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Norfolk County Ontario’s Garden
Norfolk County Tourism

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Alligator Tug
Norfolk County’s Alligator Tug, the W.D. Stalker, was manufactured in Simcoe, Ontario.  Tugs were produced between 1889 and 1945 by the West and Peachey Co.  They were used extensively by the logging industry.

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Art with Heart Studio
Inspire. Create. MOTIVATE!  Art with HEART Studio offers dynamic youth arts programming including summer camps, paint parties, classes & more.  Visit us today!

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Artist Cindy Presant, Long Point Art Studio
Original soapstone carvings featuring the wildlife of Norfolk County by Port Rowan artist Cindy Presant.  Owls, ducks, turtles, frogs, snakes, and more.  Home studio/gallery is located on the Long Point Causeway. Open by a...

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Artist Workshop
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.

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Backus Heritage Conservation Area
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.  

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Book Your Special Occasion or Retreat with Normandale Century Inn
Delicious country cuisine, picturesque location, close to Lake Erie. Restaurant overlooking gardens & barn, can accommodate up to 50 people inside, more outside.  Comfortable rooms with en-suites, picturesque Potters C...

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Canada's First Forestry Station Interpretive Centre
In the early 1800’s lumbering and sawmills were ubiquitous in Norfolk County leading to the near clear cut of Norfolk County’s Carolinian forest. To mitigate this ecological disaster the Forestry Station was established in...

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Capitol Arts Market
Norfolk art, workshops, special events!  An artists co-op that promotes the artists and the arts in Norfolk County through exhibition and teaching.

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Carousel Stables
Horseback riding lessons and trail rides.  Day or week summer horse camps.  Overnight accommodation available for horse experience packages.  

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Clonmel Castle Boutique Hotel
Welcome to “Clonmel Castle” an authentic Georgian revival Norfolk County Heritage site, located in the historic Village of Dover, just a few minutes from downtown. Clonmel is perched high Prospect Hill, surroun...

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Culture Rodeo
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.

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Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre
This open-concept museum, overlooking Quance Park, illustrates the unique history, agricultural and cultural development of the area, highlighting the community’s diverse multicultural heritage, tobacco, ginseng and ...

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Destination South Coast
Destination South Coast specializes in fun, informative Day-trips into Norfolk County, providing our guests with a narrated history, fantastic lunch and visits to various venues.

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Dolmor Salon
Our award winning salon features 10 fabulous stylists and private esthetic services, fashion accessories and wigs. Early morning and Evening appointments available.  

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Elements Day Spa
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.

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Elevation Mountain Bike Camps
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.

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Erie Beach Hotel
Family owned and operated for over 70 years. Famous for Lake Erie Perch, Pickerel and Celery Bread. Full accommodation available. Please call ahead for rates and reservations.

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Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is a phenomenon that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts from across North America to Port Dover. 2020 will see two Friday the 13th’s, March and November.    

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Hounds of Erie Winery
Founded in 2015, Hounds of Erie Winery was Canada’s first virtual winery/cidery, and is now the newest winery in the emerging Norfolk County wine region specializing in small-batch, premium, hand-crafted wines and ha...

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Le Tour de Norfolk
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 refreshment...

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Lighthouse Festival Theatre
One of Ontario’s most successful professional summer theatres.  Lighthouse focuses on staging Canadian comedies and dramas from May to September, along with a winter one-act play festival and a spring community show....

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Lynn River Music & Arts Festival
Simcoe’s Wellington Park and Clifton Park is 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 fo...

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Norfolk Arts Centre
The Norfolk Arts Centre is located at Lynnwood National Historic Site presenting exhibitions of local, regional and national artists, workshops,  and special events.

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Norfolk County Archives and Eva Brook Donly Museum
The Eva Brook Donly Museum and Norfolk County Archives is located in the heart of downtown Simcoe. Come by and tour the beautiful heritage home built in the Georgian style in 1845 and explore the rich collection of artifac...

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Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
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!  Norfolk County Fair & Ho...

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Norfolk County Heritage & Culture
Norfolk County Heritage & Culture Division supports, encourages and promotes heritage and culture.  Our collaborative approach creates opportunities for communities to connect and participate. Inspire Educate Entertain

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Norfolk Dental Hygiene
Providing preventive dental care (cleanings, periodontal therapies, remineralization, dental hygiene exams, sealants, IST (temporary fillings), and so much more! NDH clients follow up with their dentist for dental exams, x...

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Norfolk Ram Rodeo
The RAM Rodeo tour is excited to bring the action packed sport of rodeo to Norfolk County! On July 18-19th, 2020 the Norfolk Ram Rodeo returns to Timmermans Ranch located near Simcoe, Ontario.  This is sure to be an exciti...

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Norfolk Studio Tour
Annual Norfolk Studio Tour. September 26th & 27th, 2020, 10am – 5pm. Free self-guided tour of artists studios and guest artists in their work environment.

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Norfolk War Memorial Carillon Tower
The Carillon Tower was dedicated on June 17, 1925 to honour those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during WW1. Throughout the year, concerts are performed by our volunteer carilloneurs for the public’s enjoyment.  Tou...

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Pieceful Arts
Pieceful Arts, located in sunny downtown Simcoe, is a creative workspace and studio for artists and the public to connect and create.  We offer art supplies and workshops in various mediums, taught by leaders in their fiel...

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Point 2 Point OWS Events
Point 2 Point OWS Events is an open water swimming company dedicated to hosting world-class outdoor swim events and experiences. We also offer pool and open water swim training workshops. Hosts of the South West Ontario Op...

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Port Dover Harbour Museum
Commercial fishing, tall ships, rumrunners and Lake Erie shipwrecks! The Museum includes hands-on exhibits, a fisherman’s net shanty, and a century-old freighter wheelhouse.

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Port Dover Harbour Museum presents the exhibit: Richard
If you lived in or visited Port Dover in the 1970’s-80’s, you may have purchased a wooden animal carving from Richard Thompkins, known locally as “Richard the Wood Carver.” Featuring dozens of his beautiful, simple but sty...

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Port Dover Summer Festival
This popular outdoor show offers 100 juried arts & craft vendors, an antique and collectable market, a preloved book sale, music and the Main Street Market Sidewalk Sale all in downtown Port Dover’s Main Street and Pow...

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Raging Bowl Pottery
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 bod...

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Ralphy's Retreat Animal Sanctuary
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 Anima...

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Red Apple Rides
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’...

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Ride The Bine
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 ...

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Routes to Roots Film Festival #R2RFF
October 25th – 26th, 2019. 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. Th...

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Simcoe Christmas Panorama
Experience on 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 h...

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Simcoe Little Theatre
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...

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South Coast Jazz
A year round, rural beachside destination featuring world-class music, wine and food. August 18th & 19th, 2018 main event festivities.  For more information please see http://www.southcoastjazz.com

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Strand Theatre Inc.
Strand Theatre offers first run movies with digital projection and surround sound in a clean family-friendly atmosphere, at a price you can afford! Movie Hotline: 519-426-2736 For Bookings: 519-428-4650  

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Teeterville Pioneer Museum
Teeterville Pioneer Museum is a seasonal museum open Victoria Day to Labour Day.  The site features four original historic buildings that exhibit the early history of Teeterville and Windham Township.  Join us each Saturda...

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The Gateway to Your Health, Bowen Therapy with Ann
Relax, Heal & Energize Bowen ~ Niromathé ~ The Emotion & Body Code Therapies These techniques Improve the Quality of Life. Through Deprogramming & Balance they Relieve Pain, Heal, Relax & Energize so you ca...

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The Second Mouse Cheesetique Welcomes Motor Coach Tours!
Must stop cheese stop featuring both local and imported fine cheeses, local made crafts and gifts. Winner of BEST IMPORT and BEST SPECIALITY store. Many unique gifts available for a fun shopping experience. Speciality chee...

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Tree Climbing Canada
Welcome to the world of Recreational Tree Climbing, change your perspective.  Tree Climbing Canada is an outdoor adventure company,  offering adventures in the tree tops, with a rope and harness.  Come to Norfolk County an...

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Waterford Deer Park
The Deer Park in Waterford is a unique park that is as charming and venerable as the community that supports it. Live Webcams In 1925, an extensive water works project was started in the town of Waterford. The property p...

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Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum
WHAM presents entertaining and interactive events and exhibits year round to ensure our visitors gain a richer appreciation and understanding of our community’s heritage. Small museum, big ideas.

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Waterford Lions Lioness Pumpkinfest
Waterford Pumpkinfest is October 18th-20th, 2019. 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 act...

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Welcome to “Pam’s Striking Art” passionate and creative !
Pam’s Striking Art Studio features vibrant, eclectic colourful collages, acrylic art and photography. If you’re looking for something eye-catching, Pam will have the perfect piece for you! Most artwork $20.00 c...

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Whistling Gardens Botanical Garden & Garden Centre
From corn field….Nature lovers can explore 22+ 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 A...

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White Horse Family Entertainment Centre - Bowling and Mini Golf
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. Corpo...

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Wintering Site of Dollier and Galinee
Here, 1669-1670, wintered Dollier and Galinée with seven other frenchmen, the first Europeans known to have ascended the Great Lakes to Sault Ste. Marie. The earthen mounds are the remains of their hut which was at once re...

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