Bass season is here and Norfolk County is an awesome spot to cast your line!
Even better, from July 1st to 9th, it’s Ontario Fishing Week and you can fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing license.
Need another incentive to get your line in the water? If you take a picture of your catch or favorite fishing spot in Norfolk and post it on Instagram or Twitter using #ifishnorfolk and #nationalfishingweek, you get a chance to win an awesome fishing package!! Get off the couch and get fishing!
I was out in Deer Creek Conservation Area for a #GoNorfolk event a couple weeks ago with BAER Fishing Adventures and we had a blast fishing from kayaks and on shore. The water is perfect, you could see various species of fish swimming around, the water is so clear! If you want to learn from a pro, book your guided fishing adventure with BAER now! From a kayak or a boat, you are sure to be thrilled with your catch!
Long Point Bay is a fantastic spot for fishing too. You can expect to catch bass, perch, crappie and carp.
Long Point Tours offers daily excursions to the tip of the point daily at 10:00am. While you are out there, enjoy an unforgettable trip to the tip of the point!
On your way back from the point, why not explore Backus Heritage Conservation Area? It has so much to offer for outdoor enthusiasts! Backus is a great spot for fishing, hiking, picnicking and camping. On July 8, show up with a picnic basket and get in the park for free and make history! It’s Picnic Day in Norfolk and the conservation area invites you join in as they attempt to break the record for the World’s Longest Picnic Table. Expect games and a vintage baseball game while you are out there!
There are so many things to do in Port Dover to keep active this summer! I will be live on Facebook this Wednesday July 5th at 1:45pm showcasing some of the active living partners in the lakeside town. From biking with Red Apple Rides to boat cruising with Nomada Charters, there is plenty to do. Join me on the Norfolk Tourism’s Facebook account to get excited about what’s going on in Port Dover.
Looking for ways to teach your kids about nature? Come out to Wagon Wheel Produce & Corn Maze on July 9th for Rooted in Nature Outdoor Family Festival. This should be an exciting way to introduce your kids to hiking. The event also includes puppet shows, live animals, interactive displays, outdoor theatre, games, arts and crafts, live butterfly cage, dress-up parade, campfire storytelling and more!
Elevation Mountain Bike and Amélie Chanda Wellness Coach are offering three summer adventures you don’t want to miss. Are you ready to try something different and fun this summer? Yoga in the garden at The Combine on July 13, Mountain biking in Turkey Point with a winery stop at Burning Kiln on August 3rd and Paddleboarding in Port Dover with a patio stop at 211 Main on August 24th. Sign up now and get ready to move, have fun and enjoy local food!
I invite you to get out and enjoy what Norfolk County has to offer! I encourage you to post your pictures of you being active in Norfolk by using the hashtag #GoNorfolk. Empower others to move in Ontario’s Garden!
Amélie Chanda is a Norfolk County based wellness coach with a passion for active living. She works with individuals and organizations that are ready to make a commitment to a healthy life. She provides support, tools and motivation to help her clients reach their health goals. In 2017 she launched the #GoNorfolk community initiative to empower people to get off the couch and to explore Norfolk County. She is now the Active Living Ambassador for Norfolk County.