crystal Ketchabaw, Sales Representative 55 Brock Street East, P.O. Box 236 , Tillsonburg, ON, N4G 4H5 519-688-8645 / 519-688-8333 Tillsonburg is the place to be!! Come and enjoy easy living in a fine town that offers all the amenities. Call Linda or Crystal TODAY!!

RE/MAX Erie Shores Realty Inc.Penny Plunkett Sales Representative 227 Main Street, Port Dover, ON, N0A 1N0 519-583-3555 | 289-237-2615 REAL ESTATE !!!! I specialize in providing the Best Customer Service I can; Buying or Selling? My title searching back ground gives me an extensive amount of knowledge when it comes to Real Estate. Helping you with your purchase or sale is My Pleasure! Please call me so I can assist you with your specialized Real Estate Transaction. penny.plunkett @penplunk

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Profile for Norfolk County

Norfolk County Tourism Guide 2018  

Welcome to Norfolk County (Population 64,044) The most popular destinations of Norfolk County are the ports, towns and villages along Lake...

Norfolk County Tourism Guide 2018  

Welcome to Norfolk County (Population 64,044) The most popular destinations of Norfolk County are the ports, towns and villages along Lake...