Originally settled by Frederick and Levinah Mabee in 1793 as Charlotteville , Turkey Point was later named for the abundance of wild turkeys that nested there. The Mabee family turned land over to the government for a naval establishment which was never developed, although a cairn and plaque exists there today.
Turkey Point was the capital of Norfolk County until the courthouse burned down in 1815, when the capital was moved to Vittoria . Eventually, the provincial government developed, not a fort, but a park, campground and golf course on the land.
Two miles of sandy beach offer safe swimming for all ages, with ample beach parking available. Fishing, hiking, water sports and golfing are all readily available today in Turkey Point. The beach hamlet, which is home to a few year round residents, has a variety of restaurants and businesses, as well as parks.
Annual events include Pottahawk (Turkey Point is one of the departure points for this large-scale adult party held in the waters adjacent to Pottahawk Island). Family-oriented Turkey Point Summer Fest is held in August.
GPS N42°41.327′ / W80°19.755′
Contact Us about Turkey Point:
- Email us or call 1-800-699-9038
Local Business Association:
- Turkey Point Business Association